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ABBA Ghanaian name for females born on Thursday. female african
ABEBA Ethiopian female name meaning flower. female african
ABEBI Yoruba of Nigeria female name meaning we asked and got her or we asked for her and she came to us. female african
ABENA Akan of Ghana name for females born on Tuesday. female african
ABRIHET Tigrinya of Ethiopia female name meaning she has made it light she emanates light. female
ACACIA thorny. female african
ACHAN Dinka of south Sudan name for a female child in the first pair of twins. female african
ADA Ibo of Nigeria name for firstborn females. female african
ADAMA Ibo of Nigeria female name meaning beautiful child or queenly. female african
ADANECH Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia female name meaning she has rescued them. female african
ADANNA Ibo of Nigeria female name meaning father\s daughter. female african
ADEOLA Yoruba of Nigeria female name meaning crown of honor. female african
ADETOUN Yoruba of Nigeria female name meaning princess. female african
ADHIAMBO Luo of Kenya name for females born after sunset. female african
ADINA Amharic of Ethiopia word sometimes used as a female name meaning she has saved. female
ADJOA ADWOA Akan of Ghana names for females born on Monday; peace. female
ADOWA noble. female african
AFAFA Ewe of Ghana female name for the firstborn child of a second husband. female african
AFIA Akan of Ghana name for females born on Friday. female african
AFRA Name meaning peaceful rulerused by ancient Romans and Greeks for females of African origin. female african
AFUA born on Friday. female african
AFYA Swahili female name (also spelled AFIYA) and Kiswahili word meaning health.Afya Bora means "good health. female african
AGBENYAGA Ewe of Ghana name meaning life is precious.(Could be shortened to NYAGA.) female african
AINA Yoruba of Nigeria female name meaning difficult birth such as a child born with umbilical cord around neck. female
AISHA AYISHA ASHA These Swahili and Arabic female names mean woman
AJA High Priestess of Mecca. female african
AKILAH intelligent one who reasons. female african
AKIM According to an Ibibio of Nigeria folktale Akim was a gorgeous fat
AKOSUA Akan or Ahsanti of Ghana name for females born on Sunday. female african
AKPENAMAWU Ewe of Ghana name meaning thanks to God.The Ghanaian short form of this name is AKPENA. female african
AKUA Akan of Ghana name for females born on Wednesday. female african
ALITASH Amharic of Ethiopia female name meaning may I not lose you may I find you always my precious.May be shortened to Tash. female
AMAor AMMA Akan people of Ghana name for females born on Saturday.Also a West African name meaning happy. female african
AMACHI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning who knows what God has brought us through this child. female african
AMANISHAKHETE The name of one of the Candaces or Queen Mothers of the Nubian kingdom of Kush (now northern Sudan).This name could be shortened to AMANI
AMARA In the legends of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) Amara is the name for paradise.Also amarais a Kiswahili word meaning urgent business. female
AMBER Muslim female name meaning amber brownish-yellow or jewel.
AMINA Somali and Muslim female name meaning trustful honest and referring to Muhammed\s mother. This name is popular with the Hausa of West Africa. female
AMINATA A popular female name among the Wolof of Senegal. female african
AMINIA A Kiswahili word meaning to believe in. female african
ANAYA Ibo of Eastern Nigeria name meaning look up to God. female african
ANDROMEDA Ruler of men.According to Greek mythology Andromeda married Perseus who had saved her from Medusa
ANNAKIYA This means sweet face in Hausa language. female african
ANULIKA Ibo of eastern Nigeria name meaning happiness is the best. female african
ANYANGO Af of Kenya name meaning friend. female african
APHRODITE The 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. female african
ARET Ibibio of Nigeria name for female children born on market day called Edet. female
ARMANI Derivative of IMANI meaning faith. female
ARTEMIS In Greek mythology Artemis is goddess of the moon and the hunt.She is known as the lady of wild things.This virgin goddess who is sometimes depicted as being black African
ARUSI Swahili name for girls born at the time of a wedding.Arusiis the Kiswahili word for wedding. female african
ASABI Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning one of select birth. female african
ASHAKI West African female name meaning beautiful. female african
ASHIA Somali female name referring to the prophet Muhammed\s favorite wife. female african
ASMINA Female name of the Nubian peoples of southern Sudan. female african
ASSAGGI Zimbabwe name meaning strong. female african
ASURA Swahili and Hausa name for female children born during the Muslim month of Ashur. female african
ATSUKPI Ewe of Ghana name for a female twin. female african
AURORA Dawn.According to ancient Greek mythology Aurora is the goddess of the dawn. Aurora was mother of Memnon King of Aethiopia
AYAN Somali female name meaning bright. female african
AYANA Ethiopian female name meaning beautiful flower. female african
AYO Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning joy. female african
AZA Swahili name meaning powerful. female african
AZINZA The word for mermaid in the Mina language of Togo. female african
AZIZA Somali name meaning gorgeous. female african
AZMERA Male and female name in both Amharic and Tigrinya languages of Ethiopia.It means harvest.BAHATI female african
BALINDA A Rutooro of Uganda name meaning patience endurance fortitude.(Balinda is also used as a male name in Uganda.)
