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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is African.
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ABIDEMImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born during father's absence" in Yoruba.
ABIMBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIODUNm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABIOYEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABOUBACARmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
ABUBAKARmWestern African, Hausa, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in Nigeria.
ADE (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADEBAYOmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
ADEBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has met wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEBOWALEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADEGOKEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
ADETOKUNBOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ADISAmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
AFOLABImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
AKACHIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKPANmWestern African, Ibibio
Means "first-born son" in Ibibio.
AKPOFUREm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AKUCHIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
ALEMAYEHUm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
ALHAJImWestern African, Hausa
Means "pilgrim" in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic حَجِّي (hajji) meaning "pilgrimage, hajj".
ALINAFEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
AMADI (1)mWestern African, Igbo
Means "free man" in Igbo.
AMADI (2)mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "seemed destined to die at birth" in Yoruba.
AMADOUmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula, Manding
Form of AHMAD used in parts of western Africa.
AMAHLEm & fSouthern African, Zulu
Means "the beautiful ones" in Zulu.
AMEQRANmNorthern African, Berber
Means "eldest" in Tamazight.
ANAN (1)m & fWestern African, Akan
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
ANDILEm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AWOTWIm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AYANDAm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AZUBUIKEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
BAAKOm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BABAJIDEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABATUNDEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BAMIDELEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
BANDILEm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BERHANEm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "light" in Amharic.
BERHANUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
BERKOmWestern African, Akan
Means "first born" in Akan.
BOIPELOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "proud" in Tswana.
BOITUMELOf & mSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BONGANImSouthern African, Zulu
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
BUHLEf & mSouthern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
BUSINGEm & fEastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
CHI (2)m & fMythology, Western African, Igbo
Means "god, spirtual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god. This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.
CHIBUEZEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
CHIBUIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
CHIBUZOm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God leads the way" in Igbo.
CHIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIDIEBEREm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIDIEGWUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIDIKEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
CHIDUBEMmWestern African, Igbo
Means "guided by God" in Igbo.
CHIEMEKAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "God has performed great deeds" in Igbo.
CHIFUNDOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "mercy" in Chewa.
CHIFUNIROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
CHIJINDUMm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHIKEREm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God created" in Igbo.
CHIKONDIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
CHIKUMBUTSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "memory" in Chewa.
CHIMAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
CHIMWALAm & fEastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
CHIMWEMWEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHINASAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
CHINEDUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
CHINONSOm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
CHINWEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chinwe.
CHINWEIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBAm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHIOMAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
CHISOMOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "grace" in Chewa.
CHIUMBOmEastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
CHIYEMBEKEZOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
CHIZOBAm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.
CHUKSmWestern African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chukwu meaning "God".
CHUKWUDImWestern African, Igbo
Variant of CHIDI, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHUKWUEMEKAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "God has done something great" in Igbo.
CHUKWUMAmWestern African, Igbo
Variant of CHIMA, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
DAKARAImSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DEJENmEastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DESTAf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DUBAKUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUMISANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
EFE (2)m & fWestern African, Urhobo
Short form of EFEMENA or other names containing efe "wealth".
EFEMENAm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "here is my wealth" in Urhobo.
EJIROm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Short form of EJIROGHENE or other names containing ejiro "praise".
EJIROGHENEm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "praise God" in Urhobo.
EKENEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "praise, thanks" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKUNDAYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
EKWUEMEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "he says, he does" in Igbo.
EMEKAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "great deeds" in Igbo. It also functions as a short form of CHUKWUEMEKA.
EMEMm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
ENIOLAf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENITANm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
ENUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENYINNAYAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
ESEOGHENEm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
FARAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FARAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FATSANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
FILBERTmEastern African
Variant of FILIBERT. It is particularly used in Tanzania due to track star Filbert Bayi (1953-), who set a world record running the 1500 meter in 1974.
FOLAMIm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
FUMNANYAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNGAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
GADISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GANIZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GUDINAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
GWANDOYAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
IBRAHIMAmWestern African, Fula, Serer, Wolof
Form of IBRAHIM used in parts of western Africa.
IDIRmNorthern African, Berber
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
IDOWUm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
IFAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IFIOKm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
IKENNAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
IMAMUmEastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (Imam).
IMANIf & mEastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IME (1)m & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
INIOBONGm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "God's time" in Ibibio.
INYENEm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
ISINGOMAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
ITOROm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
ITRImNorthern African, Berber
Means "star" in Tamazight.
ITUMELENGm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
IZEMmNorthern African, Berber
Means "lion" in Tamazight.
JATAUmWestern African, Hausa
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
JELANImEastern African, Swahili
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
JENGOmEastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
JUMAANEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
KABELOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "given" in Sotho.
KAGISOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KAMAUmEastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly means "quiet warrior" in Kikuyu.
KARIUKImEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
KATLEGOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KATLEHOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "success" in Sotho.
KATOmEastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
KAYIN (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KAYODEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KEFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KGOSImSouthern African, Tswana
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
KHAMISImEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KIBWEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KIRABOm & fEastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KISEMBOm & fEastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KOFImWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
KONDWANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KUMBUKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
KWABENAmWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
KWADWOmWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
KWAKUmWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
KWAMEmWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
KWASImWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
KYAUTAmWestern African, Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
LELISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo leellisaa meaning "admirer".
LENCHOmEastern African, Oromo
Means "lion" in Oromo.
LIMBANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
LIMBIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "work hard" in Chewa.
LUNGILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MADALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MAINAmEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "sing, dance" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations, each lasting about 30 years. The Maina generation occupied the last part of the 19th century.
MAKENAf & mEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAMADOUmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula, Manding
Form of MUHAMMAD used in western Africa.
MANDLAmSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MANDLENKOSImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".
MASAMBAmEastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MASOZIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MAVUTOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
MAWULImWestern African, Ewe
Means "God lives" in Ewe.
MAWUNYOm & fWestern African, Ewe
Means "God is good" in Ewe.
MAYAMIKOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
MAYESOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MELISIZWEmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MINENHLEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu imini "day" and hle "beautiful".
MOSImEastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MOTImEastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
MPHATSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHOm & fSouthern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "gift" in Tswana and Sotho, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MTENDEREm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
MUBIRUmEastern African, Ganda
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.
MUDIWAf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MUHAMMADUmWestern African, Hausa, Fula
Hausa and Fula form of MUHAMMAD.
MUNASHEm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona.
MWANGImEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "rapid expansion" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations. The Mwangi generation started around the beginning of the 20th century and lasted for about 30 years.
MWENYEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
NDIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEO (1)f & mSouthern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NGOZIf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIMm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKOSANAmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKRUMAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDImWestern African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
NSIAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDAm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NYONGESAmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born on Saturday" in Luhya.
OBImWestern African, Igbo
Means "heart" in Igbo.
OCHIENGmEastern African, Luo
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
ODHIAMBOmEastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
OGHENEKAROm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
OGHENEKEVWEm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
OGHENEROm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
OKAFORmWestern African, Igbo
Means "born on Afor" in Igbo, Afor being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKEKEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "born on Eke" in Igbo, Eke being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKONKWOmWestern African, Igbo
Means "born on Nkwo" in Igbo, Nkwo being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKORIEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "born on Orie" in Igbo, Orie being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKOROmWestern African, Urhobo
Means "man" in Urhobo.
OLABODEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
OLAMIDEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
OLAMILEKANmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
OLANREWAJUmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is the future" or "my wealth is moving forward" in Yoruba.
OLUCHIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
OLUFEMImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God loves me" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNKEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILAYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLAf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUJIMImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "given by God" in Yoruba.
OLUKAYODEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God brings happiness" in Yoruba.
OLUMIDEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKANYINSOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUNm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUNm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYIf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYINm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISIf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OMOBOLANLEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
OMONDImEastern African, Luo
Means "born early in the morning" in Luo.
ONYEKACHIf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ONYEKACHUKWUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Variant of ONYEKACHI, using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
OPEYEMIm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "I should give praise" in Yoruba.
OTIENOmEastern African, Luo
Means "born at night" in Luo.
OTOBONGm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "from God" in Ibibio.
OYIBOm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
PEMPHEROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
PENJANIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
PILIRANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
REFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
RUDOm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
RUTENDOf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
SANDILEmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "we increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
SEFUmEastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SEKANImSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
SEYDOUmWestern African, Manding, Fula, Wolof, Serer
Form of SA'ID used in parts of western Africa.
SIBONAKALISOm & fSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
SIBUSISOmSouthern African, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele
Means "blessed" in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele.
SIFISOmSouthern African, Zulu
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SIMBA (1)mSouthern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIMBA (2)mEastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie 'The Lion King' (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
SIMIYUmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
SIPHOmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "gift" from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele isipho.
SISAYmEastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
SITHEMBILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SIYABONGAmSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIZWEmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
TADALAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TADESSEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TAFADZWAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAFARImEastern African, Amharic (Rare)
Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning "king Tafari") revere him as the earthly incarnation of God.
TAKONDWAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
TAMANDANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMRATmEastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TAONGAf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TARIKUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "history, story" in Amharic.
TATENDAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TAUmSouthern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "lion" in Tswana and Sotho. Tau was the name of the last ruler of the Rolong in South Africa (18th century).
TEBOHOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "gratitude" in Sotho.
TEMITOPEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TENDAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENDAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TESFAYEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
THABANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "be happy" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THABOmSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
THANDOm & fSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THEMBAmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "trust, hope" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
THOKOZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
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