African Boy & Girl Names

Browse Baby Names By Category

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.

Gender: Category:
Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Akosua Girl African Given life on Su...
Akua Girl African Born on a Wednes...
Akwete Girl African The eldest of tw...
Akwokwo Girl African Youngest of twins
Alaba Girl African Second born afte...
Alake Girl African One to be cuddled
Alama Both Swahili Sign, symbol
Alamisi Both Swahili Thursday
Alasiri Both Swahili Afternoon; after...
Alfajiri Both Swahili Dawn
Ali Boy Arabic Noble, sublime, ...
Alile Girl African Crying
Aliya Girl Hebrew To ascend; to go...
Almasi Girl Arabic Diamond
Aluna Girl African Approach
Ama Girl Native Ame... Water
Amadi Boy African Appeared destine...
Amali Both Swahili Occupation, acti...
Amana Girl Hebrew Faithful
Amani Both Arabic Desires; aspirat...
Amare Boy African Handsome; good l...
Amaziah Both Hebrew Strength of God;...
Ambakisye Boy African God has been mer...
Ambata Both Swahili Embrace, connect...
Ambidwile Boy African God has convince...
Ambilikile Boy African God called me
Ambokile Boy African God has redeemed...
Ambonisye Boy African God has rewarded...
Amina Girl African Peaceful, secure
Aminah Girl African Peaceful, secure