599 African Baby Girl Names With Meanings

African baby names are often traditional and have unique stories behind them. For example, the time a baby is born or the circumstances or the surroundings during the birth; all of these factors are involved while choosing a name for the baby. Events and surroundings of the baby when born influence the parents in keeping the name of the baby, it can be either positive or negative circumstances. Some of the names are a complete picture of the conditions for example; "Yetunde Nwaokeke"; the name of a baby girl kept under the circumstances when her grandmother died just before her birth, "Yetunde" means mother has come back.

Before the parents decide the names of their child, circumstances also decide the name of the baby. It happens among some Ghanaian ethnic groups where a name is automatically assigned based on the day a child is born. For example, a baby girl who was born on Friday was named "Ghanaian Efua" which means a Friday-born.

Several local names also have strong religious faith in keeping their baby's name. Among the Lgbo and Yoruba ethnic groups in Nigeria, baby names mostly start or ends with "Chi" "Chukwu" or "Oluwa" which has some reference to God. Some groups in eastern or southern Africa certain names are given depending on the time of the day or season a baby is born. In Yoruba tradition, it is very common for each parent or grandparent of a baby to contribute in at least one name of the baby. As a result, a baby ends up with having several names, each telling its own unique story.

We have curated a list of famous African baby names that you can choose.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AmahleThe beautiful ones, The prettiest, The finestGirl
AmogelangAccept, ReceiveGirl
EnzokuhleExpected to do great things, Do goodUnisex
LesediA ray of light, a beam of lightGirl
LethaboHappiness, RejoiceUnisex
LuthandoAfrican name meaning Love and AdorationUnisex
MelokuhleStand for what is right, One who represents good thingsUnisex
OmphileGift from God, God gaveGirl
RethabileWe are happy, HappyGirl
ThandolwethuOur loveGirl
AbaAfrican Akan - Girl born on Thursday; Abah, Abba and Abbah are variant spellings of the name AbaGirl
AbanaThis Biblical name means strong personality made with a stoneGirl
AbebaAfrican Amharic - Flower; Abeada and Abyda are variant transcriptions of the nameGirl
AbenaAfrican Akan - Girl born on Tuesday; Abana, Abeena and Abeenah are variant spellings of the name AbenaGirl
AbeniAfrican Yoruban - We asked for her, now she is ours; Someone who is prayed for; A variant of name AbenaGirl
AbibaAfrican - The first child born after death of grandmother; Abeaba and Abeabah are the variant spellings of AbibaGirl
AbionaOne who is born during a journeyGirl
AblaAfrican Akan - Girl born on Tuesday; Has an Arabic meaning as voluptuousGirl
AbrahaA girl who born on TuesdayGirl
AbscoOne with an inventive mind.Girl
AbuyaOne who was born when the garden was overgrown.Girl
AchebeOne who is protected by the GoddessUnisex
AchiengOne born during the day time.Girl
AdabelleIn Hebrew it means adornment. In German it means noble. In African it means oldest daughter.Girl
AdaehCrowned, or chosen, or pinnacle of a peakGirl
AdammaAfrican - Child of Beauty; Beautiful GirlGirl
AdanaAfrican - Being the father's daughter; A variant of name AdannaGirl
AdannaFather's daughter, given to the elder sister of a girlGirl
AdanneAfrican - Being the mother's daughter; A child who resembles her mother; A variant of name AdaneGirl
AddiahIn Hebrew it means ornament of God. In Swahili it means Gift from GodGirl
AdebolaAfrican - Honor is brought to her; She met honorGirl
AdenikeThe Crown is Loving; Affectionate; Crown has care; Wealth has Care; Crown is cherishedGirl
AdeolaCrown has wealth; Crown has honorGirl
AdhiamboAfrican - daughter who is born after sunsetGirl
AdhraAfrican - Apology; VirginGirl
AdilaArabic - Equal; Just; Upright; Honest; A variant of name AdilGirl
AdilahEqualGirl
AditaOne who belongs to the SunGirl
AdjoaAfrican - Born on a Monday; A daughter who is born on MondayGirl
AdongoThe second of twins.Girl
AdwinAn artist, creative personUnisex
AdwoaOne born on a Monday.Girl
AffricaFrom AfricaGirl
AfiAfrican - A child who is born on Friday; A daughter who is born on Friday; A variant form is AfiaGirl
AfiaAfrican - A child who is born on Friday; A daughter who is born on Friday; A variant form is AfiGirl
AfiyaAfrican - Swahili - Health; A variant spelling is AfyaGirl
AfraWhiteGirl
AfuaAfrican - A child who is born on Friday; A daughter who is born on Friday; A variant form is AfiaGirl
Ahantiwarlike in the Twi language.Unisex
AhnikaRuler of the House, Beautiful OrnamentGirl
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