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African Names

Popular African names for boys and girls

Top African Baby Names

Being such a large and diverse continent, Africa has a huge spectrum of influences, resulting in a truly eclectic mix of names and origins. Although largely unusual in native western communities, African names are not only beautiful in appearance and pronunciation but also in meaning and origin. Choosing the perfect name for your baby is an important process that only happens once in their lifetime. When choosing a name for your baby, consider how the given name will sit next to the surname and middle name(s)

Certain African teachings claim that a beautiful name accompanies us for the rest of our life and is a critical rite of passage.

African baby names are not only beautiful and unique, but also remain fairly original and uncommon in Western Countries. Being such a vast and diverse continent, African names have a large number of tribal, cultural and religious influences from across time.

Interestingly, most names in Africa are linked to a specific meaning, for example Ashaki

directly means light, Abebech translates as flower.

If you are interested in names that are directly linked to a meaning then be sure to check out our Japanese baby names.

For a truly original and flattering name for your child, check out top 10 African baby boy and baby girl names below. Click on the names to follow through to a meaning.




Rank

Name

Gender

1

Nia

Female

2

Zahra

Female

3

Aamina

Female

4

Amari

Female

5

Anum

Female

6

Asha

Female

7

Ashanti

Female

8

Candice

Female

9

Dalia

Female

10

Hanna

Female

Other origin names