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Boy Names from Africa

African baby names for boys from a range of cultures and tribes include the choices here. For our full list of African baby names, click here.

  • Abanu

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    Rhythmic, strong, and buoyant. Read More 

  • Adebayo

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  • Ajani

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    An easily assimilated African name, a novel twist on Johnny. Read More 

  • Akachi

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  • Akello

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    Energetic but mellow. Read More 

  • Amadi

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    This name from the Igbo language of Africa, which feels like the more-familiar Arabic Ahmad, might be an original and attractive choice.Read More 

  • Amari

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    An originally male name also used for girls, mostly because of its soft sound and vowel ending. Related to names and words in a range of languages—Yoruba, Thai, Hebrew—and with a variety of... Read More 

  • Anan

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    Little-known name from the Old Testament.Read More 

  • Ayan

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    The African name Ayan was first seen on the US Top 1000 for boys in 2014. It's both simple and distinctive, a winning combination.Read More 

  • Ayo

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    This charming West African mini name fits in with the other similarly short names that are all the rage right now.Read More 

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