African baby names

Africa is a huge continent having abundance of diverse tribes and ethnic groups which provides a wealth of baby name inspiration. African names are derived from local and foreign languages such as English, French, Arabic, and Portuguese and these names are exotic, beautiful and hold a deeper meaning and history.

Traditionally, African baby names are based on places, spirits, ancestors, or events occurring during the time of their birth. Africans have a strong believe that a name can influence both the life of the child and the family. Africans also believes that a simple name can lead to a bad future and an over-ambitious name can cause serious repercussions. The Naming-Day ceremony is also considered as a crucial event and celebrated within the first week of baby's birth. In some parts of Africa, parents name their children after famous political figures in the hope that their babies may become successful as their namesakes. Some common African baby names are Barack Mahdi, Quan, Layla and Kabira.

Look below at list of over 1500 delightful African baby names: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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NameMeaning
 AbaseaBStern
 AbaseeBStern
 AbasieBStern
 AbassiB
 AbayomeaBBorn to Bring Me Joy, Pleasant Meeting, From Yoruba
 AbayomeeB
 AbayomeyBBorn to Bring Me Joy, Pleasant Meeting, From Yoruba
 AbayomiBBorn to Bring Me Joy, Pleasant Meeting, From Yoruba
 AbayomieB
 AbebiBSought
 AbedyBOne who Worships God, Worshiper
 AbenaGBorn on a Tuesday
 AbenahUBorn on a Tuesday
 AbeneaGGirl Prayed for
 AbeniGGirl Prayed for
 AbenyeGGirl Prayed for
 AberaGStrong Powerful, Brave
 AberashGShining
 AbidemiBBorn when the Father was Away
 AbimbolaUDestined to Be Rich
 AbiodunUA Child Born During Christmas Or New Year
 AbioyeBBorn into Royalty
 AblaGPerfectly Formed, A Wild Rose, Full Figured, Sign of Good Health and Beauty
 AboubacarB
 AbrielleGHero of God
 AbubakarBFather of the Young Camel, Noble
 AchiengG
 AdaezeGPrincess
 AdamnánBMan, Fire, Variation of Adam from the Red Earth, Nobility
 AdanaGOne who is the Loving Daughter of a Father, Father's Pride
 AdannaGOne who is the Loving Daughter of a Father, Father's Pride
 AdannayaGHer Father's Daughter
 AdanyaGOne who is the Loving Daughter of a Father, Father's Pride
 AdebayoBBorn In a Joyful Time, In Joyful Times Come
 AdebolaUHonor is Brought to Her
 AdebowaleUThe crown has come hoome
 AdedayoU
 AdegokeBThe king has gained advancement, The crown has ascended
 AdetokunboUCrown from across the seas, King from a foreign land
 AdhiamboGDaughter Born After Sunset
 AdikaBFirst Child from a Second Husband
 AdisaUWho Wants to Teach Us, Clear Spoken Person, Ordered
 AdjoaGBorn on Monday
 AdunBNoble, Earth, Fire, Man
 AdwenUCreative One, Artist
 AdwennBCreative One, Artist
 AdwinneBCreative One, Artist
 AdwoaGBorn on Monday
 AdwynnBArtist, Creative One
 AfiaGFrom Ewe, Good Health, Divine Safeguard, Vitality
 AfolabiBBorn into Wealth
 AfooaGBorn on Friday
 AfraGYoung Doe, African, Dust, Colour of Earth
 AfricaG
 AfuaGBorn on Friday
 AichatouG
 AïchouchaHappiness, Who Will Live
 AissataG
 AjahnayGOf Noble Birth, Possessive After a Fight, He Fights for What is his
 AjanaiGPossessive After a Fight, He Fights for What is his, Of Noble Birth
 AjanayGPossessive After a Fight, He Fights for What is his, Of Noble Birth
 AjhaneGOf Noble Birth, Possessive After a Fight, He Fights for What is his
 AjhaniBOf Noble Birth, Possessive After a Fight, He Fights for What is his
 AjuaGBabies on Monday
 AkachiU
 AkanBNinth-Born Son, Ninth Born
 AkeeshaGFavourite, Her Life, Woman, Cassia
 AkinyiG
 AkolB
 AkosiwaGGirl Born on Sunday, Sunday Babies
 AkosuaGGirl Born on Sunday, Sunday Babies
 AkpofureU
 AkuaGGirl Born on Wednesday
 AkuchiU
 AlabaGSecond Child Born After Twins
 AlemayehuU
 AlikeeGKind, Love, Noble
 AlinafeU
 AmaGLovable, Aspiration, Born on a Saturday, Mother
 AmakaG
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