African Boy & Girl Names

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African Names

The African continent is home to hundreds of indigenous tribes, each generally having its own language (or dialect) and culture. There are over 2100 languages spoken natively in Africa, making African baby names some of the most diverse in the world. From Akan to Bantu to Swahili, our African baby names list has many different varieties and representations of names, and includes info on the popularity, pronunciations, origin and meanings of the names, along with relevant historical and pop culture references. If you?re looking to honor your heritage, or just searching for a beautiful, meaningful name, take a look at our collection of African baby names.

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Bilqisi Girl Swahili Queen of Sheba
Bimbaya Girl Swahili Ugly-looking woman
Bimdogo Girl Swahili Young woman
Bimkubwa Girl Swahili Great lady
Bimnono Girl Swahili Corpulent woman
Bin Boy Swahili Son
Bina Girl Latin Of the Sabine tr...
Binadamu Boy Swahili Son of Adam
Binah Girl African One who dances
Binata Girl African N/A
Binti Girl Swahili Daughter, young ...
Bishara Girl Swahili Good tidings
Bitisururu Girl Swahili Child of joy
Bititi Girl Swahili Woman of strength
Biubwa Girl Swahili Smooth like a baby
Boahinmaa Girl African She has departed...
Bolade Girl African Honor comes with...
Bolanile Girl African This house's wea...
Bomani Boy African Warrior
Bonde Both Swahili Valley
Bopo Both Swahili Furrow, groove, ...
Bora Both Albanian Snow
Bubujika Both Swahili Bubble out, burs...
Buibui Both Swahili Spider
Bunmi Girl African Being my gift
Bupe Girl African Welcome; hospita...
Buqisi Girl Swahili Queen of Sheba
Buruji Both Swahili Castle, battlement
Busara Girl Swahili Wisdom, prudence...
Buseje Girl African Ask me a question