Popularity:3222
Origin:Japanese
Other Origin(s):Hawaiian, Native American
Meaning:Carp
Koi is a masculine name of Japanese origin you may recognize as the vibrant multicolored carp. These beautiful fish are found in many Japanese ornamental gardens and symbolize love and friendship. These colorful carp are beloved worldwide and considered a universal emblem of peace. Koi also has roots in Hawaiian, meaning “urge” and “implore,” and is considered the Hawaiian twin of Troy. It also references the Koi Nation, a Native American tribe in Northern California. A gentle appellation that elegantly graces the lips and inspires tranquility, baby Koi may blossom into a paladin of peace.
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