First recorded as a given name of Latvians/Livonians in the 13th century. From Livonian im (“wonder”) + and (“gift”). Name of an elder in the folk story Vanem Imants (1802) by Garlieb Merkel.
- A male given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Imants was the only given name of 5712 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.