This page is crammed with information
about African-American baby names with the origins of African-American
first name derivatives and surnames. We
have provided a selection of
nearly 1,000 African - American
to choose from! Still
unsure? Then check out over 50,000
other ones available via the
Index. Click the following links to access:
Baby Boy Names
Baby Girl Names
Baby Names Dictionary
A Major Life event!
If you have searched for 'African-American Baby Names' then "Congratulations" must be in order
and our section on Pregnancy Stages might prove helpful. Whether you are the mother or father of a new baby, a member of the family or a close friend you are sharing in a major life event and taking a serious interest in choosing a special baby name from one of the
many African-American that are available.
Check out our info on
Stages with symptoms and changes experienced Day by Week by
Month during your pregnancy.
Girl Baby Names have
origins in many languages including French, Latin, English and
African. Many have the popular prefix of 'La' or
'Le' ( Latoya, Lashawn, Latrice etc) and also 'Da' and 'De' (Denelle,
Danisha etc) Names like Tanisha (meaning the name of a day
indicating birth on a Monday) originate in Africa from the
Hausa language. Other African languages include Zulu, Swahili,
Zulu, Igbo, and Yoruba.
Boy Baby Names also
have origins in many languages including French, Latin, English
and various languages in Africa. Many have have connections to Greek and Classical
literature, the bible or reflect noble positions such as Earl or
There are also those with the prefix of 'La' as is Lamarr
or DaJon. There is also a trend to make unusual use of hyphens,
capital letters and apostrophes such as D'marreio or D'Sean and
African-American Baby Names
- The Leaders in creating new name's
Society is much less formal than it used to be. We use Firstnames more often than surnames now and
these have become increasingly important in terms of a person's identity.
Unusual spellings are becoming totally acceptable in our society.
The emergence of the Internet and Mobile phones has lead to the creation and total acceptance of new
spellings which have given us a whole new modern
Afro-American names are the leaders in adopting such changes
African-American Baby Names
- Info requested by our visitors
In their search for African-American Baby
people become interested in researching their own surname or
family name and First Name. We have therefore included this
information to meet the requests of our visitors.
ancestors who originated in Africa had no choice in their lives due to the
practice of buying and selling people into slavery.
Between the years 1650 and 1900 it is estimated that 28 million
Africans were forcibly moved from Africa as slaves. One of the
most famous books relating to the forced slavery of one of
these forced immigrants in America was ' Roots ' by Alex Haley. According to research
into genealogy compiled by Alex Haley his ancestor was a man
called Kunta Kinte who came from the Gambian town of
Jufferee. A vital element in the story of Kunta Kinte is that he
desperately wanted to keep his own name rather than take on the
adopted name of his owner. Name changes obviously make
investigations into family genealogy difficult but this is certainly not an impossible task.
Like many of our immigrant ancestors,
surnames which originated in Africa were changed to Western ones. Those given were
often biblical ones (conversion to Christianity was of major
importance) or classical types such as Plato and Homer (these were given to illustrate classical knowledge). Research
indicates, however, that slave owners did not often give
slave children their firstnames so many which originated in
Africa were still