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
Aminali Girl Swahili Trustworthy, hon...
Aminata Girl African N/A
Aminifu Girl Swahili Faithful, devoted
Amira Girl Arabic Princess; prospe...
Amirah Girl Arabic Princess; prospe...
Amiri Boy Swahili Officer, leader;...
Amne Girl Swahili Safe; stable
Amonke Girl African You caress her i...
Ampah Boy African Trust
Amri Boy Swahili Power, authority...
Amwa Both Swahili S/he is suckled
Andalwisye Boy African God has shown me...
Andengwisye Boy African God has claimed me
Andongwisye Boy African God has led me
Andwele Boy African God brought me
Aneesa Girl Greek Chaste
Anga Both Swahili Sky; weather
Angalia Both Swahili Watch, look at
Angavu Girl Swahili Bright, shining
Angaza Both Swahili Look at; illumin...
Angolwisye Boy African God has guided me
Angosisye Boy African God sanctified me
Anisa Girl Hebrew Grace; favour
Anisun Girl Swahili Friendly
Ankoma Boy African Last born
Antobam Girl African Child born after...
Anyabwile Boy African God has unchaine...
Anyelwiswe Boy African God has purified...
Anza Both Swahili Begin, start
Apara Boy African One who comes an...