African Baby Names

African Baby Names Unique With Meanings ยป Most Popular African Baby Names For Girls And Boys

Africa, the largest continent on planet with diverse tribes from Sahara desert to Mt. Kilimanjaro provides an huge wealth of heritage inspiring baby names for both genders girls and boys included Christian, Muslim Arabic, French and Jewish names. African people are rich in beauty, old traditions, culture and origin. African baby names are beautiful and unique in their meanings along tribes origins from Nigeria to Ethiopia. African believe that a baby name can have influence in life of children and family that’s why they choose baby names according to occasion, culture and traditions. You may find a modern and ancestral African names for baby.

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M/FAfrican Baby NamesAfrican Baby Names With MeaningsOrigin
MAbaiOf the Nile RiverAmharic
FAbamsecond child after twinsTwi
MAbasistern oneSwahili
FAbayomibrings happinessYoruba
MAbdallaservant of GodSwahili
MAbduworshipper of GodSwahili
MAbedehe has flourishedAmharic
FAbiafriend; small as a birdHausa
MAbiadeborn of royal parentsYoruba
FAbidemiborn when father’s awayYoruba
MAbidugunborn before the warYoruba
FAbimbolaborn to be wealthyYoruba
MAbimbolaborn to be wealthyYoruba
MAbiodunborn during the festivalYoruba
FAdannafather’s daughterNigerian
FAdannemother’s daughterAfrican
FAdaomagood ladyIbo
MAddaemorning sunAkan
MAddithe newAmharic
MAderoyalYoruba
MAdeagbobrings royal honorYoruba
MAdegokethe crown has been exaltedYoruba
MAdejolathe crown feeds on honorsYoruba
MAdelabuthe crown overcame troubleYoruba
MAdelajathe crown settles a quarrelYoruba
FAdelekethe crown brings happinessYoruba
MAdemolathe crown is added to my wealthYoruba
FAdeolathe crown brings honorYoruba
FAdeyemithe crown benefits meYoruba
MAdeyemithe crown suits me wellYoruba
FAdhamaglorySwahili
MAdhamaglorySwahili
FAdiaa gift from GodSwahili
MAdigunrighteousYoruba
MAdikafirst child of second husbandEwe
MAdunbiborn to be pleasantYoruba
MAdusathirteenth-born childAkan
FAfafafirst child of second husbandYoruba
MAfeworkspeaks pleasant thingsEthiopian
MAfibaby the seaYoruba
FAfiyahealthSwahili
MAframfrom Afram river regionGhanan
FAiyetoropeace on earthYoruba
MAjagbehe carries off the prizeYoruba
MAjamuhe fights for what he wantsYoruba
MAjanitakes possession after struggleYoruba
MAjayiborn face downYoruba
MAjewizardYoruba
MAkinkawonbravery pacified themYoruba
MAkinlabiwe have a boyYoruba
MAkinlanavalorYoruba
MAkinlawonbravery sustains themYoruba
MAkinsbrave boyYoruba
MAkinsanyathe valor avengesYoruba
MAkweteeyounger of twinsGa
FAlabasecond child after twinsYoruba
FAlakeshe is to be fussed overYoruba
MAlanyoborn while parent were apartLuo
MAliexaltedSwahili
MAlinperfectionQuechua
FAmadialightning-spiritIbo
