Gender: Female Meaning of Imani: "faith" Origin of Imani: Arabic Imani's Popularity in 2018: #515

The name Imani is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "faith". Imani is ranked #515 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Winter Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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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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Imani is #1264 on Nameberry

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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.