[ 3 syll. a-ma-ni, am-ani ] The baby girl name Amani is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced aa-MAA-Niy- †.
1: Amani is of Arabic origin. It is used mainly in Arabic and English. The meaning of Amani is 'wishes, aspirations'.
Amani has 13 forms. Forms of the name include Aamani, Ahmani, Amane, Amanea, Amaneah, Amanee, Amaney, Amanie, Amany, Amanye, Ammanu, and Mani. Another English form is the shortening Aman.
2: Amani's language of origin is African-Swahili and it is predominantly used in Swahili. Here, the meaning is 'peace'. In the USA, the name is well used by Afro Americans.
In addition, Amani is a form of the Swahili and English Imani.
See also the related categories, swahili, peace (harmony), americans, and arabic.
Amani is a somewhat popular baby girl name. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. At the modest height of its usage in 2010, 0.027% of baby girls were named Amani. It was #553 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #745 with a usage of 0.020%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Amani, Imani was the most commonly used. It was 64% more popular than Amani in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Amani include Aamani, Ahmani, Aamina, Ainhoa, Aiyana, Amaia, Amami, Amana, Amane, Amania, Amanya, Amaui, Amaya, Ameena, Ameenah, Amhuinn, Amiee, Amihan, Amina, and Aminah.
† English pronunciation for Amani: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"