|Region of origin||Latvia|
Imants is a Latvian masculine given name, from the Livonian language: im meaning "miracle" added to and meaning "gift". The name is borne by more than 6,250 men in Latvia. Its nameday is celebrated on 1 July.
The name is one of the relatively few surviving Latvian names of indigenous origin from among the great number revived or introduced during the Latvian National Awakening of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
According to the Latvian calendar, the name day for Imants is July 1.
The name Imants may refer to the following:
- Imants Barušs, Canadian professor of psychology
- Imants Bleidelis (born 1975), Latvian footballer
- Imants Bodnieks (born 1941), Latvian racing cyclist
- Imants Kalniņš (born 1941), Latvian composer
- Imants Lieģis (born 1955), Latvian ambassador
- Imants Sudmalis (1916–1944), Latvian communist and Soviet partisan
- Imants Tillers (born 1950), Australian artist
- Imants Zemzaris (born 1951), Latvian composer
- Imants Ziedonis (born 1933), Latvian poet
- Imants Braslins (born 1998), American chef
- Balodis, Pauls (August 2009). "Personal Names of Livonian Origin in Latvia: Past and Present" (PDF). In Wolfgang Ahrens; Sheila Embleton; André Lapierre (eds.). Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. Toronto, Canada: York University. pp. 105–116. ISBN 978-1-55014-521-2. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
- PMLP database
- Pilsonības un Migrācijas Lietu Parvalde (PMLP): Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs personal name database (in Latvian)
- Latkovskis, Leonards, 1971: Latgalu uzvordi, palames un dzymtas II. Munich: Latgalu izdevniecība (in Latvian)
- Siliņš, K., 1990: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Rīga: Zinātne (in Latvian)
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