Name Mimi Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Mimi


Mimi is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Mimi?

Mimi is a short form of several names, e.g. Maria, Wilhelmine, Margaret or Emilie.

What does the name Mimi mean?

Mimi means “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness”, “wished for child” or “beloved” (from Maria), “resolute protector” (from Wilhelmine), “pearl” (from Margaret) or “of the Aemilius family” and “rival” or “eager” (from Emilie).

Other spelling and nicknames

Mimi can also be spelled Mimmi. Popular nicknames are Mi, Imi, Im or Mims.

Famous people named Mimi

  • Lovely Mimi is the stage name of Vietnamese-American actress Myha Loung, born 1990. She is known for her role in the reality TV show “Love & HiP Hop: Atlanta”. She has her own popular nail salon.
  • Reality TV personality Mimi Faust is actually named Oluremi Fela James Faust (born 1970). She was part of the “Love & HiP Hop: Atlanta” cast.
  • American actress Miriam “Mimi” Rogers (born 1956) has started her acting career in 1983 at just 17 years old. Throughout her career she has acted in over 50 TV and movie productions.
  • American cartoonist, comics artist, illustrator, humorist and writer Mimi Pond (born 1950) has published several literature pieces. She is mostly known for her graphic memoirs “Over Easy” and “The Customer is Always Wrong”, which are loosely based on her life.
  • Mimi Keene (born 1998) is a British actress known for roles in “EastEnders” as well as the popular Netflix-Show “Sex Education”.

Fictional characters named Mimi

  • In the Italian opera “La Bohème”, Mimi is one of the main characters. She is a young unmarried woman in France in 1830. She is working as a seamstress and has tuberculosis. The opera ends with the death of Mimi.
  • Mimi Marquez is a protagonist in the musical “Rent”. It is loosely based on the opera “La Bohème”. However, the characters’ back stories are different from the opera as well as the overall setting.
  • In the popular Anime “Digimon Adventures”, Mimi Tachikawa is one of the main characters. Her Digimon is named “Palmon”, it is a flower-like being, which can turn into a huge cactus.
  • Mimi Miney was a nurse at the Grey Surgical Clinic in the popular Japanese video game series “Ace Attorney”.
  • The Canadian cartoon “What about Mimi” (2002) shows protagonist Mimi’s efforts in attempting to manage the world.

Pronunciation of Mimi

Variants of the name Mimi


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Popularity of the name Mimi

The name Mimi is ranked #4414 overall.

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