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  • Blog Post: African-American Hero Names

    the original Martin Luther. Despite Dr. King's stature in our country, few African-Americans

  • Blog Post: African-American Heroine Names

    at the names of some African-American heroines. Actually, compiling this list was not as easy as

  • Blog Post: African Baby Names: 14 Great African Names for Your Baby

    face," this sweet girl's name has ties to both Africa and Scandinavia--with the African pronunciation

  • Blog Post: African Names: A report from Kenya

    Kayla Lyn Bronder, as a volunteer Public Health Officer at the St. Camillus Hospital in Karango, Kenya, had the opportunity to closely observe the baby naming practices of the Luo culture, and we appreciate her sharing them with us. During her eight month stint, Kayla developed the Nyatike Jigger Eradication Campaign to assist those in the community affected by the parasitic flea known as a Jigger.  For more information on the project, visit her blog: kaylainkenya.blogspot.com.  Kayla will be...

  • Blog Post: Black Baby Names: African-American traditions

    By Elisabeth Waugaman African American naming traditions were dramatically influenced by slavery

  • Blog Post: Black History Baby Names: African-American artists

    some distinguished African-American painters, sculptors and photographers--accentuating, of course

  • List: Early African-American Names

    , Ishmael, Tamar, Abel, York, Boston, London, Africa, Jamaica, Tyra, Beach, Comfort, Temperance, Sable, Easter, Christmas, Daphne, Apollo

  • Blog Post: AFRICAN-AMERICAN NAMES: Early Day, Place, and Word Names

    African names, most notably day names, which relate to the day of the week on which the person was born

  • List: African Names

    Asha, Lissa, Amadi, Amara, Anika, Shanti, Zora, Baraka, Bayo, Diarra, Amma, Falala, Fana, Fayola, Folami, Nilla, Habiba, Halima, Imena, Iyabo, Izara, Jinja, Juba, Kadida, Kamali, Kamaria, Kanika, Kenya, Kessie, Kia, Kissa, Luanda, Makena, Makenna, Nairobi, Nala, Nayo, Neela, Nemy, Ngozi, Nya, Nyala, Panya, Pili, Salama, Sanaa, Sassandra, Sena, Senegal, Shany, Tabia, Taci, Tamala, Thandie, Taraja, Zizi, Tisa, Zina, Xois, Zagora, Zala, Zeila, Zela, Zella, Zola, Zuwena, Abanu, Amadi, Ayu, Kato,...

  • List: African Girl Names

    Asha, Lissa, Amadi, Amara, Anika, Shanti, Zora, Baraka, Bayo, Diarra, Amma, Falala, Fana, Fayola, Folami, Nilla, Habiba, Halima, Imena, Iyabo, Izara, Jinja, Juba, Kadida, Kamali, Kamaria, Kanika, Kenya, Kessie, Kia, Kissa, Luanda, Makena, Makenna, Nairobi, Nala, Nayo, Neela, Nemy, Ngozi, Nya, Nyala, Panya, Pili, Salama, Sanaa, Sassandra, Sena, Senegal, Shany, Tabia, Taci, Tamala, Thandie, Taraja, Zizi, Tisa, Zina, Xois, Zagora, Zala, Zeila, Zela, Zella, Zola, Zuwena, Abena, Afia, Ebele, Eshe,...

  • User List: African Names

    Amari, Anika, Kenya, Kobe, Nia, Omari, Aisha, Ali, Jabari, Sanaa, Nyala, Simba, Alika, Marini, Obama, Zuri, Fana, Kanika, Neela, Nuru, Tamala, Izara, Kanye, Abdalla, Diji, Iyabo, Kamali, Massai, Sultan

  • List: African Boy Names

    Abanu, Amadi, Ayu, Kato, Djimon, Ebo, Gahiji, Garian, Genet, Ibo, Idi, Kenya, Kano, Kanye, Kenyatta, Kofi, Kwame, Massai, Nairobi, Obi, Odion, Odissan, Ogun, Pili, Senegal, Shango, Taye, Unika, Zaire, Zuri, Mandla, Congo, Mandela, Barack, Alimayu, Obama, Kymani, Zenebe, Kehinde, Ayan, Kwadwo, Kwabena, Kwaku, Yaw, Bardo, Kayden, Glenn, Hardy, Harrison, Isaac, Max, Ocean, Tavish

