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African: Meaning of Names — African Word Origin — Ideas for Baby Names

 

ABBAGhanaian name for females born on Thursday.femaleafrican

 

ABEBAEthiopian female name meaning flower.femaleafrican

 

ABEBIYoruba of Nigeria female name meaning we asked and got her or we asked for her and she came to us.femaleafrican

 

ABENAAkan of Ghana name for females born on Tuesday.femaleafrican

 

ABRIHETTigrinya of Ethiopia female name meaning she has made it lightshe emanates light.female

 

ACACIAthorny.femaleafrican

 

ACHANDinka of south Sudan name for a female child in the first pair of twins.femaleafrican

 

ADAIbo of Nigeria name for firstborn females.femaleafrican

 

ADAMAIbo of Nigeria female name meaning beautiful child or queenly.femaleafrican

 

ADANECHAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia female name meaning she has rescued them.femaleafrican

 

ADANNAIbo of Nigeria female name meaning father’s daughter.femaleafrican

 

ADEOLAYoruba of Nigeria female name meaning crown of honor.femaleafrican

 

ADETOUNYoruba of Nigeria female name meaning princess.femaleafrican

 

ADHIAMBOLuo of Kenya name for females born after sunset.femaleafrican

 

ADINAAmharic of Ethiopia word sometimes used as a female namemeaning she has saved.female

 

ADJOAADWOAAkan of Ghana names for females born on Monday; peace.female

 

ADOWAnoble.femaleafrican

 

AFAFAEwe of Ghana female name for the firstborn child of a second husband.femaleafrican

 

AFIAAkan of Ghana name for females born on Friday.femaleafrican

 

AFRAName meaning peaceful ruler used by ancient Romans and Greeks for females of African origin.femaleafrican

 

AFUAborn on Friday.femaleafrican

 

AFYASwahili female name (also spelled AFIYA) and Kiswahili word meaning health. Afya Bora means good health.femaleafrican

 

AGBENYAGAEwe of Ghana name meaning life is precious.(Could be shortened to NYAGA.)femaleafrican

 

AINAYoruba of Nigeria female name meaning difficult birthsuch as a child born with umbilical cord around neck.female

 

AISHAAYISHAASHAThese Swahili and Arabic female names mean woman

 

AJAHigh Priestess of Mecca.femaleafrican

 

AKILAHintelligent one who reasons.femaleafrican

 

AKIMAccording to an Ibibio of Nigeria folktaleAkim was a gorgeousfat

 

AKOSUAAkan or Ahsanti of Ghana name for females born on Sunday.femaleafrican

 

AKPENAMAWUEwe of Ghana name meaning thanks to God.The Ghanaian short form of this name is AKPENA.femaleafrican

 

AKUAAkan of Ghana name for females born on Wednesday.femaleafrican

 

ALITASHAmharic of Ethiopia female name meaning may I not lose youmay I find you always my precious.May be shortened to Tash.female

 

AMA or AMMAAkan people of Ghana name for females born on Saturday.Also a West African name meaning happy.femaleafrican

 

AMACHIIbo of Nigeria name meaning who knows what God has brought us through this child.femaleafrican

 

AMANISHAKHETEThe name of one of the Candacesor Queen Mothersof the Nubian kingdom of Kush (now northern Sudan).This name could be shortened to AMANI

 

AMARAIn the legends of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) Amara is the name for paradise.Alsoamarais a Kiswahili word meaning urgent business.female

 

AMBERMuslim female name meaning amberbrownish-yellowor jewel.

 

AMINASomali and Muslim female name meaning trustfulhonest and referring to Muhammed’s mother. This name is popular with the Hausa of West Africa. female

 

AMINATAA popular female name among the Wolof of Senegal.femaleafrican

 

AMINIAA Kiswahili word meaning to believe in.femaleafrican

 

ANAYAIbo of Eastern Nigeria name meaning look up to God.femaleafrican

 

ANDROMEDARuler of men.According to Greek mythologyAndromeda married Perseuswho had saved her from Medusa

 

ANNAKIYAThis means sweet face in Hausa language.femaleafrican

 

ANULIKAIbo of eastern Nigeria name meaning happiness is the best.femaleafrican

 

ANYANGOAf of Kenya name meaning friend.femaleafrican

 

APHRODITEThe mythological Greek goddess of love and beauty who is sometimes depicted as being of black African origin.Aphrodite means born of the foam of the sea.femaleafrican

 

ARETIbibio of Nigeria name for female children born on market daycalled Edet.female

 

ARMANIDerivative of IMANImeaning faith.female

 

ARTEMISIn Greek mythologyArtemis is goddess of the moon and the hunt.She is known as the lady of wild things.This virgin goddesswho is sometimes depicted as being black African

 

ARUSISwahili name for girls born at the time of a wedding. Arusiis the Kiswahili word for wedding.femaleafrican

 

ASABIYoruba of Nigeria name meaning one of select birth.femaleafrican

 

ASHAKIWest African female name meaning beautiful.femaleafrican

 

ASHIASomali female name referring to the prophet Muhammed’s favorite wife.femaleafrican

 

ASMINAFemale name of the Nubian peoples of southern Sudan.femaleafrican

 

