List of African Baby Names Meanings View Other Origins

You have 81 origins to scan 1 million baby names. Find 664 unique names in our collection from African origin.
Get modern, unique names list for African below:

  • Aamari
    Meaning: Having great strength, a builder, Origin: African
  • Amaani
    Amaani is a Christian Girl name, it is an English originated name. Amaani name meaning is One who is peaceful / one with wishes and dreams and the lucky number associated with Amaani is --. Find all the relevant details about the Amaani Meaning, Origin, Lucky Number and Religion from this page.
    Meaning: Peaceful, one with wishes and dreams, Origin: African / Arabic
  • Amaari
    Girl. Hebrew, African. Also meaning "immortal" or "unfading". From the African, meaning "strength builder". Michele Amari was an Italian patriot who took part in the emancipation of Sicily in the 19th century.
    Meaning: Having great strength, a builder, Origin: African
  • Amanii
    Origin of the name Amani: Derived from the Arabic amāni (desires, wishes), which is from mana (to desire).
    Meaning: One who is peaceful, one with wishes and dreams, Origin: African / Arabic
  • Amanni
    Muslim Meaning: ... In Muslim the meaning of the name Amani is: Wishes. Aspirations.
    Meaning: One who is peaceful, with wishes and dreams, Origin: African / Arabic
  • Amarii
    Origin and Meaning of Amarii. "Amarii" is a name of African origin, and it means "Given by God". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.
    Meaning: Having great strength, a builder, Origin: African
  • Ashanti - ə-SHAn-ti
    The meaning of the name “Ashanti” is: “African tribe name”. Additional information: Ashanti is the name of a tribe of people who originated in Ghana.
    Meaning: African tribe name, Origin: African
  • Ayanna
    Possibly means "flower" in Amharic; in 'The Book of African Names' (1991), linguist Molefi Asante lists Ayanna as an Eastern African feminine name meaning "this is a beautiful flower". It has been used among African-Americans and Jamaicans for at least 50 years.
    Meaning: Beautiful blossom, Innocent, Origin: African
  • Davonna
    The name Davonna is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Davonna is: Beloved. Feminine of David.
    Meaning: A form of davina, devonna, Origin: African-American
  • Jabarri
    The name Jabari is an Egyptian baby name. In Egyptian the meaning of the name Jabari is: Brave.
    Meaning: A valiant man, Origin: African
  • Jelani - jeh-LAHN-ee
    The meaning of the name “Jelani” is: “Great, powerful”. Categories: African American Names, African Names, Muslim Names, Swahili Names.
    Meaning: One who is mighty, Strong, Origin: African
  • Jetta - YET-tah
    Latin Meaning: The name Jetta is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Jetta is: Jet black.
    Meaning: Suggesting a jet-black gemstone, Origin: African-American
  • Kimmy
    Kimmy. "From The Meadow Of The Royal Fortress" The meaning of the name Kimmy is From The Meadow Of The Royal Fortress. The origin of the name Kimmy is English.
    Meaning: A familiar form of kimberly, Origin: African
  • Kwame - KWAH-meh
    Kwame or Kwamé is a Twi and Akan day name given to a boy born on a Saturday, originating in Ghana. People with this name include: Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian-British philosopher of semantics and racism.
    Meaning: Saturday born, Origin: African
  • Makeena
    Makeena has its origins in the African-Swahili language. Makeena is a variant form of the African, English, and Swahili Makena. See also the related category swahili. Makeena is not regularly used as a baby girl name.
    Meaning: Man of abundance, Origin: African
  • Makena - muh-KEN-na
    Makena is actually Hawaiian in origin, meaning "abundance". ― billson808 12/7/2005. A lot of people mistake this name with the Irish surname-turned-given-name Makenna (meaning "Son of Kenneth"). ― Pheadirean 8/22/2006. The name is only for females.
    Meaning: Man of abundance, Origin: African
  • Nya
    Nya. Pronunciation: NIY-ə, NEE-ə (key) Nia's like a compact SUV or a shot of espresso. It's a trim little burst of personality, perfectly suited to the moment. It has two independent origins, from a Swahili word meaning "goal" and from the Welsh form of the name Niamh.
    Meaning: Purpose, Origin: African
  • Nyah
    The meaning of the name “Nyah” is: “Purpose”. Additional information: In Njen Language spoken in North West Cameroon (Batibo sub-division) Nyah means "Original". Categories: African Names, Swahili Names. Used in: African countries, English speaking countries. Gender: Girl Names.
    Meaning: Purpose, Origin: African
  • Sabra
    Sabra means "rest" in Hebrew. It was a common name in colonial New England, and is still used there. In recent decades, Sabra has come to be a word for a native-born Israeli [from Hebrew ṣābār: sabra, prickly pear], as the fruit is tough and dangerous-looking on the outside but sweet on the inside.
    Meaning: Thorny cactus, to rest, Origin: African
  • Sade
    0% this week. Gender: Female Pronunciation: shah-day Meaning of Sade: "honor bestows a crown" Origin of Sade: Nigerian, Yoruba, diminutive of Folashade. Share Sade on Facebook Share on Facebook. Share Sade on Twitter Share on Twitter. Share Sade on Google Plus Share on Google+
    Meaning: Sweetly singing, Origin: African
  • Shanee
    Shanee is an Irish name for girls meaning God is gracious. Read below for Shanee's celebrity and ruler associations, and numerological meanings. If Shanee is the one, congratulations!
    Meaning: A marvelous woman, Origin: African
  • Talisa
    The meaning of the name “Talisa” is: “Consecrated to God”. Categories: Hindu Names, Indian Names, Sanskrit Names.
    Meaning: A form of tallis, Origin: African-American
  • Talisha
    The meaning of the name “Talisha” is: “Damsel Arise”. Categories: African American Names, American Names.
    Meaning: A form of talisa, Origin: African-American
  • Tanesha
    The name Tanesha is an African baby name. In African the meaning of the name Tanesha is: Born on Monday.
    Meaning: Born on monday, Origin: African
  • Tapanga
    Tapanga. The name Tapanga is a Female name. Hebrew meaning: The name Tapanga is a Hebrew baby name The Hebrew meaning of Tapanga is: Unpredictable.
    Meaning: Sweet, unpredictable, Origin: African
  • Zaire - zah-EER
    I understand that the name Zaire is African. Origin: Zaire, Africa. ------------------------------------- Zaire originates from the River Zaire and the name of the River Zaire originates from the Portugeuse word zaire which originates from the Kongo word nzere which means, "river that swallows all rivers."
    Meaning: River, Origin: African
  • Abioye - ah-bih-AW-yeh
    Meaning of name Abioye. Etymology : Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba. Saint : Origin : Yoruba.
    Meaning: The son of royalty, Origin: African
  • Adebowale - ah-deh-baw-VAH-leh
    Given Name ADEBOWALE. GENDER: Masculine & Feminine. USAGE: Western African, Yoruba.
    Meaning: Return of the crown, Origin: African
  • Adisa - ah-DEE-sah
    The name Adisa is an African baby name. In African the meaning of the name Adisa is: The clear one.
    Meaning: The lucid one, Origin: African
  • Afolabi - Ah-faw-LAH-bee
    Afolabi is a name of Yoruba origin that means "born in wealth and high status". Notable people with the name include: Afolabi Olabimtan (1932-2003), Nigerian politician and writer. Ola Afolabi (born 1980), British boxer.
    Meaning: Child of high status, Origin: African