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
Jaha Girl Swahili Grandeur, majest...
Jahi Girl Swahili Fame; prominence
Jaineba Girl African N/A
Jalali Boy Swahili Almighty (Allah)
Jalil Boy Arabic Grand; noble
Jamaal Boy Arabic Handsome
Jamahl Boy Arabic Handsome
Jameel Boy Arabic Handsome
Jamil Boy Arabic Handsome; grace
Jamila Girl Arabic Beautiful
Jana Girl Hebrew God is gracious
Janna Girl Hebrew God is gracious
Japera Girl African We have finished
Jauhar Both Sanskrit Jewel
Jawa Both N/A
Jawara Boy African Loves peace; lov...
Jelani Boy African Great, powerful
Jendayi Girl African To thank; to giv...
Jibri Boy Hebrew God is my might
Jimiyu Boy African Born during summer
Jina Both Swahili Name; one's self
Jirani Both Swahili Neighbor
Johari Girl Swahili Gem; something o...
Jojo Both African Monday born
Jokha Girl Swahili Jeweled robe
Jombe Boy African Bold and strong
Jomo Boy African Flaming spear
Joost Boy Dutch Just
Jozi Both Swahili Pair
Juma Boy African On friday born