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More often, it means "hollyhock" in Japanese.
frozen_frogurt  4/28/2006
It is pronounced ah-oh-ee.
Rosethorn08  9/4/2006
It's pronounced like the saying owie.
outsiders_fan  4/19/2008
Aoi is the stage name for the second guitarist from the Japanese rock (j-rock) band, GazettE, or Gazetto.
outsiders_fan  4/19/2008
It's kinda popular among girls right now, but I've never encountered a boy with the name (I live in Japan). It's a very feminine sounding name to me as someone who actually has been living in Japan a while and speaks the language. Though with parents doing all sorts of weird things with names and kanji and such these days (which rather frustrates school-teachers even if they're native speakers), you never know what parents will do with their children's names.
abbasdaughter  6/10/2010
Well, what a nice name! There are so many nice Japanese girl and guy names out there... 90% of them really, truly are beautiful!
Kittyra438  12/26/2010
My older sister is naming her daughter this. I think it's lovely. But I've never heard of any boys called Aoi either.
ListenToAsuka  2/15/2012
I really thought that it was a female name.
Rouge_Moon  11/26/2013
Aoi, using the kanji 葵, is 2014's most popular girl name in Japan while the one using 碧 is in 113th place.
Other kanji used for Aoi for girls include (in order), 蒼 (247th), 葵衣 (332nd), 碧衣 (530th), 蒼依 (533rd), 蒼衣 (590th), 葵依 (870th) and 碧依 (895th).
Aoi, using the phonetic characters (あおい) is in 83rd place for girls.

Aoi for boys, meanwhile is popular as well with 葵 (48th) being the most popular. Other kanji used include 碧 (164th), 蒼 (197th), 蒼生 (296th) and 碧生 (655th).

Aoi, for both genders, have risen in popularity for some time, more rapidly on boys where the name with the most popular kanji was in 907th place in 1989.

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m4yb3_daijirou  1/16/2015
Sorano Aoi is a character in Inazuma Eleven GO.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2015
With regards to my previous comment, Aoi was the most popular girl name last year based on both the kanji/kana & sound combination and kanji/kana. In terms of sound, however, Haruka was the most popular last year.
m4yb3_daijirou  5/31/2015
Aoi Rokusho is a character that appears in the anime Naruto.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2015
Aoi was given to 8 girls in America in 2015 and was last given to 7 boys in America in 2012, possibly because of Japanese descent.
cutenose  8/20/2016
Aoi Enomoto is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
lilolaf  3/19/2017
Awesome name! I like that it has no consonants.
Acajou  4/23/2017
Aoi was given to 11 girls and 10 boys in America in 2016.
cutenose  5/23/2017
Aoi is character that appears in the anime Natsume Yuujinchou Roku. He is a male bird-like yokai.
PurpleFlyingBird  5/30/2017
Aoi Nakamura is a Japanese photomodel and actor. He belongs to the talent agency LesPros Entertainment. Nakamura Aoi entered the entertainment industry when he won the Grand Prix at the final round of the 18th Junon Superboy Contest held in November 2005. He was in his third year at junior high school and only 14 at the time, making him the first ever junior high school student Grand Prix winner.
lilolaf  7/3/2017
This isn't necessarily top priority or anything, but a new character called Aoi Ryugoku was added to the Yandere Simulator game, so I thought you might want to add that to the Yandere Simulator Characters Page in your free time. She came as a much anticipated character, so I thought she would be notable enough.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2018

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