Girl Names from Africa

African baby girl names hail from all around the continent and offer an exotic yet usable complement of choices. While these are some of our favorites, for even more African baby girl names, go to Supersearch and search by origin.
  • Neela

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    A variation of Nila, a name spread through African by the substantial Indian population there. Also a variant of Neala and Neila.Read More 

  • Nemy

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    Friendly and energetic. Read More 

  • Nuru

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    Related to the Muslim name Noor, which would be preferable. Read More 

  • Nyala

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    The kind of name given to an exotic beauty in a 1940s movie. Read More 

  • Panya

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    Panya is a multicultural possibility with a sound that's pleasing to the English-speaking ear, though the Swahili translation, which might also be "rat," makes it less than savory as an African name.Read More 

  • Salana

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    Related to the more common Solana, Salana has a pleasantly rhythmic pan-cultural feel.Read More 

  • Subira

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    One African name that's virtually unknown in the western world, but sounds both soft and strong.Read More 

  • Taci

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    One African choice that might be easier to understand if spelled phonetically: it's pronounced TAH-shee. Read More 

  • Taraja

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    The raja sequence of sounds gives it a regal feel. Read More 

  • Zuri

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    Zuri migrated, at least to American sensibilities, to the feminine side when an Ohio zoo used it for a female giraffe. It cracked into the Top 500 in 2014 and looks to go even higher in coming... Read More 

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