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Gender: Female Meaning of Ima: "present, now" Origin of Ima: Japanese

The name Ima is a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "present, now". Ima and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With I and discussed in our forums with posts like "Big CAF with Generations and Occupations".

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Frequently cited as an example of cruel baby naming, à la Ima Hogg.

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Famous People Named Ima

Ima Hogg, American philanthropist
Ima, stage name of Canadian singer Marie-Andree Bergeron
Ima Shalom, one of the few women named & quoted in Talmud

Pop Culture References for the name Ima

Ima, Hebrew & Japanese word for "mom" (pronounced "ee-ma")
"Ima Ani Lo Rotze Lehigamel," '81 album by Israeli rock group HaClique
Ima Boss, song by American hip-hop artist Meek Mill
Ima Hitotabi no, 1947 Japanese film
Ima Koji, name of a street in Japan
Ima Korean, parody of "I got a feeling" by Rucka Rucka Ali
Ima Made no A Men, B Men Dest?!, hit by Japanese group Greeeen
Ima Monster, 2011 album by Tom Denney
Ima Nade (There is Hope), album by Serbian group Yu Grupa
Ima Nesto od Srca do Srca, album by Bosnian band Crvena Jabuka
Ima Nesto u Tom Sto me Neces, Zeljko Joksimovic's album
Ima Robot, band based in California (formed in late 1990's)
Ima Demo Zutto, single by Japanese due Spontania ft. Yuna Ito


Kaylon O. Centres Says:


Jim Hogg's daughter, yes, she was respected, recognized along with her prominent family.

indiefendi2 Says:


I never thought Ima Hogg was a real person but apparently she was very respected in her lifetime. Incredible.

raevynstar Says:


Way too many jokes available--"Ima pig," Ima doofus", and worse.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I don't like this name at all