Ayumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:
- ayumi 歩 “walk; step” + mi 美 “beauty beautiful” (歩美);
- ayumi 歩 “walk; step”;
- a 明 “bright, light” + yu 征 “subjugate; conquest” + mi 魅 “fascination; charm; bewitch” (明征魅);
- ayu 鮎 “sweetfish” + mi 己 “itself; oneself” (鮎己);
- a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after” + yu 佑 “help, assist” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (亜佑美)
There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s あゆみ. Ayu by itself can also be used on its own. Ayumi is also a Japanese surname written with the kanji 漢人 (Sino-, China + person) an 阿弓 (flatter; fawn upon; corner, nook, recess; Africa + bow (archery)).