Other Origin(s):African, Japanese, Nigerian, Uncertain
Meaning:Whole, universal; Great; Now, present; Beautiful; Love; Charity; Mother
In just three letters, Ima can give baby plenty of inspiration to work with. This feminine name is rich with origins and meanings, making it versatile enough to match your little one’s personality. Thanks to its Germanic roots, Ima can act as a variant of Emma or Irma, translating to “whole,” “universal,” or “great.” While this can remind baby that they’re destined for greatness, it can also encourage them to look at the big picture, taking in all the information the world holds for them. Ima can also have Japanese connections and mean “present” and “now,” and can help baby live in the moment and enjoy each moment of their life to the fullest. Ima may also come from the name Yma, which is mainly found in the Peruvian indigenous community, Quechua. Roughly translating to “beautiful,” this name can always remind your bundle of joy that they are dazzling, inside and out. In the Nigerian Ibibo and Zambian Lozi languages, Ima can mean “love” and “charity” or “mother,” respectively. Whether you want to celebrate baby’s familial roots, ever-growing heart, or beautiful demeanor, Ima has roots worldwide for them to embrace.
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