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
Hafsa Girl Swahili Good judgment
Hafsah Girl Swahili Good judgment
Hagos Both African Joy
Haiba Girl Swahili Charming
Haifa Girl Arabic Delicate; slender
Haji Boy Swahili Pilgrim
Haki Boy Swahili Justice, truth
Hakika Girl Swahili Truth
Hakima Girl Arabic Wise or insightful
Hakizimana Boy African God saves
Hala Both Arabic Halo around the ...
Halili Girl Swahili Beloved
Halima Girl Arabic Patient; merciful
Halisi Girl Swahili Truth
Hamida Girl Arabic Praising, thankful
Hamidi Boy African Praising, thankf...
Hamisi Boy Swahili Born on Thursday
Hanaa Girl Arabic Happiness; bliss
Hanifa Girl Arabic A believer of Is...
Hanna Girl Hebrew Grace; favour
Hanuni Girl Swahili Happy, cheery
Haoniyao Girl Swahili Born during an a...
Harbuu Girl Swahili Warrior
Hartha Girl Swahili Fertile
Haruna Both Japanese Springtime veget...
Hasa Both Swahili Special
Hasanati Girl Swahili Good
Hasani Boy Arabic Beautiful
Hashiki Girl Swahili Passion
Hasijna Girl Swahili Pretty