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Origin, Meaning, And History of Amani

Amani is a name of Arabic origin and means ‘hope,’ ‘wishes’ or ‘aspirations.’The name also Swahili roots and means ‘peace.’ It is deeply connected to the Islamic holy text Quran and is used five times in the Quran. Amani is the plural of another Islamic name Umniya which also appears in the Quran.

Amani is a gender-neutral name that could also mean ‘faith’ in Arabic. Some variations of the name are Emani, Imani, Emoni, Emonie, Amoni, and Imoni.
Being an Arabic name, it does not appear frequently in popular culture. However, there are some mentions of this name in literature and films. For example, Karen Burthwright plays a character named Amani in ‘The New Archies,’ an animated sitcom and television series produced by DIC Animation City in the US. It draws its inspiration from the characters created by Archie Comics.

In 1991, the Hong Kong band Beyond came out with a song called ‘Amani.’ Regarded as the most accomplished and influential Cantopop band from Hong Kong, Beyond has left a lasting impact on the music scene.

Amani Al’Hiza appears in the Rebel of the Sands series written by author Alwyn Hamilton. Chad Amani is the main protagonist of the 2021 TBS series Chad. The American sitcom is created by Nasim Pedrad. Amani the Boda-Boda Rider is an illustrated storybook that narrates the adventurous journey of a young girl from Africa who dares to dream beyond the limitations imposed by society. The book is written by Paul H. Sutherland and illustrated by Bahizi Jovan.
Amani is a Kenyan singer and songwriter, whose birth name is Cecilia Wairimu. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is an American author, activist, tech entrepreneur, and the founder of, a blog for Muslim women. In 2016, she was included in Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media. Amani Elijah Bledsoe is an American football defensive end and a member of the Oklahoma Sooners for three seasons. Amani Oruwariye is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).


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Wishes; Desires; Peace
1 word, 5 letters, 3 vowels, 2 consonants
Short and moderately easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Amani?

Pronounced as uh-mah-nee

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Popular Sibling Names For Amani

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Boy Sibling Names For Amani

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Amani?

The name Amani means wishes, desires, and peace.

2. How does the name Amani embody strength and resilience?

Amani means ‘peace’ and ‘faith.’ These meanings embody strength and resilience as a person can make peace with themselves and their surroundings and be resilient to face challenges. Also, faith in their abilities helps them put in the hard work and work towards their goals.

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