Origin of the name MI.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MI.
Egyptian. "Cat." A word found compounded in some
Egyptian names, such as Miatumu,
defining Beset (Bast), the cat-headed goddess of Bubastis, as the
feminine form of Bes, and deriving her name, like his, from the panther Besau,
Dr. Pleyte nevertheless ascribes an Egyptian origin to her feline
prototype. The cat,
he says, was called in Egyptian Mi, Miau (phonetically Mau),
after her cry... (The Academy, v.23, 1883).