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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yemi

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

Notable Persons Named Yemi

Yemi Alade is an african popular music singing and singer-songwriter. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Yemi was given the name Yemi Eberechi Alade on March 13th, 1989 in Abia (state).


Yemi Osinbajo is a Lagos State Attorney General, Commissioner for Justice, and 6th Vice President of Nigeria. Yemi was born on March 8th, 1957 in Lagos, Nigeria.


Yemi Odubade is a soccer player for the Eastleigh F.C., Eastbourne Town F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Eastbourne Borough F.C., Oxford United F.C., Stevenage F.C., Newport County A.F.C., Gateshead F.C., Forest Green Rovers F.C., and Woking F.C. Yemi was born on July 4th, 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria.


Yemi A.D. is a choreographer, art director, performer, correspondent, artist, and choreography. He has been prominent since 1999. Yemi was given the name Yemi Akinyemi Dele on November 4th, 1981 in Liberec, Czech Republic.



Yemi Abiodun is a soccer player for the Millwall F.C., Norwich City F.C., Southend United F.C., Chesham United F.C., Harrow Borough F.C., Dulwich Hamlet F.C., Enfield 1893 F.C., Maidenhead United F.C., Welling United F.C., Redbridge F.C., and Hampton & Richmond Borough F.C. Yemi was born on December 29th, 1980 in Clapton, England.


Fun Facts about the name Yemi

  • When was the first name Yemi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yemi is Tuesday, July 15th, 1924.
  • How unique is the name Yemi? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yemi. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yemi: Your name in reverse order is Imey. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Miey. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Yemi born Jan 2, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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