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
A'isha Girl Arabic Alive; she who l...
Aadil Boy Arabic Honourable
Aailyah Girl Swahili Of the highest; ...
Aakash Boy Indian Open air, space
Aamina Girl Arabic Safe, saftey
Aapep Boy Ancient Eg... Moon snake
Aasim Boy Arabic Protector, benef...
Aba Both Hebrew Father or grandf...
Ababuo Girl African Child that returns
Abagbe Girl African This child was d...
Abagebe Girl African The one long exp...
Abam Girl African Second-born afte...
Abana Girl African Born on a Tuesday
Abasi Boy Swahili Stoic; stern
Abassi Boy African God
Abayomi Both African Pleasant meeting...
Abbo Girl African Accoutrement
Abdalla Boy Arabic Servant of god
Abdas Boy Hebrew Servant of God
Abdi Boy Arabic Servant of God
Abdikarim Boy Arabic Servant of god
Abdu Boy Arabic Servant
Abebe Girl African Blossomed; grown
Abebi Girl African Asked for girl c...
Abeeku Boy African Born on a Wednes...
Abegbe Girl African We asked for thi...
Abeje Girl African Asked-for
Abejide Boy African Born during winter
Abeke Girl African We begged for he...
Abelo Both African Free gift