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
Wambui Girl African Singer of songs
Waseme Girl Swahili Let them talk
Watende Boy African There shall be n...
Weke Boy African Born on Eke mark...
Wemusa Boy African Never satisfied ...
Worie Boy African Born on Afor mar...
Yaa Girl African Born on a Thursday
Yafeu Boy African Bold
Yahimba Girl African Nothing else is ...
Yao Boy African Born on Thursday
Yazid Boy Arabic Prosperous; incr...
Ye Girl African The eldest of tw...
Yejide Girl African Looks like her m...
Yenee Girl African Mine
Yetunde Girl African Mother has come ...
Yooku Boy African Wednesday born
Yorkoo Boy African Thursday born
Yumna Girl Arabic Blessed, lucky
Yuna Girl African Good looks
Yusra Girl Arabic Prosperity, good...
Zaaid Boy Arabic Lord
Zahra Girl Arabic Shining; flower
Zahur Boy Arabic Shining, flouris...
Zaida Girl Arabic Prosperous; incr...
Zaina Girl Arabic Beautiful
Zainabu Girl Arabic A fragrant plant
Zakiya Girl Hebrew God's purity
Zalika Girl Swahili Well-born
Zarifa Girl Arabic Intelligent, gra...
Zarina Girl Persian Gold