Origin: Japanese, English
恵美 (Japanese)- Emi “blessing, kindness + beautiful”
絵美 (Japanese)- Emi “picture, painting + beautiful”
恵美 子 (Japanese)- Emiko “blessing, kindest + beautiful/child”
絵美子 (Japanese)- Emiko “picture, painting +beautiful/child”
Meaning: a Japanese name me composed of kanji e (恵) “blessing, kindness” + mi (美) “beautiful” meaning “blessing, kindness + beautiful” or from e (絵) “picture, painting” + mi (美) “beautiful”. There are also other meanings depending on the kanji used.
Emi can also be a nickname for Emily meaning “rival” or a variant spelling of Emmy, itself a short form of either Emily or Emma, the latter meaning “whole” or “universal”.
Variants: Emiko is a variant form of Japanese Emi with the -ko suffix meaning “child”.