Imani

Imani - A very unique female name



  Nov 12,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Imani, meaning faith, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1971 on position #2340. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Imani and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Imani? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Imani. The baby girl name Imani was given to 783 baby girls in 2012, ranking #381 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,805 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Imani peaked in popularity 23 years ago in 1996 on position 240.



Famous with this name

Imani Wilcox
Imani Parks
Imani Lewis


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Rating: 4/5 (23 people)


Imani is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Imani is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #142 - and is the least popular in Minnesota at position #952.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Imani is where you live.


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Imani origin and meaning

Imani is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means faith. To see famous people named Imani, pop culture references for the name Imani and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Imani

We've found the following names that sound similar to Imani, sorted by popularity.

Ina / Iona / Ione / Ima / Iyana / Iyanna / Iman / Iyonna / Inaya / Ianna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012381
2011390
2010372
2009409
2008387
2007392
2006413
2005409
2004388
2003331
2002315
2001304
2000304
1999296
1998255
1997247
1996240
1995266
1994302
1993456
1992538
1991704
1990916
19891087
19881397
19872231
19862610
19852550
19842736
19832339
19822041
19812739
19801958
19793224
19781980
19772008
19762369
19752304
19741913
19732057
19712340

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia142
South Carolina164
Georgia167
Maryland197
North Carolina210
Pennsylvania216
Delaware218
New Jersey242
Florida247
Virginia263
New York297
Alabama309
Mississippi320
Michigan328
Louisiana339
Connecticut353
Kansas362
Oklahoma371
Tennessee381
Ohio381
Nevada394
Massachusetts427
Illinois433
Missouri453
Arkansas530
Texas565
Washington608
Oregon630
Indiana679
California729
Kentucky785
Wisconsin804
Arizona907
Colorado941
Minnesota952

Even more about Imani


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Imani a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Imani?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1996
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Imani
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,805
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1971
2012 births +783

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