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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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ABIDEMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born during father's absence" in Yoruba.
ABIMBOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIODUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABIOYE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABOUBACAR   m   Western African, Wolof, Serer, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
ABUBAKAR   m   Western African, Hausa, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in Nigeria.
ADE (1)   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADEBAYO   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
ADEBOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has met wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEBOWALE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYO   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADEGOKE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
ADETOKUNBO   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ADISA   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
AFOLABI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
AKACHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKPAN   m   Western African, Ibibio
Means "first-born son" in Ibibio.
AKPOFURE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AKUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
ALEMAYEHU   m & f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
ALHAJI   m   Western African, Hausa
Means "pilgrim" in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic حَجِّي (hajji) meaning "pilgrimage, hajj".
ALINAFE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
AMADI (1)   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "free man" in Igbo.
AMADI (2)   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "seemed destined to die at birth" in Yoruba.
AMADOU   m   Western African, Wolof, Serer, Fula, Manding
Form of AHMAD used in parts of western Africa.
AMAHLE   m & f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "the beautiful ones" in Zulu.
AMEQRAN   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "eldest" in Tamazight.
ANAN (1)   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
ANDILE   m & f   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AWOTWI   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AYANDA   m & f   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AZUBUIKE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
BAAKO   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BABAJIDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABATUNDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BAMIDELE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
BANDILE   m & f   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BERHANE   m & f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "light" in Amharic.
BERHANU   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
BERKO   m   Western African, Akan
Means "first born" in Akan.
BITRUS   m   Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of PETER.
BOIPELO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "proud" in Tswana.
BOITUMELO   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BONGANI   m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
BUHLE   f & m   Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
BUSINGE   m & f   Eastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
CHI (2)   m & f   Mythology, 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.
CHIBUEZE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
CHIBUIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
CHIBUZO   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads the way" in Igbo.
CHIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIDIEBERE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIDIEGWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIDIKE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
CHIDUBEM   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "guided by God" in Igbo.
CHIEMEKA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God has performed great deeds" in Igbo.
CHIFUNDO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "mercy" in Chewa.
CHIFUNIRO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
CHIJINDUM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHIKELU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIKERE.
CHIKERE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God created" in Igbo.
CHIKONDI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
CHIKUMBUTSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "memory" in Chewa.
CHIMA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
CHIMWALA   m & f   Eastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
CHIMWEMWE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHINASA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
CHINEDU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
CHINONSO   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
CHINWE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chinwe.
CHINWEIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBA   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHIOMA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
CHISOMO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "grace" in Chewa.
CHIUMBO   m   Eastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
CHIYEMBEKEZO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
CHIZOBA   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.
CHUKS   m   Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chukwu meaning "God".
CHUKWUDI   m   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIDI, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHUKWUEMEKA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God has done something great" in Igbo.
CHUKWUMA   m   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIMA, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
DAKARAI   m   Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DALITSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DAYO   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DEJEN   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DESTA   f & m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DUBAKU   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUMISANI   m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
EFE (2)   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EFEMENA or other names containing efe "wealth".
EFEMENA   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "here is my wealth" in Urhobo.
EJIRO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EJIROGHENE or other names containing ejiro "praise".
EJIROGHENE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "praise God" in Urhobo.
EKENE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "praise" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKUNDAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
EKWUEME   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "he says, he does" in Igbo.
EMEKA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "great deeds" in Igbo. It also functions as a short form of CHUKWUEMEKA.
EMEM   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
ENIOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENITAN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of story" in Yoruba.
ENU   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENYINNAYA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
ESEOGHENE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
ESKENDER   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of ALEXANDER.
FARAI   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FARAJI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FATSANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
FEMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Short form of OLUFEMI.
FILBERT   m   Eastern 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.
FOLAMI   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
FUMNANYA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNGAI   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
GADISA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GANIZANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GUDINA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
GWANDOYA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
IBRAHIMA   m   Western African, Fula, Serer, Wolof
Form of IBRAHIM used in parts of western Africa.
IDIR   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
IDOWU   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
IFA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IFIOK   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
IKENNA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
IMAMU   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (Imam).
IMANI   f & m   Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IME (1)   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
INIOBONG   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's time" in Ibibio.
INYENE   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
ISINGOMA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
ITORO   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
ITRI   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "star" in Tamazight.
ITUMELENG   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
IZEM   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "lion" in Tamazight.
JATAU   m   Western African, Hausa
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
JELANI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
JENGO   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
JUMAANE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
KABELO   m   Southern African, Sotho
Means "given" in Sotho.
KAGISO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KAMAU   m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly means "quiet warrior" in Kikuyu.
