Origin:Japanese
Popularity:4341
Meaning:pine tree child
Matsuko is a girl's name of Japanese origin that means "pine tree child." Derived from the Japanese matsu, meaning "pine tree," Matsuko celebrates this evergreen's revered qualities. A symbol of longevity and endurance, pine forms a central part of the kadomatsu—a traditional Japanese decoration used to herald the New Year. Translated as "gate pine," the purpose of the kadomatsu is to honor and welcome the ancestral spirits along with a bountiful harvest. In this way, aligned with renewal and good fortune, Matsuko serves as an everlasting gift for baby, beckoning a bright future filled with abundance and luck.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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