Meaning of miko in English:

miko

Pronunciation /ˈmiːkəʊ/

noun

Shinto
  • A priestess or female shaman, frequently a virgin, who acts as oracle for and handmaiden to the deity of a particular shrine and performs sacred ritual dances.

    Now largely a ceremonial role.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ernest Mason Satow (1843–1929), diplomat and scholar. From Japanese miko, probably from mi- divine spirit + Japanese ko child (here specifically a girl).