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What does Iman mean?

Iman Pronunciation of Iman [iman] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Iman) is pronounced ee-MAHN. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Iman is "belief, faith". Made familiar in modern times by supermodel Iman.

Associated with: arabic, modern.


Iman has 2 variants: Eman and Imani.

Creative forms:
(female) Imana, Imoan, ..

(male) Imang, Imor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Iman Samiya (I.S.), ..

How popular is Iman?

Iman is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#19852 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Iman entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1042 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #1941 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Imani (#536 the previous year) is the only other popular related form of Iman (#1941 the previous year). These relations of Iman were popular with parents in the year 1996 (usage of 0.07%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.03%, 56%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iman, Imani in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iman and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adan, Dian, Dwan, Dyan, Elan, Evan, Fan, Fran, Iana, Ida, Ila, Ilana, Ilane, Ilean, Ima, Ina, Inah, Ioana, Ira, Iren, Irma, Isa, Ita, Iva, Ivana, Ivon, Jan, Jean, Joan, Lean, Nan, Rian, Ryan, San, Sean, Shan, Sian and Van. These names tend to be more commonly used than Iman.

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