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
Tatu Girl Swahili Third child
Tau Boy African Lion
Tawa Girl Swahili Devout
Tawiah Girl African First-born after...
Tebogo Boy African We are thankful
Teleza Girl African Slippery
Tenagne Girl African Gold
Thaba Boy African Mountain
Thandiwe Both African Loved one
Thema Girl African Queen
Themba Both African Trusted
Tichawonna Boy African We shall see
Tisha Girl English N/A
Titilayo Girl African Everlasting joy
Tosha Girl Latin (Christ's) birth...
Tuhfa Girl Arabic Gift
Tukupasya Boy African We are afraid
Tulani Boy African Quietness
Tulinagwe Girl African The Lord is with...
Tuma Boy African Everlasting; imm...
Tumaini Girl Swahili Hope
Tumelo Both African Faith, belief
Tumpe Girl African Let us give than...
Tuponile Boy African We are saved
Tusajigwe Girl African We are fortunate...
Tuwalole Girl African Praiseworthy; ex...
Twia Boy African Born after twins
Uchefuna Girl African I am aware of my...
Urbi Girl African Princess
Uuka Boy African Rise up; arise