Usage Spanish (Canarian)
Pronounced Pron. a-YO-theh(Canarian Spanish)
Other Forms FormsAjose, Ajoze, Ayose, Ayozé, Aysse
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Meaning & History
Derived from Guanche *ayuhsah meaning "he (who) arrives". Ayoze or Yose was a Guanche chieftain from Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, at the time of Jean de Béthencourt's arrival to the island. He converted to Christianity and assumed the baptismal name Luis. This is borne by multiple Spanish footballers from the Canaries: Ayoze Díaz (1982-), Ayoze García (1985-), Ayoze Placeres (1991-), and Ayoze Pérez (1993-).