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
Bahiya Girl Arabic Beautiful
Baina Girl African Glittering
Bali Both Swahili On the contrary
Balondemu Boy African The chosen one
Balozi Boy Swahili Consul, ambassador
Bamba Both Swahili Advice
Banga Boy African Sword
Baraka Boy Arabic Blessing
Barke Girl Swahili A blessing
Baruti Boy African Educator
Basha Girl Hebrew Daughter of a pr...
Bashaam Girl Swahili Wealthy
Basi Both Swahili Enough
Basma Girl Arabic A smile
Batuuli Girl Swahili Young maiden
Baya Girl Swahili Ugly-looking
Bayo Girl African Happiness has be...
Bayyina Girl Swahili Testament; evide...
Bebi Girl Swahili Infant
Becca Girl Hebrew To tie
Bejide Girl African Born during the ...
Bekele Boy African He has become; h...
Berhanu Boy African Light; light fro...
Berihun Boy African Let him guide us
Berta Girl Germanic Famous; bright
Betoto Both Swahili Owl
Bia Girl Italian White; fair
Biashara Both Swahili Trade, business
Bibi Girl Latin Alive
Bilashi Both Swahili For no reason