Popular African names for girls and boys

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# Name Origin Meaning Gender
1 Abayomi African Nigerian name meaning bringer of happiness. M
2 Abdalla African Servant of God. (Swahili). M

3 Abebe African Asked for (Nigerian). F
4 Abebi African Asked for (Nigerian). F
5 Abeeku African Ghanian word for one who is born on Wednesday. M
6 Abejide African Nigerian name for one who is born in the wintertime. M
7 Abiodun African Nigerian name given to one born during war. M
8 Abiola African Nigerian name given to one born during the New Year. M
9 Ada African First daughter. (Nigerian). F
10 Adah African First daughter. (Nigerian). F
11 Adana African Her father's daughter. (Nigerian). F
12 Adanna African Her father's daughter. (Nigerian). F
13 Adanya African Her father's daughter. (Nigerian). F

14 Addae African Ghanian word for the morning sun. M
15 Ade African Nigerian word meaning royal. M
16 Adebayo African Nigerian for 'he was happy'. M
17 Adeben African Ghanian name given to the twelfth-born son. M
18 Adejola African Nigerian name meaning 'the crown needs honour'. M
19 Adesola African Nigerian name meaning 'the crown honoured us'. M
20 Adika African Ghanian name given to the first child from a second husband. M
21 Adio African Righteous. (Nigerian.). M
22 Adisa African The clear one (Nigerian). M
23 Adofo African Ghanian word for warrior. M
24 Adom African God's blessing. (Ghanian). M
25 Adunbi African Nigerian word for pleasant. M
26 Adusa African Ghanian name given to the thirteenth-born child. M
27 Aganju African In Yoruban mythology, Aganju was the son and husband of Ododua, the earth goddess. M
28 Aiyetoro African Peace on earth. (Nigerian). M
29 Ajani African He fights for possession. (Nigerian). M
30 Akanni African Profitable encounter; our encounter brings wealth (Nigerian). M
31 Akiiki African Friend. (Ugandan). M
32 Akili African Bright. Smart. (Tanzanian). F
33 Akinlabi African We have a boy. (Nigerian). M
34 Akinlana African Brave (Nigerian). M
35 Akono African My turn. (Nigerian). M
36 Akua African Ghanian name for one born on Thursday. M
37 Akwetee African Ghanian name for the second twin born. M
38 Alika African Most beautiful. (Nigerian). F
39 Ama African Saturday's child. (Ghanese). F
40 Amadi African Rejoicing. (Nigerian). F
41 Amadi African Nigerian name meaning 'fated to die at birth'. M
42 Ambonisye African Tanzianian name meaning 'God rewards me'. M
43 Ameena African Trustworthy. (Swahili). F
44 Ameenah African Trustworthy. (Swahili). F
45 Ami African Saturday's child. (Ghanese). F
46 Amina African Trustworthy. (Swahili). F
47 Aminah African Trustworthy. (Swahili). F
48 Amineh African Trustworthy. (Swahili). F
49 Anane African Ghanian name given to the fourth son born. M
50 Andwele African Tanzanian name meaning 'God brings me'. M
51 Aniweta African Nigerian name meaning 'brought by a spirit'. M
52 Anum African Ghanian name given to the fifth born child. M
53 Apara African Nigerian name meaning 'child that comes and goes'. M
54 Aren African Eagle. (Nigerian). M
55 Ashia African Hope. Mythology: the wife of a Hindu demigod. (Somali). F
56 Ata African Ghanian name given to the first-born twin. M
57 Atsu African Ghanian name given to the second-born twin. M
58 Atu African Ghanian name given to a boy born on Saturday. M
59 Atuanya African A surprise; unexpected. (Nigerian). M
60 Ayize African Let it come. (Zulu). M
61 Ayo African Nigerian name meaning 'happiness'. M
62 Azi African Nigerian name meaning 'youth'. M
63 Aziza African Precious. (Swahili). F
64 Babafemi African Nigerian for 'my father loves me'. M
65 Bakari African Swahili name meaning 'promising'. M
66 Baruti African Botswanan name meaning 'teacher'. M
67 Bello African Assistant. M
68 Bem African Nigerian word for 'peace'. M
69 Betserai African Zimbabwean name meaning 'help'. M
70 Bobo African Ghanian name given to a child born on Tuesday. M
71 Bodua African Ghanian name that means 'animal tail'. M
72 Bomani African Malawian name meaning 'strong soldier'. M
73 Bornani African Malawian name meaning 'warrior'. M
74 Boseda African Nigerian name given to a child born on Sunday. M
