Mimi Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Mimi:
Pet form of Miryam, a Hebrew name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name is borne in the Bible by the sister of Moses and Aaron. After the Exodus, she came to be known as a prophetess to the people.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I've seen Mimi as a pet form of Miriam, Michelle and Jasmine. Mariah Carey also goes by Mimi.
My daughter is named Hitomi - ending in mi so her nickname is Mimi.
- Personal experiences with the name Mimi
Hi. My name is mimi! And at first I did not like my name, but as time progressed I learned to love my name!. Its special/ uniqie and I have rarley ever met anyone with my name!:)
My grandma's nickname is Mimi. You see, we're a French family, and my oldest sister couldn't say Meme, (Meh-May), so she said Mimi. Now my whole family calls her that! I also have a great aunt named Michelle, and we call her Mimi.
- Nicknames for Mimi
Mi(sounded as me)
Mis(sounded as mes)
d'Mis(sounded as duh-mes)
Mimi(sounded as my-my)
- Meanings and history of the name Mimi
- Famous real-life people named Mimi
Mariah Carey goes by Mimi
Mimi Rogers (born Miriam Spickler), American actress
Mimi Parent (born Marie Parent), American artist
Mimi Keene, English soap actress
- Mimi in song, story & screen
Mimi, ill-fated heroine of the opera La Boheme
And Mimi Marquez, also ill-fated, from the rock-opera RENT (which was based on La Boheme)
Mimi Bobeck, an antagonist from "The Drew Carey Show"
Mimi Nekota, from the Japanese manga series "ChocoMimi"
Mimi Morten, the main character from the cartoon series "What about Mimi?"
Mimi from "Kitchen Confidential"
Mimi from the psychological thriller "Bitter Moon"
Mimi Copeland, Saige's grandmother in the American Girl Saige books