ASSAGGIZimbabwe name meaning strong.femaleafrican

 

ASURASwahili and Hausa name for female children born during the Muslim month of Ashur.femaleafrican

 

ATSUKPIEwe of Ghana name for a female twin.femaleafrican

 

AURORADawn.According to ancient Greek mythologyAurora is the goddess of the dawn. Aurora was mother of MemnonKing of Aethiopia

 

AYANSomali female name meaning bright.femaleafrican

 

AYANAEthiopian female name meaning beautiful flower.femaleafrican

 

AYOYoruba of Nigeria name meaning joy.femaleafrican

 

AZASwahili name meaning powerful.femaleafrican

 

AZINZAThe word for mermaid in the Mina language of Togo.femaleafrican

 

AZIZASomali name meaning gorgeous.femaleafrican

 

AZMERAMale and female name in both Amharic and Tigrinya languages of Ethiopia. It means harvest.BAHATIfemaleafrican

 

BALINDAA Rutooro of Uganda name meaning patienceendurancefortitude.(Balinda is also used as a male name in Uganda.)

 

BATHSHEBAAlso known as BATSHEVAthis is the daughter of the Queen of Shebathe legendary ruler of Abyssinia. The name means daughter of the oath.

 

BELAA Kongo word meaning to perch.femaleafrican

 

BELLAAZerma word meaning both slave and freed slave.femaleafrican

 

BERHANEFemale and male name in the Amharic and Tigrinya languages of Ethiopia which means my light.femaleafrican

 

BIBIAn East African female name meaning daughter of a king.Also a Kiswahili word meaning ladyor grandmother.femaleafrican

 

BINATAA popular Wolof of Senegal name for females.femaleafrican

 

BINTAWest African female name meaning with God.femaleafrican

 

BUCHINigerian name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

BUPEA Nyakyusa of Tanzania female name meaning hospitality.femaleafrican

 

CHANYAA Taita people of Kenya female name; name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

CHICHAA Kiswahili word meaning grated coconut.femaleafrican

 

CHIKUA Swahili female name meaning chatterer.femaleafrican

 

CHINAA Shona of Zimbabwe word for Thursday.femaleafrican

 

CHINAKAAn Ibo of Nigeria female name meaning God decides.femaleafrican

 

CHINARAAn Ibo of Nigeria female name meaning may God receive.femaleafrican

 

CIRCEAccording to Greek mythologythis African witch transformed the Greek troops of Odysseus into swine.The classical Greek pronunciation of her name is KEAR-kay. female

 

CLEOPATRACleopatra VII reigned as Queen of Egypt from 51-30 B.C.She was born in 69 B.C. in AlexandriaEgypt and is believed to have been black African.female

 

CRISPINAA female name meaning curly haired.femaleafrican

 

DADAYoruba of Nigeria name for children with curly hair.femaleafrican

 

DALILASwahili name meaning gentle.femaleafrican

 

DEKASomali name meaning one who pleases.femaleafrican

 

DELA EDENEwe of West Africa unisexual name meaning savior.femaleafrican

 

DELA O KANDENigerian name for girls born after many males.femaleafrican

 

DESTAAmharic of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning joyhappiness.female

 

DOLIEA popular Somali namename meaning unknown.female

 

EBIEREIjaw of Niger female name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

EFFIWATNigerian female name of unknown origin.femaleafrican

 

EFIAFante of Ghana name for females born on Friday.femaleafrican

 

EFRAA popular female name in Egypt.femaleafrican

 

ESHESwahili female name meaning life.femaleafrican

 

ESIEwe and Fante of Ghana name meaning born on Sunday.femaleafrican

 

ESIANKIKIA Masai and Tanzania word meaning young maiden.femaleafrican

 

ESINAMEwe of Ghana name meaning God heard me.femaleafrican

 

FANAAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning light.femaleafrican

 

FANTAGuinea and Cote D’Ivoire name meaning beautiful day.femaleafrican

 

FATUMAPopular Swahili and Somali versions of the name Muslim nameFATIMAmeaning weaned.

 

FAYOLAYoruba of Nigeria name meaning luck walks with honor.femaleafrican

 

FEMBARLiberian name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

FOLAYoruba of Nigeria name meaning honor.femaleafrican

 

FOWSIAPopular Somalian name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

GOGOA Tonga and Shona of Zambia of Zimbabwe word meaning grandmother.femaleafrican

 

GYAMFUAAshanti of Ghana name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

GZIFAEwe of Ghana name meaning one is at peace.femaleafrican

 

HABIBAMuslim name popular in Somalia and N. Africa meaning belovedsweetheart.female

 

HADIYAHADIYAHSwahili name meaning gift.female

 

HALIMAHALIMAHSwahili name meaning gentlehumane

 

HASANAHausa of W. Africa name meaning first born of twins.femaleafrican

 

HASINASwahili name meaning good.femaleafrican

 

HAWASwahili name meaning longing.femaleafrican

 

HOLAEwe of Ghana name meaning savior.femaleafrican

 

IFEOMAIbo of Nigeria name meaning it’s a good thing and beautiful.femaleafrican

 

IMANSomali and Muslim name meaning faith.femaleafrican

 

