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Gender: F Meaning of Rumi: "beauty, flow, lapis lazuli" Origin of Rumi: Japanese

Rumi is a Japanese girls' name that sounds like a couple of other choices more familiar in the West -- Rumer and Remi -- that is achieving notice because of its choice by two celebrities, including Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Rumi is perhaps best-known as the name of a (male)13th century Muslim mystic and poet whose most famous poem, "The Diver's Clothes Lying Empty", has inspired many modern literary works, including Vendela Vida's novel with a nearly-identical title. There are also several notable Japanese women named Rumi.

Famous People Named Rumi

Rumi Ōkubo, Japanese actress
Rumi Neely, American blogger and model
Rumi Utsugi, Japanese footballer
Rumi Hiiragi, Japanese actress
Rumi Ochiai, Japanese voice actress
Rumi Kasahara, Japanese voice actress
Rumi Shishido, Japanese singer and voice actress
Rumi Suizu, Japanese figure skater
Rumi Tama, Japanese film director
(Jelaluddin) Rumi, male Persian poet and mystic
Rumi Joon Maran Alborzi, b. 2006, daughter of model Josie Maran, sister of Indi
Rumi Rassi, b. 2014, daughter of Mazdack Rassi and Zanna Roberts Rassi; twin of sister Juno
Rumi Carter (b. 2017), daughter of singer Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z; twin of brother Sir

Pop Culture References for the name Rumi

Rumi, character in the 1997 anime film Perfect Blue
Rumi Matsuura, character in the manga and anime series Marmalade Boy
Rumi Nanase, character in the Tactics's One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e video game