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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emani

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  • A submission from Tennessee, United States says the name Emani means "Smart Complicated Brave Fearless" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Arizona, United States, the name Emani is of Swahili origin and means "Faith".
Other origins: African American and Arabic

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Notable Persons Named Emani

Emani Sankara Sastry was a carnatic music veena player and veena. He plays Veena. Emani was born on September 23rd, 1922 in Draksharama. He passed away in 1987.


He holds the title Reverend Doctor. Emani was born on July 1st, 1905 in Bodipalem, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He breathed his last breath in 1972.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Emani

Vijaya Lakshmi Emani was an activism and social activist. Vijaya was born on May 14th, 1957 in Kurnool. She breathed her last breath on January 15th, 2009.


How popular is the baby name Emani in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 9 9 0
1991 13 13 0
1992 25 25 0
1993 39 39 0
1994 108 97 11
1995 99 92 7
1996 137 125 12
1997 202 186 16
1998 198 187 11
1999 213 201 12
2000 198 183 15
2001 205 192 13
2002 197 186 11
2003 218 203 15
2004 179 171 8
2005 193 182 11
2006 221 212 9
2007 227 218 9
2008 251 231 20
2009 196 175 21
2010 226 208 18
2011 198 180 18
2012 237 223 14
2013 250 235 15
2014 259 248 11
2015 220 211 9
2016 204 191 13
2017 175 167 8

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Popularity of Emani as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emani U.S.
  White 13.16% 64.26%
  African American 4.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emani

People with the last name Emani are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Emani

  • How Popular is the name Emani? Emani is the 3,841st most popular name of all time. As a last name Emani was the 115,034th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,897 babies born with the first name Emani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emani to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Emani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emani is Monday, July 1st, 1946.
  • What year had the most people named Emani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emani was in 2014 with a total of 248 babies.
  • Random Emani Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emani is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Emani: Your name in reverse order is Iname. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Meian. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 152 people with the last name Emani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emani? Emani is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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