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
Merah Girl Hebrew Bitter
Mesi Girl African Water
Mhina Boy African Joyful
Mhonum Girl African Mercy
Mila Girl Latin Rival; emulating
Mingo Boy Spanish N/A
Minkah Boy African Justice
Modupe Boy African Gratefulness
Monifa Girl African I am lucky
Montsho Both African Black
Morayo Girl African I see joy
Morihinze Both African Either a son or ...
Morowa Girl African Queen
Mosa Girl African Grace; graceful
Mosegi Boy African Tailor
Moshoeshoe Boy African N/A
Mosi Both Swahili The first born
Moswen Boy African Light in color
Mothudi Boy African Blacksmith
Motogusinile Boy African The first is out
Mpho Girl African Gift
Mposi Boy African Blacksmith
Muchaneta Boy African You will get tired
Mudada Boy African The provider
Mudiwa Girl African Loved one
Mulogo Boy African A wizard
Muna Girl Arabic Hope; object of ...
Munanire Boy African Has more than hi...
Munira Girl Arabic Luminous, bright...
Munyiga Boy African One who presses ...