MAmanpeaceAmharic
FAmanato believeSwahili
MAmanitrust; safetySwahili
FAmaziaha place to restHausa
MAmbakisyeGod has been mercifulNdali
MAnasajoySwahili
FAndaiyemy daughter comes homeSwahili
FAnellacontent; satisfiedZulu
MAnellacontent; satisfiedZulu
MAngoritlast-born childAteso
FAnillangstable altar; decisiveMapuche
MAparachild that comes and goesYoruba
FAramistress of the skyAfrican
MAramdethe walkerAmharic
MAreneagleNigerian
FArettacharming; enchantingNigerian
FArusiborn during a weddingSwahili
FAshuraborn during month of AshurSwahili
MAssefaenlargeEthiopian
MAsukilethe Lord has washed meNyakyusa
MAtatwinFante
FAtienaguardian of the nightSwahili
MAtienoguardian of the nightSwahili
FAyelenjoyMapuche
MAyindewe praised him and he cameYoruba
FAyinhualbeloved; darlingMapuche
FAyiqueosoft-spoken; pleasantMapuche
FAymesignificantMapuche
MAyojoySwahili
MAzikiwevigorousIbo
MAzimamagically charmed into motionSwahili
FAzizaprecious oneSwahili
MAzizipreciousSwahili
MAzmeraharvestEthiopian
FAzubahborn on MondayHausa
MBahemukaresembles fatherRunyoro
FBahitifortuneEgyptian
MBainganapeople are equalRunyoro
FBakarinoble promiseSwahili
MBakaripromiseKiswahili
MBalikurairatime to mature mentallyRunyoro
FBarakablessing; fortuneSwahili
MBarakablessing; fortuneSwahili
FBarikasuccessSwahili
MBashirican foretell the futureShona
MBategekapeople who plan wellRunyoro
MBatteclan totem is an elephantLuganda
MBenaimson of the right handEthiopian
FBennueagleEgyptian
MBenoone of a bandMwera
MBerhanlight; illuminationAmharic
MBerhanualight; illuminationAmharic
MBerihunlet him be our guideAmharic
MBoboborn on TuesdayFante
MBoduaan animal’s tailAkan
FBoladehonor has come at lastYoruba
MBoladehonor will comeYoruba
FBolanileshe is the wealth of houseYoruba
MBomaniwarriorNgoni
MBwana Mkubwagreat masterSwahili
MBwireborn at nightBakedi
MByarugabaGod’s ownRukiga
MByaruhangaGod’s ownRutooro
MByembandwaGod’s ownRunyoro
FCalfurayblue violet flowerMapuche
MChenziraborn on the roadsideShona
MCherikathe moonAmharic
MChipersonal guardian angelNigerian
MChijokeGod gives talentIbo
FChikaChi is supremeIbo
MChikosineckNgoni
FChinyereChi is the giverIbo
MChiokegift of GodIbo
FChionedaughter of the NileEgyptian
MChitundubird’s nestMwera
MChiumbosmall creationMwera
FChuku-Menekathank GodIbo
FCuyenmoonMapuche
MDadachild with curly hairYoruba
MDahnayto be safe; wellnessAmharic
MDakaraihappinessShona
FDalilagentleSwahili
FDalmarversatileAfrican
FDayojoy arrivesYoruba
MDayojoy arrivesYoruba
MDeggenerous kindnessAmharic
FDekapleasingSomali
MDembepeaceLuganda
MDestajoyAmharic
FDumacheetah; swiftSwahili
MDumacheetah; swiftSwahili
MDumakahelp me with handsIbo
MDumisapraise & honorZulu
FDuniyaearthHausa
MDunsimidon’t die before meYoruba
FEjubaneswift oneZulu
MEjubaneswift oneZulu
MEkundayosorrow becomes happinessYoruba
