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Meaning and name origin

Africa \a-fri-ca, af-rica\ as a girl's name is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Africa is "pleasant". Place name for the continent.

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


Africa is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29392 out of 88799, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Africa for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Africa name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Aerica, Airica and Arica. These names tend to be more commonly used than Africa.