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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
Getachew Boy African Master
Geteye Boy African My lord; he who ...
Gethii Boy African Traveller; wande...
Ghalyela Girl Swahili Valuable
Ghanima Girl Swahili Prosperity, good...
Gharibuu Girl Swahili Unknown visitor
Gheche Girl Swahili Small
Ghedi Boy African Sojourner; trave...
Ghinjo Girl Swahili To slaughter
Ghipe Girl Swahili Sprout
Ghubari Both Swahili Rain cloud
Ghufira Girl Swahili Forgiveness
Gichinga Boy African Firebrand
Gicicio Boy African Mirror
Gimbya Girl African Princess
Girma Boy African Majesty
Githinji Boy African Butcher
Gitonga Boy African Rich, wealthy
Goatsemodime Boy African God knows
Goitsemedime Girl African The Lord knows
Goredema Boy African A storm cloud
Gwandoya Boy African Met with unhappi...
Gyasi Boy African One who is wonde...
Habeebah Girl Arabic Loved; beloved f...
Habiba Girl Arabic Loved; beloved f...
Habibah Girl Arabic Loved; beloved f...
Habimana Boy African God exists
Hadhi Girl Swahili Honor
Hadithi Both Swahili Story, legend, f...
Hafidha Girl Swahili Thoughtful