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Gender: Female Meaning of Imani: "faith" Origin of Imani: Arabic Imani's Popularity in 2017: #539

The name Imani is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "faith". Imani is ranked #539 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

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Another strong Arabic name, this one is popular throughout the Muslim world and was chosen for her daughter by actress Jasmine Guy.

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Famous People Named Imani

Imani Francesca Coppola, American singer-songwriter
Imani Trishawn McGee-Stafford, American basketball player
Imani Hakim, American actress
Imani Uzuri, American jazz singer
Solána Imani Rowe aka SZA, American R&B singer-songwriter
Imani Duckett (b. 1999), daughter of actress Jasmine Guy and Terrence Duckett
Imani Shekinah Alexander-Knox (b. 2011), daughter of actor Flex Alexander and singer Shanice Wilson
Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, daughter of actor Keenen Ivory Wayans
Deyjah Imani Harris, daughter of American rapper T.I.
Imani, stage name of Emandu Rashaan Wilcox, male American rapper of group The Pharcyde
Imani Patterson, male American actor
Nyjah Imani Huston, male American pro skateboarder

Pop Culture References for the name Imani

Imani Firewing, character on animated series "Mysticons"
Imani Dawson, baby in "Imani All Mine" by Connie Porter
Imani, baby in "What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day" by Pearl Cleage


beachbear Says:


In itself this is a beautiful name. My only hangup is that separated it becomes "I, man, I".

Imani Says:


My name is Imani. I didnt like it that much until I knew what the true meaning of it was. It is really a beautiful name. And it sorta grew on me.

Guest Says:


My name is Imani. I didnt like it that mhch until I found out the true meaning of it. It really is a beautiful name.

Evajoy Says:


Imani is of Arabic origin but it is the Swahili word for "Faith" as well.