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

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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