Imani: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Imani

Imani

Pronunciation: i-MAH-nee (key)

This strong and elegant Swahili name, which means faith, is shaping up to be an African-American classic. It's a favorite of Ivy League parents and was the name of a pioneering black fashion doll.

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Imani is the feminine form of Iman meaning belief, faith.

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