  • User List: African -American girl names

    Alexis, Alicia, Amber, Angela, Ashley, Brandy, Cassidy, Chanel, Courtney, Dana, Danielle, Dominique, Elyse, Erica, Erin, Eva, Evelyn, Gina, Isis, Jaime, Janelle, Jasmin, Jennifer, Jessica, Kayla, Kyla, Laila, Michelle, Naomi, Nicole, Paige, Renee, Sandra, Sasha, Sheila, Simone, Taylor, Tiffany, Vanessa, Whitney, Zahra

  • User List: South African Girl Names

    Andrietta, Aneska, Behati, Charlize, Elize, Francina, Laiken, Noeline, Talisa, Jacoba, Petronella

  • User List: African Girl Names

    Abena, Amma, Eshe, Fayola, Anika, Izara, Ife, Ebele, Amara, Asha, Efia, Fana, Imena, Jinja, Kamaria, Nyala, Kanika, Kissa, Kessie, Makena, Kia, Luanda, Nemy, Nya, Zala, Zella, Tamala, Zendaya, Zola, Zina, Zora, Sena

  • User List: Awesome African Names

    Asha, Imani, Kamaria, Kato, Makena, Nia, Sanaa, Charlize, Thandiwe, Zola, Abena, Afia, Amara

  • User List: African American actresses

    Josephine, Lena, Dorothy, Pearl, Ruby, Halle, Angela, Cicely, Kerry

  • User List: West African(ghana/Akan) names

    Najja, Fayola, Afia, Kwame, Kissa, Jelani, Jabari, Abena, Ade

  • User List: African American Names for Girls

    Bria, Jasmine, Diamond, Jillian, Brittany, Lauren, Alicia, Ashley, Aisha, Isis, Amari, Sade, Kiarra, Malia, Layla, China, Brianna, Felicia, Rachel, Erin, Sheila, Erica, Denise, Latoya, Keisha, Ebony, Gwen, Meghan, Dorothy, Michelle, Hope, Patricia, Kennedy, Faith, Tyra, Callie, Devon, Desiree, Estelle, Cheyenne, Giselle, Fantasia, Sasha, India, Jade, Rochelle, Tatiana, Aliya, Mary, Taylor, Whitney, Tyler

  • User List: African-American Literary Girls Names

    Nicole, Belle, Harriet, Alice, Gwendolyn, Maya, Zora, Lorraine, Sonia, Audrey, Antonia

  • Forums: CAF: African Family

  • List: Girl Names from Africa

    Neela, Kamali, Subira, Afia, Abena, Taci, Salana, Nuru, Ife, Amadi, Kia, Nemy, Zuri, Nyala, Panya, Kamaria, Ebele, Taraja, Marjani, Eshe

  • List: Boy Names from Africa

    Abanu, Ajani, Akello, Amari, Azizi, Barack, Ebo, Garian, Haji, Iniko, Kato, Kojo, Odion, Okello, Omari, Shango, Taye, Zesiro

  • User List: City Names - East Africa

    Adama, Albion, Amaury, Arta, Bayla, Dessie, Edd, Jinja, Juba, Kaya, Keren, Kosti, Lindi, Moka, Moya, Nairobi, Nasir, Nyala, Raga, Randa, Shire, Sima, Tabora, Victoria, Zeila, Zula

  • Blog Post: Black History Names: Women Artist Activists

    reflected in their bold paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts, several of which expose African

  • Blog Post: Black History Names: Barrier Breakers

    first day of Black History Month, we thought we'd look back through African-American history, on the

  • Blog Post: Ancient Names: Beyond Jupiter and Mars

    mythologies—Egyptian,  Phoenician, Norse, Celtic, Indian, African, et al-- and discovered some striking

  • Blog Post: Baby Girl Names: Elegant, Exotic, Unusual

    the Irish Fia, the Hebrew Shira to the Arabic and African Aziza. You may recognize a handful

  • Blog Post: Black History Names: Cultural heroines of the Harlem Renaissance

    child. A’LELIA Walker—an African-American businesswoman who was an important patron of the artists

  • Blog Post: Z Names: Beyond Zoe & Zachary

     used for several starbabies ZALA -- African ZANNA -- Polish ZARIA -- Arabic ZENA -- Greek ZETA