Amani Name Meaning & Origin

Amani

Pronunciation: ah-MAH-nee (key)

Origin of the name Amani:

Derived from the Arabic amāni (desires, wishes), which is from mana (to desire).

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Nicknames for Amani

Mani, A-MONEY :]
Mun Mun (We were told this nickname for our daughter by an Iraqi woman, but it never stuck. It just doesn't seem to work in English.)
My name is Amani so my two nicknames are Mani and Money.

Meanings and history of the name Amani

Arabic - Desires/Wishes/Aspirations.
Persian - Trust/Security .
Swahili - Peace .

Famous real-life people named Amani

Amani Toomer - Giants Wide Receiver #81

Amani in song, story & screen

Talib Kweli - "Black Girl Pain" '...And if I die then she'll be protected by Amani/That's her bigger brother and I love the way he love her..'

Author Khaled Hosseini mentions in the commentary at 63:01 that the name on the door "Dr. Amani" is his homage to his medical school roommate. He mentions in the documentary "Words from the Kite Runner" also on the DVD that he, himself, was a practicing physician for eight and a half years before choosing to concentrate on writing after 'The Kite Runner' book became successful.

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