597 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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
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
AiyshaPowerful and completeGirl
AkelloBaby girl born after twins.Girl
AkeyoOne who was born during the harvest.Girl
AkiaAfrican - First Born; Also a variant form of name Kia which means difficult and in Greek it means pureGirl
AkinyiAfrican - Born in the morning; Born during forenoonGirl
AkosuaAfrican - Twi - Girl Child Born on SundayGirl
AkuaAfrican - A child who is born on ThursdayGirl
AkubaOne who is born on WednesdayGirl
AlunaKenyan term, literally meaning come here.Girl
AluochOne who was born during an overcast morning.Girl
AmaAfrican - Child born On Saturday; Old Norse - EagleGirl
AmandlaAfrican - A powerful Woman; Brave and Strong WomanGirl
AmarachukwuAfrican Igbo - God's Grace; Mercy of God; God's Favor; Divine GraceGirl
AmareA person sent by God to love who is extremely handsomeUnisex
AmariAn strong and eternally lovely being who are family orientedUnisex
AmneAfrican - Swahili - Safe; SecureGirl
AmondiAfrican - Born at DawnGirl
AmurtaBeautiful; ambrosia, a veritable drink which gives immortalityGirl
AnanaThe fourth child who is blessed with soft and gentle personalityGirl
AngwengOne who was born during the time of white ants.Girl
AnikaGraceful young girlGirl
AnyangoOne who was born during mid day.Girl
AokoAn evergreen blue tree; one who is outsideGirl
AparaaThe one who is unique, materialistic and matchlessGirl
AphraIt means a house made of dustGirl
ApiyoFirst of the twins.Girl
ArmaniFaith; Persian - Desire; A variant form of name ArmanGirl
ArogoOne who nagged a lot during pregnancy.Girl
AsabiAfrican - Yoruban - One of Select BirthGirl
AshaHopeGirl
AshakiOne who is beautifulGirl
AshantiName of an African TribeGirl
AsisBlessing; African - Of the sun; A variant spelling is AsissGirl
AthiamboAfrican - Born in Late EveningGirl
AtienoOne who was born at night.Girl
AudiThe last daughterGirl
AvongaraAfrican - To TieGirl
AwinoOne who was born with the cord around.Girl
AwoGirl who is born on ThursdayGirl
AyahA sparkling and twinkling human beingGirl
AyanaA pretty and scented flowerGirl
AyannaA unique flower which is forever bloomingGirl
AyiraAfrican - Chosen; Worthy of Respect; Exalted; Revered; A variant form of AugustusGirl
AyokaAfrican Yoruban - One who Causes Joy all round; A variant of AyoGirl
AzanaCall to prayer; inspires everyoneGirl
AzizaOne who is very preciousGirl
BabettaForeign woman.Girl
BadriyaOne who is like the full MoonGirl
BainaOne who is glittering with radianceGirl
BandeleBorn Away From HomeGirl
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