Yumi (name)

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Yumi
GenderFemale
Origin
MeaningDifferent meanings depending on the kanji or hanja used
Region of originJapan and Korea

Yumi is a feminine Japanese and Korean given name.

Japanese name[edit]

Yumi (ゆみ, ユミ) is a common feminine Japanese given name which is occasionally used as a surname.

Orthography[edit]

Yumi can be written using different kanji characters and as a given name can mean:

  • 由美, "origin/history, beauty"
  • 裕美, "abundance, beauty"
  • 夕実, "evening, fruition"
  • 優美, "tenderness, beauty"'
  • 裕未, "abundance, less than"
  • 悠美, "permanence, beauty"
  • 祐美, "savior, beauty"
  • 由実, "origin/history, fruition"
  • 有美, "exist, beauty"
  • 夕美, "evening, beauty"
  • 友美, "friend, beauty"

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

Given name[edit]

Surname[edit]

  • Kaoru Yumi (由美かおる), Japanese actress as a stage name

Fictional characters[edit]

Korean name[edit]

Yumi
Pronunciation/yumi/
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameKorean
MeaningDifferent meanings depending on the hanja used
Region of originKorea

Yumi (유미), also spelled Yoomi, is a common feminine Korean given name.

Orthography[edit]

The meaning of the name differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable. There are 62 hanja with the reading "yu" and 33 hanja with the reading "mi" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.[1] Some examples include:

People[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Kim Yumi, the titular protagonist of South Korean webtoon and drama Yumi's Cells

References[edit]

  1. ^ "인명용 한자표" [Table of hanja for use in personal names] (PDF). South Korea: Supreme Court. Retrieved 2014-04-15.

See also[edit]