- Nami was designed by Classick.
- The name "Nami" (波) has several different meanings in Japanese, but is commonly translated as "wave," as in ocean waves.
- Nami's concept is inspired by the mermaid, a mythical creature typically related to the sea.
- The tiny sharks in Nami's joke are visually similar to the Pressman Toy Corporation board game Let's Go Fishin'.
- Nami's Koi skin is a reference to the Japanese fish of the same name.