African American Names

These names are a subset of American names used more often by African Americans. See also about African-American names.
There are 78 names matching your criteria.

AFRICA (1)   f   African American (Rare)
From the name of the continent, which is of Latin origin, possibly from the Afri people who lived near Carthage in North Africa. This rare name is used most often by African-American parents.
ANDRE   m   English, African American
English form of ANDRÉ.
ANTOINE   m   French, African American
French form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTWAN   m   African American
Variant of ANTOINE, in use since the 1960s.
BRAYLON   m   African American (Modern)
An invented name, using the same sounds found in names such as Braden and Jalen.
DAQUAN   m   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Da and quan.
DEANDRE   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANDRE.
DEANGELO   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.
DEDRICK   m   African American
From a surname which was derived from the given name DIEDERIK.
DEION   m   African American (Modern)
Variant of DION. A notable bearer is retired American football player Deion Sanders (1967-).
DEON   m   English, African American
Variant of DION.
DESHAUN   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAUN.
DESHAWN   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAWN.
IESHA   f   African American (Modern)
Variant of AISHA. It was popularized by the song 'Iesha' (1991) by Another Bad Creation.
IMANI   f & m   Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IVORY   m & f   African American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance which comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
JALEN   m   African American (Modern)
An invented name. In America it was popularized in the 1990s by basketball player Jalen Rose (1973-), whose name was a combination of those of his father James and maternal uncle Leonard.
JAMAR   m   African American
Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.
JAQUAN   m   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Ja and quan.
JAYLEN   m & f   African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
JAYLIN   m & f   African American (Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of JALEN. It can also be a feminine elaboration of JAY (1).
KALISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ka and LISHA.
KEISHA   f   African American
Recent coinage, possibly invented, possibly based on KEZIAH.
KENYA   f   English, African American
From the name of the African country. The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kere Nyaga meaning "mountain of whiteness"... [more]
KESHAUN   m   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAUN.
KESHAWN   m   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAWN.
KESHIA   f   African American
Probably a variant of KEISHA.
KIANA (2)   f   African American
Variant of QIANA.
KISHA   f   African American
Variant of KEISHA.
LADONNA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name DONNA.
LAGINA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name GINA.
LAKEISHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KEISHA.
LAKESHIA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KESHIA.
LAKISHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KISHA.
LAMAR   m   English, African American
From a French and English surname, originally from a place name in Normandy, which was derived from Old French la mare meaning "the pool".
LASHAWN   f & m   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHAWN.
LASHAY   m   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix La and SHAY (1).
LASHONDA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHONDA.
LATANYA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TANYA.
LATASHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TASHA.
LATISHA   f   African American
Variant of LETITIA.
LATONYA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TONYA.
LATOYA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TOYA.
LAWANDA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name WANDA.
LEBRON   m   African American (Rare)
Meaning unknown, probably an invented name. This is the name of basketball player LeBron James (1984-).
MARQUIS   m   African American
From a noble title which was derived from the Old French word marchis "march, borderland", which originally referred to someone who ruled on the borderlands of a realm.
MARQUISE   m   African American (Modern)
Variant of MARQUIS. Technically, marquise is the feminine form of the title marquis.
MARQUITA   f   African American
Feminine variant of MARQUIS.
NATISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
NIKEISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the name prefix Ni and the name KEISHA.
QIANA   f   African American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
QUANNA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Qua and ANNA.
RASHAUN   m   African American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ra with the name SHAUN.
RASHAWN   m   African American (Modern)
Combination of the prefix Ra with the name SHAWN.
SHANICE   f   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and ice.
SHANIKA   f   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and ka.
SHANIQUA   f   African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and qua.
SHELENA   f   African American (Rare)
Probably a combination of the prefix She and LENA.
TAJUANA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ta with the name JUANA.
TALISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ta and LISHA.
TANESHA   f   African American
Variant of TANISHA.
TANIKA   f   African American
Invented name, probably modeled on TAMIKA and influenced by TANYA.
TANIQUA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix qua.
TANISHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix sha.
TISHA   f   English, African American
Short form of LETITIA or LATISHA.
TORY (1)   m   African American
Meaning unknown, possibly a diminutive of SALVATORE.
TYRESE   m   African American (Modern)
An invented name based on the popular name syllable Tyr (from names such as TYRONE).
TYRIQ   m   African American (Modern)
Probably a blend of TYRONE and TARIQ.
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