African Baby Names

Top African Baby Names 2016

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