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
Adenrele Girl African The crown has re...
Adeola Girl African The crown has vi...
Aderinola Girl African A crown approach...
Adero Girl African She who creates ...
Adesimbo Girl African Of righteous birth
Adhra Girl Swahili An apology
Adia Girl African Being a gift
Adila Girl Arabic Justice
Adilah Girl Arabic Justice
Adimu Girl Swahili Unique, rare, sc...
Adin Both Hebrew Slender; voluptu...
Adina Girl Hebrew Slender
Adio Girl African Born on Monday; ...
Adla Girl Swahili Justice
Adowa Girl African Born on Tuesday
Adroa Boy African Up there
Aduke Girl African Beloved
Adwin Both African Creative
Adwoa Girl African Born on Monday
Afaafa Girl Swahili Virtuous
Afafa Girl African First baby conce...
Afework Girl African Speaker of pleas...
Afeworki Girl African Speaker of pleas...
Afia Girl African Given life on a ...
Afifa Girl Arabic Chaste
Afiya Girl Swahili Wellness; health
Afla Both Swahili Health
Afrika Girl Swahili Africa
Afryea Girl African Born at a time o...
Afua Both Swahili Mercy, protection