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Mimi also means "ear" or "ears" in Japanese.
SecretsWithin  6/4/2019
Mimi Fariña (1945-2001) was an American singer and songwriter. She was the younger sister of Joan Baez.
Kosta  5/28/2019
Ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly.
Curious me  8/31/2018
Mimi is a nice nickname.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
Mimi is the name of Panda's owner on the anime Hamtaro. She is the little cousin of Laura's best friend Kana. Unlike the other human characters, Mimi is able to communicate with the Ham-Hams.
Buneary  4/28/2018
A masculine use of the name is for the male protagonist of the film The Seduction of Mimi, the original Italian title of which is Mimi metallurgico ferito nell'onore ("Mimi the metalworker wounded in honor.") The character's real name is Carmelo Mardocheo. He is played by Giancarlo Giannini.
Kosta  3/19/2018
John Lennon's aunt is called Mimi. She is in the film about John Lennon's early life called 'Nowhere Boy'.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2018
Mimi is also the name of a chihuahua owned by German garmendia, a famous Chilean youtuber.
fcomega121  2/19/2018
It would certainly sound like meme.
Hushpuppy  10/5/2017
Melody Damayo is a model, film director, and actress of Filipino descent best known as Mimi Miyagi. In 2011, Complex magazine ranked her at #12 in their list of “The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time”.
cutenose  5/17/2017
My real name is actually Mimi as it was written on the birth certification. :)
― Anonymous User  12/25/2016
I named my daughter Mimi pronounced Mimmie after my grandma who was Maria but had been called Mimi her whole life.
We have never gotten a bad comment about her name. We do get asked if it's a nickname but other than that it's all compliments.
Justmejess  11/21/2016
The name Mimi was given to 23 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Sounds like the name of a whiny brat who never stops complaining and only thinks of herself. Please, skip this nickname.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
I can't help but think of Rent when I hear this name. Her name was mentioned in 90% of the songs. Not that this is a bad thing, because I do have an obsession with the name Maureen, which this could be a nickname for. My feelings towards this name are pretty neutral.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2015
I honestly cannot BELIEVE what people are saying about this name!

"It sounds like a dog's name!"
I see this name more commonly with humans than with dogs. It could be either, you wouldn't stop naming kids Molly because it's a common dog name, would you?

"It sounds like the name of a selfish spoiled little girl!"
Just because it is literally pronounced "Me Me"? I honestly didn't even think this until it was harshly pointed out. Your name does not define your personality!

"It's a cute name for a little girl, but it isn't mature enough to be an adult name. People won't take you seriously."
Once again, whether you are taken seriously or not does NOT rely on your name! While it does sound like a little girl's name, it is a very pretty name for all ages.

I am extremely sorry for my ranting. I love this name and I think it is beautiful! Anyone with this name is super lucky! It's not that common either!
CatFace  8/16/2015
Mimi is also used in Hungary as a nickname for Noémi, Mária, Mirjam, Mirtill and other "M" names.
csipke  7/11/2015
Adorable nickname and unique actual name.
lilpimpteller  6/11/2015
Mimi Keene, a British actress.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2014
This is a pretty, AMAZING name for a girl! :D xx.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
Well I have a beautiful daughter who is 6 years old and she is called Mimi. Many people might not like it but I think its perfect for her. People assume that it's a nickname but Mimi is her real name I it couldn't suit her any more. There is nobody in her whole school called that and she feels special. I think when she is an adult it will age with her. Whether she will be taken seriously or not will be more about how she conducts herself as an adult.
loonpipe  6/17/2014
Mimmy (or Mimi) White is the twin sister of Hello Kitty.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2014
Mimi is a fictional character who is a villain and a minion of Count Bleck in the video game Super Paper Mario.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2014
I have this name and it gets annoying to hear people tell me how cute it is whenever they ask me what my name is lol
I have heard that it originates from 'Maria' or 'Minerva'.
Mimi9  8/17/2013
"Mimi" is primarily a diminutive of the name Miriam, and not of Maria.

Maria is such a common name that it is assumed to be the origin of a number of other names such as Miriam, Mariam, and so forth, but at least in the case of Miriam and Maria, I believe they are very different names.
Archimedes  7/8/2013
Could be a nickname for Marie :)
Oohvintage  1/19/2013
Mimi can also be a nickname for Michelle!
lakin5  3/10/2012
Don't forget that ANY nickname can be used for ANY name, whether related or not. For example, in Puccini's opera La Boheme, the "real" name of the character Mimi is Lucia!
Kosta  2/8/2012
Mimi is used in Spanish as a nickname for Miriam or Mireia/Mirella.
x__isa  5/31/2011
I know a girl named Megan who has been called Mimi by her family her entire life. So, like a previous user stated, I suppose it could be used for just about any M-name.
JanetLouise  4/24/2011
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, a "Mimi" is a fairy-like being from Arnhem Land folklore. They have extremely long, thin bodies and are said to have taught the local Aborigines how to hunt, prepare kangaroo meat and use fire. They are like humans, but from another dimension.

Their name may come from the song of a zebra finch.

