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
Durra Girl Arabic Pearl
Dziko Girl African The earth
Ebo Boy African Tuesday born
Ebun Girl African Being a gift
Edenausegbo... Girl African Good favors reme...
Efia Girl African Born on Friday
Ehioze Boy African Stands above envy
Ehizemen Girl African God's decision
Eidi Girl Swahili Festival, feast ...
Ekaghogho Girl African Born on a day of...
Ekenesenarh... Girl African Acknowledge that...
Elimu Boy Swahili Knowledge, educa...
Endesha Both Swahili Steer, lead, guide
Enomwoyi Girl African Graceful or char...
Enyonyam Girl African Pleasant to me
Enzi Both Swahili Power, might, so...
Erasto Boy African Peaceful man; ma...
Erevu Boy Swahili Clever, capable
Eshe Girl Swahili Life
Esi Girl African Sunday born
Esosa Girl African A blessing of God
Etana Both Hebrew Strong
Etinosa Girl African Strength of God
Ewansiha Boy African Secrets cannot b...
Fabayo Girl African A lucky birth th...
Fadhila Girl Swahili Bountiful
Fadhili Both Swahili Aid, favour, com...
Fadil Boy Arabic Giving, virtuous...
Fadiya Girl Swahili One who redeems
Fahamu Both Swahili Intelligence