ISMITTAMythical N. African name for the southern windmeaning Daughter of the Mountains of the Moon.female

 

ISSASwahili name meaning God is our salvation.femaleafrican

 

IVEREMTiv of Nigeria name meaning blessingfavor.female

 

IYANGURANyanja of Zambia name meaning to arbitrator to perform ceremonies for the birth of twins.femaleafrican

 

JAHASwahili name meaning dignity.femaleafrican

 

JAINEBAPopular Wolof of Senegal name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

JAPERAShona of Zimbabwe name meaning offer thanks.femaleafrican

 

JIFUNZASwahili name meaning teach oneself.femaleafrican

 

JUBAAshanti of Ghana name meaning born on Monday.femaleafrican

 

JWAHIRSomali name meaning golden woman.femaleafrican

 

KADIJAKHADIJASwahili name meaning born prematurely.female

 

KAMARIASwahili and Somali name meaning like the moon.femaleafrican

 

KAMBIRIIbo of Nigeria name meaning allow me to join this family.femaleafrican

 

KANIKAKenyan name meaning black material.femaleafrican

 

KATURAUnisexual Zimbabwe name meaning take a burden off my mind.femaleafrican

 

KAYAGhanaian name meaning stay and don’t go back.femaleafrican

 

KENGILoma of W. Africa name taken from the subject of a Loma folktale meaning whose child?femaleafrican

 

KENYAEast African name meaning artist.femaleafrican

 

KESISwahili name meaning born when the father had difficulties.femaleafrican

 

KESSIEFante and Ashanti of Ghana name meaning born fat.femaleafrican

 

KHATITILuhya of Kenya unisexual name meaning tinylittle.female

 

KIBIBISwahili name meaning little lady.femaleafrican

 

KIFLEEthiopian name meaning my class.femaleafrican

 

KISSABaganda of Uganda unisexual name meaning born after twins.femaleafrican

 

KOKOAdangbe of Ghana name meaning born second.femaleafrican

 

KWESISISIAkan of Ghana unisexual name meaning born on Sunday.female

 

LAYLALAILALEYLALEIL

 

LETASwahili name meaning bring.femaleafrican

 

LEZACentral African name meaning one who besets.femaleafrican

 

LINDAXhosa of S. Africa name meaning wait.femaleafrican

 

LINDIWEXhosa of S. African name meaning have waited.femaleafrican

 

LISHANAmharic name meaning awardmedal.female

 

LOIYANMasai of Kenya name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

LULUSwahili and Muslim name meaning pearl or precious.femaleafrican

 

MAKDAEthiopian version of Hebrew Magdameaning high tower or woman of Magdala.female

 

MAKEDAAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning beautiful armrestfemaleafrican

 

MAKEMBACentral African name referring to a Congolese goddess.femaleafrican

 

MAKENAKikuyu of Kenya name meaning the happy one.femaleafrican

 

MANDISAXhosa of S. Africa name meaning sweet.femaleafrican

 

MAPENZIMPENZISwahili name meaning beloved.female

 

MARIAMAPopular W. African name meaning gift of God.femaleafrican

 

MARJANISwahili name meaning coral.femaleafrican

 

MARWEChaga of Tanzania name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

MASSASSIMakoni of Zimbabwe legend name for first woman on earth.femaleafrican

 

MAWUNYAGAEwe of Ghana name meaning God is great.femaleafrican

 

MISRAKAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning east.femaleafrican

 

MONIFAYoruba of Nigeria name meaning I am lucky.femaleafrican

 

MUTHONINONIKikuyu of Kenya name. name meaning unknown.female

 

NADIFASomali name meaning born between two seasons.femaleafrican

 

NADRANADIRAKiswahili name meaning unusual.female

 

NAGESALugisu of Uganda name meaning born in the harvest season.femaleafrican

 

NAJJABaganda of Uganda name meaning second born.femaleafrican

 

NAKIAdangbe of Ghana name meaning first born girl.femaleafrican

 

NALIAKALuya of W. Kenya name meaning wedding.femaleafrican

 

NANAGhanaian name meaning mother of the Earth.femaleafrican

 

NANGILALuya of Kenya name meaning born while the parents were traveling.femaleafrican

 

NAZIGiriami of Kenya name meaning coconut.femaleafrican

 

NDILAKamba of Kenya unisexual name meaning billy goat.femaleafrican

 

NEEMASwahili name meaning born at a prosperous time.femaleafrican

 

NEHANDAZezuru name meaning the beautiful one has arrived.femaleafrican

 

NEHANDAZezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning hardiness.femaleafrican

 

NIGESALumasada of Kenya name meaning born in the harvest season.femaleafrican

 

NINIWest African name meaning stone.femaleafrican

 

NISHANAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning awardmedal.female

 

NJEMILENgoni of Malawi name meaning upstanding.femaleafrican

 

NKECHINigerian name meaning loyal.femaleafrican

 

NURUSwahili unisexual name meaning light or born during the day.femaleafrican

 

OBAXPopular Somalian name meaning flower.femaleafrican

 

OLAIbo of Nigeria name meaning preciousworth.female

 

ONAEDOIbo of Nigeria female name meaning gold.femaleafrican

 

ONIWest African name meaning desired.Also a Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning born in a sacred location.femaleafrican

 

RADHIYASwahili name meaning agreeable.femaleafrican

 

RAMATULAIWolof of Senegal name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

RAMLASwahili name meaning fortune teller or prophet.femaleafrican

 

RASHIDARASHEEDARACHIDSwahili name meaning righteous.

