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Pronunciation (YOH-shee-mee)
Gender Female
Word/name Japanese
Meaning Depends on the kanji used
Region of origin Japan
Other names
Related names Yoshiko

Yoshimi, is a feminine Japanese given name and can also be used as a surname.

Possible writings[edit]

  • 佳美, meaning "excellent, beautiful"
  • 良美, meaning "good, beautiful"
  • 好美, meaning "like, beautiful"
  • 芳美, meaning "fragrant, beautiful"


  • Yoshimi (吉見), a guitarist and composer from the pop rock band Funta
  • Yoshimi Ishibashi (石橋義三, born 1949), a Japanese professional race car driver
  • Yoshimi Iwasaki (岩崎良美), a Japanese actress and singer
  • Jo Yoshimi (吉見 譲, born 1970), Japanese former medley swimmer who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Yoshimi P-We or Yoshimi Yokota (横田佳美, born 1968), a Japanese musician and drummer of the rock band Boredoms

Fictional characters[edit]

Fictional characters:

  • Agent Yoshimi, a character from the television series Duck Dodgers
  • Yoshimi Akashi (明石 好美), a character from the manga series Zettai Karen Children and its anime adaptions
  • Yoshimi, a minor character in the manga and anime series Di Gi Charat
  • Yoshimi Sakanaka (阪中 佳実), a character from the Haruhi Suzumiya series
  • Yoshimi Satou (佐藤良美), a character from the video game and anime Tsuyokiss
  • Yoshimi Yahagi (矢作好美), a character in the novel, film, and manga Battle Royale
  • Yoshimi, title character of The Flaming Lips 2002 album, and song of the same name, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots