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
Hasnaa Girl Swahili Beauty
Hassan Boy Arabic Beautiful
Hawa Girl Arabic Eve, the wife of...
Hawla Girl Swahili Graceful like an...
Haya Girl Hebrew Alive, living
Hazika Girl Arabic Enlightened pers...
Hazina Girl Swahili Treasure; valuable
Hediye Girl Swahili Gift
Hembadoon Girl African Victorious one
Heri Boy Swahili Happiness, bless...
Hiari Girl Swahili Free will
Hiba Girl Hebrew Adore
Hidaya Girl Swahili Gift
Himidi Girl Swahili Praises to God
Hirizi Both Swahili Charm, amulet
Hisani Girl Swahili Mercy; forgiveness
Hishima Both Swahili Honor
Hondo Boy African Warrior, fighter...
Huru Both Swahili Free
Huruma Girl Swahili Compassion, symp...
Ibada Boy Swahili Reverence
Ibtisam Girl Swahili Smile, grin
Idi Boy Swahili Born during the ...
Idili Both Swahili Well behaved
Idowu Both African Being born after...
Idrissa Boy African Immortal
Ifama Girl African Everything is al...
Ife Girl African Love
Ifetayo Girl African Love brings joy
Ige Girl African A breech birth