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In Japan this name sounds the same as the word for "smile".
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2005
Emi can also be used as a nickname for the name Emily.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/27/2005
Pronounced like the English name Amy.

"E" can have meanings:
grace/beautiful
branch
picture
cove/inlet

"Mi" can be either "beautiful" or "fruit".
-- abbasdaughter  12/26/2005
In the popular video game Dance Dance Revolution there is a character named Emi. It's also what my good conscience calls my bad conscience, named Emily.
-- blackrosedye  7/27/2006
A nice nickname for Emily, though it looks too much like 'emo'.
-- 7up  2/11/2007
I've got a gerbil called Emi. She first was called Amy but when I found the spelling 'Emi' of the name I decided to call her that. I like the meaning of it as well. It also sounds really nice and it has a different spelling from most of the names I know.
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2007
Growing up, I was often called by my nickname and for some reason never visualized the name as "Emmy", but rather "Emi" -- probably since the time I was five years old. This is how I spell it to this day. I know one mother whose daughter is called Emilia after her Italian heritage, and her nickname is spelt "Emi".
-- EmilyOlive  7/12/2008
My name is Emma and for quite some time my nickname has been Emi, but I never knew it was a Japanese name. I love Japanese names so I was delighted that I, a typical European white chick, would have a Japanese name with such a lovely meaning. :)
Of course, Emi was just short for Emma, but I like to think it's really my "Japanese name".
-- emmiix3  2/7/2009
What could be a lovelier name for a darling girl than "beautiful blessing"?

Also, I'm confused by a comment up there a bit, especially by someone who claims Japan as their location. I've studied Japanese for 7 years, and no instructor or Japanese person I ever known would pronounce this in the same away as "Amy". There aren't diphthongs in Japanese the way there are in English. This would be pronounced with an E sound like the first sound in "ever".
-- Aesha  7/8/2009
The name is to short to be a first name so it's best as a middle name.
-- 555jazzy  10/6/2012
Pronounced eh-mee.
-- bedamijo  11/25/2012
Emi is an adorable and sweet name. It's so perfect for a girl. :D.
-- justsomegirl  2/2/2015

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