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Imani (girl)

What does Imani mean?

Imani Pronunciation of 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).


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, belief (hope)



(female) Imadi, ..

(male) Imain, ..

Imani Jade (I.J.), ..

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)

Imani was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #239 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #515 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

The only other prominent related form of Imani (#515 FROM RECENT DATA) is Iman. Adoption of these relations of Imani was at its highest 2 decades ago (MEDIAN #738) and has become significantly lower since, with the form Iman becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names

Imani is pronounced similarly to Amana, Amani, Amena, Amina and Emina. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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