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What does Africa mean?

Africa Pronunciation of Africa [africa] as a girls' name is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Africa is "pleasant". Place name for the continent.


Africa has 13 variants: Affrica, Affricah, Affrika, Affrikah, Africah, Afrika, Afrikah, Aifric, Aifrica, Aphfrica, Aphria, Apirka and Apirkah.

Creative forms:
(female) Afrila, ..

(male) Afrike, Afriki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Africa Cleo (A.C.), ..

How popular is Africa?

Africa is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#44738 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Africa has not been listed in the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Africa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Africa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aaricia, Adria, Adrina, Aerica, Aericka, Afia, Afiwa, Afra, Afraima, Airica, Airicka, Airika, Airina, Alarica, Alfrida, Alica, America, Amica, Amrita, Anica, Annica, Aria, Arica, Arika, Arina, Ariya, Ariza, Arria, Auria, Aurita, Derica, Elrica, Enrica, Erica, Eyrica (see Erica), Farica, Gerica, Jarica, Jerica, Lyrica, Terica, Ulrica, Verica and Zorica. These names tend to be more commonly used than Africa.

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