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BABY NAMES

AFRICAN BABY NAMES AND MEANING

 Aziza

o    Respected. Darling.

o    Category: Muslim, African, Egyptian, Arabic

Abayomi

o    bringer of happiness.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Abdalla

o    Servant of God.

o    Category: African, Arabic

Abebe

o    Asked for.

o    Category: African

Abebi

o    Asked for.

o    Category: African

Abeeku

o    one who is born on Wednesday.

o    Category: African

Abejide

o    one who is born in the wintertime.

o    Category: African

Abiodun

o    Nigerian name given to one born during war.

o    Category: African

Abiola

o    Nigerian name given to one born during the New Year.

o    Category: African

Ada

o    First daughter.

o    Category: African, American, English, French, German, Hebrew, Teutonic

Adah

o    First daughter.

o    Category: African, American, Hebrew

Adana

o    Her father’s daughter.

o    Category: African, Spanish

Adanna

o    Her father’s daughter.

o    Category: African

Adanya

o    Her father’s daughter.

o    Category: African

Addae

o    the morning sun.

o    Category: African

Ade

o    royal.

o    Category: African

Adebayo

o    Nigerian for ‘he was happy’.

o    Category: African

Adeben

o    Ghanian name given to the twelfth-born son.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Adejola

o    the crown needs honour’.

o    Category: African

Adesola

o    the crown honoured us’.

o    Category: African 

Babafemi

o    Nigerian for ‘my father loves me’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Bakari                                                            

o    promising’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Baruti

o    teacher’.

o    Category: African

Bello

o    Assistant.

o    Category: African

Bem

o    Bear.

o    Category: German, African

Betserai

o    help’.

o    Category: African

Bobo

o    Ghanian name given to a child born on Tuesday.

o    Category: African

Bodua

o    Ghanian name that means ‘animal tail’.

o    Category: African

Bomani                                                                                 

o    warrior.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Bornani

o    warrior’.

o    Category: African

Boseda

o    Nigerian name given to a child born on Sunday.

o    Category: African

Bour

o    Rock.

o    Category: African

Bron

o    Origin.

o    Category: African, Anglo-Saxon, English

Chane

o    Plant.

o    Category: African, French

Chenzira

o    born while traveling’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Chi

o    God’.

o    Category: African

Chika

o    God is supreme.

o    Category: African                                                  

Chike

o    talented’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Chinelo

o    talented’.

o    Category: African

Chinese

o    God protects’.

o    Category: African

Chinua

o    God’s blessings’.

o    Category: African

Chioke

o    God’s gift’.

o    Category: African

Chionesu

o    protector’.

o    Category: African

Chisulo

o    steel’.

o    Category: African

Chiumbo

o    small child’.

o    Category: African

Chuioke

o    talented’.

o    Category: African

Chuma

o    Wealthy.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Cilombo

o    Camp by the road.

o    Category: African

Dabir

o    Teacher.

o    Category: African, Arabic

Dada

o    curly-haired child’.

o    Category: African

Dakarai

o    Happy.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Dalia                                                                          

o    Gentle.

o    Category: African, Arabic, American

Dalila

o    Gentle.

o    Category: Egyptian, Spanish, African, Hebrew

Danladi

o    Born on a Sunday.

o    Category: African

Daren

o    Great.

o    Category: English, Gaelic, American, African

Darweshi

o    devout’.

o    Category: African

Daudi

o    beloved’.

o    Category: African

Deka

o    Pleasing.

o    Category: African

Dulani

o    cutting’.

o    Category: African

Dumaka

o    help out’.

o    Category: African

Ebo

o    Ghanian name given to a child born on Tuesday.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Ehioze

o    not jealous’.

o    Category: African

Ekon                                                                          

o    Strong.

o    Category: African                                                  

Enam

o    gift from God’.

o    Category: African, Biblical

Essien

o    Name given to the sixth-born.

o    Category: African

Faraji

o    Consolation.

o    Category: African

Fenyang

o    Conquers.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Foluke

o    placed in God’s hands’.

o    Category: African

Fulumirani

o    a journey’.

o    Category: African

Funsan

o    request’.                                                

o    Category: African

Fynn

Name of a river in Ghana.

