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
Ijaba Girl African A long-awaited g...
Ijara Both Swahili Reward, payment
Ijumaa Both Swahili Friday
Ikinya Girl African One step
Ikuseghan Girl African Peace overcomes ...
Ila Both Swahili Birth mark, blem...
Ilham Girl Arabic Inspiration, int...
Imani Girl Swahili Faith, belief
Imara Both Swahili Strong, resolute
Imarogbe Boy African Born to a good f...
Inaya Girl Swahili Providence; guar...
Intisar Girl Swahili Triumph
Ipyana Boy African Grace
Irawagbon Girl African The enemy tried ...
Iregi Boy African Rebellious; a re...
Ishaq Boy Arabic Abraham's son
Ishara Both Swahili Sign
Ishi Girl Japanese Rock, stone
Iskinder Boy Greek Defending men
Isoke Girl African Good gift from t...
Issa Boy African Salvation, prote...
Ita Both Swahili Invite, summon
Itidal Girl Swahili Symmetry
Iverem Girl African Blessings
Iyabo Girl African Mother has come ...
Izegbe Girl African Long awaited child
Jacoline Girl Hebrew Supplanter
Jacomina Girl Hebrew Supplanted; held...
Jafari Boy Arabic Stream
Jaha Girl Swahili Grandeur, majest...