African Baby Names

Top African Baby Names 2016

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