 

RAZIYASwahili name meaning sweetagreeable.female

 

REHEMASwahili name meaning compassion.femaleafrican

 

RHAXMASomali name meaning sweet.femaleafrican

 

SAADASwahili name meaning help.femaleafrican

 

SADIOName from W.African French-speaking countries meaning pure.femaleafrican

 

SAFIASAFIYASAFIYEHS

 

SAIDASwahili name meaning helper.femaleafrican

 

SALAMASALMASwahili and Muslim name meaning peacesafety.

 

SANURASwahili name meaning kitten-like.femaleafrican

 

SARANGuinea and Cote D’Ivoire name meaning joy.femaleafrican

 

SAUDASwahili name meaning black-skinned.femaleafrican

 

SEBLE WENGELAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning harvest of the New Testament.femaleafrican

 

SEKAIPopular Zimbabwe name meaning laughter.femaleafrican

 

SELAEwe of W. Africa unisexual name meaning savior.femaleafrican

 

SELAMAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning peace.femaleafrican

 

SELAMAWITAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning she is peaceful.femaleafrican

 

SHANISwahili name meaning marvelous.femaleafrican

 

SHARUFASwahili and Somali name meaning distinguished and outstanding.femaleafrican

 

SISAYAmharic of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning omen of good thingsa blessing.female

 

SITISwahili name meaning lady.femaleafrican

 

SRODAGhanaian name meaning respect.femaleafrican

 

TABIASwahili name meaning make incantations.femaleafrican

 

TAFUIMina of Togo name meaning to appreciate God; Glory to God.femaleafrican

 

TANDRAMadagascar name meaning mole or beauty marks.femaleafrican

 

TANISHATANIHausa of W. Africa name meaning born on Monday.female

 

TARANAHausa of Nigeria name meaning born during the day.femaleafrican

 

TATUSwahili name meaning third born.femaleafrican

 

TAWIAGa of Ghana unisexual name meaning first child born after twins.femaleafrican

 

TERUAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning good.This name is most often used in combination with other namesas in TERUWORQwhich means good gold.

 

TISASwahili name meaning ninth born.femaleafrican

 

TITINigerian name meaning flower.femaleafrican

 

UCHENNAIbo of Nigeria name meaning God’s will.femaleafrican

 

ULUIbo of Nigeria name meaning second born.femaleafrican

 

URENNAIbo of Nigeria name meaning father’s pride.femaleafrican

 

WAGAYEAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning my sense of value or my price.femaleafrican

 

WAMBUIWAMBOIKikuyu of Kenya name meaning singer.female

 

WANGARIKikuyu of Kenya name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

WANYIKASwahili name meaning of the bush.femaleafrican

 

WUBAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning gorgeousbeautiful.female

 

XETSAEwe of Ghana name meaning twin.femaleafrican

 

YESHIAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning for a thousand.femaleafrican

 

ZAHINASwahili name popular in Tanzania. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

ZAHRAZAHARASwahili and Muslim name meaning flower.female

 

ZAINABUSwahili name meaning beautiful.femaleafrican

 

ZAKIYASwahili name meaning smartintelligent.female

 

ZALIKASwahili name meaning well-born.femaleafrican

 

ZAUDITUZAWDITUAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning she is the crown.female

 

ZAWADISwahili name and Kiswahili word meaning a gifta present.female

 

ZEINABSomali name meaning good.femaleafrican

 

ZENAEthiopian name meaning news or fame.femaleafrican

 

ZINSABenin name meaning twin.femaleafrican

 

ZOLACongolese name meaning productive.femaleafrican

 

ZUHURASwahili name. name meaning unknown.femaleafrican

 

ZWENAZUWENASwahili name meaning good.rfemale

 

ABERFAfrom the mouth of the river ABERTHAfemalewelsh

 

AMIRAgrainCHASYACHASYEfemale

 

ABASISwahili name meaning stern.maleafrican

 

ABAYOMIOf uncertain African origin.Means born to bring me joy.maleafrican

 

ABDALLASwahili equivalent of ArabicABDULLAHservant of God.

 

ABDELAHIMuslim namepopular in Somalia. name meaning unknown.male

 

ABDIMuslim namepopular in Somaliameaning my servant.

 

ABDIKARIMMuslim namepopular in Somaliameaning slave of God.

 

ABDIMELECHName of an Ethiopian eunuch who lived in ancient Rome.Name means servant to kings.Could be shortened to ABDI or MELECH.maleafrican

 

ABDIRAXMANSomali equivalent of MuslimABD AL RAHMANmeaning servant of the Mercifully Gracious.

