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Girl Name: Kimi

Name: Kimi
Pronunciation: \k(i)-mi\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: upright, righteous
Origin: Japanese
Sounds Like: Kami, Kim, Kimy, Kimm
Variant forms: Kimiko
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 3375


Kimi \k(i)-mi\ as a girl's name is pronounced kee-mee. It is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Kimi is "upright, righteous". Kimiko (KEE-mee-koh) means "righteous child". In the 1990s, the trend is to drop the -ko diminutive ending on many Japanese girls' names.

Kimi has 1 variant form: Kimiko.

Baby names that sound like Kimi are Kami, Kim, Kimy and Kimm.


Kimi is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3375 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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