KARIUKI   m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
KATLEGO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KATLEHO   m   Southern African, Sotho
Means "success" in Sotho.
KATO   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
KAYIN (1)   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KAYODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KEFILWE   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KGOSI   m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
KHAMISI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KIBWE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KIRABO   m & f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KISEMBO   m & f   Eastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KOBINA   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWABENA.
KOFI   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
KOJO   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWADWO.
KONDWANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KUMBUKANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
KWABENA   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
KWADWO   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
KWAKU   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
KWAME   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
KWASI   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
KWEKU   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWAKU.
KWESI   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWASI.
KYAUTA   m   Western African, Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
LANRE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Short form of OLANREWAJU.
LEKAN   m   Western African, Yoruba
Short form of OLAMILEKAN.
LELISA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
From Oromo leellisaa meaning "admirer".
LENCHO   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "lion" in Oromo.
LIMBANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
LIMBIKANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "work hard" in Chewa.
LUNGILE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MADALITSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MAINA   m   Eastern 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.
MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAMADOU   m   Western African, Wolof, Serer, Fula, Manding
Form of MUHAMMAD used in western Africa.
MANDLA   m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MANDLENKOSI   m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".
MASAMBA   m   Eastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MASOZI   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MAVUTO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
MAWULI   m   Western African, Ewe
Means "God lives" in Ewe.
MAWUNYO   m & f   Western African, Ewe
Means "God is good" in Ewe.
MAYAMIKO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
MAYESO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MELISIZWE   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MINENHLE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu imini "day" and hle "beautiful".
MOSI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MOTI   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
MPHATSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "gift" in Tswana and Sotho, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MTENDERE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
MUBIRU   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.
MUDIWA   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MUHAMMADU   m   Western African, Hausa, Fula
Hausa and Fula form of MUHAMMAD.
MUNASHE   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona.
MWANGI   m   Eastern 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.
MWENYE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
NDIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NGOZI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKOSANA   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKRUMA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDI   m   Western 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.
NSIA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDA   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NYONGESA   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born on Saturday" in Luhya.
OBI   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "heart" in Igbo.
OCHIENG   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
ODHIAMBO   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
OGHENEKARO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
OGHENEKEVWE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
OGHENERO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
OKAFOR   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "born on Afor" in Igbo, Afor being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKEKE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "born on Eke" in Igbo, Eke being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKONKWO   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "born on Nkwo" in Igbo, Nkwo being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKORIE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "born on Orie" in Igbo, Orie being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKORO   m   Western African, Urhobo
Means "man" in Urhobo.
OLABODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
OLAMIDE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
OLAMILEKAN   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
OLANREWAJU   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is the future" or "my wealth is moving forward" in Yoruba.
OLUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
OLUFEMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God loves me" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNKE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUJIMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "given by God" in Yoruba.
OLUKAYODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God brings happiness" in Yoruba.
OLUMIDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKANYINSOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYIN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OMOBOLANLE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
OMONDI   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born early in the morning" in Luo.
ONYEKACHI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ONYEKACHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Variant of ONYEKACHI, using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
OPEYEMI   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "I should give praise" in Yoruba.
OTIENO   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born at night" in Luo.
OTOBONG   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "from God" in Ibibio.
OYIBO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
PEMPHERO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
PENJANI   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
PILIRANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
REFILWE   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
RUDO   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
RUTENDO   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
SANDILE   m   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "we increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
SEFU   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SEKANI   m   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
SEYDOU   m   Western African, Manding, Fula, Wolof, Serer
Form of SA'ID used in parts of western Africa.
SIBONAKALISO   m & f   Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
SIBUSISO   m   Southern African, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele
Means "blessed" in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele.
SIFISO   m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SIMBA (1)   m   Southern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIMBA (2)   m   Eastern 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.
SIMIYU   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
SIPHO   m   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "gift" from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele isipho.
SISAY   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
SITHEMBILE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SIYABONGA   m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIZWE   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
TADALA   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TADESSE   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TAFADZWA   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAFARI   m   Eastern 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.
TAKONDWA   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
TAMANDANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMRAT   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TAONGA   f & m   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TARIKU   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "history, story" in Amharic.
TATENDA   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TAU   m   Southern 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).
TEBOHO   m   Southern African, Sotho
Means "gratitude" in Sotho.
TEMITOPE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TENDAI   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENDAJI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TESFAYE   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
TEWODROS   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of THEODORE.
THABANI   m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "be happy" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THABO   m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
THANDO   m & f   Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THEMBA   m   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "trust, hope" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
THOKO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Short form of THOKOZANI.
THOKOZANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
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