Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABA f Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
ABABUO f African
Ababuo means a child that keeps coming back. This name is mainly used in Ghana
ABADIBO f & m Ijaw
Means "a person from the sea" in Ijaw.
ABAGBE f Nigerian
The meaning of Abagbe is we begged to have this one to lift up
ABAM f African
Abam’s meaning is “second child after twins”
ABAYOMI m & f Yoruba
Means "he came to bring me joy and happiness" or "I would have been mocked" in Yoruba.
ABDU m Swahili
Abdu is a name of Swahili origin meaning worshipper of God and the vowel at the end makes it sound like Abdul
ABEIKU m Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
ABEKE f Yoruba
Means "one begged to care for" in Yoruba.
ABERA m Ethiopian
Means "light" or "he shines". Used as both a given name and a surname.
ABIBA f Northern African
Has its origins in the Moroccan language and means "first child born after the grandmother has died."
ABODERIN m Yoruba
Means "one who walks in the company of hunters" in Yoruba.
ABOYO f Luo
Means "one who saunters" in Luo.
ABRA f Ewe
Means "Tuesday-born girl" in Ewe.
ABUK f African Mythology, Dinka
In Dinka mythology (south Sudan), the first woman. She is the patron goddess of women and gardens. Her emblem is a little snake. She is the mother of DENG
ABURU m Dagbani
"One of the royal gates of Dagbong Kingdom" denoting
"Corrupted name of Abdulai"
ABUTO f Luo
Means "I have hidden" in Luo.
ACHAN f Dinka
Means "female child in the first pair of twins" in Dinka.
ACHIKE m Igbo
Means "take the things of the world easy" in Igbo.
ADAKU f Igbo
Means "daughter of wealth" in Igbo.
ADANECH f Amharic
Means "she saved" or "she rescued" or "she has rescued them" in Amharic.
ADAORA f Igbo
Means "the people's daughter" in Igbo.
ADEBISI f Yoruba
Means "the crown has given birth to more" in Yoruba. This is the name of the (Nigerian) mother of British musician Seal Samuel.
ADEMOLA m Yoruba
Means "the crown along with wealth" or "the crown has been added to the wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEOLA f & m Yoruba
Means "crown of wealth" in Yoruba. It is also a surname.
ADESUWA f Edo
Means "in the midst of prosperity" in Edo.
ADIA f Igede, Swahili
Means "queen" in Igede and "(valuable) gift" in Swahili, from Hausa adia
ADOLE m Idoma
Means "father of the house" in Idoma.
ADONGO m & f Luo
Means "second of the twins" in Luo.
ADUKE f Yoruba
Means "one (people) struggle(d) to care for" in Yoruba.
AFAFA f Ewe
Means "the first child of the second husband" in Ewe.
AFOGORI m & f Bandial
Means "S/he gets buried around" in Banjal. This is considered a 'death prevention' name.
AFRYEA f Ewe
Means "born during happy times" in Ewe.
AIDEVO f Yoruba
Means "no one can change my destiny but God" in Yoruba.
AINOSE f & m Esan
Means "no one is greater than God" in Esan.
AKAHLULWA m Xhosa (Modern)
This name is derived from the song Akahlulwa lutho uuJesu. Mostly popularity in the Xhisa nation. But this name is also understood Zulu which means Jesus is undefeated.
AKAMMBOÑAA f Jola
Means "she tries it for nothing" or "she does it there for nothing" in Jola-Fonyi. This is applied to a woman in reference to her repeated failure to carry a pregnancy to term, implying the bearer gets pregnant in vain.
AKEREDOLU m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "one who becomes prominent at a young age" or "he who reduces (humbles) himself in order to become king" in Yoruba.
AKETCH f Luo
Means "born during a famine" in Luo.
AKINFELA m Yoruba
Means "bravery expands the coast of wealth" in Yoruba.
AKKALENJAYI f & m Bandial
Means "she torments her mother" or "he torments his mother" in Bandial (a Jola language of Senegal, also known as Gújjolaay Eegimaa).
AKLI m Kabyle
Means "slave, prisoner, captive" in Kabyle. It was historically used to refer to Tuareg slaves and servants, who are typically dark-skinned in colour.
AKOL m & f African
From Iteso in eastern uganda. Meaning nicelooking.
AKPO m & f Edo
Means "short person" in Edo.
AKPOMOFA f & m Ijaw
Means "the world is not as you think of it" in Ijaw.
AKÚ f Akan
Means "Wednesday" in Akan.
AKUNNA f Igbo
Means "father's wealth" in Igbo, from aku
meaning "property, wealth" and nna
ALAERE f Ijaw
Means "queen, woman of substance" in Ijaw.
ALATARI m & f Ijaw
Means "king's love" or "love of royalty" in Ijaw.
ALAZIDEI m Ijaw
Meaning "I have given birth to royalty" in Ijaw.
ALERA f & m Ogoni
Means "enough" or "it is enough" in Khana.
ALUOCH f Luo
Means "born on overcast morning". It is of Luo origin.
ALUWANI m & f Venda
Means "be prosperous" or "grow up" in Tshivenda.
AMADIKA f African
Is of African-Rhodesia origin and means "to be beloved".