Singer Meiko's Name

September 7, 2008

There's an interesting story behind her name. She and her sister gave themselves the names "Meiko" and "Keiko" to connect to their Japanese roots (she's a quarter Japanese). But she didn't know that Meiko is actually pronounced "Mayko" so her name is actually pronounced "Meeko." (This is all according to her Wikipedia entry).

We recently downloaded her album on iTunes and really like "Hawaii" (which was on Grey's Anatomy) and some of the other less pop-sounding songs. We have been debating about who she sort of sounds like -- the singer from Loquat, Sia, or the singer from the Sundays. 


Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.