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.
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  • Abena

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    This name from the Akan language of what is now Ghana in West Africa is eminently importable to our Western culture. Read More 

  • Afia

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    This variant of the more-difficult Afua, from the Akan language of what is now Ghana in West Africa, is a traditional "day name" that can make a perfectly pretty modern choice. Read More 

  • Amadi

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    Though this is traditionally a male name, it can work for a girl in our culture. Might also be considered a short form of the Italian Amadea. Read More 

  • Ebele

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    Igbo name made more familiar by its relationship to the popular Belle and Bella. Read More 

  • Eshe

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    A variant of Asha, which is related to the classic Arabic name Aisha, yet another way to say life. Other on-the-rise names with this uplifting meaning: Zoe and Vivian varieties such as Viviana, Vi... Read More 

  • Ife

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    Simple African name all-but-unknown in the U.S. and Europe, which is exactly why it might make a perfect choice. Similarity to such popular names as Ava and Eva (and the Irish Aoife) makes it more... Read More 

  • Kamali

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    Spirit that protects babies from illness...and surname of designer Naomi.  Read More 

  • Kamaria

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    Lush and unusual.  Read More 

  • Kia

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    Kia is a sweet, simple name that is now, unfortunately, associated with a Korean car label. Better today: Nia, Thea, or Keira. Read More 

  • Marjani

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    A name with the kind of pan-cultural feel -- Marjani Satrapi is the Iranian graphic novelist who wrote Persepolis -- that's in vogue now....and forever. Read More 

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