African Baby Names

Top African Baby Names 2016

Rank Name
1 Amara
2 Anaya
3 Ayana
4 Nala
5 Zaire
6 Nia
7 Imani
8 Imari
9 Abimbola
10 Khari
11 Abioye
12 Amare
13 Jabari
14 Ebele
15 Sanaa
16 Adebowale
17 Afia
18 Makena
19 Adisa
20 Akachi
21 Dakarai
22 Jaheem
23 Kanye
24 Ayo
25 Jelani
26 Jojo
27 Nyarai
28 Sade
29 Zuberi
30 Zula
31 Desta
32 Faraji
33 Sekai
34 Talib
35 Zalika
36 Ashanti
37 Deka
38 Ife
39 Lesedi
40 Mirembe
41 Nkiru
42 Oni
43 Amaka
44 Ayodele
45 Emeka
46 Furaha
47 Keyon
48 Lerato
49 Nakato
50 Nuru
51 Nyala
52 Obasi
53 Simba
54 Wekesa
55 Afolabi
56 Afua
57 Akinyi
58 Akua
59 Akuchi
60 Chibuzo
61 Chikere
62 Dikeledi
63 Femi
64 Imamu
65 Jaz
66 Kenya
67 Lekan
68 Mbali
69 Monifa
70 Neema
71 Nomalanga
72 Nomusa
73 Raziya
74 Subira
75 Tatenda
76 Tumelo
77 Yejide
78 Arusi
79 Ayotunde
80 Baako
81 Berko
82 Cayman
83 Chiamaka
84 Chidubem
85 Chike
86 Chikelu
87 Chipo
88 Chuks
89 Emem
90 Folami
91 Fumnaya
92 Katlego
93 Kunto
94 Kwame
95 Masego
96 Mesi
97 Mosi
98 Nombeko
99 Nontle
100 Ogechi
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Rank Name
11 Abioye
12 Amare
13 Jabari
14 Ebele
15 Sanaa
16 Adebowale
17 Afia
18 Makena
19 Adisa
20 Akachi

Diverse tribes across the continent from places like the Sahara Desert, Serengeti, and Mt. Kilimanjaro, provide a wealth of naming heritage representing great warriors, beauty, and traditions passed down through generations.

African Background

The birthplace of humanity. African names represent ancestral meanings from the first tribes on the planet to modern day societies. Being the largest continent on the planet and encompassing a large variety of cultures and people, there is rich diversity in parenting traditions. Children from one country to another experience vastly different rites of passage, upbringing, and tradition. Boys from Nigeria are educated differently from girls in Ethiopia. You'll find that the names provided are rich in culture and with unique meanings compared to our

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