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
Fahamu Both Swahili Intelligence
Fahari Girl Swahili Magnificence
Fahima Girl Arabic Clever, educated
Fahimah Girl Arabic Clever, educated
Faida Girl Arabic Benefit, gain
Faika Girl Swahili Better
Faiza Girl Arabic Successful; vict...
Faizah Girl Arabic Successful; vict...
Fanaka Girl Swahili Prosperity, succ...
Fanana Both Swahili Resemble
Fanikia Girl Swahili Prosperousness
Fanta Girl African Beautiful day
Faraa Girl African Cheery, animated...
Faraja Girl Swahili Comfort, relief,...
Faraji Boy Swahili Comfort
Farashuu Girl Swahili Butterfly
Farasi Both Swahili Horse
Farida Girl Arabic Exceptional; uni...
Farih Girl African Light-complexioned
Farisi Girl Swahili Able
Fasaha Girl Swahili Well-spoken
Fathiya Girl Arabic Victory
Fatima Girl Arabic Abstinence
Fatuma Girl Swahili Abstinence
Fauziya Girl Arabic Victorious
Fayola Girl African Fortunate, lucky...
Fedha Both Swahili Silver, money, c...
Femi Girl African Love me
Fenuku Boy African Born past term
Fenyang Boy African Victor; conqueror