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 

  • Ajani

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

  • Akello

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    Energetic but mellow. 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 

  • Azizi

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    Two z's equal double pizzazz. Read More 

  • Barack

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    The name of the 44th president, which he inherited from his Kenyan father, is related to the Swahili word "baraka," meaning "blessing," derived from the Arabic "baracka." It is linked, through the... Read More 

  • Ebo

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    Ebo is a powerful African day name that can be used to fit its definition. Read More 

  • Garian

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    This town in northern Libya could find a spot on the name map. Read More 

  • Haji

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    A name appropriate for boys born during the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca every Muslim is expected to make once in his lifetime. Read More 

  • Iniko

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    African name with Niko-nickname option. Read More 

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