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What does Iman mean?

Iman \i-man\ as a girls' name (also used 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.


Iman has 2 variants: Eman and Imani.


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)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Iman and corresponding names. Imani (#503 the previous year) is the only popular related form of Iman (#unlisted). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 1996 (usage of 0.761%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.497%, down 34.7%). Imani (#503) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Imani in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Ima. This name tends to be more commonly used than Iman.