Gender Feminine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 清, 喜代, etc.(Japanese Kanji) きよ(Japanese Hiragana) キヨ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. KYEE-YO  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Japanese (kiyo) meaning "clear, pure, clean" or other homophonic words. This was a popular name in the Edo period and remained common until the early 20th century, at which time it was usually spelled using katakana.

Related Names

Other ReadingsQing(Chinese) Kiyoshi(Japanese)


Entry added December 7, 2022