English (African) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Africa (in regions where English is spoken as a second language). See also about English names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALLSWELL m & f Western African (Rare), English (African, Rare, ?)
Presumably from the English phrase all's well.
ARMARTIE m English (African)
A famous bearer of this name is Wayne Armartie Laryea (1952-) a British-born musician and actor with Ghanian ancestry.
BENEVOLENCE f & m English (African)
From the English word, ultimately from Latin bene volent "well wishing".
BRILLIANT m English (African, Rare), African American (Modern, Rare)
Possibly from the English word brilliant meaning "(of light or color) very bright and radiant".
EMIAH f English (African, Rare)
The name Emiah originated in Hebrew. Emiah means "Gift of God."
GELASIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), English (African, Rare, ?), Irish (Archaic)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γελάσιος (Gelasios), which is derived from Greek γέλασις (gelasis) "laughing", from the verb γελασείω (gelaseiô) "to be ready to laugh"... [more]
GIFT f & m English (Puritan), English (African, Rare)
From the English word "gift", ultimately from Old Norse. A rare Puritan virtue name.
HENRIE m Dutch, English (African, Rare)
Dutch form of Henry and English variant of Henry.
ISABELLAH f English (African)
Variant of Isabella, primarily used in Kenya.
JUVELLE m English (African)
To have Good Faith From the bottom of the heart... [more]
KINGDOM m English (American, Rare), English (African)
Either a transferred use of the surname Kingdom or else directly from the English word, perhaps taken from the biblical phrase kingdom of God. A famous bearer was the English engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), whose middle name was his mother's maiden name.
LIANO m English (African)
Masculine Form Of Liana
LILANI m & f English (African, Hellenized, Rare)
Lilani as créate by an african and then it was popular by the united staste
LIVINGSTONE m English (African)
Transferred use of the surname Livingstone.
MACMILLAN m English (African)
Transferred use of the surname Macmillan.
MARYGOLD f English (African, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Variant of Marigold, or perhaps a transferred use of the surname Marygold.
MATHEWS m English (African)
Transferred use of the surname Mathews.
MIHARI f English (African)
Used in fictional characters in the western world, but meant to portray an African origin.... [more]
MORRISON m English (African, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Morrison. A famous bearer of the surname was Jim Morrison (1943-1971), lead singer of American rock band The Doors.
PHINA f English (American, Rare), English (African, Rare)
Diminutive of names ending in -phina like Josephina or Seraphina.
PILATE m Biblical, English (Puritan), English (African, Rare)
English form of the Roman cognomen Pilatus, which meant "armed with a javelin" from Latin pila "javelin". This was most famously borne by Pontius Pilate, the prefect of the Roman province of Judaea ca... [more]
PLACIDIA f Late Roman, English (African, Rare), English (Puritan)
Feminine form of Placidius, which was a derivative of the Latin cognomen Placidus.
POTIPHAR m Biblical, English (African, Rare)
From Egyptian p-di-p-r' meaning "he whom Ra gave", composed of the definite article p- "the one" combined with di "whom he gave" and r', the name of the supreme god Ra... [more]
PRISCAH f English (African)
Variant spelling of Prisca.
REJOICE f English (Puritan), English (African)
From the English word rejoice meaning "feel or show great joy or delight".
SOLACE f & m English (American, Rare), English (African, Rare)
From the English word, solace.
SUFFICIENT f & m English (African)
Name given in reference to 2 Corinthians 12:19, “ But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”... [more]
TIANO m English (African)
Masculine Form of Tiana.
WITNESS m English (African), South African
From the English word, witness, "one who has personal knowledge of something".