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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by sapphires View Post
    "African" is a little vague haha. What part of Africa?

    I have a Nigerian friend named Ifeoluwa, I think it's pretty. It's pronounced {iff-AY-oh-loo-uh}, she goes by Ife {iff-AY}.
    Yeah, Africa is a continent. Not a country. And each African country has its own unique ethnic, linguistic, and cultural makeup. A Yoruba name is not the same thing as a Swahili name, in the same way that a Bavarian name is not the same as a Gaelic name.
    Simon, Eloise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Marina, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Ruby Louise, Archer, Violet, Gabriel, Persephone, Dov, Louisa

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  2. #8
    Amali is Swahili for hope

  3. #10
    Kwagala is Luganda for love

  4. #12
    I have a number of students from the Kirundi-speaking region of Africa (sorry to be vague, but it's a border region and there are multiple countries involved), and most have French word names. Tresor, Esperance, Bienvenu, and so on. I always find them surprising and lovely.

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