Category: African

Hadiya

o    Gift.

o    Category: African, Muslim

Hasan

o    Handsome.

o    Category: African

Hasani

o    Handsome.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Hasina

o    Good.

o    Category: African, Egyptian, Muslim

Hassain

o    Handsome.

o    Category: African

Jabarl

o    Valiant.

o    Category: African                  

Jameelah

o    Chaste. (Somali).

o    Category: African                                                

Jamelia

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jamila

o    Chaste.

o    Category: African, American, Arabic, Egyptian, Muslim

Jamilah

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, Muslim, African

Jamilah

o    Chaste.

o    Category: African

Jamilia

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jamilia

o    Chaste.

o    Category: African

Jamilla

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jamille

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jemila

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jina

o    Named child.

o    Category: African

Kalifa

o    Chaste; holy.

o    Category: African

 

Lulu

o    Famous in war.

o    Category: Teutonic, American, African, Native American, Latin, English

Mandisa

o    Sweet.

Neema

o    Born in prosperity.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Nuru

o    Born at night.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Omari

o    God the highest.

o    Category: African, American, Egyptian                                    

Omarr

o    God the highest.

o    Category: African

 

Rashidi

o    Wise.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

 

Saleem

o    Peaceful.

o    Category: African, Arabic, Muslim

Salim

o    Peace.

o    Category: Arabic, African, Muslim,Biblical

Sanura

o    Kitten.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Shaka

o    From the Shaka.

o    Category: Indian, African

 

Taj

o    Crown.

o    Category: Indian, Sanskrit, African

Tanesha

o    Born on Monday.

o    Category: African, American

Tanishia

o    Born on Monday.

o    Category: African

Tanishia

o    Born on Monday.

o    Category: African

Tau

o    Lion.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Xhosa

o    Sweet. (South African).

o    Category: African

Zahra

o    White.

o    Category: Arabic, Egyptian, African                    

Zalika                                                                    

o    Well born.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

 

AFRICAN BABY NAMES AND MEANING

 

Aziza

o    Respected. Darling.

o    Category: Muslim, African, Egyptian, Arabic

Abayomi

o    bringer of happiness.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Abdalla

o    Servant of God.

o    Category: African, Arabic

Abebe

o    Asked for.

o    Category: African

Abebi

o    Asked for.

o    Category: African

Abeeku

o    one who is born on Wednesday.

o    Category: African

Abejide

o    one who is born in the wintertime.

o    Category: African

Abiodun

o    Nigerian name given to one born during war.

o    Category: African

Abiola

o    Nigerian name given to one born during the New Year.

o    Category: African

Ada

o    First daughter.

o    Category: African, American, English, French, German, Hebrew, Teutonic

Adah

o    First daughter.

o    Category: African, American, Hebrew

Adana

o    Her father’s daughter.

o    Category: African, Spanish

Adanna

o    Her father’s daughter.

o    Category: African

Adanya

o    Her father’s daughter.

o    Category: African

Addae

o    the morning sun.

o    Category: African

Ade

o    royal.

o    Category: African

Adebayo

o    Nigerian for ‘he was happy’.

o    Category: African

Adeben

o    Ghanian name given to the twelfth-born son.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Adejola

o    the crown needs honour’.

o    Category: African

Adesola

o    the crown honoured us’.

o    Category: African 

Babafemi

o    Nigerian for ‘my father loves me’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Bakari                                                            

o    promising’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Baruti

o    teacher’.

o    Category: African

Bello

o    Assistant.

o    Category: African

Bem

o    Bear.

o    Category: German, African

Betserai

o    help’.

o    Category: African

Bobo

o    Ghanian name given to a child born on Tuesday.

o    Category: African

Bodua

o    Ghanian name that means ‘animal tail’.

o    Category: African

Bomani                                                                                 

o    warrior.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Bornani

o    warrior’.

o    Category: African

Boseda

o    Nigerian name given to a child born on Sunday.

o    Category: African

Bour

o    Rock.

o    Category: African

Bron

o    Origin.

o    Category: African, Anglo-Saxon, English

Chane

o    Plant.

