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
Omorenoniwa... Girl African Not intended to ...
Omorose Girl African My beautiful child
Omosede Girl African A child is more ...
Omosupe Girl African A child is the m...
Omusupe Girl African A child is the m...
Onani Boy African Look
Oni Girl African Born in a holy p...
Osahar Boy African The lord listens
Osakwe Boy African The lord agrees
Osayaba Boy African The lord forgives
Osayande Boy African The world is God's
Osayimwese Boy African Completed by god
Osayioniwabo Girl African God will come to...
Osaze Boy African Loved by the lord
Osei Boy African Nobel
Osemweoyenm... Girl African Valuable
Oseye Girl African One who is happy
Othenio Boy African Give birth by ni...
Ozigbodi Girl African Patience
Paka Girl Swahili Cat
Paki Boy African Witness
Panya Girl Swahili Mouse
Panyin Girl African The eldest of tw...
Paradzanai Boy African Keep it aside
Pasua Girl Swahili Born by cesarean...
Penda Girl Swahili Affectionate
Pepukayi Boy African Wake up
Petiri Boy African Here we are
Peyisai Boy African Conclusion
Pili Girl Swahili Second child