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It sounds a bit old-fashioned name.
-- pocho-mole  11/12/2005
Usually followed by "ko" or "mi" (Kikuko or Kikumi usually the latter, I think). I've met 1 Kikumi. Not so common now.

If one doesn't use the "kiku" (Chrysanthemum) kanji, one can replace it with one's choice of one other kanji for "ki" and one other kanji for "ku".

Kanji possibilities for "ki":
-joy
-honour/respect/worship
-turtle
-writings

Kanji for "ku":
-forever

Kanji for "ko""
-child

Kanji for "mi":
-beautiful
-fruit
-- abbasdaughter  12/26/2005
Kiku's Japanese Restaurant.
-- MusicRat  10/20/2008
Cute name. Sounds like a person who is hyper-active and loves to have a good time.
-- _0TophasNails_1  12/25/2008
Kiku is a character in the children's show Little Bill- Little Bill's friend, a Japanese-American who adores nature, especially flowers. Her favorite hobby is origami.
-- Wilted  3/15/2009
I have a friend on drumline with this name, but she spells it K-I-K-U-E. I like it better. I think it makes it look more finished.
-- TwilighterRenthead  10/7/2009
Kikue is a related name, but it is different from Kiku. It's probably written with one more kanji. (The one for painting, maybe?) Also, the names are probably not pronounced the same way [KEE-KOO (Kiku) vs. KEE-KOO-EY (Kikue)].
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2010
I know this isn't exactly the same name, but Kikuko is the name Liza Dalby (the first ever Western woman to become a geisha) goes by when she is in Japan. Liza chose it when she first lived there as a teenager. It means "chrysanthemum child". Her geimei (geisha name) was Ichigiku. The "Ichi" part came for her older sister's name Ichiume, and "Giku" from Kikuko (Giku and Kiku are the same). I like Kiku and other names with that element, because I think chrysanthemums are beautiful (and they're not as hard to spell as "chrysanthemum").
-- Ailis  2/25/2010
In the manga Hetalia Axis Powers, the human personification of Japan bears the name "Kiku," though he is male.

Because of him, I've always thought of this name as being very masculine.
-- Rin_0911  8/3/2012
Another extension of Kiku is Kigiku, meaning "Yellow Chrysanthemum", which alludes to the Imperial Family crest.

It is not traditionally used as a name in Japan, but Kigiku pops up now and then as a character name in manga/anime etc.
-- JJSkeete  7/10/2013

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