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Gender: Female Pronunciation: LOO-mee Meaning of Lumi: "snow" Origin of Lumi: Finnish

The name Lumi is a girl's name of Finnish origin meaning "snow". Lumi and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Lumi may be a rare girls' name in the USA and England, but it comes in the Top 50 in Finland, where it means snow. Given the popularity of Winter, Holly, Ivy and many other wintery-christmassy names, we think that short and spunky Lumi definitely has potential for greater usage outside its home country as one of the more unusual names for Christmas babies.

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Famous People Named Lumi

Lumi Cavazos (b. 1968), Mexican actress
Luma Grothe, Brazilian model
Lumi , ( lushlumi ) instagram makeup artist.

Pop Culture References for the name Lumi

Lumi, a Japanese Vocaloid


private Says:


I got a question: Cadence or Lumi?

loiswrenmatthews Says:


Lumi is a wonderful name.

ceruleanstardust Says:


Lumi and Eira would make a lovely sibset!

josephinedagnall Says:


This name is nice, but as someone who was really into loom bands when they first came out, I can only think of 'loomy' when I hear this.
It's a beautiful name for anyone who doesn't have this association, though.

SilverSky109 Says:


I had the same thought, I think it would be cute on a boy.

Hero_Phoebus Says:



connor Says:


Why is this only a girls' name?

indiefendi2 Says:


I think it's cute but a little too nicknamey sounding for me.

lucid Says:


Very nice but I would prefer something like Lumina, Luminia or Lumia as they sound more mature.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


For once, this is a name that I love just as much as everyone else! Lumi is short and sweet- and oh so beautiful!

grace147 Says:


it's cute but it reminds me of gloomy.

NaomiNY Says:


I love this name! So happy it's finally on Nameberry! :D

vintageisfave Says:


So cute!!

amelielynn24 Says:


Cute nickname for Luminia.

georgiaO Says:


Cute! I love Finnish names so much! The meaning is awesome for me (my favorite season is winter, my fave holiday is Christmas, ect.).

ashbee Says:


Short and sweet. :)

berry_chick Says:


The spelling is rather unusual, but I like it! I thought the meaning would me luminous or light, but it's snow, which is still lovely. The only problem with this name is that I can't picture it on a grown woman though...

headintheclouds Says:


Lumi is finally on Nameberry! I've loved Lumi since I encountered it somewhere on Nameberry boards a while back- I think it's quaint, quirky and charming-sounding, and the meaning of snow is wonderful. I associate the name with light and it sounds luminous to me, due to the close sound. I hope Lumi would gain more awareness and popularity outside of Finland/Nordic regions in the coming years!

georgiaO Says:


Love the meaning.