African Baby Names

Top African Baby Names 2016

Rank Name
1 Amara
2 Ayana
3 Anaya
4 Nala
5 Imari
6 Zaire
7 Abimbola
8 Imani
9 Khari
10 Nia
11 Amare
12 Abioye
13 Ebele
14 Jabari
15 Afia
16 Sanaa
17 Adebowale
18 Makena
19 Adisa
20 Akachi
21 Dakarai
22 Jaheem
23 Jelani
24 Kanye
25 Ashanti
26 Ayo
27 Faraji
28 Jojo
29 Lesedi
30 Nyarai
31 Sade
32 Talib
33 Zuberi
34 Zula
35 Ayodele
36 Desta
37 Ife
38 Keyon
39 Lerato
40 Nakato
41 Nkiru
42 Nyala
43 Simba
44 Wekesa
45 Akinyi
46 Akua
47 Amaka
48 Chibuzo
49 Chikere
50 Deka
51 Furaha
52 Imamu
53 Kenya
54 Lekan
55 Mbali
56 Mirembe
57 Monifa
58 Neema
59 Nuru
60 Oni
61 Raziya
62 Sekai
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 Abioye
13 Ebele
14 Jabari
15 Afia
16 Sanaa
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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