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
Latifu Girl Swahili Gentle, kind
Layla Girl Arabic Dark beauty
Lefu Both African Death; sickness
Lela Girl Persian Dark-haired beau...
Lenka Boy African Taker
Lerato Girl African Love
Lesedi Boy African The light
Letsego Boy African Arm; armament
Letsha Both African Lake
Lila Girl Persian Dark-haired beau...
Limber Girl African Happiness
Limpho Girl African Gifts
Lina Girl Arabic Delicate, compas...
Linda Girl English N/A
Lisha Girl African Full of mystery
Liziuzayani Girl African Tell someone
Lulu Girl German N/A
Lumbwi Both Swahili Chameleon
Lumusi Girl African Born with her he...
Lutalo Boy African Fighter; warrior
Luzige Boy African Locust
Machupa Boy Swahili He likes to drink
Madaha Girl African Elegant, charming
Madiha Girl Arabic Praise, commenda...
Madongo Boy African Uncircumsised
Magomu Boy African Younger of twins
Maiba Girl African Grave
Maideyi Boy African What did you want?
Maisha Girl Swahili Life
Makena Girl African Happy one