BATHSHEBA Also known as BATSHEVA this is the daughter of the Queen of Sheba the legendary ruler of Abyssinia. The name means daughter of the oath.
BELA A Kongo word meaning to perch. female african
BELLA AZerma word meaning both slave and freed slave. female african
BERHANE Female and male name in the Amharic and Tigrinya languages of Ethiopia which means my light. female african
BIBI An East African female name meaning daughter of a king.Also a Kiswahili word meaning ladyor grandmother. female african
BINATA A popular Wolof of Senegal name for females. female african
BINTA West African female name meaning with God. female african
BUCHI Nigerian name. Meaning unknown. female african
BUPE A Nyakyusa of Tanzania female name meaning hospitality. female african
CHANYA A Taita people of Kenya female name; meaning unknown. female african
CHICHA A Kiswahili word meaning grated coconut. female african
CHIKU A Swahili female name meaning chatterer. female african
CHINA A Shona of Zimbabwe word for Thursday. female african
CHINAKA An Ibo of Nigeria female name meaning God decides. female african
CHINARA An Ibo of Nigeria female name meaning may God receive. female african
CIRCE According to Greek mythology this African witch transformed the Greek troops of Odysseus into swine.The classical Greek pronunciation of her name is KEAR-kay. female
CLEOPATRA Cleopatra VII reigned as Queen of Egypt from 51-30 B.C.She was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria Egypt and is believed to have been black African. female
CRISPINA A female name meaning curly haired. female african
DADA Yoruba of Nigeria name for children with curly hair. female african
DALILA Swahili name meaning gentle. female african
DEKA Somali name meaning one who pleases. female african
DELA EDEN Ewe of West Africa unisexual name meaning savior. female african
DELA O KANDE Nigerian name for girls born after many males. female african
DESTA Amharic of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning joy happiness. female
DOLIE A popular Somali name meaning unknown. female
EBIERE Ijaw of Niger female name. Meaning unknown. female african
EFFIWAT Nigerian female name of unknown origin. female african
EFIA Fante of Ghana name for females born on Friday. female african
EFRA A popular female name in Egypt. female african
ESHE Swahili female name meaning life. female african
ESI Ewe and Fante of Ghana name meaning born on Sunday. female african
ESIANKIKI A Masai and Tanzania word meaning young maiden. female african
ESINAM Ewe of Ghana name meaning God heard me. female african
FANA Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning light. female african
FANTA Guinea and Cote D\Ivoire name meaning beautiful day. female african
FATUMA Popular Swahili and Somali versions of the name Muslim name FATIMA meaning weaned.
FAYOLA Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning luck walks with honor. female african
FEMBAR Liberian name. Meaning unknown. female african
FOLA Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning honor. female african
FOWSIA Popular Somalian name. Meaning unknown. female african
GOGO A Tonga and Shona of Zambia of Zimbabwe word meaning grandmother. female african
GYAMFUA Ashanti of Ghana name. Meaning unknown. female african
GZIFA Ewe of Ghana name meaning one is at peace. female african
HABIBA Muslim name popular in Somalia and N. Africa meaning beloved sweetheart. female
HADIYA HADIYAH Swahili name meaning gift. female
HALIMA HALIMAH Swahili name meaning gentle humane
HASANA Hausa of W. Africa name meaning first born of twins. female african
HASINA Swahili name meaning good. female african
HAWA Swahili name meaning longing. female african
HOLA Ewe of Ghana name meaning savior. female african
IFEOMA Ibo of Nigeria name meaning it\s a good thing and beautiful. female african
IMAN Somali and Muslim name meaning faith. female african
ISMITTA Mythical N. African name for the southern wind meaning Daughter of the Mountains of the Moon. female
ISSA Swahili name meaning God is our salvation. female african
IVEREM Tiv of Nigeria name meaning blessing favor. female
IYANGURA Nyanja of Zambia name meaning to arbitrator to perform ceremonies for the birth of twins. female african
JAHA Swahili name meaning dignity. female african
JAINEBA Popular Wolof of Senegal name. Meaning unknown. female african
JAPERA Shona of Zimbabwe name meaning offer thanks. female african
JIFUNZA Swahili name meaning teach oneself. female african
JUBA Ashanti of Ghana name meaning born on Monday. female african
JWAHIR Somali name meaning golden woman. female african
KADIJA KHADIJA Swahili name meaning born prematurely. female
KAMARIA Swahili and Somali name meaning like the moon. female african
KAMBIRI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning allow me to join this family. female african
KANIKA Kenyan name meaning black material. female african
KATURA Unisexual Zimbabwe name meaning take a burden off my mind. female african
KAYA Ghanaian name meaning stay and don\t go back. female african
KENGI Loma of W. Africa name taken from the subject of a Loma folktale meaning whose child? female african
KENYA East African name meaning artist. female african
KESI Swahili name meaning born when the father had difficulties. female african
KESSIE Fante and Ashanti of Ghana name meaning born fat. female african
KHATITI Luhya of Kenya unisexual name meaning tiny little. female
KIBIBI Swahili name meaning little lady. female african
KIFLE Ethiopian name meaning my class. female african
KISSA Baganda of Uganda unisexual name meaning born after twins. female african
KOKO Adangbe of Ghana name meaning born second. female african
KWESI SISI Akan of Ghana unisexual name meaning born on Sunday. female
LAYLA LAILA LEYLA LEIL
LETA Swahili name meaning bring. female african
LEZA Central African name meaning one who besets. female african
LINDA Xhosa of S. Africa name meaning wait. female african
LINDIWE Xhosa of S. African name meaning have waited. female african
LISHAN Amharic name meaning award medal. female
LOIYAN Masai of Kenya name. Meaning unknown. female african
LULU Swahili and Muslim name meaning pearl or precious. female african
MAKDA Ethiopian version of Hebrew Magda meaning high tower or woman of Magdala. female
MAKEDA Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning beautiful armrest female african
MAKEMBA Central African name referring to a Congolese goddess. female african
MAKENA Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning the happy one. female african
MANDISA Xhosa of S. Africa name meaning sweet. female african
MAPENZI MPENZI Swahili name meaning beloved. female
MARIAMA Popular W. African name meaning gift of God. female african
MARJANI Swahili name meaning coral. female african
MARWE Chaga of Tanzania name. Meaning unknown. female african
MASSASSI Makoni of Zimbabwe legend name for first woman on earth. female african
MAWUNYAGA Ewe of Ghana name meaning God is great. female african
MISRAK Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning east. female african
MONIFA Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning I am lucky. female african
MUTHONI NONI Kikuyu of Kenya name. Meaning unknown. female
NADIFA Somali name meaning born between two seasons. female african
NADRA NADIRA Kiswahili name meaning unusual. female
NAGESA Lugisu of Uganda name meaning born in the harvest season. female african
NAJJA Baganda of Uganda name meaning second born. female african
NAKI Adangbe of Ghana name meaning first born girl. female african
NALIAKA Luya of W. Kenya name meaning wedding. female african
NANA Ghanaian name meaning mother of the Earth. female african
NANGILA Luya of Kenya name meaning born while the parents were traveling. female african
NAZI Giriami of Kenya name meaning coconut. female african
NDILA Kamba of Kenya unisexual name meaning billy goat. female african
NEEMA Swahili name meaning born at a prosperous time. female african
NEHANDA Zezuru name meaning the beautiful one has arrived. female african
NEHANDA Zezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning hardiness. female african
NIGESA Lumasada of Kenya name meaning born in the harvest season. female african
NINI West African name meaning stone. female african
NISHAN Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning award medal. female
NJEMILE Ngoni of Malawi name meaning upstanding. female african
NKECHI Nigerian name meaning loyal. female african
NURU Swahili unisexual name meaning light or born during the day. female african
OBAX Popular Somalian name meaning flower. female african
OLA Ibo of Nigeria name meaning precious worth. female
ONAEDO Ibo of Nigeria female name meaning gold. female african
ONI West African name meaning desired.Also a Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning born in a sacred location. female african
RADHIYA Swahili name meaning agreeable. female african
RAMATULAI Wolof of Senegal name. Meaning unknown. female african
RAMLA Swahili name meaning fortune teller or prophet. female african
RASHIDA RASHEEDA RACHID Swahili name meaning righteous.
