Name of the Day – Junko

Tonight, over dinner, we caught part of a steel drum concert featuring Greg and Junko MacDonald.

Junko (pronounced JOON-ko) is originally from Tokyo and is “the world’s first professional female Japanese pan player,” according to the MacDonalds’ website.

There’s no way to tell what Junko’s name means without knowing which characters she uses to write “Jun” in Japanese, but possibilities include “obedient child,” “pure child” and “honest child.”

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2 thoughts on “Name of the Day – Junko

  1. I think the bird is spelled “junco.” ;)

    I like the name Junko in Japanese, though it is dated these days, but it doesn’t work well in English. All people would see is “junk.”

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