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CHINANGUNGA m & f African
Variety of vernacular language among people living along lake Nyasa in Tanzania.
CHINELO m Igbo
Meaning the 'The thoughts of personal God'. 'Chi' meaning in igbo
CHINETO f & m Igbo
"God praises" "God uplifts" "God glorifies" "God gives talent"
CHINUALUMOGU m Igbo
Means "may God fight on my behalf" in Igbo. This was the full birth name of Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), a Nigerian writer.
CHINWEMMERI f & m Igbo
Chinwe is a short form of a variety such as Chinwendu, Chinweizu, Chinwemmeri and others. Chinwe in itself means "God's own." Chinwemmeri means "God's own victory." These names are synonymous with the Igbo ethnic group from the south eastern Nigeria.
CHIONYE m Igbo
Means "God will give to him what he prays for" in Igbo.
CHUKI f & m Swahili
Means "born during a time of hatred" in Swahili.
CHUKWUEBUKA m & f Igbo
Derived from the word CHUKWU
and the meaning is split between two separate words, "chukwu" and "ibuka" meaning "God" and "YOU ARE GREAT".... [more]
CHUKWUNENYE m Igbo
Igbo name from Eastern Nigeria. It originates from the belief that children are gifts from God and means "God gives". The feminine variant is CHINENYE
, which also has the same meaning
CHUKWUNONSO m African
Igbo land Eastern Nigeria - Chukwu(Almighty God) no(is) nso(near). God is near
CILMI m Somali
A name that derives from the word cilmi which means "knowledge" or "learning."
CUDJOE m African American, Western African
Anglicized form of KOJO
used by early slaves in the American South. It is attested in the 1730s in South Carolina. This name was borne by Cudjoe Lewis (c. 1840-1935), the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the United States.
DAGM m Amharic
It's from Amharic language and Geez which is ancient ethiopian language which is dated 3000 years with Hebrew origins, it means Twice or repeated . Usually given when you look like your parents
DANAT m Ge'ez
Coptic Christian (Ge'ez) word for the piercing on Jesus' left palm.
DANGANA m & f Dagbani
Means "confidence" or "trust in the goodness of God" in Dagbani.
DANIACHEW m Amharic
Means "arbitrate between them" or "you be the judge" in Amharic.
DANISMO m Southern African
The meaning of Danismo is "Jubilant and Content with one's life and experiences." Commonly used to describe someone who has had good fortune recently.
DAULAYEFA m Ijaw
Means "nothing can be compared to a father" in Ijaw.
DAWIE m Afrikaans
Related to David and is the Afrikaans version of DAVID
mostly used in South Africa.
DELA f Zulu (Rare)
Dela. in Zulu it means to become whole, to feel complete and satisfied.
DELE m Nigerian
An uncommonly used name from the West African country of Nigeria. This name is commonly pronounced as 'Deli' but this is not the real way on how to pronounce this name.
DEPORIA f African
Meaning "Depressed" in African. This name is commonly given to female infants born in depressing times.
DEZY m Edo (Modern)
''You cant block God's path or you can not block ones destiny; diminutive of Aigbodezzy''
DIARA f African
Meaning "Gift of Silence" or Silent gifted one."
DIBA f Luba
Means "sun" in Tshiluba language spoken in Democratic Republic of Congo.
DIKAYA m & f Manjak
Means "is going nowhere" in Manjak. This name is given to protect the child from an early death.
DIKEMBE m Central African
From Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966) a Congolese American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Outside basketball, he has become known for his humanitarian work.
DIKSA m & f African
MEANING "PLAY", USED BY THE YUNGUR PEOPLE OF THE ADAMAWA HIGHLANDS IN NORTH EASTERN NIGERIA.NIGERIA.
DIMIEN m & f Ijaw
Means "God's work" or "the hand of God" in Ijaw.
DINKYENE m & f Akan
Derived from di
meaning "eat" and nkyene
meaning "salt". In Akan culture, the idea of 'eating salt' symbolises being alive, and this name acts as a mean of encouraging the child to live.
DIRIC m Somali
A name that comes from the Somali word diric which means "bold; fearless or daring." The name connotes courage or heroism. Outside of Somalia, a Somali person may spell the name as DIRI.
DISAAKA m & f Akan
Means "you deserve saying it" in Akan.
DOUBRA m & f Ijaw
Means "will" or "desire" in Ijaw.
DÚKŨ m & f Akan
Means "eleventh born" in Akan.
DUNIA m Swahili
Neans "world, earth," ultimately from Arabic dunyā (دُنْيَا)
meaning "world, kingdom, universe."
DZIKAMAI m Shona
Dzikamai means "settle down". The name is given to express the idea of settling down and not jumping from one relationship to another or one project to another
. The former Zimbabwean Minister and MP, Dzikamai Mavhaire is one well known bearer of this name.
DZINASHE m Shona
Dzinashe means "It's with the Lord". One well known bearer of this name is Dzinashe Machingura.
EBI m & f Ijaw
Means "good" in Ijaw.
EBIDISEBOFA m & f Ijaw
Means "there is no one that doesn't like good things" in Ijaw.
EBIFINIDEI f & m Ijaw
Means "good things have been opened to me" in Ijaw.
EBIOWEI m Ijaw
Means "good man", "handsome man" or "kind-hearted man" in Ijaw.
EBIYE m & f Ijaw
Means "a good thing" in Ijaw.
ECHICHINWO m & f African
Ikwerre name. Used in Rebisi Kingdom,Port Harcourt,(Nigeria). Meaning 'a baby delivered at the appropriate time'
EDEBE f African
The name originates from Sudan, in the concrete tribe of Gurfan meaning the first, princess.
EDOGHOGHO m & f African, Isoko, Edo
This name which means "Day of Joy," originates from the Isoko and Edo ethnolinguistic groups of Southern Nigeria which is located on the West Coast of Africa. Broken down, it means: "Ede - Day" and "Oghogho - joy" (Which is also very common as a name in both these cultures) When combined however, it morphs into the spelling: "Edoghogho" meaning "Day of Joy" or "The Day of Joy." Phonetically, it can be pronounced "Ed-o-ghor-ghor" with the "r" silent.
EFOSA m Yoruba
meaning "God's Well" and is of Beninese origin
EFURU f Igbo
Means "daughter of heaven" in Igbo.
EJIGA m African
Ejiga is an igala name from kogi state of in the central region of nigeria
EJIGAYEHU f Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "I have seen a lot good/better" in Amharic. This was the name of a famous singer Ejigayehu Shibabaw, better known as Gigi.
EJIOFOR m African
"I am bestowed with righteousness and virtue". "The name bearer is an embodiment of justice and fairness" (Jideofor)