AFRICAN BABY NAMES

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Aba
F
Born on Thursday Fante, Ghana
Ababuo
F
A child that keeps coming back Ewe, Ghana
Abagbe
F
We begged to have this one to lift up Yoruba, Nigeria
Abam
F
Second child after twins Twi, Ghana
Abayomi
F
She brings joy Yoruba, Nigeria
Abayomi
M
Born to bring me joy Yoruba, Nigeria
Abdalla
M
Servant of God Swahili, East Africa
Abdu
M
Worshiper of God Swahili, East Africa
Abebi
F
We asked for her Yoruba, Nigeria
Abeeku
M
Born on Wednesday Fante, Ghana
Abeje
F
We asked to have this child Yoruba, Nigeria
Abejide
M
Born during winter Yoruba, Nigeria
Abeke
F
We asked for her to pet her. Yoruba, Nigeria
Abena
F
Born on Tuesday Fante, Ghana
Abeni
F
We asked for her Yoruba, Nigeria
Abeo
F
Her birth brings happiness Yoruba, Nigeria
Abidemi
F
Born during the father's absence Yoruba, Nigeria
Abikanile
F
Listen Yao, Malawi
Abimbola
F
Born to be wealthy Yoruba, Nigeria
Abiodun
M
Born at the time of war Yoruba, Nigeria
Abiola
M
Born in honor Yoruba, Nigeria
Abiona
F
Born on a journey Yoruba, Nigeria
Adamma
F
Child of beauty Ibo, Nigeria
Addae
M
Morning sun Akan, Ghana
Ade
M
Royal Yoruba, Nigeria
Adebayo
M
He came in a joyful time Yoruba, Nigeria
Adeben
M
Twelfth-born Akan, Ghana
Adebola
F
Honor is hers Yoruba, Nigeria
Adedagbo
F
Happiness is a crown Yoruba, Nigeria
Adeleka
F
Crown brings happiness Yoruba, Nigeria
Adelola
F
Crown brings honor Yoruba, Nigeria
Adesimbo
F
Noble birth Yoruba, Nigeria
Adesina
F
This child opens the way Yoruba, Nigeria
Adesola
M
The crown honored us Yoruba, Nigeria
Adia
F
Present of God Swahili, East Africa
Adika
M
The first child of a second husband Ewe, Ghana
Adio
M
Be righteous Yoruba, Nigeria
Adisa
M
One who makes himself clear Yoruba, Nigeria
Adofo
M
Warrior Akan, Ghana
Adom
M
Help from God, God's blessing Akan, Ghana
Adowa
F
Born on Tuesday Akan, Ghana
Aduke
F
Beloved, cherished Yoruba, Nigeria
Adunbi
M
Born to be pleasant Yoruba, Nigeria
Adusa
M
Thirteenth-born Akan, Ghana
Afafa
F
The first child of the second husband Ewe, Ghana
Afafa
F
The first child of the second husband Ewe, Ghana
Afiya
F
Health Swahili, East Africa
Afryea
F
Born during happy times Ewe, Ghana
Afua
F
Born on Friday Ewe, Ghana
Ahmed
M
Praiseworthy Swahili, East Africa
Aina
F
Difficult birth Yoruba, Nigeria
Aisha
F
Life Swahili, East Africa
Aiyetoro
F
Peace on earth Yoruba, Nigeria
Ajani
M
The victor Yoruba, Nigeria
Akanke
F
To know her is to love her Yoruba, Nigeria
Akanni
M
Our encounter brings possession Yoruba, Nigeria
Akiiki
M
Friend Muneyankole, Uganda
Akilah
F
Intelligent Arabic, North Africa
Akinlabi
M
We have a boy Yoruba, Nigeria
Akinlana
M
Valor Yoruba, Nigeria
Akins
M
Brave boy Yoruba, Nigeria
Akono
M
It is my turn Yoruba, Nigeria
Akosua
F
Born on Sunday Ewe, Ghana
Akua
F
Born on Wednesday Ewe, Ghana
Akwete
F
First born of twins Ga, Ghana
Akwokwo
F
Younger of twins Ga, Ghana
Akwtee
M
Younger of twins Ga, Ghana
Alaba
F
Second child born after twins Yoruba, Nigeria
Alake
F
One to be petted and fussed over Yoruba, Nigeria
Ali
M
Exalted Swahili, East Africa
Alile
F
She weeps Yao, Malawi
Aluna
F
Come here Mwera, Kenya
Ama
F
Born on Saturday Ewe, Ghana
Amadi
F
Rejoicing Ibo, Nigeria
Amadi
M
He seems destined to die at birth Benin, Nigeria
Aminah
F
Trustworthy Swahili, East Africa
Anane
M
Fourth son Akan, Ghana
Andwele
M
God brought me Nyakyusa, Tanzania
Anum
M
Fifth-born Akan, Ghana
Apara
M
A child that comes and goes Yoruba, Nigeria
Asabi
F
She is of choice birth Yoruba, Nigeria
Asha
F
To live Swahili, East Africa
Asim
M
Protector Swahili, East Africa
Aswad
M
Black Arabic, North Africa
Asya
F
Born during a time of grief Swahili, East Africa
Atsu
M
Younger of twins Ewe, Ghana
Atu
M
Born on Saturday Fante, Ghana
Ayize
M
Let it happen Zulu, South Africa
Ayo
M
Happiness Yoruba, Nigeria
Ayobami
F
I am blessed with you Yoruba, Nigeria
Ayobunmi
F
Joy is given to me Yoruba, Nigeria
Ayodele
F
Joy comes home Yoruba, Nigeria
Ayofemi
F
Joy likes me Yoruba, Nigeria
Ayoluwa
F
Joy of the people Yoruba, Nigeria
Ayoola
F
Joy is wealth Yoruba, Nigeria
Aziza
F
Precious Swahili, East Africa
Azizi
M
Precious Swahili, East Africa

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