Ami (given name)

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Gender Unisex in Hebrew and Indian
Female in Japanese
Language(s) Japanese, Hebrew, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi
Meaning "My nation", "my people" or "trustworthy", "reliable" in Hebrew
"Nectar" (female), or "much loved" (male) in Indian
in Japanese, it can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of origin Israel (Jewish diaspora), Japan, India (Indian diaspora)

Ami is a given name of Hebrew, Japanese, and Indian origins.

Possible writing in Japanese[edit]

  • 亜美, "asia, beauty"
  • 亜海, "asia, sea"
  • 亜実, "asia, truth"
  • 亜満, "asia, satisfy, full"
  • 亜魅, "asia, fascination"
  • あみ (in hiragana)
  • アミ (in katakana)


  • Ami Dolenz (born 1969), American producer television and film actress
  • Ami Ghia (born 1956), Indian former badminton player
  • Ami Kawai (born 1967), Japanese stage and television actress
  • Ami Harten (1947–1994), Israeli-American applied mathematician
  • Ami James, co-owner of the tattoo parlor which is the subject of the reality television program Miami Ink
  • Ami Kikuchi (born 1990), Japanese gravure idol, tarento and radio presenter
  • Ami Koshimizu (born 1986), Japanese voice actress
  • Ami Maayani (born 1936), Israeli composer
  • Ami Mazar (born 1942), Israeli archaeologist and professor
  • Ami McKay (born 1968), Canadian novelist and journalist
  • Ami Miron, Israeli-American entrepreneur and technology developer
  • Ami Nakashima (born 1988), Japanese singer, dancer and actress
  • Ami Onuki (born 1973), Japanese pop singer
  • Ami Suzuki (born 1982), Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Ami Tokito (born 1987), Japanese pop singer and gravure idol
  • Ami Trivedi (born 1982), Indian television and theatre actress
  • Ami Vashi, Indian beauty queen and model
  • Ami Vitale (born 1971), American photojournalist and documentary filmmaker
  • Ami Yoshida (born 1976), Japanese musician

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Ami Hinamori, the younger sister of Amu Hinamori in the Shugo Chara! manga series
  • Ami Kawashima, in the Toradora! light novel series
  • Ami Kitajima, in the manga Digimon Next
  • Ami Mizuno, one of the main characters in the original anime series of Sailor Moon including its reboot Sailor Moon Crystal.
  • Ami Onuki, in the animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, based on the Japanese Pop singer by the same name
  • Ami Ramani, based on the Indian Dreamer & Creator by the same name.
  • Ami, one of the seven daughters of the evil demon Aku in the fifth and final season of Samurai Jack. Although her name is never mentioned, it is only credited. She was killed at the hands of Jack. She was one of Ashi's six younger sisters.

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