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 Khari
11 Amare
12 Jabari
13 Abioye
14 Ebele
15 Sanaa
16 Afia
17 Adebowale
18 Makena
19 Adisa
20 Akachi
21 Dakarai
22 Jaheem
23 Jelani
24 Kanye
25 Nyarai
26 Sade
27 Zula
28 Ashanti
29 Ayo
30 Faraji
31 Jojo
32 Lesedi
33 Talib
34 Zuberi
35 Ayodele
36 Desta
37 Ife
38 Keyon
39 Lerato
40 Nakato
41 Nkiru
42 Nyala
43 Sekai
44 Simba
45 Wekesa
46 Akinyi
47 Akua
48 Amaka
49 Chibuzo
50 Chikere
51 Deka
52 Furaha
53 Imamu
54 Kenya
55 Lekan
56 Mbali
57 Mirembe
58 Monifa
59 Neema
60 Nuru
61 Oni
62 Raziya
63 Zalika
64 Afolabi
65 Akuchi
66 Arusi
67 Baako
68 Berko
69 Cayman
70 Chiamaka
71 Chidubem
72 Chike
73 Chikelu
74 Chipo
75 Chuks
76 Dikeledi
77 Emeka
78 Emem
79 Femi
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 Amare
12 Jabari
13 Abioye
14 Ebele
15 Sanaa
16 Afia
17 Adebowale
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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