What does Ima mean?
(female) Imai, Isma, ..
(male) Ino, Ire, .. Middle name pairings:
Ima Joslyn (I.J.), ..
How popular is Ima?
Ima is a very prominent first name for females (#1445 out of 4276, Top 34%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Ima reached its highest position of #491 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Ima are Emma (#1 in 2015), Emmy (#616), Emme (#1438) and Ema (#1469). Other variants, like Emmi, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Ima was at its apex a century ago (median #1141) and has become much diminished since (#1104, down 78%). Emma is more universally found than the rest, although Emmy appears to be getting popular too, while forms like Ima are no longer trendy.
Ima▼ is pronounced similarly to Aimy, Ama, Amaia, Amaya▲, Amee, Amey, Ami▼, Amia▲, Amiah, Amie▼, Amiya▲, Amma, Amy▼, Amya, Amye, Aymi, Oma▼, Ooma, Uma and Yuma. Other suggested similar names are Ida▼, Ila▼, Iman, Ina▼, Ira▼, Irma▼, Isa, Ita and Iva▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ima.See names in meaning and etymology.