What does Iman mean?
Iman /iman/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
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 (not in Top 1000). This girl name was at the peak of its popularity in the year 1996 (usage of 0.761%) and has become much less widespread since (usage 0.497%, ▼34.7%). Imani (#503) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Ima. This name tends to be more commonly used than Iman.