Baby-names with African Origin
It’s always a joy when a new baby comes into the world, and when it’s an African baby we get to see some very beautiful names. The African names are steeped in tradition, mythology and spirituality. So for this post, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular African-origin baby names.
Meaning: ‘first born’ (in Igbo culture)
This is a beautiful African name for your first born child. The ‘ah’ ending is used for Nigerian names and the ‘da’ ending would be used for the South African version of this name. This name means ‘first born in Igbo’.
Meaning: ‘life’ (in Arabic)
That name means ‘the one who lives’, the perfect name for your little life. It’s African in origin but it can also be found in Lebanon and India where this name is a common first name for girls.
Meaning: ‘lion cub’ (in Arabic)
Fabulous for anyone born at one of the signs of the zodiac that is ruled by Leo.
Meaning: ‘lioness’ (in Swahili)
Lionesses are fierce, beautiful and funny. This name is perfect for your little girl who shows the signs of courage and confidence
Meaning: ‘born at night’ (in Swahili)
A lovely name with a beautiful meaning. If you’re born at night, you’re obviously the perfect person to be named after!
Meaning: ‘dream’ (in Igbo
Nia is a lovely name for little girls. This name means ‘dream’ in Igbo
Meaning: ‘beautiful flower’ (In Yoruba)
This name means ‘beautiful flower’ and it’s real meaning is so perfect for little girls as she will be sure to become a beautiful flower in life, giving you plenty of reasons to call her your beautiful flower!
Meaning: ‘God has given’ (In Ethiopian)
This is a lovely name that would be perfectly suited to a child who was given a second chance at life.
Meaning: ‘safe and sound’ (in Nigerian)
A lovely name for anyone who was born safe and sound. The name can also mean ‘harnessed’.
Meaning: ‘God is gracious’ (In Ethiopian)
Pronunciation:- YO-ha-na or yoh-hah-nah
This is a beautiful name that means ‘God has been gracious’ in Ethiopian.
Meaning: ‘goodness’ (In Yoruba)
A lovely, meaningful name for your little angel. It’s African in origin and means ‘goodness’, which is certainly a suitable name for children!
Meaning: ‘chosen one’ in Ghana.
A lovely name that means ‘chosen’. The name is a variation of the name ‘Nyameesha.!
We hope you enjoyed all the information we shared about these African baby names. As you can see, there are numerous different meanings behind each of these names and you need to be careful that the meaning is something you find suitable for your little one.