RAZIYA Swahili name meaning sweet agreeable. female
REHEMA Swahili name meaning compassion. female african
RHAXMA Somali name meaning sweet. female african
SAADA Swahili name meaning help. female african
SADIO Name from W.African French-speaking countries meaning pure. female african
SAFIA SAFIYA SAFIYEH S
SAIDA Swahili name meaning helper. female african
SALAMA SALMA Swahili and Muslim name meaning peace safety.
SANURA Swahili name meaning kitten-like. female african
SARAN Guinea and Cote D\Ivoire name meaning joy. female african
SAUDA Swahili name meaning black-skinned. female african
SEBLE WENGEL Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning harvest of the New Testament. female african
SEKAI Popular Zimbabwe name meaning laughter. female african
SELA Ewe of W. Africa unisexual name meaning savior. female african
SELAM Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning peace. female african
SELAMAWIT Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning she is peaceful. female african
SHANI Swahili name meaning marvelous. female african
SHARUFA Swahili and Somali name meaning distinguished and outstanding. female african
SISAY Amharic of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning omen of good things a blessing. female
SITI Swahili name meaning lady. female african
SRODA Ghanaian name meaning respect. female african
TABIA Swahili name meaning make incantations. female african
TAFUI Mina of Togo name meaning to appreciate God; Glory to God. female african
TANDRA Madagascar name meaning mole or beaty marks. female african
TANISHA TANI Hausa of W. Africa name meaning born on Monday. female
TARANA Hausa of Nigeria name meaning born during the day. female african
TATU Swahili name meaning third born. female african
TAWIA Ga of Ghana unisexual name meaning first child born after twins. female african
TERU Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning good.This name is most often used in combination with other names as in TERUWORQ which means good gold.
TISA Swahili name meaning ninth born. female african
TITI Nigerian name meaning flower. female african
UCHENNA Ibo of Nigeria name meaning God\s will. female african
ULU Ibo of Nigeria name meaning second born. female african
URENNA Ibo of Nigeria name meaning father\s pride. female african
WAGAYE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning my sense of value or my price. female african
WAMBUI WAMBOI Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning singer. female
WANGARI Kikuyu of Kenya name. Meaning unknown. female african
WANYIKA Swahili name meaning of the bush. female african
WUB Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning gorgeous beautiful. female
XETSA Ewe of Ghana name meaning twin. female african
YESHI Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning for a thousand. female african
ZAHINA Swahili name popular in Tanzania. Meaning unknown. female african
ZAHRA ZAHARA Swahili and Muslim name meaning flower. female
ZAINABU Swahili name meaning beautiful. female african
ZAKIYA Swahili name meaning smart intelligent. female
ZALIKA Swahili name meaning well-born. female african
ZAUDITU ZAWDITU Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning she is the crown. female
ZAWADI Swahili name and Kiswahili word meaning a gift a present. female
ZEINAB Somali name meaning good. female african
ZENA Ethiopian name meaning news or fame. female african
ZINSA Benin name meaning twin. female african
ZOLA Congolese name meaning productive. female african
ZUHURA Swahili name. Meaning unknown. female african
ZWENA ZUWENA Swahili name meaning good.\r female
ABERFA from the mouth of the river ABERTHA female welsh
AMIRA grainCHASYA CHASYE female
ABASI Swahili name meaning stern. male african
ABAYOMI Of uncertain African origin.Means born to bring me joy. male african
ABDALLA Swahili equivalent of Arabic ABDULLAH servant of God.
ABDELAHI Muslim name popular in Somalia. Meaning unknown. male
ABDI Muslim name popular in Somalia meaning my servant.
ABDIKARIM Muslim name popular in Somalia meaning slave of God.
ABDIMELECH Name of an Aethiopian eunuch who lived in ancient Rome.Name means servant to kings.Could be shortened to ABDI or MELECH. male african
ABDIRAXMAN Somali equivalent of Muslim ABD AL RAHMAN meaning servant of the Mercifully Gracious.
