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Gender: Female Meaning of Iman: "faith" Origin of Iman: Arabic

The name Iman is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "faith". Iman and is often added to lists like Mystical Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

One of the best-known African names in the Western World because of the Somali-born model and wife of the late David Bowie.

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Famous People Named Iman

Iman (Mohamed Abdulmajid), Somali-American model
Iman Ali, Pakistani actress
Iman Meskini, Norwegian actress
Iman bint Al Abdullah (b. 1996), Princess of Jordan; daughter of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania
Iman bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein and Queen Noor
Iman Pahlavi, Princess of Iran, daughter of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi and Yasmine Pahlavi
Iman Tayla "Junie" Shumpert Jr. (b. 2015), daughter of basketball player Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor
Sy'rai Iman Smith, daughter of singer/actress Brandy Norwood
Iman Asante Shumpert, male American basketball player
Iman Crosson aka Alphacat, male American actor and impressionist
Imaan Hammam, Dutch supermodel

Pop Culture References for the name Iman

Iman Avesta, character in DC Universe
Iman Fashion Brand (Cosmetics, Handbags, Etc.)

Imani, Imane, Eman, Aman, Imana


TiffanyS Says:


I'm not sure how this should be pronounced, but in Spanish, imán means magnet.