FEleafloating; claritySwahili
MEleafloating; claritySwahili
FElewaunderstandsSwahili
FEnyonyamshe is good for meEwe
MEremiasGod will upliftEthiopian
FEshelifeSwahili
MEssiensixth-born sonGa
FEvaea tribal nameEwe
MEwansihasecrets are not for saleBenin
MFarijikawill comfortSwahili
MFasilidashistoric king of EthiopiaEthiopian
FFatiaweans an infantAfrican
FFayolawalks with honorYoruba
FFazanawomankindZulu
FFemilove meYoruba
FFolukeplace in God’s handsYoruba
MFolukeplace in God’s handsYoruba
MFramof the Ofram treeGhanan
MFunsanirequestNgoni
MFynnOffin riverGhanan
FGabelaconfident; determinedZulu
MGeberealGod is my strengthEthiopian
MGebrean offeringAmharic
FGelahappinessLenape
MGetalordAmharic
FGetheraharvestKikuyu
MGezanthe one in chargeAmharic
MGonzaloveRutooro
MGoredennablack cloudShona
MGowonrainmakerTiv
MGyasiwonderful childAkan
MHabibbelovedSwahili
FHafsayoung lionessMuslim
MHamadipraisedSwahili
MHamidicommendableSwahili
MHamisiborn on ThursdaySwahili
MHanifbelieverKiswahili
MHaoniyaoborn during a quarrelSwahili
MHasanihandsomeSwahili
FIaraladyTupi
MIbenharmonyIbo
FIcesssupreme goddessEgyptian
MIdiborn during the Idd festivalSwahili
MIdinunityIbo
FIdinaunityIbo
MIkenojoyKikuyu
FIlchahuequeunmarried womanMapuche
MIlommy enemies are manyYoruba
FImagreat beautyQuechua
FImanibelief; trustSwahili
MImaranstrong oneSwahili
FIpiharvesterMapuche
MIpyanagraceNyakyusa
FIracemafrom where the honey comesTupi
MIroagbulamlet enmity destroy meIbo
MIrumbafirst-born after twinsRutooro
MIsabiryehe who gives birth to twinsLusoga
MItembetrust; confidenceZulu
FIveremgood fortune; blessingTiv
FIyabomother is reincarnated in meYoruba
MIyapomany trialsYoruba
FIyaraswift oneYoruba
FIyarinanever forgetsQuechua
MJafaricreekSwahili
FJahairadignifiedSwahili
MJahidignifiedSwahili
MJajahonoredIbo
FJaliaGod’s gracious favorSwahili
FJamafriendlySwahili
FJaperaoffer thanksZimbabwe
FJaruntacourageHausa
FJatacelestial starKikuyu
MJatacelestial starKikuyu
FJehlanistrong; mightySwahili
MJelaborn when father’s in prisonSwahili
FJivunato glow with prideSwahili
MJojoborn on MondayFante
FJubaborn on MondayAshanti
MJubarespectYoruba
MJubaneis swiftZulu
MJumaborn on FridaySwahili
MKadonkechibitter soupMudama
MKafaEthiopian provinceEthiopian
MKaikaraGod in Bayoro traditionRunyoro
FKakenathe happy oneKikuyu
MKakurufirst of twinsRunyank.
MKakyomyaancient GodRunyoro
FKamaramoonlightSwahili
FKamarialike the moonSwahili
MKamauquiet warriorKikuyu
FKambatortoiseAfrican
MKamipeople of eastern TanzaniaTanzanian
FKamilahperfectAfrican
FKanyabeautiful ebonyHausa
FKapukifirst-born daughterSwahili
MKariisaherdsmanRunyank.
MKarutundalittle personRunyank.
MKarwanaborn during wartimeRutooro
FKasindaour last babyUmbundu
MKayinlong-hoped for childYoruba
MKayodehe brought joyYoruba
MKayongagreat Ankole clan warriorRunyank.