ABEBE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has flowered/flourished/grown. male african
ABRAFO Ghanaian name meaning warrior or executioner.It is a nickname for a troublemaker or some one who is hyper. male african
ADAN Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning a large bat.Also the Spanish equivalent of Adam. male
ADE Royal one. male african
ADDO Ghana name meaning king of the road. male african
ADISA Ashanti of Ghana name meaning one who will teach us. male african
ADJATAY Cameroon name meaning prince. male african
ADOFO Akan of Ghana name meaning one who loves. male african
ADOM Akan of Ghana name meaning help from God or God\s blessing. male african
ADRIAN A name used for the nobility class of the Betsileo people of central Madagascar. male african
ADWIN Akan of Ghana word meaning artist or thinker. male african
AFEWORK Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning one who speaks only of pleasant things; one who does not speak of bad or evil things. male african
AFEWORKI Tigrinya of Ethiopia equivalent of AFEWORK. male african
AFRAM Akan of Ghana name referring to the Afram River in Ghana\s Ashanti Region. male african
AHMADOU West African name.Meaning unknown. male african
AKELLO Alur of Uganda name meaning I have brought or bring forth. male african
AKIA African name meaning first born. male african
AKIN Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning warrior hero brave man.This name is often used in compound names such as Akinwole and Akintunde.
AKINWOLE Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning bravery enters this home. male african
AKINTUNDE Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning bravery returns. male african
AKINSANYA Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning bravery gets revenge. male african
AKINYEMI Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning fated to be a warrior. male african
ALAFIN A title meaning king once used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. male african
ALI Swahili and Muslim name meaning noble exalted. male
ALPHA Guinean male name meaning leader. male african
AMADI Ibo of Nigeria unisexual name referring to the Sun God meaning rejoice.
AMAN Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning peace.It is often used as a nickname. male african
AMARE Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he is good looking. male african
AMARI Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning strength builder. male
AMAZU Ibo of Nigeria name meaning no one knows everything. male african
ANWAR Moorish name meaning lustrious bright shiny.
AREN Nigerian name meaning eagle.Also a Scandinavian name meaning rule or eagle. male
ASAD Somalian name meaning lion. male african
ASANTE Kiswahili word for thank you. male african
ASHUR Swahili name for a child born during the Muslim month of Ashur. male african
ASSEFA Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has increased our family by coming into this world. male african
ATA A Ghana name for a twin. male african
ATU Fante of Ghana name meaning born on Saturday. male african
AYO Of uncertain African origin.Means happiness. male african
AYUB Muslim name meaning penitent referring to the biblical Job. male african
AYUBU Swahili equivalent of Ayub meaning patience in suffering; perseverance. male
AZEKEL Angolanname meaning praising the lord. male african
AZI Nigerian name meaning youth. male african
AZIBO African name meaning the whole earth. male african
AZIKIWE African name meaning full of vigor. male african
AZIZI Swahili name and Kiswahili word meaning a treasure excellent; precious one. male
BABATUNDE Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning father has returned which means the child resembles one of his grandfatherers.Variant Tunde exists.
BABU A Kiswahili name meaning grandfatherer.Also a West African name meaning willing. male
BABUKAR Wolof of Senegal name.Meaning unknown. male african
BADRU Swahili name meaning born at full moon. male african
BADU An Ashanti of Ghana name meaning tenth-born child. male african
BARRY A Guinean surname meaning the family comes from the Peul Fulani or Foulbe ethnic groups of West Africa.
BASEL Muslim name popular in Sudan meaning brave. male
BASSEY Efik of Nigeria unisexual name. Meaning unknown. male african
BEKELE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has grown; he has come into being. male african
BELUCHI Ibo people of Nigeria name meaning provided God approves. male african
BERHANU Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning his light. male african
BERIHUN Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning let him be our gate/our guidance. male african
BERTA Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning be strong be vigilant persevere.
BILAL A Muslim name popular in North Africa meaning black man. male
BOBO Fante of Ghana name meaning born on Tuesday.Also a Ewe of West Africa name meaning "be humble. male
BOKHARI Malian name.Meaning unknown. male african
BOLAJI Yoruba of Nigeria male name. Meaning unknown. male african
BUSIRIS Name of an ancient Egyptian king who killed visitors to his city.The name means Temple of Osiris. male african
BWANA Kiswahili and Swahili name meaning gentleman; mister; sir.Variant Mbwana exists.
