REALLY cute; a nickname for Emiko!
I love this name, and it's a cute Japanese and English name. I can imagine it on any age. I really love it:)
This is a precious name. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I considered the name Emi spelled Emmie. She was named Emilia, so the spelling I had in mind was changed to Emi to be an exact match within the longer name Emilia. This was a good move. It eliminates confusion. Plus, the three letters are cute as a button, right? I like that while the lowercase "i" makes it look fragile the capital "E" gives it strength. My daughter's in grad school now. She's a smiling ray of sunshine. Because of this, the name makes me think of a huge heart full of kindness and hope. Before my career now, I was a high school English teacher. I know of at least two students who went on to use the name for their daughters. In fact, one used her middle name, Rose, too. Everyone loves it. People tend to think of it as cute rather than sophisticated, so it can come across as young and playful. This may bother some people. In my opinion, this adds to its charm. It's like having a grandma named Kitty. You can't help but smile.
Love the name and meaning a lot! Can also be used in English, even though this can be a Japanese name.
Really cute. I love the meaning too.
Awww it's cute!
Magical Emi, the Magic Star (魔法のスターマジカルエミ) is a magical girl anime series by Studio Pierrot. It was simultaneously released as a manga by Kiyoko Arai.
Emi was a very popular girls name in Japan.

It first entered the top 10 in 1972 and fell out in 1974. It then re-entered in 1980 and peaked one year later, in 1981, at #5. That was its last year in the top 10.

Emi became popular about 20 years after Emiko had been at its height of popularity. The most popular spelling for Emiko was the same as for Emi 恵美 (favour, benefit + beautiful) just with the added 子 (child) making it Emiko 恵美子 (favour, benefit + beautiful + child).
Emi Maria, stylized as EMI MARIA, is a Japanese Papua New Guinean R&B singer-songwriter. She debuted in 2007 with the EP Between the Music. Emi Maria was born in 1987 in Papua New Guinea. Her father is Papua New Guinean, while her mother is Japanese. She spent the first five years of her life in Papua New Guinea, before moving to Kobe in Japan.
Emi Matsui is a former female track and field athlete. She competed for her native Japan in the women's javelin throw.
Emi Kaneko is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet. A native of Fukushima Prefecture, she did her undergraduate study at Hosei University and later earned master's degrees from California State University, Fresno and Fukushima University. After serving in the town assembly of Hobara, Fukushima for two terms and the city assembly of Date, Fukushima, she was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 2007.
Emi Inui is a Japanese softball player who won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Emi Hinouchi is a Japanese urban music singer-songwriter. She was formerly signed under King Records' sub-label Venus-B and Taku Takahashi's Tachytelic Records. She is best known for writing songs for Heartsdales and for her collaborations with M-Flo.
Emi Hashino is a Japanese comedian and stage actress. She is usually starring in TBS's long term program, King's brunch. Her amiable behavior and chatting have won her a good reputation and popularity as a regular on that show. She is perhaps most recognizable from her playful "Kaimono Suki-na-Hime-sama" character, and she is affectionately called "Emi chan" by other starring TV tarentos or announcers.
Emi Fujita is a Japanese singer. She debuted as a singer with her husband Ryuji Fujita as the duo Le Couple. Their first album was released in 1994. Fujita made her solo debut in 2001. Her series of Camomile CDs are covers of popular western songs. Rembrandt Sky is her first original album, a collaboration with music producers Toshiyuki Mori, Seiji Kameda and Yoshiyuki Sahashi. Several of her solo albums have charted in Japan, including Camomile Best Audio, which reached number 27 on the Oricon chart. She has also found some success in Southeast Asia.
Emi Suzuki, also called Emichee, is a Chinese-born Japanese model and retired occasional actress. She debuted in 2005 with Seventeen and remains a prominent figure in the fashion and modelling industry.
I like Emi as a different way of spelling Emmy after Emmy Rossum.
Emi Nakajima is a Japanese footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Japanese L. League club INAC Kobe Leonessa and the Japan women's national team. Nakajima began her career at Speranza F.C. Osaka-Takatsuki. In 2005, she joined FC Vitoria. Nakajima moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009.
I named my daughter Emi and my son Ian. They have a hyphenated last name so I wanted short first names to go with it. Emi fits my daughter very well. She's very girly and sweet, and was born weighing a pound and a half. A small name for a small girl. :)
This is beautiful!
My friend's newborn little girl's first name is Emi. Dad is Japanese, mom is American white. It's a great name; Japanese, but with a familiar enough pronunciation for Americans to be able to pronounce easily.
Emi is an adorable and sweet name. It's so perfect for a girl. :D.
Pronounced eh-mee.
The name is to short to be a first name so it's best as a middle name.
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".
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".
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".
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.
A nice nickname for Emily, though it looks too much like 'emo'.
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.
Pronounced like the English name Amy.

"E" can have meanings:

"Mi" can be either "beautiful" or "fruit".
Emi can also be used as a nickname for the name Emily.
In Japan this name sounds the same as the word for "smile".

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