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Megumi Nakajima at Anime Expo 2010 (1).jpg
Megumi Nakajima, a Japanese singer and voice actress
Pronunciation Me-gu-mi
Gender Female
Word/name Japanese
Meaning Different meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of origin Japan
Other names
Nickname(s) Meg

Megumi (めぐみ, メグミ, 恵, 恵美, 愛, 恩恵, 恩?) is a Japanese feminine given name. "Meg" is often a nickname of Megumi.

Possible writings[edit]

Besides meaning "blessing", Megumi can have lots of other different meanings depending on which kanji characters are used to write it. The name can also be written by using the Japanese syllabary writing systems; hirigana and/or katakana. Possible variations of Megumi include:

  • 恵, "blessing, grace"
  • 恵美, "blessing, favor; beauty"
  • 旋美, "rotate, turn; beauty"
  • 寵美, "love, affection, patronage; beauty"
  • 巡美, "circumference, patrol; beauty"
  • 廻美, "round, game, revolve, go around, circumference; beauty"
  • 斡美, "administer, go around, rule; beauty"


Fictional characters[edit]


  • Megumi (manga), a manga about Megumi Yokota, a Japanese girl who was abducted when she was 13 years old by North Korean spies in 1977, later adapted into anime
  • Megumi-Toons, an autobiographical manga series written by voice actress Megumi Hayashibara