MKeambiroiromountain of blacknessKikuyu
MKeanjahomountain of beansKikuyu
MKeanyandaarwumountain of hidesKikuyu
FKenurato have joyKikuyu
MKereenyagamountain of mysteryKenyan
FKesiborn during difficult timesSwahili
FKesiafavoriteAfrican
MKessechubby babyFante
MKhalfanidestined to ruleSwahili
FKibibilittle ladySwahili
MKibuukabrave Bugandan warriorLuganda
FKicheasun appears after the stormSwahili
MKidusathe many sacredAmharic
MKifedaonly boy among sistersLuo
FKifimbovery thin childSwahili
FKikawhat is greater than God?Ibo
FKilindaguard; protectorSwahili
FKilinyamountain of GodKamba
FKinjiathe path; the waySwahili
FKinshasacapital city of D.R.CongoAfrican
MKintufirst manUgandan
MKivaunitySwahili
MKizzaborn after twinsUgandan
MKobeturtleSwahili
MKodwoborn on MondayTwi
FKoffiborn on FridaySwahili
MKofiborn on FridayTwi
MKosanaa leaderZulu
MKovanowlZulu
MKpodoelder of twinsEwe
MKroboriver in GhanaGhanan
FKuasastrength; powerShona
MKudaits God’s intentionShona
FKumisawoman’s word for courageZulu
MKunakahandsome oneShona
MKunlehome is filled with honorsYoruba
FKuntothird-born childTwi
MKusemererwahappinessRunyoro
FKushindasuccess; victorySwahili
MKwameborn on SaturdayAkan
FKwanzaafeast of the first fruitsSwahili
MKwanzaafeast of first fruitsSwahili
FKwashiborn on ThursdaySwahili
MKwasiborn on SundayAkan
MKwayeradawnNgoni
MLaniyanthoughtful oneYoruba
FLaumaliefull of spiritTongan
MLauzelcan prophesizeZulu
FLauzeladream; visionZulu
FLavenilavender fragranceTongan
FLavenitalavender fragranceTongan
FLishato nourish; to cherishSwahili
FLlanquipanfallen branch; solitary lionessMapuche
FLoandaan African cityAfrican
MLobengulahistorical Matabele kingZimbabwean
FLondato protect; keep safeZulu
FLouamsleep wellEthiopian
MMadaadiname of an age groupKikuyu
MMadhanesaviorAmharic
MMadupeopleIbo
MMadzimoyowater of lifeNgoni
FMaganiremedy; medicineHausa
MMagomuyounger one of twinsLuganda
FMakedabeautifulEthiopian
MMakkerwise manAmharic
FMalaikaan angelSwahili
FMalikaan angelSwahili
FMalindicity in KenyaAfrican
FMalkiaqueenSwahili
FMarjanibeautiful coralSwahili
FMarrakeshcity in MoroccoAfrican
MMasambaleavesYao
FMasanigap between the teethLuganda
FMasaramagicShona
MMashamayou are surprisedShona
MMawagalinumerousAbaluhya
MMawalawdeGod will provideEwe
MMawulithere is a GodEwe
MMayangasailor of lakesLuganda
MMazisirIbo
MMbabazimercyRukiga
MMengeshakingdomEthiopian
MMensahthird sonEwe
FMeriarebelliousAfrican
MMerillepeople of EthiopiaEthiopian
FMesiwaterEgyptian
MMhinadelightfulSwahili
MMobofreedomYoruba
MModupethank youYoruba
FMoemasweetTupi
MMojasatisfactionShona
MMongofamousYoruba
FMonifaI have my luckYoruba
MMpasamatNgoni
MMpendafond loverMwera
MMposiblacksmithNyakyusa
MMpozatax collectorLuganda
FMshaurigood advisorSwahili
FMshindichampionSwahili
MMugambatalkativeRunyank.
MMugisaluckRutooro
MMugishaluckRukiga
MMuhairweGod-given childRunyank.
MMuhammedpraisedSwahili
MMuhangiGod’s ownRunyank.
MMulumbahas more than his shareLuganda
FMunayloving powerQuechua
FMunayarainmakerShona
MMunethe rulesKikuyu
MMunyigapresses othersMukiga
FMuratafriendKikuyu
MMusisipregnant during an earthquakeLuganda
MMusokeborn with under a rainbowRukonjo
MMutebiclan totem is a perchLuganda
MMutongoleclan totem is a heartLuganda
MMuwangathe creatorLuganda
MMuwebaclan totem is sorghumLuganda
FNadifaborn between two seasonsSomali
FNadirarare oneHausa
FNafulaborn during rainy seasonAbaluhya
FNafunaborn feet firstLuganda
FNajumaabounding in joySwahili
FNakifirst female childAdangbe
FNasicheborn during locust seasonMugosa
MNassorvictoriousSwahili
MNatronlake in the Rift ValleyTanzanian
MNatukundoGod loves usRunyank.
