[ 2 syll. mi-mi, mim-i ] The baby girl name Mimi is pronounced as MIY-Miy- †. Mimi is used predominantly in the Italian, English, German, and French languages, and it is derived from Hebrew and Germanic origins. The name is known from Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohéme (1896). In the opera, Mimi the Parisian seamstress and heroine is famous for her line 'Mi chiamano Mimi' meaning 'They call me Mimi'.
In addition, Mimi is a diminutive form (Italian) of Maria.
Mimi is also a diminutive form of the name Marilyn (English).
Mimi is also a variation (English, German, and Italian) of the name Mary (English).
Mimi is also a diminutive form (English and French) of the name Miriam (English, French, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew).
Mimi is also a variation (French) of the name Wilhelmina (Dutch, English, German, and Polish).
Mimmi (German and Italian variant spelling) is another form of Mimi.
Mimi is an uncommon baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1961, 0.008% of baby girls were given the name Mimi. It ranked at #807 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly linked to Mimi, Maria was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Mimi: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Mimi is Mimi Rogers, Actress, born 27 January 1956, Coral Gables, Florida.