75 Bour African Rock. M
76 Bron African Origin. M
77 Chane African Plant. M
78 Chenzira African Zimbabwean name meaning 'born while traveling'. M
79 Chi African Nigerian word for 'God'. M
80 Chika African God is supreme. (Nigerian). F
81 Chike African Variant of Chuioke: Nigerian name meaning 'talented'. M
82 Chinelo African Variant of Chuioke: Nigerian name meaning 'talented'. M
83 Chinese African Nigerian name meaning 'God protects'. M
84 Chinua African Nigerian name meaning 'God's blessings'. M
85 Chioke African Nigerian name meaning 'God's gift'. M
86 Chionesu African Zimbabwean name meaning 'protector'. M
87 Chisulo African Malawian name meaning 'steel'. M
88 Chiumbo African Kenyan word meaning 'small child'. M
89 Chuioke African Nigerian name meaning 'talented'. M
90 Chuma African Zimbabwean name meaning 'bead'. M
91 Cilombo African Camp by the road. M
92 Cinese African Variant of Chinese: Nigerian name meaning 'God protects'. M
93 Dabir African Teacher. M
94 Dada African Nigerian name meaning 'curly-haired child'. M
95 Dakarai African Zimbabwean name meaning 'happiness'. M
96 Dalia African Gentle. (Tanzanian). F
97 Dalila African Gentle. (Tanzanian) (Swahili). F
98 Danladi African Born on a Sunday. M
99 Daren African Nigerian name meaning 'born at night'. M
100 Darweshi African Swahili name meaning 'devout'. M
101 Daudi African Swahili name meaning 'beloved'. M
102 Dawud African Variant of Daudi: Swahili name meaning 'beloved'. M
103 Deka African Pleasing. (Somali). F
104 Dulani African Malawian name meaning 'cutting'. M
105 Dumaka African Nigerian name meaning 'help out'. M
106 Ebo African Ghanian name given to a child born on Tuesday. M
107 Ehioze African Nigerian name meaning 'not jealous'. M
108 Ekon African Strong. (Nigerian). M
109 Enam African Ghanian name meaning 'gift from God'. M
110 Essien African Name given to the sixth-born. M
111 Faraji African Consolation. (Swahili). M
112 Fenyang African Botswanan name meaning 'conqueror'. M
113 Foluke African Nigerian name meaning 'placed in God's hands'. M
114 Fulumirani African Malawian name meaning 'a journey'. M
115 Funsan African Malawian name meaning 'request'. M
116 Fynn African Name of a river in Ghana. M
117 Hadiya African Gift (Swahili). F
118 Hasan African Handsome (Swahili). M
119 Hasani African Handsome (Swahili). M
120 Hasina African Good. (Swahili). F
121 Hassain African Handsome (Swahili). M
122 Jabarl African Valiant. (Swahili). M
123 Jameelah African Chaste. (Somali) (Swahili). M
124 Jamelia African Variant of Jameelah. Beautiful (Somali) (Swahili). F
125 Jamila African Chaste (Somali). F
126 Jamilah African Variant of Jameelah. Beautiful (Somali) (Swahili). F
127 Jamilah African Variant of Jameelah: chaste. (Somali). M
128 Jamilia African Variant of Jameelah. Beautiful (Somali) (Swahili). F
129 Jamilia African Variant of Jameelah: chaste. (Swahili). M
130 Jamilla African Variant of Jameelah. Beautiful (somali) (Swahili). F
131 Jamille African Variant of Jameelah. Beautiful (Somali) (Swahili). F
132 Jemila African Variant of Jameelah. Beautiful. (Somali and Swahili). F
133 Jina African Named child. (Swahili). F
134 Kalifa African Chaste; holy. (Somali). F
135 Lulu African Pearl (Tanzanian). F
136 Mandisa African Sweetness. Sweet. (South African) F
137 Neema African Born in prosperity. (Swahili). F
138 Nuru African Born at night. (Swahili). M
139 Omari African God the highest (Swahili). M
140 Omarr African God the highest (Swahili). M
141 Rashidi African Thinker; counselor. (Swahili). M
142 Saleem African Peaceful. (Swahili). M
143 Salim African Peaceful. (Swahili). M
144 Sanura African Kitten (Swahili). F
145 Shaka African The name of the Zulu tribal leader sometimes compared to Attila the Hun. Shaka shaped an amalgamation of tribes into the great Zulu nation in the early 19th century. (Zulu). M
146 Taj African Exalted. (Urdu). M
147 Tanesha African Born on Monday. F
148 Tanishia African Born on Monday. F
149 Tanishia African Born on Monday. M
150 Tau African Lion. M
151 Xhosa African Sweet. (South African). F
152 Zahra African Flowering. (Swahili). F
153 Zalika African Well-born. (Swahili). F