Quick Facts on Amani
- African-American, Arabic
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Amani
Depending on your preference, Amani can have one of two meanings. First of all, in Arabic, Amani translates to “wishes” (أماني). Secondly, Amani is the Swahili word for “peace”. When it comes to usage in the Western World, Amani is most popular among Arabic speakers in the Netherlands and among African-Americans in the United States (the name also appears on the charts in both Australia and Canada but with much less frequently). In the east, Amani is a top favorite in the country of Malaysia. We favor the Swahili etymology over the Arabic but every parent “wishes” “peace” in the lives of their children, so both notions of this name are lovely. Occasionally Amani is used as a masculine personal name, but it is much more common for baby girls.
Popularity of the Name Amani
Amani has only been on the American radar since 1996, so this is a name with very little history in the United States. As such, her staying power remains to be seen. It reminds us a bit of Armani (although the names are not related). Today, Amani is used with low-moderate frequency across America, so we would still classify this one as unique and uncommon. It’s a pretty, wholesome name with eastern appeal. Amani is different and exotic but not super strange. There’s really nothing NOT to like about this girl's name. It definitely has a "peaceful" quality.
Popularity of the Girl Name Amani
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Amani
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Amani
Amani We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Amani.
Popular Songs on Amani
Amani - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Amani.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Amani
Amani Is Curious: Learn to Read Arabic Through a Story Book (Dar Asala) - Learn to Read Arabic Through Story. Each letter of the Arabic Alphabet has a page in the story. Amani discovers one letter at a time and as she find each Arabic letter it becomes the focus of that page in the book. Each occurrence of the letter is highlighted in the paragraph so the reader can practice reading and learn how the Arabic letter transforms from the beginning of the word, the middle and end. Great Arabic learning tool for any age!
Famous People Named Amani
Famous People Named Amani - Amani Toomer (male football player); Amani (pop musician from Kenya)
Children of Famous People Named Amani
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Amani - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Amani.
Amani - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Amani - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Amani.
Personality of the Girl Name Amani
The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.
Variations of the Baby Name - Amani