Gender: Female Pronunciation: EH-mee Meaning of Emi: "rival; beautiful favor, beautiful picture" Origin of Emi: English or Japansese

Emi Origin and Meaning

The name Emi is a girl's name meaning "rival; beautiful favor, beautiful picture".

As an English nickname, Emi can be short for anything beginning with (or containing) the popular "em" sound, such as Emily, Emilia, or maybe even Clementine.

As a Japanese name, it can be formed of various different combinations of kanji characters, with different meanings.

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Isabella_188 Says:


I like this, but only as a nickname for a young Emily/Emilia. As a full name, it sounds too cutesy in my opinion.

Yuma Says:


This is also a Japanese name that has the meaning of (amongst others) "a smile". Very sweet.

scblovesnames Says:


I like it, Best friends of my grandparents (also their neighbors), the wife had this name as a nickname for Emiko. I really love it. I am going to use it as the nickname for a daughter if we have a girl. Elizabeth Marian will be nicknamed Emi.

emiewags Says:


Hi my name is Emi. It's a little different but if you need a name for a daughter i like it and i like many other names too but you don'e normally see this name spelt that way. Sometimes it's spelt Emmy, Emmie, Emme, and many more but I thought if you want something different give this name a try.