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What does Ima mean?

Ima Pronunciation of Ima [ima] as a girls' name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ima is "entire, universal". Variant of Emma.


5 related forms via Emma: Em, Ema, Emme, Emmi and Emmy.

Creative forms:
(female) Imai, Isma, ..

(male) Imain, Imais, ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ima name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ima outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ima, Ema, Emma, Emme, Emmy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emma, Emmy outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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