AFRICAN BABY NAMES

A Major Life event! 
If you have searched for ' African 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 baby names that are available. Also refer to African-American Baby Boy Names and African-American Baby Girl Names.

 
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See below for the complete selection of nearly 300 African Baby names to choose from! Still unsure? Then check out over 50,000 other names available via the Baby Names Sitemap. Check out the African American Baby Names Dictionary

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Choosing an African name 
As in Western cultures choosing the name of a baby is highly important. In Africa this is perhaps more so as it is believed that the actual choice of name can influence the the life of both the child and the family. An over ambitious name could have significant repercussions whereas a simple name will not carry such high expectations. Names reflecting the day of birth and the environment or circumstances surrounding the birth are common.

The origins of African baby names 
Africa is a massive continent. There are many languages and these divide into hundreds of regional dialects. There are hundreds of different Ethnic groups and these can encompass a range of beliefs including those adhering to Christianity, Muslim or tribal religions. The name's can derive from foreign languages such as Arabic, English, French, Dutch or Portuguese. African names also obviously derive from African native languages including Hausa, Zulu, Yoruba, Swahili, Shona and Kongo.  

African baby names 
Due to the many ethnic groups and languages used in the African continent African names vary from one region to another. To generalise, most people in the north of Africa are Muslim and thus tend to use Arabic name's. In central and southern Africa, as a result of European colonization, many nations are partially Christian and have French, Dutch, English or Portuguese as an official language and therefore many African baby names are of European origin.

African names - African native derivation
The selection of 300 African baby name's included in this section are derived from African native languages including Hausa, Zulu, Yoruba, Swahili, Shona and Kongo. African linguistic families are believed to have a history of more than 5000 years.

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Aba
Abebi 
Abena 
Abeni
Adana 
Aissa
Akili 
Alika 
Amadi 
Ameena 
Amina 
Arziki
Asha 
Aziza 
Binta 
Bisa 
Bolanle 
Bunme 
Caimile
Cataval 
Chika 
Chipo
Dayo 
Deka 
Delu 
Denisha 
Dore 
Ebere
Fadhila 
Faizah
Falala 
Fayola 
Feechi 
Ghalyela 
Habika
Hada 
Hadiya 
Haiba 
Halima
Hanzila 
Hasina 
Hija 
Ilori 
Iman 
Imena 
Iniko 
Isabis 
Isoke 
Jahia 
Jamelia 
Jamila 
Jendayi
Jina 
Kabira 
Kadija
 
 
Kafi 
Kainda  
Kali 
Kasinda 
Keisha
Kesia
Lakeesha
Lateefah
Latrice 
Lehana 
Maizah
Malika 
Mandisa
Mardea 
Marjani
Marka 
Nailah
Naima 
Naja 
Nakeisha 
Neda 
Neema 
Nichelle 
Oba 
Rafiya 
Ramla 
Rashida
Raziya
Sabra 
Safara
Saidah
Salihah
Shasa 
Sika 
Simbra 
Tabita 
Taifa 
Taja 
Takiyah 
Tamala 
Tanesha 
Tanginika 
Tarisai 
Tayla
Tendai 
Tiesha 
Waseme 
Xhosa 
Zabia
Zahara 
Zahra 
Zalika
Zanta 
Zarina
Zina   
 
 
Abimbola
Abioye
Adegoke
Afolabi
Amadi
Ayokunle
Azubuike
Babajide
Babatunde
Berko
Bongani
Bosede
Chidi
Chidubem
Chiemeka
Chike
Chima
Chiumbo
Dakarai
Ekwueme
Emeka
Enitan
Faraji
Femi
Fungai
Gwandoya
Imamu
Isingoma
Jelani
Jengo
Kato
 
 
Kgosi
Khamisi
Kibwe
Kofi
Kojo
Kwadwo
Kwaku
Kwame
Kwasi
Mamadou
Masamba
Melisizwe
Mosi
Neo
Nkosana
Nnamdi
Ochieng
Olabode
Olufemi
Olujimi
Olukayode
Otieno
Paki
Sefu
Simba
Sizwe
Tafari
Thulani
Uzochi
Wekesa
Zuberi
 
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