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Gender: Female Meaning of Fifi: "Jehovah increases" Origin of Fifi: French, diminutive of Josephine

The name Fifi is a girl's name of Spanish, French origin meaning "Jehovah increases". Fifi and is often added to lists like Bad Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Fifi is a perfect name -- for a French poodle. But Fifi may seem more child-friendly as names like Coco and Lulu rise. Fifi in its fluffiness also balances the seriousness of such full names as Josephine or Federica.

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Famous People Named Fifi

Fifi d'Orsay (born Marie-Rose Angelina Yvonne Lussier), Canadian actress
Fifi Cooper (born Refilwe Boingotlo Mooketsi), South African singer
Fiona "Fifi" Box, Australian radio and TV presenter
Ingrid "Fifi" Finger, German beauty queen; Miss International 1965
Mademoiselle Fifi, stage name of Mary Elizabeth Dawson (born Elizabeth Buzby), American burlesque dancer
Fifi Hart, English actress
Fifi Abdou (born Atiyat Abdul Fattah Ibrahim), Egyptian belly dancer
Fifi Young (born Nonie Tan), Indonesian actress
Fifi Trixibelle Geldof (b. 1983), daughter of singer-songwriter Bob Geldof

Pop Culture References for the name Fifi

Fifi Forget-me-not, main character in British animated series "Fifi and the Flowertots"
Fifi, male poodle in the Open Season film series
"Fifi Blows Her Top," Three Stooges short film
Fifi La Fume, skunk in animated series "Tiny Toon Adventures"
Fifi the Duck, character in Howard the Duck comics
Fifi the Peke, Minnie Mouse's dog in Disney cartoons



Sarah11 Says:


That’s such a cute nn for Sophia

Canis.Maior Says:


I know a boy named Filip and everyone calls him Fifi. He likes it.

I'm a Banana Says:


It makes me think of wifi.

ameliejane123 Says:


I love this as a nickname.

Catastroffy Says:


I once knew a Faith who went by Fifi.

amymorgan777 Says:


My daughters name is Sophia and we call her Fifi! Everyone comments on what a sweet nickname she has...and it suites her to a T. She is petite and very feminine; it just fits! And we have never had anyone comment about a French poodle.

basilietea Says:


A nice alternative is Ffion.