Gender: Female Origin of Mimi: Diminutive of Mary, Miriam, and others Meaning of Mary: Hebrew or Egyptian, "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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Pop Culture References for the name Mimi

Mim, Meemee


ivy194 Says:


I prefer this name as a nickname, maybe to Emily or Miriam. I'm sure that there is more nickname options. But it sounds really cute though

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.