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Be careful with this name. I've heard this name used as an insult. Calling someone a 'Love Child' isn't exactly polite. If you choose this name for your daughter, make sure you use 'Child of Love' when giving definitions.
-- LadyKnightAmy  7/7/2005
This name, though it literaly means 'love child', is meant to mean 'child who will be loved'.
-- Tanukifan  10/12/2005
Aiko does not mean 'child who will be loved'. It simply means 'love child' because of the kanjis used in the name.
-- nadiaxox  12/20/2007
This is the name of Princess Aiko of Japan (Formal title: Her Imperial Highness The Princess Toshi).
-- websurfer  4/15/2006
The pronunciation is "Eye-Koh". Although the true meaning of the name is "love child" I thought I might let you know some the the other things it means:
-Iced Coffee (Not exactly sure about this one)
-A favour
-A tie (of a game)
-- Naoko56  9/22/2006
My dog's name is Aiko and she is, indeed, a very loved "child!"

We named her Aiko as a wordplay on the old Cajun song Iko Iko and the Japanese name for girls. We get a lot of people who actually catch the song and start singing it!
-- ecshell  4/23/2007
Actually, the meaning is not "love child" as in the slang term for a child born out of wedlock but as in "beloved child."
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2007
Aiko Kayo - Japanese pop singer
Aiko Nakamura - Japanese professional tennis player
Aiko (Aiko Yanai) - Japanese pop singer-songwriter.
-- LMS  8/5/2007
Aiko is also a male given name in Scandinavia and especially northern Germany. It is a variation of the name Ekke or Eike.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2007
It's pronounced ah-ee-ko, a-i-ko.
-- sabrinafaye  8/6/2007
I would pronounce it 'Eye-ko', but other people might pronounce it 'Eye-ee-ko'. Either way, I don't think it matters and it is my favourite Japanese name.
-- rhiannon4  8/10/2007
I went to school with a girl called Masami who very recently had a daughter called Aiko. They had some difficulty choosing what to name their daughter and finally decided on Aiko, with the kanji for 'good-looking, quiet' and 'daughter, girl' [like in this link - http://kanjidict.stc.cx/japkanji.php?d1=on&s=%E5%A7%B6%E5%A8%98&max=50&exact=on&d3=on&d9=on&d15=on&d16=on. I don't know if the link will show up or if it will even work, but it's worth a go.] As far as I know, it's an uncommon kanji choice and I can't say I like it - it's pretty and unusual, but the meaning just seems a bit old fashioned, to me.
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2008
The name Aiiko was given to me by my father who was in the Navy in Japan. He found the name in a baby name book and it was spelled Aiiko pronounced Ah/ee/co. It means "Child of Love. Diana Ross made a song called Love Child, it was about an unwanted child. I don't find my name spelled with two I's anywhere. I've been told that it is an African name as well. I don't think it is.
-- heiress  10/1/2008
This is a very pretty name. If I ever have a little girl I might name her this. "Love child" is a great meaning for a name for a girl.
-- zippity bubble  5/4/2009
At first I thought this name meant "love child", but I did a little more research and found out it means "beloved child". What a beautiful meaning!
-- Mocha444  12/26/2011
Jhene Aiko is an American singer/songwriter. Her birth name is Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo and she is of Japanese and African-American descent.
-- bibi66  9/21/2013
1) Aiko or Ayko is also a traditional male given name in Scandinavia and especially northern Germany. In Germany it is considered one of the old "gentry names". It is a variation of the name Ekke or Eike. Ekke translates to "blade".[2] As a male given name in West Nile, Aiko is a shorter variation of the name Ayiko.

2) Aiko (あいこ, アイコ?) is a female Japanese given name. The meaning varies depending on the kanji used to write it. Several written forms include:

愛子 — Love and child, child of love
藍子 — Indigo and child, tinctoria child. Its meaning, "child who is superior to parents", on Japanese proverb, 'Blue dye is made from tinctoria'.
愛幸 — Love fortune.
葵子 — Hollyhock and child, the same kanji can be used to write Riko and Kiko as well as the more similar Aoko, Aoiko, and Ako.
Aiko originates from the root Ayiko which means "happiness" in Lugbara.
-- CatBinna121481  11/6/2015
Project Aiko is a gynoid created by Canadian inventor Le Trung. Aiko was created as a means to help the elderly, essentially as a functional, helpful nurse. Aiko can speak fluent English and Japanese, and is very mobile [except for her legs, which is a resolution of Trung provided he can garner a sponsor and pay off the high debt].
-- Amedee Lupien  2/8/2016
Quoted from stand-up comedian Aiko Tanaka:
“My name is Aiko. In Japanese, it means ‘love child’. So I look it up in the dictionary, and it says ‘bastard’. My last name is Tanaka. It means ‘in the rice field’. So my whole name is ‘Bastard in the Rice Field’. [pause, and then smiling:] Nice to meet you.”.
-- JapanYoshiTheGamer  6/4/2016
Aiko Asano, is a Japanese actress and singer. In 1987, she played a lead in the Japanese movie Drifting Classroom, which was based on a popular horror manga series by Kazuo Umezu. Her music album Silver Doll and her nude photo book The Younger Sister of Summer were released almost simultaneously with the release of Drifting Classroom. Those media led her to considerable fame in Japan in the late 1980s.
-- cutenose  1/13/2017
Aiko, Princess Toshi is the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan.
-- cutenose  2/14/2017
Aiko Kayō is a Japanese idol, singer, and actress. She has released 12 singles and 2 albums on the Avex Trax label in Japan. She has also performed with the musical units Kingyo and A Girls.
-- lilolaf  2/16/2017
Aiko, used as the kanji "愛子" is currently 19th place in Japan, in terms of kanji (source: http://5go.biz/sei/cgi/ninki2.htm).
-- cutenose  2/18/2017
Although the popularity of the name Aiko has always been steady, its popularity grew after the birth of Princess Aiko.
-- cutenose  2/21/2017
Aiko Yanai, known by her stage name Aiko, is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter. In April, 1996, Aiko became a radio host of FM Osaka after graduating from the college. She released a CD which she produced independently with her friends of the college in August. She participated in "The 5th Music Quest Japan Final" on October 10, and was awarded the Excellence Award shared with Ringo Shiina. She released an EP on an independent label in 1997, followed by a single and a mini-album in 1998.
-- cutenose  2/21/2017

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