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

 

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 ruler used 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

 

AMA or 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. name meaning unknown. female african

 

BUPE A Nyakyusa of Tanzania female name meaning hospitality. female african

 

CHANYA A Taita people of Kenya female name; 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 name meaning unknown. female

 

EBIERE Ijaw of Niger female name. 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. name meaning unknown. female african

 

FOLA Yoruba of Nigeria name meaning honor. female african

 

FOWSIA Popular Somalian name. name meaning unknown. female african

 

GOGO A Tonga and Shona of Zambia of Zimbabwe word meaning grandmother. female african

 

GYAMFUA Ashanti of Ghana name. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 beauty 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. 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. name 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. 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. name 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 Ethiopian 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. 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 lustrous 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 Angolan name 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 grandfather a West African name meaning willing. male

 

BABUKAR Wolof of Senegal name. 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. 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.name meaning unknown. male african

 

BOLAJI Yoruba of Nigeria male name. 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 Great 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 Ethiopia 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 dont 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 grandfather. male african

 

GUEDADO Fulani of Mali unisexual name meaning wanted by nobody. male african

 

GYAMFI Ashanti of Ghana name. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. name meaning unknown. male african

 

MARKOS Ethiopian name referring to the biblical disciple Mark. male

 

MASILO Setswana of Botswana name. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

 

WANGOMBE 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. 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. 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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