African names are rich and diverse flowing from a massive continent comprised of thousands of languages. Enjoy 5,381 African names and meanings below ordered by name A to Z. While paging through, select names to see their meanings and assocations. Don't forget, add us to your favorites. And, thanks for your decisions and help establishing the best baby names and meanings site on the planet.
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Elusive Treasure of African Names
It's easy to find African names, but much more difficult to obtain their meanings.
Many come from journals dating back to the 1800's.
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Over time, we've accumulated names from over 50 African languages.
More complete examples include
Swahili each with over 300 names.
Others have only a handful.
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Names of uncertain origin or language were placed in a general African category.
In any case, every effort has been made to provide you with the most comprehensive source of African names possible.
It's our pleasure to help you find the perfect African name for your baby or a fun site to find the historical and numerological meanings of your own name.
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