 

ABEBEAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has flowered/flourished/grown.maleafrican

 

ABRAFOGhanaian name meaning warrior or executioner.It is a nickname for a troublemaker or some one who is hyper. maleafrican

 

ADANYoruba of Nigeria name meaning a large bat.Alsothe Spanish equivalent of Adam.male

 

ADERoyal one.maleafrican

 

ADDOGhana name meaning king of the road.maleafrican

 

ADISAAshanti of Ghana name meaning one who will teach us.maleafrican

 

ADJATAYCameroon name meaning prince.maleafrican

 

ADOFOAkan of Ghana name meaning one who loves.maleafrican

 

ADOMAkan of Ghana name meaning help from God or God’s blessing.maleafrican

 

ADRIANA name used for the nobility class of the Betsileo people of central Madagascar.maleafrican

 

ADWINAkan of Ghana word meaning artist or thinker.maleafrican

 

AFEWORKAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning one who speaks only of pleasant things; one who does not speak of bad or evil things.maleafrican

 

AFEWORKITigrinya of Ethiopia equivalent of AFEWORK.maleafrican

 

AFRAMAkan of Ghana name referring to the Afram River in Ghana’s Ashanti Region.maleafrican

 

AHMADOUWest African name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

AKELLOAlur of Uganda name meaning I have brought or bring forth.maleafrican

 

AKIAAfrican name meaning first born.maleafrican

 

AKINYoruba of Nigeria name meaning warriorherobrave man.This name is often used in compound names such as Akinwole and Akintunde.

 

AKINWOLEYoruba of Nigeria name meaning bravery enters this home.maleafrican

 

AKINTUNDEYoruba of Nigeria name meaning bravery returns.maleafrican

 

AKINSANYAYoruba of Nigeria name meaning bravery gets revenge.maleafrican

 

AKINYEMIYoruba of Nigeria name meaning fated to be a warrior.maleafrican

 

ALAFINA title meaning king once used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria.maleafrican

 

ALISwahili and Muslim name meaning nobleexalted.male

 

ALPHAGuinean male name meaning leader.maleafrican

 

AMADIIbo of Nigeria unisexual namereferring to the Sun Godmeaning rejoice.

 

AMANAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning peace.It is often used as a nickname.maleafrican

 

AMAREAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he is good looking.maleafrican

 

AMARIYoruba of Nigeria name meaning strengthbuilder.male

 

AMAZUIbo of Nigeria name meaning no one knows everything.maleafrican

 

ANWARMoorish name meaning lustrousbrightshiny.

 

ARENNigerian name meaning eagle.Alsoa Scandinavian name meaning rule or eagle.male

 

ASADSomalian name meaning lion.maleafrican

 

ASANTEKiswahili word for thank you.maleafrican

 

ASHURSwahili name for a child born during the Muslim month of Ashur.maleafrican

 

ASSEFAAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has increased our family by coming into this world.maleafrican

 

ATAA Ghana name for a twin.maleafrican

 

ATUFante of Ghana name meaning born on Saturday.maleafrican

 

AYOOf uncertain African origin.Means happiness.maleafrican

 

AYUBMuslim name meaning penitent referring to the biblical Job.maleafrican

 

AYUBUSwahili equivalent of Ayubmeaning patience in suffering; perseverance.male

 

AZEKELAngolan name meaning praising the lord.maleafrican

 

AZINigerian name meaning youth.maleafrican

 

AZIBOAfrican name meaning the whole earth.maleafrican

 

AZIKIWEAfrican name meaning full of vigor.maleafrican

 

AZIZISwahili name and Kiswahili word meaning a treasureexcellent; precious one.male

 

BABATUNDEYoruba of Nigeria name meaning father has returned which means the child resembles one of his grandfatherers.VariantTundeexists.

 

BABUA Kiswahili name meaning grandfathera West African name meaning willing.male

 

BABUKARWolof of Senegal name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

BADRUSwahili name meaning born at full moon.maleafrican

 

BADUAn Ashanti of Ghana name meaning tenth-born child.maleafrican

 

BARRYA Guinean surname meaning the family comes from the PeulFulanior Foulbe ethnic groups of West Africa.

 

BASELMuslim name popular in Sudanmeaning brave.male

 

BASSEYEfik of Nigeria unisexual name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

BEKELEAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has grown; he has come into being.maleafrican

 

BELUCHIIbo people of Nigeria name meaning provided God approves.maleafrican

 

BERHANUAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning his light.maleafrican

 

BERIHUNAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning let him be our gate/our guidance.maleafrican

 

BERTAAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning be strongbe vigilantpersevere.

 

BILALA Muslim name popular in North Africameaning black man.male

 

BOBOFante of Ghana name meaningborn on Tuesday.Also a Ewe of West Africa name meaning be humble.male

 

BOKHARIMalian name.name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

BOLAJIYoruba of Nigeria male name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

BUSIRISName of an ancient Egyptian king who killed visitors to his city.The name means Temple of Osiris.maleafrican

 

BWANAKiswahili and Swahili name meaning gentleman; mister; sir.VariantMbwanaexists.

