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
Nassor Boy Arabic Helper
Nbushe Girl Swahili Godly one
Ndege Girl Swahili Bird
Ndweleifwa Boy African I came with morn...
Neema Girl Swahili Born in a prospe...
Nena Girl Hebrew Of Magdala
Neo Boy English New
Ngabile Girl African I have it
Ngina Girl African The serving one
Ngonepe Boy African Repose
Ngozi Both African Being a blessing
Ngulinga Girl African Crying
Nia Girl Gaelic Radiance; bright...
Niara Girl Swahili One with high pu...
Nikusubila Boy African Hopeful
Nina Girl Latin N/A
Njemile Girl African Upright
Njeri Girl African A warrior's daug...
Nkiruka Girl African A good future
Nkosazana Girl African Princess
Nku Boy Afghan Sheep
Nneka Girl African Her mother is re...
Nnenaya Girl African Like her paterna...
Nnenia Girl African Like her paterna...
Nobanzi Girl African Width
Nomalanga Girl African Cheerful
Nombeko Girl African Respect
Nomhle Girl African Beauty
Nomuula Girl African Rain
Nonyameko Girl African Patience