CAMARA A West African male name meaning teacher. male african
CHAGA The Kiswahili word chagameans to do vigorously and be prevalent. male african
CHAKA Also spelled SHAKA a South African male name meaning Greak King. male
CHEGE A Kikuyu people of Kenya male name. Meaning is unknown. male african
CHEIKH Guinean male name meaning learned. male african
CHEOPS Cheops a pharaoh of Egypt\s IV dynasty was believed to have had negroid features.He was known as Cheops to the ancient Greeks
CHICHA A West African male name meaning beloved.It is also a Kiswahili word meaning grated coconut. male african
CHINUA Ibo of Nigeria male name meaning God\s own blessing or may God hear. male african
CYPRIAN A male name of Latin origin meaning native of Cyprus. male african
DABIR Popular in North Africa meaning teacher secretary.
DALMAR Somali name meaning versatile. male african
DANIACHEW Amharic of Ethopia name meaning you be their judge arbitrate between them. male
DANSO Ashanti of Ghana name meaning reliable. male african
DAREN Hausa of West Africa name meaning born at night. male african
DAUDI DAUDY Swahili name meaning beloved. male
DAWIT Ethiopian name referring to the biblical David meaning beloved. male
DELA EDEN Ewe of West Africa unisexual name meaning savior. male african
DEMISSIE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning destroyer. male african
DESTA Amharic of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning joy happiness. male
DIA West African name meaning champion. male african
DIARA Name of French-speaking West Africa meaning gift. male
DIJI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning farmer. male african
DIN Congolese name meaning great. male african
DOBI Kiswahili word meaning a person who does laundry. male african
DOMEVLO Ewe of Ghana name meaning don\t take others for face value. male african
DZIGBODE Ewe of Ghana name meaning patience. male african
EDET Ibibio and Efik of Nigeria name meaning born on market day. male african
EFFIOM Efik of Nigeria male name meaning crocodile. male african
ELIMU A Kiswahili word meaning science knowledge. male
ERASTO An East African name meaning man of peace. male african
ESSIEN Ochi and Ga of Ghana name meaning sixth born.Also Ibibio and Efik of Nigeria name meaning belongs to everyone. male
EZEJI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning the king of yams. male african
FARAJI Swahili name meaning consolation. male african
FELA West African name meaning warlike. male african
FODJOUR Akan of Ghana name meaning fourth born. male african
FYNN Europeanized version of Ghanaian name Offin after the Offin River. male
GABRA GEBRE Amharic of Tigrinya name meaning an offering. male
GETACHEW Amharic male name meaning their master. male african
GETEYE Amharic name meaning my master. male african
GHEDI Somali name meaning traveler. male african
GOGO Nguni of S. Africa name meaning like grandfatherer. male african
GUEDADO Fulani of Mali unisexual name meaning wanted by nobody. male african
GYAMFI Ashanti of Ghana name. Meaning unknown. male african
HABIB Swahili name meaning beloved. male african
HAGOS Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning joy happiness. male
HAJI Swahili name meaning born during the hajj. male african
HAKIM Amharic of Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning doctor medicine man.Most commonly used by Muslim Ethiopians. male
HANIF Swahili and Muslim name meaning believer. male african
HANISI Swahili name meaning born on Thursday. male african
HASSAN Hausa of W. Africa name meaning first born of twins. male african
HOGAN Efik of Nigeria name. Meaning unknown. male african
HONDO Zezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning war. male african
HUSANI Swahili variation of Muslim name HUSAYN meaning beautiful. male african
IDI Swahili and Muslim name meaning born during the Muslim holiday of Idd. male african
IDRISSA Senegal and Gambia name meaning immortal. male african
INIKO Efik and Ibibio of Nigeria unisexual name meaning born amidst civil war or born amidst troubled times. male african
ISKINDER Amharic of Ethiopia version of Greek name Alexander meaning defender of mankind. male african
ISSA Swahili and Muslim name meaning the Messiah. male african
JAFARI Swahili name meaning creek. male african
JAHI Swahili name meaning dignity. male african
JAJA Ibo of Nigeria name meaning God\s gift. male african
JAWARA Senegal and Gambia name meaning peace loving. male african
JELA Swahili name meaning father was suffering during birth. male african
JIMIYU Luhya of Kenya name meaning born during the dry season. male african
