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
Afya Girl Swahili Wellness; health
Agyei Boy African Messenger of God
Agyeman Boy African Born fourteenth
Agymah Boy African He who leaves hi...
Ahadi Girl Swahili Promising
Ahmad Boy Arabic Worthy of praise...
Ahmed Boy Arabic Worthy of praise
Aida Girl Arabic Visitor, returning
Ainra Girl Swahili Eternal power
Aisha Girl Arabic Alive; she who l...
Aishani Girl Sanskrit N/A
Aiyetoro Girl African Peace covering t...
Aja Both Indian Goat
Ajabu Both Swahili Amazement; aston...
Ajali Both Swahili Destiny; chance
Ajani Both African He fights for wh...
Ajia Girl Swahili Swift
Akanke Girl African Lovable at first...
Akanni Boy African Our meeting brin...
Akasha Both Sanskrit Open air, space
Akeem Boy Arabic Wise or insightful
Akello Girl African First child afte...
Akida Boy Swahili Chief, officer
Akiiki Boy African Friend
Akiki Boy African Friend
Akilah Girl Arabic Wise
Akili Both Swahili Wisdom, intellec...
Akin Boy African Brave boy
Akina Girl Swahili Bond, family bon...
Akins Boy African Brave boy