 

CAMARAA West African male name meaning teacher.maleafrican

 

CHAGAThe Kiswahili word chagameans to do vigorously and be prevalent.maleafrican

 

CHAKAAlso spelled SHAKAa South African male name meaning Great King.male

 

CHEGEA Kikuyu people of Kenya male name. Meaning is unknown.maleafrican

 

CHEIKHGuinean male name meaning learned.maleafrican

 

CHEOPSCheopsa pharaoh of Egypt’s IV dynastywas believed to have had negroid features.He was known as Cheops to the ancient Greeks

 

CHICHAA West African male name meaning beloved.It is also a Kiswahili word meaning grated coconut.maleafrican

 

CHINUAIbo of Nigeria male name meaning God’s own blessing or may God hear.maleafrican

 

CYPRIANA male name of Latin origin meaning native of Cyprus.maleafrican

 

DABIRPopular in North Africameaning teachersecretary.

 

DALMARSomali name meaning versatile.maleafrican

 

DANIACHEWAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning you be their judgearbitrate between them.male

 

DANSOAshanti of Ghana name meaning reliable.maleafrican

 

DARENHausa of West Africa name meaning born at night.maleafrican

 

DAUDIDAUDYSwahili name meaning beloved.male

 

DAWITEthiopian name referring to the biblical Davidmeaning beloved.male

 

DELA EDENEwe of West Africa unisexual name meaning savior.maleafrican

 

DEMISSIEAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning destroyer.maleafrican

 

DESTAAmharic of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning joyhappiness.male

 

DIAWest African name meaning champion.maleafrican

 

DIARAName of French-speaking West Africameaning gift.male

 

DIJIIbo of Nigeria name meaning farmer.maleafrican

 

DINCongolese name meaning great.maleafrican

 

DOBIKiswahili word meaning a person who does laundry.maleafrican

 

DOMEVLOEwe of Ghana name meaning dont take others for face value.maleafrican

 

DZIGBODEEwe of Ghana name meaning patience.maleafrican

 

EDETIbibio and Efik of Nigeria name meaning born on market day.maleafrican

 

EFFIOMEfik of Nigeria male name meaning crocodile.maleafrican

 

ELIMUA Kiswahili word meaning scienceknowledge.male

 

ERASTOAn East African name meaning man of peace.maleafrican

 

ESSIENOchi and Ga of Ghana name meaning sixth born.AlsoIbibio and Efik of Nigeria name meaning belongs to everyone.male

 

EZEJIIbo of Nigeria name meaning the king of yams.maleafrican

 

FARAJISwahili name meaning consolation.maleafrican

 

FELAWest African name meaning warlike.maleafrican

 

FODJOURAkan of Ghana name meaning fourth born.maleafrican

 

FYNNEuropeanized version of Ghanaian name Offinafter the Offin River.male

 

GABRAGEBREAmharic of Tigrinya name meaning an offering.male

 

GETACHEWAmharic male name meaning their master.maleafrican

 

GETEYEAmharic name meaning my master.maleafrican

 

GHEDISomali name meaning traveler.maleafrican

 

GOGONguni of S. Africa name meaning like grandfather.maleafrican

 

GUEDADOFulani of Mali unisexual name meaning wanted by nobody.maleafrican

 

GYAMFIAshanti of Ghana name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

HABIBSwahili name meaning beloved.maleafrican

 

HAGOSTigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning joyhappiness.male

 

HAJISwahili name meaning born during the hajj.maleafrican

 

HAKIMAmharic of Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning doctormedicine man.Most commonly used by Muslim Ethiopians.male

 

HANIFSwahili and Muslim name meaning believer.maleafrican

 

HANISISwahili name meaning born on Thursday.maleafrican

 

HASSANHausa of W. Africa name meaning first born of twins.maleafrican

 

HOGANEfik of Nigeria name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

HONDOZezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning war.maleafrican

 

HUSANISwahili variation of Muslim name HUSAYN meaning beautiful.maleafrican

 

IDISwahili and Muslim name meaning born during the Muslim holiday of Idd.maleafrican

 

IDRISSASenegal and Gambia name meaning immortal.maleafrican

 

INIKOEfik and Ibibio of Nigeria unisexual name meaning born amidst civil war or born amidst troubled times.maleafrican

 

ISKINDERAmharic of Ethiopia version of Greek name Alexander meaning defender of mankind.maleafrican

 

ISSASwahili and Muslim name meaning the Messiah.maleafrican

 

JAFARISwahili name meaning creek.maleafrican

 

JAHISwahili name meaning dignity.maleafrican

 

JAJAIbo of Nigeria name meaning God’s gift.maleafrican

 

JAWARASenegal and Gambia name meaning peace loving.maleafrican

 

JELASwahili name meaning father was suffering during birth.maleafrican

 

JIMIYULuhya of Kenya name meaning born during the dry season.maleafrican

 

JIRIZezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning forest of wild fruits.maleafrican

 

JOMOGikuyu of Kenya name meaning farmer.maleafrican

 

JUMASwahili name meaning born on Friday.maleafrican

 

KAARIAKenyan name meaning one who speaks softly but with wisdom.maleafrican

 

KABAKAName used for kings of the Buganda people of Uganda.maleafrican

 

KALEBAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name referring to the biblical Cain.maleafrican

 

KAMAUKikuyu of Kenya name meaning quiet warrior.maleafrican

 

KASHKANigerian name meaning friendly.maleafrican

 

KASSAAmharic name meaning compensation or reparation.maleafrican

 

