A name of Japanese origins, the meaning of Emi is ‘blessed’. The name can also mean 'favoured’ or ‘beautiful’, depending on the Kanji written, so it can also signify 'to reflect or 'to look'. ‘Smile’ is another meaning found for this name. ‘A beautiful blessing’ is also another translation for this name. In the Irish language, Emi means ‘rival’ or a ‘beautiful picture’. In English speaking countries, it is a variant of the name Emily, so can also mean 'universal', 'whole', 'eager' or 'beautiful favor'. In Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, Emi is the name of a train station. In fiction, Emi Isuzu is the main character in the ‘Tenjho Tenge’ series.