o    Category: African, French

Chenzira

o    born while traveling’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Chi

o    God’.

o    Category: African

Chika

o    God is supreme.

o    Category: African                                                  

Chike

o    talented’.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Chinelo

o    talented’.

o    Category: African

Chinese

o    God protects’.

o    Category: African

Chinua

o    God’s blessings’.

o    Category: African

Chioke

o    God’s gift’.

o    Category: African

Chionesu

o    protector’.

o    Category: African

Chisulo

o    steel’.

o    Category: African

Chiumbo

o    small child’.

o    Category: African

Chuioke

o    talented’.

o    Category: African

Chuma

o    Wealthy.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Cilombo

o    Camp by the road.

o    Category: African

Dabir

o    Teacher.

o    Category: African, Arabic

Dada

o    curly-haired child’.

o    Category: African

Dakarai

o    Happy.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Dalia                                                                          

o    Gentle.

o    Category: African, Arabic, American

Dalila

o    Gentle.

o    Category: Egyptian, Spanish, African, Hebrew

Danladi

o    Born on a Sunday.

o    Category: African

Daren

o    Great.

o    Category: English, Gaelic, American, African

Darweshi

o    devout’.

o    Category: African

Daudi

o    beloved’.

o    Category: African

Deka

o    Pleasing.

o    Category: African

Dulani

o    cutting’.

o    Category: African

Dumaka

o    help out’.

o    Category: African

Ebo

o    Ghanian name given to a child born on Tuesday.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Ehioze

o    not jealous’.

o    Category: African

Ekon                                                                          

o    Strong.

o    Category: African                                                  

Enam

o    gift from God’.

o    Category: African, Biblical

Essien

o    Name given to the sixth-born.

o    Category: African

Faraji

o    Consolation.

o    Category: African

Fenyang

o    Conquers.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

Foluke

o    placed in God’s hands’.

o    Category: African

Fulumirani

o    a journey’.

o    Category: African

Funsan

o    request’.                                                

o    Category: African

Fynn

Name of a river in Ghana.

Category: African

Hadiya

o    Gift.

o    Category: African, Muslim

Hasan

o    Handsome.

o    Category: African

Hasani

o    Handsome.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Hasina

o    Good.

o    Category: African, Egyptian, Muslim

Hassain

o    Handsome.

o    Category: African

Jabarl

o    Valiant.

o    Category: African                  

Jameelah

o    Chaste. (Somali).

o    Category: African                                                

Jamelia

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jamila

o    Chaste.

o    Category: African, American, Arabic, Egyptian, Muslim

Jamilah

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, Muslim, African

Jamilah

o    Chaste.

o    Category: African

Jamilia

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jamilia

o    Chaste.

o    Category: African

Jamilla

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jamille

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jemila

o    Beautiful.

o    Category: Arabic, African

Jina

o    Named child.

o    Category: African

Kalifa

o    Chaste; holy.

o    Category: African

 

Lulu

o    Famous in war.

o    Category: Teutonic, American, African, Native American, Latin, English

Mandisa

o    Sweet.

Neema

o    Born in prosperity.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Nuru

o    Born at night.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Omari

o    God the highest.

o    Category: African, American, Egyptian                                    

Omarr

o    God the highest.

o    Category: African

 

Rashidi

o    Wise.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

 

Saleem

o    Peaceful.

o    Category: African, Arabic, Muslim

Salim

o    Peace.

o    Category: Arabic, African, Muslim,Biblical

Sanura

o    Kitten.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Shaka

o    From the Shaka.

o    Category: Indian, African

 

Taj

o    Crown.

o    Category: Indian, Sanskrit, African

Tanesha

o    Born on Monday.

o    Category: African, American

Tanishia

o    Born on Monday.

o    Category: African

Tanishia

o    Born on Monday.

o    Category: African

Tau

o    Lion.

o    Category: African, Egyptian

Xhosa

o    Sweet. (South African).

o    Category: African

Zahra

o    White.

o    Category: Arabic, Egyptian, African                    

Zalika                                                                    

o    Well born.

o    Category: Egyptian, African

 

 

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