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My name is Sophia, but lots of people use this nickname for me. Especially my family members, because my nickname in Chinese is "Fei-Fei" which translates into Fifi. It can get a little embarrassing though if someone at school or something calls you Fifi because then everyone starts calling you that and I prefer Sophia. It's still better than Sophie though.
Sophia.Yang  4/21/2017
It could also be a nickname for phoebe.
nameaddictt  12/9/2016
I think this is an adorable name for a little girl, and this is my cousin's nickname (her real name is Hafizah).
― Anonymous User  6/2/2016
A supple name for a snobby Frenchwoman who wears a beret and shops only at Coco Chanel.
TyrannosaurusRegina  12/25/2015
I hate this nickname. (No one in France would actually name their daughter Fifi.) This name sounds like the name of a stuck-up French stereotype you'd see on a British or American TV show.
Acajou  8/19/2015
It's not a name, but a nickname. Don't call your child that. Use it as a nickname.
luxsword  4/28/2014
Personally, I have always viewed "Fifi" as a direct insult to one's intelligence (whether or not it was originally intended); terribly undermining. It receives the same ratings as gifting your child the name (or nickname) of "Froufrou," from me.

That being said... I have a cousin by the name of "Sophia" who answers to it (as she cannot stand "Sophie.") Various family members and friends summon her by it, but I stand firmly in using her actual forename.
Francesca  1/26/2012
Fifi has always been a stereotypical French-sounding name, one of the most famous "Fifis" I know is Fifi LaFume, the young female skunk from Tiny Toon Adventures.
Hailey2009  8/19/2011
An actual person has their given name as Fefe Dobson.
sailormars  8/30/2010
When I was a little girl, I had a neighborhood friend whose nickname was Fifi. (The Lord only knows why, since her given name was Elizabeth.) Despite this pleasant early association, I can only see Fifi now as a name for a pet, a drag queen, or a sex worker. (Or maybe a clown?)
elizabeth hamlet  2/2/2010
My niece, 3 years old, is named Sophia. She gave herself the nickname Fifi when she started talking. At first I thought it sounded a little silly and funny, but especially since my daughter, also 3, took right to calling her that, we do all the time, so it sounds normal to me now.
greta-elisif  12/28/2008
A good name for a cat, but terrible for a human.
diamondberries  10/5/2008
Sounds like a good name for a poodle.
bananarama  8/17/2008
My daughter is named Philippa, and somehow she became known as Fifi. I'm not sure how this came about. It wasn't planned this way. I think I started calling her "Fifi" affectionately when she was very small, because neither I nor my husband liked the nickname "Phil". Fifi (my 16 year old) doesn't mind the name, and actually prefers it to "Philippa", which I think is beautiful. Objectively, I agree, though, that the name sounds cutesy and infantile. But it's not strictly a name for animals!
― Anonymous User  6/9/2008
This is the kind of name you give to a spoiled lapdog, not your child.
svit-kona  6/7/2008
My sister's name is Sophie and we call her Fifi. Never in public of course! ;P
vlgala  5/30/2008
Utterly silly and immature, even as a nickname. There is no way any woman named Fifi could be taken seriously. People would think she's ditzy simply for not changing her ridiculous name.
slight night shiver  5/24/2008
Given the general reaction from most people towards this name, needless to say this isn't my favorite pet form of Josephine.
Pippin  5/4/2008
Fifinka is female dog from animated comics "Quarterfoil".
Karcoolka  2/2/2008
I have a friend named Phylica, we call her Fifi.
Renthead13  11/17/2007
It's a good name for a pet. For a human? I don't think so.
LilaMayaNeve  6/26/2007
I know French people who are called Fifi as a short form of "Fabienne".
visitor27  4/21/2007
My little sister loves the show Fifi and the Flowertots. The main character is called Fifi Forget-me-not. (Guess what flower she is!)
Luangi  4/12/2007
This can also be a nickname for Sophie.
black_lace  3/29/2007
You know this name was a human name way before some people decided to make it a name for their dogs - but somehow I don't think French people or those from francophones will have that strong a connection. Though I could be wrong. However I think it is very cute as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2007
My mum's name is Fiona and she gets Fi Fi.
bellaboo  12/27/2006
This is cute as a nickname for Josephine, but not cute as its own name.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
Consider your child's future. Please.
SerasVictoria  7/22/2006
Fifi - ugh! It's the sort of name people give fluffly little lapdogs that look like rats.
hana  1/24/2006

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