African Boy & Girl Names

Browse Baby Names By Category

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.

Gender: Category:
Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Dahnay Both African Well
Dakarai Boy African Child brings joy...
Dalila Girl Swahili Gentleness; her ...
Dalili Girl Swahili Omen; symbol
Dalmar Boy African Versitile; adapt...
Damisi Girl Swahili Happy; gregarious
Daniachew Boy African Arbitrator; deci...
Danie Boy Hebrew God is my judge
Danuwa Girl African A good friend
Darweshi Boy Swahili Holy
Daudi Boy Hebrew Beloved
Dawit Boy Hebrew Beloved
Dayo Girl African Happiness has come
Demissie Boy African One who destroys
Desta Both African Happiness
Dhakiya Girl Swahili Smart
Dhambizao Girl Swahili Their sins
Dhuriya Girl Swahili Posterity
Dikeledi Girl African Tears
Dino Boy Italian N/A
Do Girl African First-born after...
Dodo Girl Swahili Plump and lovable
Dofi Girl African Second-born afte...
Dogo Boy Swahili Junior, young, l...
Donkor Boy African One whom is humble
Doto Girl African Younger child of...
Ducha Girl Swahili Small
Dumaka Boy African A helping hand
Duni Girl Swahili Small
Durah Girl Swahili Pearl