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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.

Popularity sources: http://5go.biz/sei/cgi/ninki2.htm, http://5go.biz/sei/cgi/ninki1.htm, http://www.namaejiten.com/h01/girl01.html & http://www.namaejiten.com/h01/boy01.html.
-- m4yb3_daijirou  1/16/2015
Sorano Aoi is a character in Inazuma Eleven GO.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  3/31/2015

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