JIRI Zezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning forest of wild fruits. male african
JOMO Gikuyu of Kenya name meaning farmer. male african
JUMA Swahili name meaning born on Friday. male african
KAARIA Kenyan name meaning one who speaks softly but with wisdom. male african
KABAKA Name used for kings of the Buganda people of Uganda. male african
KALEB Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name referring to the biblical Cain. male african
KAMAU Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning quiet warrior. male african
KASHKA Nigerian name meaning friendly. male african
KASSA Amharic name meaning compensation or reparation. male african
KATO Runyankore of Uganda name meaning second born twin. male african
KAYIN Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning long-awaited child. male african
KEITA West African name meaning worshiper. male african
KELILE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning my protector my gate. male
KENAN Malawi name. Meaning unknown. male african
KENYATTA East African name meaning musician. male african
KHAMISI Swahili name meaning born on Thursday. male african
KIFLE Amharic and Tigrinya name meaning my share my due. male
KIMANE Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning large bean. male african
KIMATHI Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning earnest provider. male african
KITO Swahili name meaning precious. male african
KOFI Akan name common in Ghana meaning born on Friday. male
KOJO Ashanti of Ghana name meaning born on Monday. male african
KOOFREY Ibibio and Efik of Nigeria name meaning don\t forget me. male african
KORFA Somali name. Meaning unknown. male african
KUMI Akan of Ghana name meaning forceful. male african
KWABENA Akan of Ghana name meaning born on Tuesday. male african
KWAKU Akan of Ghana name meaning born on Wednesday. male african
KWAME Akan of Ghana name meaning born on Saturday. male african
KWAMI Ewe of W. Africa name meaning born on Saturday. male african
KWESI SISI Akan of Ghana unisexual name meaning born on Sunday. male
LABAAN Somali name. Meaning unknown. male african
LEBNA Ethiopian name meaning heart or soul. male african
LEMA Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning cultivated developed. male
LUMUMBA Congolese name meaning gifted. male african
LUSALA Luhya of Kenya name meaning whip. male african
MACHUPA Swahili name meaning one who enjoys drinking. male african
MAMO Amharic of Ethiopia name used to address a little boy whose name is unknown. male african
MANI Congolese name meaning from the mountain. male african
MANU Akan of Ghana name meaning second born. male african
MANUTE Dinka of S. Sudan name. Meaning unknown. male african
MARKOS Ethiopian name referring to the biblical disciple Mark. male
MASILO Setswana of Botswana name. Meaning unknown. male african
MASKINI Swahili name and Kiswahili word meaning poor. male african
MASUD MASOUD Swahili and Muslim name meaning fortunate happy.
MATATA Swahili name meaning troublemaker. male african
MATHANI Popular Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning commandments. male african
MATUNDE Luya of Kenya name meaning fruits. male african
MEKONNEN Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning the angel. male african
MELESSE Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he has returned something. male african
MENELIK Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning son of the wise manor what will he send? male african
MENSAH Ewe of Ghana name meaning third born. male african
MIRUTS Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he who has been chosen. male african
MONA Swaziland name meaning jealous. male african
MONGO Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning famous. male african
MONYYAK Dinka of S. Sudan name meaning man of the drought. male african
MORENIKE Nigerian name meaning good luck. male african
MORI Ugandan name meaning born before the loan on the wife\s dowry has been paid off. male african
MOSHOESHOE Sesotho name. Meaning unknown. male african
MOSI Swahili name meaning first born. male african
MOYO Zezuru of Zimbabwe name meaning heart. male african
MUENDA Meru of Kenya name meaning one who cares for others. male african
MUREITHI Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning herdsman shepherd. male
MUSA Swahili and Muslim name popular among the Wolof of Senegal meaning mercy or saved from the water. male
MWAKA Buganda of Uganda name meaning born on New Year\s Eve. male african
MWINYI Swahili name meaning lord master king.
