Amani Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Amani:
Derived from the Arabic amāni (desires, wishes), which is from mana (to desire).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Arabic - Desires/Wishes/Aspirations.
Persian - Trust/Security .
Swahili - Peace .
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Amani Toomer - Giants Wide Receiver #81
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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.