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
Shawana Girl Swahili Graceful
Shiminege Girl African We will forsee o...
Shukura Girl Swahili Thankful
Siboniso Girl African A symbol
Sigele Girl African Left
Sigolwide Girl N/A My way is honest
Siham Girl Swahili Sharing
Sikudhani Girl Swahili An unexpected gift
Simba Boy Swahili Lion
Siphiwe Girl African We were given
Siri Girl German Fair victory
Sisi Both African Sunday born
Sisya Girl Swahili Girl from the mf...
Siti Girl Swahili Woman
Subira Girl Swahili Patience has its...
Suhaila Girl Arabic Gentle, easy
Suma Girl African Ask
Sundai Boy African Push; to push
Sundiata Boy African Hungry lion
Sundyata Boy African Hungry lion
Sunjata Boy African Hungry lion
Syandene Girl African Arrives on time;...
Taban Boy African N/A
Tabia Girl Swahili Polite behavior
Taiwo Both African Eldest of twins
Tale Girl African Green
Talib Boy African Seeker
Tamasha Girl Swahili Joyous occasion
Tanisha Girl African Born on Monday
Tatu Girl Swahili Third child