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Emi is a simple and adorable baby name for girls. It is a spelling variation of Emmie, or it originated in Japanese cultures. This short and sweet baby name is only a top 2,500 option for girls as of 2021.

Meaning of the name Emi:

Japanese: beautiful favor, beautiful benefit, beautiful picture, beautiful painting
Germanic: whole, universal

Origin of the name Emi:

Emi has two origin stories. First, it could be a kanji title from the Japanese culture. It uses the word “e” first, meaning “favor,” “benefit,” “picture,” or “painting.” The second part of the name is “mi,” translating as “beautiful.” Emi could also be a spelling variation of Emmie, a diminutive of Emma. Emma is a shortened form of any Germanic word that uses “ermen.”

Symbolism of the name Emi:

Emi has several different meanings, depending on its origins. In the Germanic language, it could be a spelling variation of Emmie, a nickname for Emma. Emma comes from “ermen,” which means “whole” or “universal.” In Japan, Emi uses two words “e” and “mi.” “E” translates to “favor,” “benefit,” “picture,” or “painting.” “Mi” means “beautiful.”

Style of the name Emi:


Gender of the name Emi:

Emi is a youthful name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Emi:

EH-mee or em-MEE

Number of syllables in the name Emi:


Emotion evoked from the name Emi:

Emi is youthful and kindhearted. It is a natural and refined baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Emi:

Nicknames for the name Emi:

Popularity of the name Emi:

Emi is not a top 1,000 baby name on the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 2,500 option. Emi was number 2,424 for girls last year.

Related names for the name Emi:

Great middle names for Emi and their meanings:

  • Rae (ewe, female sheep)
  • Kay (pure, clear)
  • Lynn (lake, waterfall, living near a lake)
  • Camille (helper to the priest, religious helper)
  • Rowan (red-haired, little redhead)
  • Wren (small bird)
  • Sloane (raider, warrior)
  • Claire (clear, light, bright)

Famous people with the name Emi:

  • Emi Wong (YouTube star)
  • Emi Takei (actress, “Black Leather Notebook”)
  • Emi Buendia (soccer player)
  • Emi Suzuki (model)
  • Emi Lenox (cartoonist)

Emis in popular culture:

  • Emi Ibarazaki (character from “Katawa Shoujo”)
  • Emi Igawa (character from “Your Lie in April”)
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