Diminutive of Mary, Miriam, and others
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Mimi Origin and Meaning

The name Mimi is a girl's name of French origin.

Sweet, nicknamey name belonging to the tragic heroines of both La Bohème and Rent. Mimi might feel too slight for many parents to use on the birth certificate, but as a short form, it's one of the cutest of the cute baby names.

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Mimi Rank in US Top 1000

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Mimi Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Mimi Popularity

Famous People Named Mimi

  • (Margarita) Mimi Baez FarinaAmerican folk singer, sister of singer Joan Baez
  • Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Smithaunt and guardian of musician John Lennon
  • Miriam "Mimi" LederAmerican film director
  • Miriam Frances "Mimi" MacphersonAustralian environmentalist and entrepreneur; sister of supermodel Elle Macpherson
  • Mimi O'Donnellcostume designer; partner of late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman
  • Mimi PondAmerican TV writer and graphic novelist
  • Mimi RogersAmerican actress
  • Mimi IkonnEnglish YouTuber
  • Mimi Landesdaughter of American actor Michael Landes
  • Mimi Imfurstdrag queen and contestant on Rupaul's Drag Race season 3 and Rupaul's Drag Race: All Stars

Mimi in Pop Culture

  • Mimi Marquezcharacter in musical "Rent," based on opera "La Boheme"
  • Mimi Lockhartcharacter on American soap 'Days of Our Lives'
  • Mimi Bobeckcharacter on TV's "The Drew Carey Show"
  • Mimi Mortoncharacter on TV's "What About Mimi?"
  • Mimi Tachikawacharacter in anime "Digimon Adventure"
  • Mimi Slocumbcharacter in film "Igby Goes Down"
  • Mimi Yamamotocharacter in the Baby,Sitters Club series
  • Mimi Mineycharacter in the Ace Attorney video game series
  • Mimi Gunncharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Mimia fairy,like being In Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to have taught the local Aborigines how to hunt, prepare kangaroo meat and use fire
  • Mimmimermaid on TV's "Mako Mermaids"
  • Mimicharacter in TV series, "Canimals"