- The character from Final Fantasy II.
- The Elder of Mysidia from Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.
- The character from Final Fantasy Dimensions II.
- The character from War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
Ming is a Chinese name directly translated as "enlightenment", while Min means "clever" or "sharp". The alternate transliteration, Minh, is Vietnamese, but means the same thing.
Wu is a common Chinese surname meaning "shaman".
The name "Minwu" bears a resemblance to Menw. Menw was King Arthur's court magician and counselor who often traveled with and accompanied him on his quests.