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This name has become more well-known thanks to the manga and anime Fruits Basket which has a character by the name of Kyo.
JMS  7/19/2005
Kyo is the name of an amazing lead singer from a Japanese rock band called Dir-en-grey.
BloodyKyo  10/21/2005
Of course, in Kyo (Dir-en-Grey)'s case, the name Kyo is derived from the first symbol for Kyoto, which is where he is from.
I've never heard this name used as a given name in any other circumstance in real life, so naturally it's unique to...eh...Kyo. It's a lovely name, I must admit though, one of my favourites.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2006
I've never met a Japanese guy who was just named Kyo. Kyohei or Kyosuke, yes, but not just Kyo. Kyo can also mean capital (city) and is one of the kanji both in Tokyo and Kyoto (Japan's old capital).
abbasdaughter  12/26/2005
Note: this is often terribly mispronounced as ki-o. The y in Japanese is never a vowel, so it's a consonant cluster with the k and y sound running together and followed by the o.
abbasdaughter  12/26/2005
This name is also used by Kyo from Samurai Deeper Kyo as well as Kyo from Zatch Bell.
DarkShizuka  4/18/2006
I love Fruits Basket and think this name is great! It is a really cute name!
elysa  4/25/2007
Pronounced kee-YO.
ekatz7  5/24/2008
I've spent years in Japan, and have never met a woman (or a man for that matter) named just Kyou. Kyouko, Kyouhei, Kyousuke but no Kyou.
abbasdaughter  1/21/2009
There is also Kyo Kusanagi from the King of Fighters video games.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2017

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