African Mythology Submitted Names

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.
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 (Danka).
Adroa m African 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]
Adze f & m African 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'essu m African 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)
Aganju m African Mythology, Yoruba
The son of Obatala and Odudua. He marries his sister Yemaja and they produce a son named Orungan ("air").
Ajok m African 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]
Amesemi f Eastern African, African Mythology
Amesemi was goddess of the ancient Kingdom of Kush, and wife of the god Apedemak.
Anansi m African Mythology
From Akan anansi meaning "spider". In West African and Caribbean folklore, Anansi is a trickster spirit who frequently takes the form of a spider.
Anouke f Egyptian Mythology, African Mythology
Possibly a variant of Anuket, as she is depicted in an almost identical way, or even Neith, and perhaps the inspiration for the Greek Goddess Hestia as they are thought to have shared similar duties... [more]
Anuket f Egyptian Mythology, African Mythology
Allegedly means "the embracer" or "embrace". This was the name of the personification of the Nile in Egyptian mythology.... [more]
Garang m Dinka, African Mythology
According to the Dinka myths Garang is the First Man, created by Nhialic.
Gehidusiusos m & f African Mythology
Gehidusiusos helped africans in south africa to find water and to build houses and make fire.
Hakizimana m Rwandan, 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.
Lubanga m African Mythology
A god of good health of the Bunyoro People of Uganda.
Mabior m Dinka, African Mythology
Means "white bull" in Dinka. The white bull is the most prized and is sought after for sacrifices in celebration.
Mbombo m African 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]
Menhit f Egyptian Mythology, African Mythology
Means "(she who) massacres". ... [more]
Nomkhubulwane f African Mythology
Epithet of the Zulu goddess Mbaba Mwana Waresa, a shapeshifting fertility goddess who rules over rainbows, agriculture, harvests, rain, and beer and has power over water and earth. The name means "she who chooses the state of an animal" referring to the goddesses ability to shapeshift into an animal.
Oba f Yoruba, African Mythology
Means "king, ruler" in Yoruba. It can refer to Obaluaye, a spirit associated with infectious disease and healing.
Oduduwa m African 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]
Ogun m African Mythology
The god of thunder in Yoruba mythology.
Okeoma m & f African Mythology
Okeoma meaning good gift from God
Olodumare m & f African Mythology
The "creator" manifestation of Olorun
Olofi m & f African Mythology
A manifestation of Olorun which acts as the conduit between Orun (Heaven) and Ayé (Earth).
Orungan m African Mythology
Means "air" in Yoruba.... [more]
Oya f Yoruba, African Mythology, Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Literally means "she (who) tore" in Yoruba. ... [more]
Rheme f African Mythology
Rheme was used in African Mythology and means 'The Life'
Taweret f Egyptian 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]
Tchue m African 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]