FNaunetgoddess of the underworldEgyptian
FNayowe have joyYoruba
FNeemeshablessingsSwahili
FNefertarimost beautifulEgyptian
MNegashnext in line for the throneAmharic
MNegasihe will be crownedAmharic
MNegusking or emperorEthiopian
FNehandastrongZezuru
FNjereclevernessShona
MNjereclevernessShona
MNjowgashoesMwera
MNkalatia very hard treeLuganda
FNkekatendernessIbo
FNkosazanaprincessXhosa
FNobantupopularXhosa
FNombekorespectXhosa
FNomblebeautyXhosa
FNomusamercifulNdebele
FNonyamekopatienceXhosa
MNosakhereGod’s way is the only wayBenin
MNwabudikesons are the father’s powerIbo
MNyakoojofifth-born sonRutooro
MNyamekyeGod’s giftAkan
FNyanababy birdShona
FNyanzathe seaShona
MNyatuitiger fighterAbaluhya
MObankingYoruba
MObasekithe king’s influence goes farBenin
MObataiyeking of the worldYoruba
MObawolethe king enters the houseYoruba
MObayanathe king warms at the fireplaceYoruba
MObikindnessYoruba
MOdionthe elder one of twinsBenin
MOdomoak treeGhanan
MOdongoborn after twinsLuo
MOgbaydon’t take from meEthiopian
MOgbonnalooks exactly like his fatherIbo
MOgonnafather-in-lawIbo
MOjorewarriorAteso
MOkaforborn on Afor market dayIbo
MOkanlawonson born after several girlsYoruba
MOkechukuGod’s giftIbo
MOkekeborn on the market dayIbo
MOkelloborn after twinsAteso
MOkwayireferring to the AlmightyAteso
MOlawealth; richesIbo
MOladelewealth arrives at homeYoruba
MOlafemiwealth; honor favors meYoruba
MOlaminaI am wealthyYoruba
MOlaniyanhonors surround meYoruba
MOlugbalasavior of the peopleYoruba
MOlugbodichild born with extra fingerYoruba
MOlujimiGod gave me thisYoruba
MOlukayodemy lord brings happinessYoruba
MOlumidemy fortune has comeYoruba
MOlumijimy lord awakensYoruba
MOluwaa praise name for the CreatorYoruba
MOluyemifulfillment from GodYoruba
MOmariGod is highestKiswahili
FOmniraliberationYoruba
FOmodelemy child follows me back homeYoruba
MOmodelemy child follows me back homeYoruba
MOnipedethe consoler will comeYoruba
MOnuwachiGod’s worldIbo
MOnyleader of the peopleIbo
FOnyawarning visionSwahili
MOnyaitborn on the grasslandAteso
MOnyangoborn in the morningLusamia
FOrmarespectWolof
MOromoan ethnic group; herdsmenEthiopian
MOrunsunYoruba
MOrunjanmidday sunIbo
MOsaoceanYoruba
MOsagborothere is only one GodBenin
FOshungoddess of the Oshun RiverYoruba
MOsonsummerYoruba
MOsumarerainbowYoruba
MOtemborn during travelingLuo
FOteshacultivate the earthSwahili
MOthiambaborn in the afternoonLuo
MOzoamathe good road in lifeYoruba
FPakakittenSwahili
FPamojantogethernessSwahili
FPanyamouse; a tiny babySwahili
FPasuaborn by CesareanSwahili
FPazimalightning and thunderZulu
FPonisecond daughterAfrican
MPrahfrom the Prah river regionGhanan
FQadeshan Egyptian goddessEgyptian
MQawebraveZulu
MQaweynbraveZulu
FQazaa seekerZulu
FQuetromanrestrained soulMapuche
FQuintuqueosearches for wisdomMapuche
FQuisasister of twinsEgyptian
FRadhiyaagreeable oneSwahili
MRahada river in EthiopiaEthiopian
FRailifeHausa
FRasidarightly guidedSwahili
MRavirogift from GodShona
FRayenflowerMapuche
