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Poor kids would get teased to no end. Imagine shouting for your daughter named Africa in the store. People would just think you're nuts.
Luvbug86  3/13/2019
Um, country names are cool and I feel like it could work even if people have a somewhat negative view of the country for different reasons! Any name that ends like "ca" is neat to me and even if it is not related to the country people are still gonna associate it with it, lmao..
ferreteater  12/7/2018
Umm, Africa is not a country...
kayisforkeen  1/1/2019
Ugh. Not my favorite. Can you imagine how a kid with this name would get teased?
Joy12  4/19/2011
I wish people didn't imagine that etymologists "dream up" name origins out of their heads.

The name Africa was used in Ireland from at least the 11th century as a form of Aifric - there is no conceivable connection with the name of the continent.
Betty Blue  7/22/2009
How could Africa be an anglicisation of Aifric? I wonder what genius etymologist thought up that. The name Africa was obviously given in reference to the continent. I must stress that Africa is not an Irish name, though Aifric is.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2009
Ive also seen it spelled Affrica meaning 'pleasant, or pleasing personality'.
classy  9/15/2006
The Irish version of this name is Aifric.
Sweetie lu freebush  7/9/2006

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