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
Atiya Girl Arabic Present; gift
Atu Boy African Saturday born
Auni Both Swahili Help, assist
Auta Girl African Born last
Awena Girl Welsh Muse
Ayan Girl African Bright
Ayana Girl African Beautiful blossom
Ayanna Girl African Beautiful blossom
Ayize Boy African Hope it comes
Ayo Girl African Joy; joyful
Ayobami Girl African I was blessed wi...
Ayobunmi Girl African I have been give...
Ayodele Girl African Happiness return...
Ayofemi Girl African Joy has an affin...
Ayoluwa Girl African Happiness for ou...
Ayoola Girl African Happy in riches
Aza Girl Swahili Reflect, think; ...
Azagba Boy African Out of town birth
Azalee Girl African Singer; she who ...
Azima Girl Arabic Mighty
Aziza Girl Arabic Powerful; beloved
Baba Girl African Thursday born
Babu Boy Swahili Ancestor, grandf...
Baderinwa Girl African To be respected
Bado Both Swahili Not ready, not yet
Badriya Girl Swahili Like the moon
Badru Boy Arabic Full moon
Badu Boy African Tenth
Bahari Both Swahili Something vast; ...
Bahati Girl Swahili Luck, fortune