In Australia, girls called Mimi may be named after these indigenous fairies rather than being short for Maria, Miriam etc. It is pronounced MEE-MEE.
keepitreal  1/25/2011
Miriam "Mimi" Wu is a character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy. She is Lisbeth's friend, and a Swedish lesbian kickboxer.
Dawson  1/22/2011
My Aunt's name is Jamila but she likes to be called Mimi.
MirandaIrie  11/24/2010
This is also a nickname for Domenica. I've grown to like it since my first comment, but only as a nickname.
bananarama  3/31/2010
Mimi is the name of one of the waitresses in 'Allo 'Allo.
lia  11/30/2009
Mimi Usa is a character in the Japanese lolicon anime/manga series "Kodomo no Jikan".
Dianaisme12  10/25/2009
I like this name a lot, but I find it too cutesy at times.
-Julia-  7/23/2009
Mimi can also be a nickname for Miranda.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2009
In my baby name book, the name Mimi means "resolute opponent". :)
walesgal92  4/6/2009
I kind of like this as a nickname for Amelia, but I would only use it when the girl was young. I don't think it will age very well. So thumbs up for Mimi as a nickname, but at least give the child something to fall back on if they choose to have a more "mature" sounding name later.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2009
This woman will not be taken seriously.
bananarama  9/28/2008
Too girly, cutesy, and infantile. I don't think someone with this name would easily be taken seriously. The name is so ditzy.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Can you imagine an adult with this name?
sweetkit  3/12/2008
Yes, I know one. She is a nice, well to do woman.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2008
Madeleine "Mimi" Force, from the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz. I agree, you could use this nickname for almost any M name. My aunt's name is Miriam, and she goes by Mimi.
Luanna  1/25/2008
I like this nickname. It's cute.
Gamesrock  1/25/2008
In Southern Italy, Mimi (with a stress on the second syllable) is also used for men as a nickname for Domenico.
lady murasaki  8/13/2007
I think it's kind of an odd name. Besides, whenever I hear it I can't get the image out of my head of Roger in RENT singing "MIMI!" at the top of his lungs at the end.
emc  8/2/2007
I think this is an okay name for a person, but I love it for a pet! My friend has a siamese cat named Mimi. Get it? Because siaMESE and it sounds like MImi. So cute! :)
LindzPop  6/11/2007
I think this name sounds stuck up and whiney. No offense to anyone, but it just sounds like a spoiled little girl to me, or one of those obnoxious little poodlepuff dogs.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2007
Mimi in Hawaiian means urine, or to urine.
A.R.  4/2/2007
Here in China, "Mimi, come here" is the common way to call a cat (pet) if don't know its name.
fofo_shanghai  3/1/2007
My cousin's name is Naomi, and since we were little everyone's always called her Mimi (I think because when we were little Naomi was too hard to pronounce? Although her sister's name is Nicole but everyone calls her Nikki so it could just be their family likes nicknames). So I get a very positive impression from this name, and am a bit offended that people would suggest the name is "snobby" and "self-given", because I know for a fact that I didn't even realize my cousin's real name was Naomi until I was at least ten, because everyone ALWAYS called her Mimi.

One really shouldn't assume without a reason. It could just be a nickname from a longer name that happens to end in "-mi".
Irish Pearl  2/23/2007
A famous bearer is Mimi Tachikawa from Digimon Adventure and Zero Two. She originated from Japan but moved to New York before Zero Two.
blackthorn93  2/13/2007
I have known a Melina whose nickname was Mimi, so I suppose you could use it for any "M-" name.
swisssugar  1/30/2007
Lol. There was, or maybe still is, a cartoon called 'What About Mimi' and Mimi was the main character.
Surreal  1/7/2007
This is what Mariah Carey's mother called her as a nickname. Very cute, for a person OR a pet!
Taydbug112  12/17/2006
There is an author named Mimi Latt.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I don't like this name, probably because of Mariah Carey and because it sounds like a cat's name.
bellaboo  11/17/2006
My name is Mimi, my parents have always called me that. My real name is Mildred and I much prefer Mimi. My grandmother's name was Mildred and she was called Mimi but spelled Mimi.
mimi520  11/1/2006
I didn't like the name at first, but it grew on me. It's so cute and feminine, and even the sound is cute. Isn't it also sometimes used as a form of Mariah? I do think it's better as a nickname than a first name though, as it's SO cute that it only fits certain people.
Iridosmine  10/16/2006
I agree that Mimi is usually a name that a girl gives to herself. I know a girl called Aimee who calls herself Mimi. She isn't very nice and is selfish so I guess "me me" is appropriate! Don't call your daughter this name!
― Anonymous User  10/9/2006
Mimi sounds like the name of a cat to me! It is not mature enough to be taken seriously, but can be cute when you are little.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Mimi is usually a self-imposed nickname. The kind of person who wants to name themself MIMI, is almost certainly the type of person who needs a square punch in the face. This name is horrible. I think you might as well name yourself BEEATCH.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2006
Awwwwwww. It's so cute. I love it! It's just so adorable! My sister's name is Melanie, but I call her Mimi.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2006
My friend's name is Mira, but I call her Mimi.
nirvana1807  7/10/2006
Mimi is often used as a nickname for girls named Amy/Aimee, Mary and Naomi.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
In Puccini's opera, La Boheme, the character Mimi had Lucia as a given name rather than Maria.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  6/13/2006
I hate this name! It sounds like a poodle! Don't give this name to a kid, it's too cruel!
― Anonymous User  5/10/2006
I think Mimi is sometimes used as a nickname for Miriam.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2006
Mimi is the name of one of the main characters in the musical RENT, and the opera it was based off, La Boheme.
Lyra Persephone  2/12/2006
Awww! What a cute name. :) Reminds me of a bunny or sanrio stuff. :P
xnyagox  12/20/2005
Mimi is Drew's arch-nemesis on The Drew Carey Show.
― Anonymous User  12/18/2005
MIMI means "a ear" in Japanese, and actually it's the name of my rabbit!
― Anonymous User  11/14/2005
Also a pet name for 'Mary' in French. 'Mimi' means 'cute' in Indonesian.
mimaling  10/6/2005
Mimi means 'I' in Swahili.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2005
It is also a nickname for the name Molly.
scorpio93  7/5/2005
Famous beare is child actress of the 1950´s and early 1960´s, Mimi Gibson.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2005

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