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
Murua Girl African Graceful; elegant
Musa Boy Hebrew Drawn out of the...
Musoke Boy African Cannot be introd...
Mwajuma Girl Swahili Born on a Friday
Mwaka Boy African Born at the begi...
Mwamba Boy African Strong, powerful
Mwamini Girl Swahili Truthful
Mwanawa Girl African First child
Mwanyambi Boy African Bag
Mwanyisa Boy African Accept defeat
Mwasaa Girl Swahili Well-timed
Mwinyimkuu Boy African Great king
Nabila Girl Arabic Noble, honourable
Nabirye Girl African Mother of twins
Nabulungi Girl African Beautiful
Nadia Girl Russian Hope
Nadif Boy African Born at season c...
Nadifa Girl African Born between sea...
Nadra Girl Swahili Special
Nafula Girl African Born in the rain...
Naima Girl Arabic Tranquil
Naimah Girl Arabic Tranquil
Najia Girl Swahili Offspring
Najja Boy African Born after
Najma Girl Swahili Star
Nakisisa Boy African Child of the sha...
Naledi Girl African Star
Namono Girl African Youngest twin
Nana Girl Hebrew Grace; favour
Nasiche Girl African Given life durin...