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
Makini Girl Swahili Placid
Malaika Girl Arabic Angel
Malia Girl Hebrew Uncertain, maybe...
Malika Girl Arabic Queen
Malkia Girl Swahili Queen
Mama Girl African Saturday born
Mamello Boy African Patience
Mandisa Girl African Sweet
Mangeni Girl African Fish
Manu Boy African Second born
Mariamu Girl African For the virgin M...
Marini Girl African Charming
Marjani Girl Swahili Coral
Masani Girl African One with a gap b...
Mashama Boy African You are surprised
Mashavu Girl Swahili Chubby-cheeked
Masika Girl Swahili Born during the ...
Maskini Girl Swahili Impoverished
Masomakali Boy African Sharp eyes
Masopakyindi Boy African Eyes like hard p...
Masud Boy N/A N/A
Matsimela Boy African Roots
Maulidi Girl Swahili Born during Maul...
Mawusi Girl African In God's hands
Mazi Boy Hebrew Be helpful
Mbafor Girl African Born during mark...
Mbeke Girl African Born at the begi...
Mbwana Boy African Ruler
Megara Girl Greek Possibly means "...
Mensah Boy African Third-born son