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Gender: Female Origin of Mimi: Diminutive of Mary, Miriam, and others Meaning of Mary: Hebrew, "bitter"

The name Mimi is a girl's name of French origin. Mimi and is often added to lists like Attitude Nicknames for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change one letter (5 names)".

From the experts:

Flirty, flimsy name of the tragic heroine of 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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Famous People Named Mimi

(Margarita) Mimi Baez Farina, American folk singer, sister of singer Joan Baez
Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Smith, aunt and guardian of musician John Lennon
Miriam "Mimi" Leder, American film director
Miriam Frances "Mimi" Macpherson, Australian environmentalist and entrepreneur; sister of supermodel Elle Macpherson
Mimi O'Donnell, costume designer; partner of late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Mimi Pond, American TV writer and graphic novelist
Mimi Rogers, American actress
Mimi Ikonn, English YouTuber
Mimi Landes, daughter of American actor Michael Landes
Mimi Imfurst, drag queen and contestant on Rupaul's Drag Race season 3 and Rupaul's Drag Race: All Stars

Pop Culture References for the name Mimi

Mimi Marquez, character in musical "Rent," based on opera "La Boheme"
Mimi Lockhart, character on American soap 'Days of Our Lives'
Mimi Bobeck, character on TV's "The Drew Carey Show"
Mimi Morton, character on TV's "What About Mimi?"
Mimi Tachikawa, character in anime "Digimon Adventure"
Mimi Slocumb, character in film "Igby Goes Down"
Mimi Yamamoto, character in the Baby-Sitters Club series
Mimi Miney, character in the Ace Attorney video game series
Mimi Gunn, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Mimi, a fairy-like being In Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to have taught the local Aborigines how to hunt, prepare kangaroo meat and use fire
Mimmi, mermaid on TV's "Mako Mermaids"
Mimi, character in TV series, "Canimals"

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NykkiJo Says:


Mom always used Mimi as a nickname for me (Amanda). I really liked it.

indiefendi2 Says:


such a cute nickname. (and that is--NICKNAME not real name!) it's so versatile. right now I like Memphis nicknamed Mimi.

actingfun Says:


I don't see Mimi from Rent as flimsy, but she definitely flirty. She's very strong willed. I am a major Renthead, so I might end up naming a pet Maureen and call her Mimi.

snowsbeloved Says:


That's too bad as I love this as a given name.

snowsbeloved Says:


Well, I like it!

georgiaO Says:


My grandma' nickname.

Kayte Says:


It is pretty popular for women to choose "Mimi" as the name they want their grandchildren to call them

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Love it! Can be used by itself, or on lots of names! Like Miriam,Mary, or consider Storm,Madeline,Madison,or Emily!

Angelicaecb Says:


I'm guessing mimi would be more of a 'petname' nn then a nn given to be quicker to say.

miriam veblen Says:


My nick name is Mimi, my real name is Miriam.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


That's weird . Isn't Mia already short? I thought MIA was a nickname already, and Mimi is a completely different one. Practically longer than Mia, too.

Myosotis Says:


I know a Mia whose nickname is Mimi.

Sko Says:


Vintage, nick-namely and slightly French-sounding. Can be easily worn on women young and old.