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
Zawadi Girl Swahili Gift
Zera Girl Hebrew Seed
Zesiro Both African Elder of twins
Zikomo Boy African Thanks; thank you
Zilabamuzale Boy African Sickly child
Zuberi Boy African Strong
Zuka Boy African Money
Zulaykha Girl Arabic Fair
Zuleka Girl Arabic Fair
Zulekha Girl Arabic Fair
Zuna Girl African Excess; prosperity
Zuwena Girl Swahili Good