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
Bushira Girl Swahili Brings good tidi...
Busu Both Swahili Kiss
Buyu Both Swahili Calabash
Cayman Boy African Alligator
Caymun Boy African Alligator
Chaniya Girl Swahili Wealthy
Chaonaine Girl African It has seen me
Chausiku Girl Swahili Born at night
Cheikh Boy African Wise; learned
Chenzira Boy African Born on the road...
Chika Girl Japanese A thousand summe...
Chiku Girl Swahili Talker; one who ...
Chilemba Boy African Turban
Chinouyazue Boy African Will be back again
Chinue Girl African A blessing from ...
Chioma Girl African Gift from God
Chionesu Boy African Guiding light; l...
Chipo Girl African A present
Chisom Girl African God accompanies me
Chisulo Boy African Strength of steel
Chitundu Boy African Bird nest
Chiumbo Boy African Little
Chiwa Girl African Death
Chotsani Girl African To take from, to...
Chuki Girl Swahili Born in a time o...
Chuma Boy African Wealth
Coujoe Boy African Monday Born
Dabiku Girl Swahili Offering
Dabir Boy Persian Teacher
Dada Both African Curly-haired