KATORunyankore of Uganda name meaning second born twin.maleafrican

 

KAYINYoruba of Nigeria name meaning long-awaited child.maleafrican

 

KEITAWest African name meaning worshiper.maleafrican

 

KELILEAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning my protectormy gate.male

 

KENANMalawi name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

KENYATTAEast African name meaning musician.maleafrican

 

KHAMISISwahili name meaning born on Thursday.maleafrican

 

KIFLEAmharic and Tigrinya name meaning my sharemy due.male

 

KIMANEKikuyu of Kenya name meaning large bean.maleafrican

 

KIMATHIKikuyu of Kenya name meaning earnest provider.maleafrican

 

KITOSwahili name meaning precious.maleafrican

 

KOFIAkan name common in Ghanameaning born on Friday.male

 

KOJOAshanti of Ghana name meaning born on Monday.maleafrican

 

KOOFREYIbibio and Efik of Nigeria name meaning don’t forget me.maleafrican

 

KORFASomali name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

KUMIAkan of Ghana name meaning forceful.maleafrican

 

KWABENAAkan of Ghana name meaning born on Tuesday.maleafrican

 

KWAKUAkan of Ghana name meaning born on Wednesday.maleafrican

 

KWAMEAkan of Ghana name meaning born on Saturday.maleafrican

 

KWAMIEwe of W. Africa name meaning born on Saturday.maleafrican

 

KWESISISIAkan of Ghana unisexual name meaning born on Sunday.male

 

LABAANSomali name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

LEBNAEthiopian name meaning heart or soul.maleafrican

 

LEMAAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning cultivateddeveloped.male

 

LUMUMBACongolese name meaning gifted.maleafrican

 

LUSALALuhya of Kenya name meaning whip.maleafrican

 

MACHUPASwahili name meaning one who enjoys drinking.maleafrican

 

MAMOAmharic of Ethiopia name used to address a little boy whose name is unknown.maleafrican

 

MANICongolese name meaning from the mountain.maleafrican

 

MANUAkan of Ghana name meaning second born.maleafrican

 

MANUTEDinka of S. Sudan name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

MARKOSEthiopian name referring to the biblical discipleMark.male

 

MASILOSetswana of Botswana name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

MASKINISwahili name and Kiswahili word meaning poor.maleafrican

 

MASUDMASOUDSwahili and Muslim name meaning fortunatehappy.

 

MATATASwahili name meaning troublemaker.maleafrican

 

MATHANIPopular Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning commandments.maleafrican

 

MATUNDELuya of Kenya name meaning fruits.maleafrican

 

MEKONNENAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning the angel.maleafrican

 

MELESSEAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he has returned something.maleafrican

 

MENELIKAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning son of the wise manor what will he send?maleafrican

 

MENSAHEwe of Ghana name meaning third born.maleafrican

 

MIRUTSTigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he who has been chosen.maleafrican

 

MONASwaziland name meaning jealous.maleafrican

 

MONGOYoruba of Nigeria name meaning famous.maleafrican

 

MONYYAKDinka of S. Sudan name meaning man of the drought.maleafrican

 

MORENIKENigerian name meaning good luck.maleafrican

 

MORIUgandan name meaning born before the loan on the wife’s dowry has been paid off.maleafrican

 

MOSHOESHOESesotho name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

MOSISwahili name meaning first born.maleafrican

 

MOYOZezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning heart.maleafrican

 

MUENDAMeru of Kenya name meaning one who cares for others.maleafrican

 

MUREITHIKikuyu of Kenya name meaning herdsmanshepherd.male

 

MUSASwahili and Muslim name popular among the Wolof of Senegalmeaning mercy or saved from the water.male

 

MWAKABuganda of Uganda name meaning born on New Year’s Eve.maleafrican

 

MWINYISwahili name meaning lordmasterking.

 

MWITASwahili name and Kiswahili word meaning the one who is calling.maleafrican

 

NADIFSomali name meaning born between two seasons.maleafrican

 

NASSORSwahili variation of Arab name Nassermeaning victorious.male

 

NDULUIbo of Nigeria name meaning dove.maleafrican

 

NEGASHAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he is bound to be kinghe is next in line for the throne.male

 

NEGASIAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he will be crowned.maleafrican

 

NEGUSNorther Ethiopian name and royal title meaning kingemperor.male

 

NJAUKikuyu of Kenya name meaning young bull.maleafrican

 

NKRUMAHNKRUMAAkan of Ghana unisexual name meaning ninth born child.male

 

NYASOREKenyan name meaning the thin one.maleafrican

 

OBASIIbo of Nigeria name meaning in honor of the supreme God.maleafrican

 

OBIIbo of Nigeria name meaning heart.maleafrican

 

OBIKEIbo of Nigeria name meaning a strong household.maleafrican

 

ODEROLuo of Kenya name meaning granary.maleafrican

 

ODIONNigerian name meaning first born of twins.maleafrican

 

OHINIOHENEAkan of Ghana name meaning chief.male

 

OJIIbo of Nigeria name meaning bearer of gifts.maleafrican

 

OJOYoruba of Nigeria name used when the birth was difficult.maleafrican

 

