Of Germanic and Japanese origin.

An alternative form of the name Emma, of Germanic origin from the word “ermen”, commonly used in Dutch.

In Japanese, Ima, pronounced “ee-mah”, means now.

Other forms of the name are: Em, Emmy, Ema, Imah.

Ima Hogg, also known as “The First Lady of Texas”, was an art collector and philanthropist. Her given name was taken from the poem “The fate of Marvin”, written by her uncle Thomas Hogg.