FRaziyaagreeableSwahili
FRehemacompassionSwahili
MRehemasecond-born childKiswahili
FRukiyashe rises upSwahili
MRukoriver of lifeShona
FRukovariver; river of lifeShona
MRukundovictoryShona
MRunakohandsomeShona
MRundoloveShona
MSafiriborn while on a journeySwahili
FSakimawise; chiefLenape
MSalehegoodSwahili
MSalimpeaceSwahili
FSamaheaven skyHausa
MSekayilaughterShona
FSekelagarejoiceNyakyusa
MSelampeaceAmharic
MSelassietrinityAmharic
MSemandaclan totem is a cowLuganda
MSemerefarmerEthiopian
MShanimarvelousSwahili
FShanirawarmed by the sunShona
FShanymarvelous; wonderfulSwahili
FShariajusticeHausa
FShauricounsel; adviseSwahili
FShaurianacounsel; adviseSwahili
MSimbastrength of a lionShona
MSisayomen of good thingsAmharic
MSisiborn on SundayFante
FSitirespected womanSwahili
MSiwatuborn during conflictSwahili
MSiwazurinot nice; contentiousSwahili
MTaamitibraveryLunyole
FTabaraprosperityKikuyu
FTabeatalentedSwahili
FTabiatalentedSwahili
MTabiaone of good characterSwahili
FTadiwawe have been favoredShona
MTamusweet and delightfulSwahili
FTanasource of the Blue Nile RiverAfrican
FTanishaborn on MondayHausa
MTanofrom Tano river regionGhanan
FTanywe are comfortedShona
MTanywe are comfortedShona
MTefereseedEthiopian
MTekahe has replacedAmharic
MTeklemy plantEthiopian
FTelezaslipperyNgoni
FTendaito give thanksShona
MTendaito give thanksShona
FThembatrustedZulu
MThengabring himYao
FTheraniabright shineKikuyu
MTianrespectKikuyu
FTianarespectKikuyu
FTianirarespectKikuyu
MTombevillage in UgandaKakwa
FTondelisten to usShona
MTondeGod please listen to our cryShona
MTongowe will stay the sameShona
MTorkingTiv
FTripaileopassionate womanMapuche
MTumusiimewe thank GodRukiga
FTusaprairie dogZuni
MTusuubirawe have hopeRukiga
MTuwiledeath is inevitableMwera
MTwesigyelet’s trust in GodRukiga
MTwiaborn after twinsFante
FUdokamakes peace with othersIbo
MUdokamakes peace with othersIbo
MUjamafellowship; brotherhoodSwahili
FUjamaafellowship; brotherhoodSwahili
FUjananoble; excellentAfrican
FUlusecond-born childIbo
MUsenitell meYao
FUsiawisdomSwahili
MUsianwisdomSwahili
FUtabasong; melodyZulu
MVinzapeople of TanzaniaTanzanian
MVuaisaviorSwahili
FWanyikaof the bushSwahili
MWanzalaborn during a famineLugisu
FWasemelet them talkSwahili
MWasswaname given to twinsLuganda
MWatendethere shall be no revengeNyakyusa
MWayanayswallow birdQuechua
MYacobsubstituteEthiopian
MYafeuboldIbo
MYahcayknowledge; wisdomQuechua
MYahyaGod’s giftSwahili
MYanapayhelpful oneQuechua
MYaoborn on ThursdayEwe
MYonasdoveEthiopian
MYoofiborn on FridayAkan
MYookuborn on WednesdayFante
MYorkooborn on ThursdayFante
MYusufHe shall add to my powersKenyan
MZafanmelodyAmharic
MZamystrives to attainZulu
FZanowell-thought plansShona
MZaramopeople of TanzaniaTanzanian
FZawadigift; presentSwahili
MZawadigift; presentSwahili
FZawatigift; presentSwahili
FZinyezaconsciousnessZulu
MZinyezaconsciousnessZulu
FZirapath; the wayShona
MZirapath; the wayShona
MZiwalakeSwahili
FZoputaprotectorYoruba