These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the various peoples who inhabit Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AbukfAfrican 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 (Danka).
AdroamAfrican Mythology The God of the Lugbara, who dwell in the area between Zaire and Uganda. Adroa had two aspects: good and evil. He was looked on as the creator of heaven and Earth, and was said to appear to a person who was about to die... [more]
Adzef & mAfrican Mythology The adze is a vampiric being in Ewe folklore. It takes the form of a firefly and will transform into human form upon capture.... [more]
A'essumAfrican Mythology One who provides direct connections to others to benefit everyone and consistently seeks new information to provide to those connected. Relative to the English word "Learned" and African name "Sekou" (SAY~KOO)
AjokmAfrican Mythology The god of the Lotuko, a Sudanese people. It was believed that he was benevolent, but only if men chose to keep him so. Family strife was seen to be the cue for death to enter the family, and indeed a story is told of a Lotuko mother who implored Ajok to restore her dead child to life... [more]
HakizimanamRwandan, Rundi, African Mythology (Modern) A name which means "God saves everything," imana being the name of the original Rwandan/Burundian deity and now the modern word for God in all monotheistic usages within Rwanda and Burundi.
MabiormDinka, African Mythology Means "white bull" in Dinka. The white bull is the most prized and is sought after for sacrifices in celebration.
MbombomAfrican Mythology Mbombo, a god, also Bakuba god (mbombo) named Bumba, The story of Mbombo's creation tells that in the beginning, Mbombo was alone, darkness and primordial water covered all the earth. It would happen that Mbombo came to feel an intense pain in his stomach, and then Mbombo vomited the sun, the moon, and stars... [more]
ObafYoruba, African Mythology Means "king, ruler" in Yoruba. It can refer to Obaluaye, a spirit associated with infectious disease and healing.
ObatalamAfrican Mythology In the religion of the Yoruba people, Obàtálá is the creator of human bodies, which were supposedly brought to life by Olorun's breath. Obàtálá is also the owner of all ori or heads... [more]
OduduwamAfrican Mythology Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, Emperor and First Suzerain of the Yoruba, was the Oba of Ile-Ife. His name is generally ascribed to the ancestral dynasty of Yorubaland due to the fact that he is held by the Yoruba to have been the ancestor of their numerous crowned kings... [more]
TaweretfEgyptian Mythology, African Mythology, Near Eastern Mythology, Greek Mythology Means "she who is great" or "great one" in Ancient Egyptian. This name was a common pacificatory address to dangerous deities. In Egyptian mythology she was a goddess of childbirth and fertility, titled 'Lady of Heaven', 'Mistress of the Horizon', 'She Who Removes Water', 'Mistress of Pure Water', and 'Lady of the Birth House'... [more]
TchuemAfrican Mythology A cultural founder hero of the Bushmen. Tchue's deeds and transformations were 'many, many and not one'. He was a genius of fruit; also was he at different times a bird, an elephant, a fly, a lizard and even a water hole... [more]
YemọjafAfrican Mythology, Yoruba Derived from the Yoruba phrase Yeye emo eja meaning "mother whose children are like fish". She is the mother goddess and patroness of birth of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, worshipped primarily by women.