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What does Fifi mean?

Fifi /fi-fi/ as a girls' name is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Fifi is "Jehovah increases".

Nursery form of Josephine. In the English-spekaing world, it now has connotations of frivolity. Also the stereotypical name for a French poodle.


Fifi has 1 variant: Fifine.

Fifi has 1 more relation via Josephine: Fina.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Fifri, Frifi, ..

(male) Fidi, Fifin, ..

How popular is Fifi?

Fifi is an unusual first name for women. Fifi is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Fifi and corresponding names. The only prominent related form of Fifi (not in Top 2000) is Josephine (#147 via latest list). Adoption of this form of Fifi was well-received during the years 1910-1919 (#23) and is now much diminished (#147, 81%), with Josephine becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josephine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josephine outside U.S.

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Recommended names are Alfi, Effi, Fei, Fiby, Fila, Filia, Filis, Fima, Fiori and Zofi. Like Fifi, these names are not commonly used.