Rumi is a Japanese female name with a variant of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • ru  “detain; fasten” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (留美);
  • ru  “lapis lazuli” + mi  “beauty; beautiful” (瑠美);
  • ru  “current; flow; stream” + mi  “water” (流水);
  • ru  “often, frequently” + mi 水 “water” (屡水);
  • ru  “often, frequently” + mi  “three” (屡三)

There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s るみ. Rumiko is a variant of the name with the -ko 子 kanji meaning “child”; Rumika and Rumina are also other variants of Rumi.

Rumi is also an Arabic and Persian nisbah, an Arabic adjective used to locate a person’s place of origin, ancestry, or tribal affiliation. It derives from Rûm, the Turkish and Persian name for Rome, referring to someone either from Rome or any part ruled by the Roman Empire. Rumi is the name of a famous and well-known Persian poet, writer, scholar, and theologian from the 13th century Middle East, born Jalal al-Din Rumi. He was born in Anatolia, which at one point had been part of the Roman Empire, hence the nisbah Rumi.

Origin: Japanese, Persian



  • Rumiko (Japanese)
  • Rumika (Japanese)
  • Rumina (Japanese)


رومی (Rumi)- Persian



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