What does Imani mean?
Imani [imani] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Imani) is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Imani is "belief, faith". Imani is an alternate form of Iman (Arabic) with the suffix -i.
Imani has 1 relation via Iman: Eman.Creative forms:
(female) Imadi, Imain, ..
(male) Imain, Imanis, .. Middle name pairings:
Imani Willow (I.W.), ..
How popular is Imani?
Imani is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#60557 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Imani for girls. Imani was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #239 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #536 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. The only other prominent related form of Imani (#536 from recent data) is Iman (#1941 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Imani was at its highest 2 decades ago (median #640) and has become significantly lower since.
Imani is pronounced similarly to Amana, Amani▲, Amena, Amina▲ and Emina. Other recommended names are Alani▲, Anani, Armani▲, Avani, Brani, Chani, Dani▲, Evani, Frani, Iana, Idania, Ilana, Ilane, Ilania, Ilanis, Ilanit, Ilari, Ima▼, Ioana, Iolani, Ishani, Ivana, Ivania, Kani, Kiani, Lani, Nani, Rani, Shani, Tani, Tiani and Ulani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Imani.See names in meaning and etymology.