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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Imani

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Imani means "Faith" and is of African origin.
  • A submission from North Carolina, United States says the name Imani means "African princess" and is of Spanish origin.
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Borrowing from Swahili, from imani (“faith, belief”), from Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān).

  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Imani

Imani Hakim is an actress. She was most active from 2005 to 2005. Imani was born on August 12th, 1993 in Cleveland.

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Imani is a hip hop music musician. He was most active from 1991 to 1991. Imani was given the name Emandu Rashaan on December 15th, 1971.

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Imani Coppola is an alternative rock, pop music, and alternative hip hop musician. She plays Violin, Acoustic guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Imani was given the name Imani Francesca Coppola on April 6th, 1978.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Imani

Imani is a hip hop music musician. He was most active from 1991 to 1991. Imani was given the name Emandu Rashaan on December 15th, 1971.

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Akbar Imani is a soccer player for the Foolad F.C., Sepahan F.C., Zob Ahan Esfahan F.C., Iran national under-17 football team, Iran national under-20 football team, and Iran national under-23 football team. Akbar was born on March 21st, 1992 in Parsabad.

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Mohammad Mahdi Imani is an athlete for the Shoopi Malard FSC.

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Omid Imani is an athlete for the Persepolis F.C. Academy.

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Taha Imani is an athlete for the Persepolis F.C. Academy.

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Hadi Imani is a soccer player.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 8 8 0
1971 15 15 0
1972 30 21 9
1973 42 29 13
1974 32 32 0
1975 33 25 8
1976 32 25 7
1977 40 31 9
1978 49 36 13
1979 47 31 16
1980 47 37 10
1981 49 37 12
1982 53 40 13
1983 51 42 9
1984 41 32 9
1985 36 36 0
1986 54 48 6
1987 53 48 5
1988 84 76 8
1989 136 127 9
1990 229 204 25
1991 312 287 25
1992 449 427 22
1993 587 541 46
1994 948 905 43
1995 1,077 1,034 43
1996 1,223 1,171 52
1997 1,237 1,185 52
1998 1,272 1,222 50
1999 1,078 1,035 43
2000 1,092 1,051 41
2001 1,078 1,047 31
2002 1,005 966 39
2003 981 954 27
2004 842 801 41
2005 780 757 23
2006 801 782 19
2007 861 844 17
2008 871 840 31
2009 795 774 21
2010 887 861 26
2011 839 807 32
2012 833 807 26
2013 649 625 24
2014 642 622 20
2015 600 581 19
2016 598 573 25
2017 606 572 34

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Popularity of Imani as a first name

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Popularity of Imani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Imani U.S.
  White 51.07% 64.26%
  African American 29.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 10.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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People with the last name Imani are most frequently White, African American, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Imani

  • How Popular is the name Imani? Imani is the 1,536th most popular name of all time. As a last name Imani was the 39,164th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Imani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,104 babies born with the first name Imani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Imani to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Imani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Imani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Imani is Saturday, July 8th, 1933.
  • What year had the most people named Imani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Imani was in 1998 with a total of 1,222 babies. That's a lot of babies named Imani!
  • Random Imani Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Imani ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 39 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Imani: Your name in reverse order is Inami. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mnaii. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Imani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 562 people with the last name Imani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Imani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Imani as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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