African Baby Names

Top African Baby Names 2016

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

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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