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.
(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)
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%).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.