OKELLOAteso of Uganda name meaning born after twins.maleafrican

 

OKOAdangbe of Ghana name meaning twin.maleafrican

 

OKOTHUgandan name meaning born during the rains.maleafrican

 

OLAYoruba of Nigeria name meaning wealth.maleafrican

 

OTHIENOLuo of Kenya name meaning born at night.maleafrican

 

PALASSAThis African name was popular among African slaves in North America.maleafrican

 

PANYASwahili name and Kiswahili word meaning mouse.maleafrican

 

PENDASwahili name meaning beloved.maleafrican

 

PONIBari of S. Sudan name meaning second born.maleafrican

 

PAKIXhosa of S. Africa name meaning witness.maleafrican

 

PILISwahili name meaning second born.maleafrican

 

RAFIKIKiswahili word and name meaning friend.maleafrican

 

RAKANJAMuarusha of Tanzania name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

RASHIDISwahili name meaning good council.maleafrican

 

RETTAAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has triumphedhe has won.male

 

ROBLESomali name meaning born during the rainy season.maleafrican

 

RUDOShona of Zimbabwe name meaning love.maleafrican

 

SADAKASwahili name and Kiswahili word meaning a religious offering.maleafrican

 

SALIMSALMANSwahili name meaning peace.male

 

SARSA DENGELEthiopian name meaning penetration by osmosis.maleafrican

 

SEFUSwahili name meaning sword.maleafrican

 

SEKOUGuinean name meaning learned.maleafrican

 

SELASSIESELASSIEEAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning trinity.This name is most commonly used as a suffixas in Haile Selassiee.

 

SENGHORSenegal and Gambia name meaning descendant of the gods.maleafrican

 

SHERMARKESomali name meaning one who brings good fortune.maleafrican

 

SIMBASwahili name popular in eastern Zairemeaning lion.male

 

SUDISwahili name meaning successor luck.maleafrican

 

SULEWest African name meaning adventurous.maleafrican

 

SULTANSwahili name meaning ruler.maleafrican

 

SUNDIATASUNDYATASOUNGuinean name meaning hungry lion.

 

TABANSomali and Ugandan name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

TAMIRATAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning miracle.maleafrican

 

TARIKUAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning the story behind or the events surrounding his birth.maleafrican

 

TAUTswana of Botswana name meaning lion.maleafrican

 

TAYEAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has been seen.maleafrican

 

TEFERIAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning one who is ferociousone who is feared by his rivals.male

 

TEGENEAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning my protector.maleafrican

 

TEKAAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has replaced.maleafrican

 

TEKLEAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning my plant which literally implies I gave my seed to him.maleafrican

 

TESFAYEAmharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning my hope.maleafrican

 

TESSEMAAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has been heardpeople listen to him.male

 

TEWODROSEthiopian version of Greek Theodoremeaning gift of god.male

 

TOBECHUKWUIbo of Nigeria name meaning praise God.maleafrican

 

TOMIKalarbari of Nigeria name meaning the people.maleafrican

 

TONYEIjaw of Niger name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

TUNDEA Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning returns.Most often used as a suffix in larger names. For examplemaleafrican

 

TUTUWest African name meaning cliff dweller.maleafrican

 

UCHECHIUCHIIbo of Nigeria name meaning God’s will.male

 

VITALuya of Kenya name meaning war.maleafrican

 

WACHIRUKikuyu of Kenya name meaning lawmaker’s son.maleafrican

 

WAMBUAKamba of Kenya name meaning born during the rainy season.maleafrican

 

WAMOCHALuhya of Kenya name meaning never satisfied.maleafrican

 

WANGOMBEKikuyu of Kenya name meaning one who owns many cows.maleafrican

 

WANJALALuya of Kenya name meaning famine.maleafrican

 

WANJOHIKikuyu of Kenya name meaning brewer.maleafrican

 

WEKESALuhya of Kenya name meaning born during harvest time.maleafrican

 

XOLAXhosa of S. Africa name meaning stay in peace.maleafrican

 

YAHYASwahili name meaning God’s gift.maleafrican

 

YAOEwe of Ghana name meaning born on Thursday.maleafrican

 

YAVULunda of Zaire name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

YEKUNO AMLAKEthiopian name meaning let him be good to God.maleafrican

 

YERASouth African name meaning warrior.maleafrican

 

YERODINCongolese name meaning studious.maleafrican

 

YESUTOEwe of Ghana name meaning belongs to Jesus.maleafrican

 

YOHANCEHausa of W. Africa name meaning God’s gift.maleafrican

 

YUSUFSwahili and Muslim name meaning the beautiful or he shall increase.maleafrican

 

ZAHURSwahili name meaning flower.maleafrican

 

ZEREAmharic of Ethiopia name meaning the seed ofthe descendant of.male

 

ZEBENJOIbo of Nigeria name meaning avoid sins.maleafrican

 

ZESIROBuganda of Uganda name meaning first born of twins.maleafrican

 

ZIFAIjaw of Niger name. name meaning unknown.maleafrican

 

ZOLAXhosa of S. Africa name meaning quietness.maleafrican

 

ZUBERIr Swahili name meaning strong.maleafrican
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