Yumi (name)

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Gender Female
Meaning Different meanings depending on the kanji or hanja used
Region of origin Japan and Korea

Yumi is a Japanese or Korean name.

Japanese name[edit]

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


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

  • 由美, "reason/cause, beauty"
  • 裕美, "abundant, beauty"
  • 夕実, "evening, fruit"
  • 優美, "tenderness, beauty"'
  • 裕未, "abundant, not yet"
  • 悠美, "permanence, beauty"
  • 祐美, "help, God's blessing, beauty"
  • 由実, "reason/cause, fruit"
  • 有美, "existing/possessing beauty"
  • 夕美, "evening, beauty"
  • 友美, "friend, beauty"

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


with the given name Yumi
with the surname Yumi

Fictional Characters[edit]

Pronunciation yoomi
Gender Female
Word/name Korean
Meaning Different meanings depending on the hanja used
Region of origin Korea

Korean name[edit]

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


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:



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

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