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The best known Iman in the West is a woman, the Somalian supermodel who is now Mrs. David Bowie.
-- elizabeth hamlet  1/13/2006
Iman is actually a female name. It has a variety of spellings, with Iman being the most popular.
Being of Arabic origin the pronunciation is very specific, the first syllable being 'e' as in the second 'e' in elephant, and the second being 'maan', elongating the 'a' as in 'far'.
-- emaan  5/26/2006
Iman is a female name and if my information is accurate, it is of Persian origin. It is usually given to women of royal birth.
-- Professor  7/30/2006
In Islamic terminology Iman has more meaning than just "faith" or "believing." Iman is fulfillment of three things:
1. Profession of faith with the tongue.
2. Conviction of the truth of this profession in the heart.
3. Implementation and action on the requirements of this profession with the body and the heart.
-- NinaCorleone  3/24/2007
Means magnet in Spanish.
-- survivor_fan  1/29/2008
Princess Iman of Jordan, the daughter of the late King Hussein, is a famous bearer of this name, as is the daughter of Queen Rania and King Abdullah, the current monarchs of Jordan.
-- 1m4n  1/3/2009
Iman has two syllables. The first syllable is prounounced as 'ee' (there is not too much stress on the 'ee', however) and the second goes as 'maan.'
-- 1m4n  1/3/2009
Iman is used in several Islamic prayers and is most commonly a feminine name.
-- 1m4n  1/3/2009
My friend is named Iman. She's Bosnian, and often complains that here in the United States, people tend to pronounce her name I-man. She switched schools this year, and goes by "Molly" now. I think it's disappointing that she's abandoning such a unique name (here) in favor of something more common.
-- experimentalfyre  11/13/2011
Iman Shumpert is an American basketball player.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2011
Iman is my name; One who believes in God and his Angels is one definition. I love this name and I am a male born in the United States to African-American parents practicing Islam in the Nation Of Islam.

I was disappointed to discover it is feminine and I thought my Mother was clueless naming me but it appears the attributes of the name meant more than its gender.

The prononciation is difficult for typical westerners and my name has been butchered. I have offered alternatives to the feeble-minded such as Imanuel, Manny, or 'E'. Don't hesitate choosing this name for those because of difficult pronunciation... this is a great name and, as I am told, not specifically one gender or the other.
-- mamskas  3/20/2015
I have a friend at my school named Iman (she is really nice :D) and that is how I learned about this name. I really like it! I love the meaning of the name especially. It's really nice!
-- UltimateTheZekrom  3/21/2015

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