[ 2 syll. i-ma, im-a ] The baby girl name Ima is pronounced IY-Maa- †. Ima's origin is Latin, Germanic, and Japanese, and its use, English, German, and Japanese. From Japanese roots, its meaning is 'now'.
In addition, Ima is a diminutive form of Amelia (English, German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, and Spanish).
Ima is also a variant of Emma in the English language.
Ima is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1932, 0.020% of baby girls were given the name Ima. It ranked at #443 then. The baby name has since experienced a substantial decline in popularity, and is of only infrequent use today. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly linked to Ima, Emma was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Ima: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"