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Imani Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Imani is of Arabic and African Swahili origin.

The meaning of Imani is "faith".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 503  in baby name popularity for girls with 614 occurrences.  It ranked 4723 in popular baby names for boys with 20 occurrences. 

View the Imani Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Imani has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Imani to other names.


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Related Names

Imani is a form of the name Iman.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Imani in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Imani.

Just for fun, see the name Imani in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

African names encompass a variety of cultures, religions and languages.

Most people in North Africa are of the Muslim faith and therefore tend to use Muslim, Arabic names when naming their children. Central and South Africa maintain the influence of Western culture and frequently use European names when naming their children.

Traditional African names often reflect the order, time, or season of the child's birth. For example born on a given day or at a certain time, first born or second born. The name may also represent circumstances, for example, born while father was away. It is also common for given names to be vocabulary words from the local language.