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My mother named me Imbi/Impi! You probably think my name is weird!
Impi Crossaland  1/29/2018
Impi is a song by Juluka.
AnastasiaE  9/30/2012
The problem with "Impi" is it sounds like... well, "imp". (An imp, for anyone who may not know, is a small, ugly demon-like creature who runs around playing tricks on people.) I can't take this name seriously because of that. It's the sort of name that I would give to a mischievous pet, not a real human girl.
fayeday  6/1/2012
Also a Zulu word meaning "war".
Black_X  2/20/2012
The meaning is more close to maiden. It can mean virgin, but usually refers to a young girl. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  3/13/2010
Actually, the name Impi is still used in Finland. During the little over hundred years this name have been given to 9233 women either as a first or second name, last year (2008) there were four girls who got this name.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2009
I agree with the woman who made the above comment. This name is ugly, dated, and misogynous to be using. It also sounds like "imp". I can see why no one in Finland is named Impi anymore. Ironically, I don't have a problem with Virginia, which has the same meaning, since most parents using it probably don't have such sexist intentions.
bananarama  7/14/2008
Mwahahaha, I've never actually heard of a woman named Impi, and I seriously doubt there are any alive, or have been in ages. Maybe this name was used a couple of hundred years ago. No one would use this word to describe a virgin anymore; it even sounds ridiculous in poetic language. I bet many people wouldn't even understand what it means. The word only exists in the word 'immenkalvo' for 'hymen' in modern Finnish, and it literally means ''membrane of a virgin''. Maybe most people have forgotten that 'immen' is the genitive form of this silly little obsolete word that very, very misogynous parents who wanted their daughter to remain a virgin forever would use a long, long time ago, in the dark ages of pre-civilization and some respect for women.
slight night shiver  6/5/2008
Very impish, which gives me a different image than "virgin" entirely. The virgin comments above are unnecessary though, do you cough at Virginia?
― Anonymous User  2/16/2007
Hey, this is very old name. I haven't never met or even heard about anyone called Impi, and I don't think that any parents would even name their daughter to it, so just leave the name alone and play fair.
Yippal  1/8/2007
Virgin, hmm. *cough* No pressure here...
― Anonymous User  3/16/2006
I have to admit, I laughed when I heard this name. It seems like an odd thing to name your daughter. Unless you REALLY want her to be a nun, then it sort of stops being applicable at a certain point.
fobusgrrl  10/12/2005

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