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

Rumi Origin and Meaning

The name Rumi is a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "beauty, flow, lapis lazuli".

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.

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ThaliaMenninger Says:


I love the meaning and idea of this name, but I can never get past the fact that it's a homonym in English with "roomy." There is a line in Silence of the Lambs where someone says, "is she a big girl? Roomy?" I think there is too much teasing potential. But I may be paranoid. ;)