Iman

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Iman mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Iman

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  • According to a user from Morocco, the name Iman is of Arabic origin and means "Faith".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Iman means "Faith" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Iman means "Faith or Belief" and is of Hebrew origin.
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Wiktionary

From Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān, “faith, belief”).

  1. (Islam, uncountable) Pious adherence to the Islamic faith.
  2. (Islam, countable) One who has the Islamic faith and is a mu'min (believer).

iman was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Dongxiang, and Italian

Notable Persons Named Iman

Iman is a model. Iman was given the name Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid on July 25th, 1955 in Mogadishu.

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Iman Shumpert is a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Iman was born on June 26th, 1990 in Berlin, Illinois.

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Iman Ali is an actress and model. Iman was born in Lahore.

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Iman Crosson is an actor and impressionist (entertainment). His ongoing career started in 2005. Iman was born on March 27th, 1982 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Iman Tandi Dupree was a drag queen and pageant girl. Iman was born on August 13th, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee. He breathed his last breath on December 31st, 2005.

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Iman was born in 1982 in Tobruk, Libya.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Iman

Iman is a model. Iman was given the name Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid on July 25th, 1955 in Mogadishu.

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Chanel was given the name Chanel Iman Robinson on December 1st, 1990 in Atlanta. Chanel is also known as Chanel Iman.

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Princess was born as the child of Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan on September 27th, 1996 in Amman.

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Akhtar ul Iman was a poet and screenwriter. Akhtar was given the name Akhtar on November 12th, 1915. He passed away on March 9th, 1996.

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Sohibul Iman is a Deputy Speaker of the People's Representative Council from the PKS fraction and Deputy Speaker of thePeople's Representative Councilfrom thePKSfraction. Sohibul was born on October 5th, 1965 in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia.

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Ken Iman was a football player. Ken was born on February 8th, 1939 in St. Louis. He left this life on November 13th, 2010.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 11 0 11
1973 10 0 10
1974 14 0 14
1975 13 8 5
1976 29 19 10
1977 26 18 8
1978 43 25 18
1979 42 23 19
1980 62 36 26
1981 60 39 21
1982 46 36 10
1983 57 50 7
1984 47 38 9
1985 67 53 14
1986 45 32 13
1987 73 61 12
1988 72 63 9
1989 82 70 12
1990 110 96 14
1991 97 77 20
1992 184 162 22
1993 177 160 17
1994 152 126 26
1995 169 144 25
1996 209 178 31
1997 180 154 26
1998 173 149 24
1999 184 148 36
2000 209 174 35
2001 184 162 22
2002 186 157 29
2003 200 169 31
2004 192 173 19
2005 154 136 18
2006 175 156 19
2007 135 117 18
2008 192 164 28
2009 159 146 13
2010 129 108 21
2011 130 117 13
2012 117 98 19
2013 123 96 27
2014 132 111 21
2015 133 105 28
2016 134 106 28
2017 145 105 40

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Popularity of Iman as a first name

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Popularity of Iman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Iman U.S.
  White 56.71% 64.26%
  African American 18.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Iman

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

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Fun Facts about the name Iman

  • How Popular is the name Iman? Iman is the 3,673rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Iman was the 17,502nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Iman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,263 babies born with the first name Iman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Iman to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Iman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Iman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Iman is Sunday, May 6th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Iman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Iman was in 1996 with a total of 178 babies.
  • Random Iman Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Iman is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Iman: Your name in reverse order is Nami. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naim. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Iman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,610 people with the last name Iman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Iman? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Iman as their last name since less than 1 person in 182k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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