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MeaningIt can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.
Region of originJapan
Other names
Related namesEmiko

Emi (えみ, エミ, 絵美, 恵美) is a very common feminine Japanese given name and is occasionally used as a surname.

Possible writings[edit]

Emi can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

as a given name
  • 恵美, "blessing, beauty"
  • 絵美, "picture, beauty"
  • 映見, "reflect, look"
  • 映美, "reflect, beauty"
  • 笑, "smile"
  • 栄美
  • 恵未
  • 恵実
  • 慧美

The given name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

as a surname
  • 江見
  • 江美


  • Emi Akimoto (秋元 恵美, born 1956), Japanese hurdler
  • Emi Fujita (恵美; born 1963), Japanese singer
  • Emi Hashino (恵美; born 1973), Japanese comedian and stage actress
  • Emi Hinouchi (エミ; born 1982), Japanese urban music singer-songwriter
  • Emi Inui (絵美; born 1983), Japanese softball player
  • Emi Kaneko (恵美; born 1965), Japanese politician
  • Emi Kawabata (川端 絵美, born 1970), Japanese skier
  • Emi Kobayashi (恵美; born 1983), Japanese gravure idol
  • Emi Kuroda (エミ; born 1978), Japanese actress
  • Emi Matsui (江美; born 1963), Japanese javelin thrower
  • Emi Motoi (えみ), a Japanese voice actress
  • Emi Motokawa (恵美), a Japanese professional wrestler
  • Emi Nitta (恵海; born 1985), Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Emi Nonaka (絵美), a Japanese ice hockey player
  • Emi Shinohara (恵美; born 1963), Japanese voice actress
  • Emi Suzuki (えみ; born 1985), Chinese-Japanese actress and fashion model
  • Emi Tawata (えみ; born 1984), Japanese singer
  • Emi Uwagawa (恵美), a Japanese voice actress
  • Emi Wada (惠美; born 1937), Japanese costume designer
  • Emi Wakui (映見; born 1970), Japanese actress
  • Emi Watanabe (絵美; born 1958), Japanese figure skater
  • Emi Yamamoto (山本 絵美, born 1982), Japanese women's footballer

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Emi Isuzu (絵美), a character in the Tenjho Tenge series
  • Emi Ibarazaki (茨崎 笑美), a character in the visual novel Katawa Shoujo
  • Emi Yusa, a character in the anime and manga The Devil is a Part-Timer!
  • Emi Igawa, a character in the anime and manga Your Lie In April
  • Emi Toshiba, a background character in Konami's Dance Dance Revolution dance game series

See also[edit]