MWITA Swahili name and Kiswahili word meaning the one who is calling. male african
NADIF Somali name meaning born between two seasons. male african
NASSOR Swahili variation of Arab name Nasser meaning victorious. male
NDULU Ibo of Nigeria name meaning dove. male african
NEGASH Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he is bound to be king he is next in line for the throne. male
NEGASI Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning he will be crowned. male african
NEGUS Norther Ethiopian name and royal title meaning king emperor. male
NJAU Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning young bull. male african
NKRUMAH NKRUMA Akan of Ghana unisexual name meaning ninth born child. male
NYASORE Kenyan name meaning the thin one. male african
OBASI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning in honor of the supreme God. male african
OBI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning heart. male african
OBIKE Ibo of Nigeria name meaning a strong household. male african
ODERO Luo of Kenya name meaning granary. male african
ODION Nigerian name meaning first born of twins. male african
OHINI OHENE Akan of Ghana name meaning chief. male
OJI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning bearer of gifts. male african
OJO Yoruba of Nigeria name used when the birth was difficult. male african
OKELLO Ateso of Uganda name meaning born after twins. male african
OKO Adangbe of Ghana name meaning twin. male african
OKOTH Ugandan name meaning born during the rains. male african
OLA Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning wealth. male african
OTHIENO Luo of Kenya name meaning born at night. male african
PALASSA This African name was popular among African slaves in North America. male african
PANYA Swahili name and Kiswahili word meaning mouse. male african
PENDA Swahili name meaning beloved. male african
PONI Bari of S. Sudan name meaning second born. male african
PAKI Xhosa of S. Africa name meaning witness. male african
PILI Swahili name meaning second born. male african
RAFIKI Kiswahili word and name meaning friend. male african
RAKANJA Muarusha of Tanzania name. Meaning unknown. male african
RASHIDI Swahili name meaning good council. male african
RETTA Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has triumphed he has won. male
ROBLE Somali name meaning born during the rainy season. male african
RUDO Shona of Zimbabwe name meaning love. male african
SADAKA Swahili name and Kiswahili word meaning a religious offering. male african
SALIM SALMAN Swahili name meaning peace. male
SARSA DENGEL Ethiopian name meaning penetration by osmosis. male african
SEFU Swahili name meaning sword. male african
SEKOU Guinean name meaning learned. male african
SELASSIE SELASSIEE Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia unisexual name meaning trinity.This name is most commonly used as a suffix as in Haile Selassiee.
SENGHOR Senegal and Gambia name meaning descendant of the gods. male african
SHERMARKE Somali name meaning one who brings good fortune. male african
SIMBA Swahili name popular in eastern Zaire meaning lion. male
SUDI Swahili name meaning successor luck. male african
SULE West African name meaning adventurous. male african
SULTAN Swahili name meaning ruler. male african
SUNDIATA SUNDYATA SOUN Guinean name meaning hungry lion.
TABAN Somali and Ugandan name. Meaning unknown. male african
TAMIRAT Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning miracle. male african
TARIKU Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning the story behind or the events surrounding his birth. male african
TAU Tswana of Botswana name meaning lion. male african
TAYE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has been seen. male african
TEFERI Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning one who is ferocious one who is feared by his rivals. male
TEGENE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning my protector. male african
TEKA Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has replaced. male african
TEKLE Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning my plant which literally implies I gave my seed to him. male african
TESFAYE Amharic and Tigrinya of Ethiopia name meaning my hope. male african
TESSEMA Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning he has been heard people listen to him. male
TEWODROS Ethiopian version of Greek Theodore meaning gift of god. male
TOBECHUKWU Ibo of Nigeria name meaning praise God. male african
TOMI Kalarbari of Nigeria name meaning the people. male african
TONYE Ijaw of Niger name. Meaning unknown. male african
TUNDE A Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning returns.Most often used as a suffix in larger names. For example male african
TUTU West African name meaning cliff dweller. male african
UCHECHI UCHI Ibo of Nigeria name meaning God\s will. male
VITA Luya of Kenya name meaning war. male african
WACHIRU Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning lawmaker\s son. male african
WAMBUA Kamba of Kenya name meaning born during the rainy season. male african
WAMOCHA Luhya of Kenya name meaning never satisfied. male african
WANG\OMBE Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning one who owns many cows. male african
WANJALA Luya of Kenya name meaning famine. male african
WANJOHI Kikuyu of Kenya name meaning brewer. male african
WEKESA Luhya of Kenya name meaning born during harvest time. male african
XOLA Xhosa of S. Africa name meaning stay in peace. male african
YAHYA Swahili name meaning God\s gift. male african
YAO Ewe of Ghana name meaning born on Thursday. male african
YAVU Lunda of Zaire name. Meaning unknown. male african
YEKUNO AMLAK Ethiopian name meaning let him be good to God. male african
YERA South African name meaning warrior. male african
YERODIN Congolese name meaning studious. male african
YESUTO Ewe of Ghana name meaning belongs to Jesus. male african
YOHANCE Hausa of W. Africa name meaning God\s gift. male african
YUSUF Swahili and Muslim name meaning the beautiful or he shall increase. male african
ZAHUR Swahili name meaning flower. male african
ZERE Amharic of Ethiopia name meaning the seed of the descendant of. male
ZEBENJO Ibo of Nigeria name meaning avoid sins. male african
ZESIRO Buganda of Uganda name meaning first born of twins. male african
ZIFA Ijaw of Niger name. Meaning unknown. male african
ZOLA Xhosa of S. Africa name meaning quietness. male african
ZUBERI \r Swahili name meaning strong. male african

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