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Imani is similar to the English word imam or imaum meaning minister or priest among the Mahommedans. The name may have been an influence to the word.
-- piglet  1/11/2006
Imani is the seventh and last day (New Year's Day) of Kwanzaa, the cultural celebration observing African-American heritage.
-- Laurea  8/17/2006
This name could be related to the Arabic name Iman.
-- bibi66  1/19/2009
Pronounced ee MAH nee.
-- Anonymous User  3/31/2009
I have loved this name for a very long time. It is regal and lyrical. It has a beautiful meaning as well. Love the way it sounds and how it looks. Not much to dislike about the beautiful Imani. May use this for a daughter one day.
-- kookiemonster71  3/31/2009
Aw, the name Imani is really sweet! I know of two people named Imani, one I met was a little girl, and the other I met was a teen. Pretty cool sounding name. =) If you're an Imani, you're bound to be special.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2009
This is the name of one of my cousins- but he's a boy! I didn't even realize this was a girl's name until I read Freakonomics and then looked it up here. I'm most definitely going to bring it up at the next family gathering and ask why they did that.
-- plutogirlgenius  8/25/2009
Actress Imani Hakim, who played Tonya on Everybody Hates Chris, is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2011
This is a good name if you're looking for an authentic African name but its only downside is that because names like Keisha And Shaniqua nobody actually believes this name is 100% African so it's classified as 'the ghetto name.' And so it's hard to find a job with a 'ghetto name' so you should be really be careful about choosing this name because it would be hard for your daughter to have a good job with this name.
-- 555jazzy  7/20/2012
I think English (African American) should be added as a usage. The word Imani, meaning "faith" in Swahili (the word itself is of Arabic origin, from iman), has been adopted by black Americans as the name of the Seventh Principle of Kwanzaa, a festival which arose in the 1960s to celebrate African heritage. Since then Imani has also been in use, primarily by people of that ethnicity, as a feminine name.

The usage of this name may have also been influenced by the famous Somali model Iman (b. 1955), though that's less likely since Iman never made the US charts (perhaps because of the -man ending). [noted -ed]
-- overtheclouds  11/1/2012
This name is absolutely gorgeous. However, due to the stereotypes this name is bound to get, I would only use it as a middle name.
-- citylights  8/27/2013

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