What does Mimi mean?
Mimi [mi-mi] as a girls' name is pronounced MEE-mee. It is of French origin. Pet name for Marilyn or Miriam. Also used as a Spanish pet name for Mira, Maria, and Noemi. First used by parents after the appearance of Puccini's famous opera "La Bohème" and its tragic heroine Mimi. Actress Mimi Rogers.
(female) Mami, Mime, ..
(male) Mimay, Mimit, .. Middle name pairings:
Mimi Dior (M.D.), ..
How popular is Mimi?
Mimi is a very prominent first name for women (#1293 out of 4276, Top 30%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Mimi was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #866 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Mamie, Maria (#109 last year), Marie (#564), Marilyn (#426), Mary (#124), Mira (#586), Miriam (#294), Mirian, Mitzi, Mitzie, Myra (#597), Neomi and Noemi (#778) are the popular varying forms of Mimi. Other variants, like Mirka, are seldom used. These forms of Mimi were popular 125 years ago (adoption of 9.4%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.6%, ▼94%), with forms like Mamie becoming less trendy. Mira and Noemi are two of the more fashionable girl names in this compilation.
Mimi is pronounced similarly to Maemi, Maymie, Mima and Mimma. Other recommended names are Ami▼, Aymi, Cami, Demi▲, Emmi, Jaimi, Jami▼, Kami, Kimi, Maci, Mai, Maime, Mairi, Maji, Mali, Mame▼, Mari▼, Maxi, Mei, Mia▲, Miah▲, Mica, Michi, Micki, Mika, Mike, Miki, Mikki, Mila▲, Milli, Min, Mina, Mindi, Misti▼, Miya▲, Remi▲, Romi, Sami, Tami▼ and Timmi. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mimi.See names in meaning and etymology.