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What does Imani mean?

Imani Pronunciation of Imani [imani] as a name for boys (also used more regularly as girls' name Imani) is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Imani means "God is with us". Imani is a variant form of Immanuel (Hebrew): transcription of Emmanuel.


3 related forms via Immanuel: Iman, Imanoel and Imanuel.

Creative forms:
(male) Imain, Itani, ..

(female) Imadi, Imain, ..

Middle name pairings:
Imani Ryland (I.R.), ..

How popular is Imani?

Imani is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#60557 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Imani entered the list in 1993 and reached its highest position of #1768 in the U.S. in the year 1996, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Immanuel (#906 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent alternative form of Imani. Other forms, like Imanoel, are uncommon. These relations of Imani were favored as birth names today (usage of 0.01%). Immanuel is the most trendy boy name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Imani, Immanuel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Imani is alike in pronunciation to Amani. Other recommended names are Armani, Dani, Hani, Ian, Idan, Ifan, Ilan, Ilari, Imad, Imri, Inman, Ioanis, Itai, Ivan, Ivann, Ivano, Iwan, Shani and Temani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Imani.

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