First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ayu

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User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from India says the name Ayu means "Heart beat And life line from god" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from Nigeria says the name Ayu is of African origin and means "Name of animal".
  • A submission from Indonesia says the name Ayu means "Beautiful" and is of Indonesian origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Ayu is of African origin and means "Joy".
  • A submission from Indonesia says the name Ayu means "Beautiful" and is of Indonesian origin.

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From Japanese (ayu, “sweetfish”).

  1. A sweetfish, an amphidromous fish of East Asia, the only member of its genus, Plecoglossus altivelis, named and prized for its sweet-tasting flesh. It is a game fish and is also subject to extensive aquaculture.

ayu was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Gorontalo, Japanese, Javanese, and Malay

Notable Persons Named Ayu

Ayu Ting Ting is a singer and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Ayu was given the name Ayu Rosmalina on June 20th, 1992 in Depok, West Java, Indonesia. Ayu is also known as Ayu Ting Ting.


Ayu was given the name Ayu Lestari Putri Gani on August 13th, 1991 in Central Java. Ayu is also known as Gani Ayu.


Ayu Azhari is an actress. Ayu was given the name Siti Khadijah on November 19th, 1969 in Bangka, Indonesia.


Ayu Utami is a writer. Ayu was born on November 21st, 1968 in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.


Ayu was born on November 29th, 1988 in Denpasar, Indonesia.


Ayu Nakada is a soccer player for the INAC Kobe Leonessa, Japan women's national under-17 football team, and Japan women's national under-20 football team. Ayu was born on August 15th, 1993 in Yamanashi, Yamanashi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ayu

Djenar was born on January 14th, 1973 in Jakarta.


Putri Ayu is a pop music and classical music singing. She was most active from 2010 to present. Putri was born on May 24th, 1997 in Indonesia.


Sukma Ayu was an actor, model (people), and model. She was most active from 2001 to 2004. Sukma was born on November 10th, 1979 in Jakarta. She left this life on September 25th, 2004.


Iyorchia Ayu is a President of the Senate of Nigeria, Federal Minister of Education, Federal Minister of Industry, Federal Minister of Internal Affairs, and Federal Minister of Environment.


Fun Facts about the name Ayu

  • When was the first name Ayu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ayu is Friday, March 5th, 1915.
  • How unique is the name Ayu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ayu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ayu: Your name in reverse order is Uya. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yua. How do you pronounce that?

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