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.

  • Kato

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    Kato gained a lot of attention during the O. J. Simpson trial via witness Kato Kaelin (born Brian.) It is also the name of a fictional character in "The Green Hornet." Spelled Cato, it has a lot... Read More 

  • Kojo

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    The Ashantis of Ghana traditionally use this animated name for boys born on Monday. The girls' equivalent is Adwoa, pronounced ahj-wa.Read More 

  • Odion

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    Strong Nigerian name that could work for a twin of any ethnicity. Read More 

  • Okello

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    Mellow and musical. Read More 

  • Omari

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    This name, like Omar and Amari, has been in the US Top 1000 for many years. After taking a downturn in 2008, it's now again on the upswing. Actor Omari Hardwick keeps it in the public eye.Read More 

  • Shango

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    More substantial than it sounds: Shango was the god of thunder and legendary ancestor of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Read More 

  • Taye

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    Taye, also used as a short form of Taylor, began to stand on its own with the emergence of actor Taye (born Scott) Diggs. Read More 

  • Zesiro

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    Unusual and exotic name, might be worth consideration if you're expecting twins. Read More 

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