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What does Iman mean?

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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Imana, Imanne, ..

(male) Imang, Imanna, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Iman for girls. Iman entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1042 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #1829 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the girl name Iman and corresponding names. Imani (#503 the previous year) is the only other popular related form of Iman (#1829 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%, 53%).

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.