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Miyako is a Japanese word meaning "metropolis" or "capital." Depending on which character is used, the word can be used as a shorthand for either Kyoto or Tokyo.

"Miyako" is also a Japanese given name for females. Famous Miyako's include actress Miyako Chocho and enka singer Miyako Harumi. There are 25 known ways to write the name "Miyako" using Japanese Kanji, each with its own meaning:

美也子 “beautiful child”
美野子 “beautiful plains child”
美谷子 “beautiful valley child”
美弥子 “increasingly beautiful child”
益也子 “profitable child”
三矢子 “three arrows child”
三也子 “trinity child”
美哉子 “beautiful child?” (yes, this name is a question)
三八子 “24 child”
美矢子 “beautiful arrow child”
美夜子 “beautiful night child”
巳弥子 “increasing snake child”
美耶子 “beautiful child?” (this one’s a question too)
都子 “metropolis child”
美八子 “eight beauties child”
実弥子 “increasing truth child”
美彌子 “extensive beauty child”
都弥子 “increasing capital child”
宮子 “palace child”
三弥子 “three increases child”
美伸子 “expanding beauty child”
三耶子 “third child?” (and this one)
京子 “capital child”
実也子 “there is truth child”
未弥子 “not-yet-increasing child”

Of course, one can also always use hiragana (みやこ) or katakana (ミヤコ) as well!

For more, see Japanese Names.

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