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
Nourbese Girl African Wonderful child
Nuha Girl Arabic Intellect, mind
Nura Girl Aramaic Light
Nuru Girl Swahili In the light of ...
Nwakaego Girl African More valuable th...
Nyah Girl African Purpose
Nyankomago Girl African Second-born afte...
NŽBushe Girl Swahili Godly one
Obama Boy Swahili Uncertain, perha...
Obioma Girl African Kind
Ode Both African Born along a road
Odion Boy African Eldest of twins
Ofure Girl African Peace
Ogwambi Boy African Always unfortunate
Ojore Boy African Warrior; man of ...
Olabisi Girl African Joy increases
Olabunmi Girl African Honor is rewarded
Olaniyi Girl African Glory in stored ...
Olateju Girl African Vast wealth
Olawutobi Boy African God is good
Olubayo Both African Highest delight
Olubunmi Girl African God has given he...
Olufemi Both African God loves me
Olufunke Girl African Given by God to ...
Olufunmilayo Girl African God gives me hap...
Oluremi Girl African God brings comfort
Oluwa Boy African Our lord; our god
Omalara Girl African Wanted
Omolara Both African Born at the perf...
Omorede Boy African A royal prince