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Boy Names of African Origin

African baby names and what they mean, for african, swahili, ghanaian, akan, with 23 results. Usage of these boy names was at its peak in 2015, except for names such as Kwame which have become less fashionable. Omari (#510) is the most trendy boy name in this list, while Koja (top 85%) and Barrack (22%) are popular last names. Here is the list of African names for girls.

African names

Barack - Umi | Yazid - Zuberi

Barack - Umi

Barack
"Lightning; blessing." Barack (cf. Blaurock, Bartnick) is a common -ck suffix surname. Biblical ..

Faraji
"Consolation." Farnji and Farraji are creative variations. See also Faraj.

Hasani
"Good-looking, handsome." Hasani and Hasan became more popular in 2015, gaining on average +9 rankings as boys' names with Hasan leading the upswing. Variant of Hassan.

JabariJabari
"Valiant." A common boys' name (#945 in latest rankings), Jabari is also used frequently as a last name.

Kibo
Place name .. Rare as a baby name, but Kibo is comparable to the more popular Kobe. See also Koby.

Kofi
"Born on Friday." Kofi and Afi are not often adopted as boys' names. Akan name. Statesman Kofi Annan.

Kojo
"Born on Monday." Outside Top 2000. Akan name.

KwameKwame
"Born on Saturday." Kwame is widely used as a variant form. .. one of the greatest African statesmen.

Kwasi
"Born on Sunday." Not Top 2000 names. Akan name. Activist Kwasi Mfume.

Nairobi
Place name .. Nairobi is unusual as a men's name. Also used for girls.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of African names: Jabari, Kwame, Omari

Nuru
"Born at night." Not in Top 2000. Gender-neutral name.

Obama
"Crooked, somewhat bent." Obama is not in the Top 2000. Made famous by American President Barack ..

OmariOmari
"God the highest." Common, with usage of 0.03% for Omari as a boys' name in 2015, higher than 0.018% the year before. See also Omarr.

Osei
"Noble or honorable." Osei was not a Top birth name in 2015. Fante name.

Sadiki
"Faithful, loyal." Sadiki and Sadeeki are rarely adopted as children's names.

Shaka
Shaka was not among 2015's Top names. Unisex name.

Simba
"Lion." Samba is a somewhat popular birth name. See also Sima. Name of the lion hero in ..

Form of Swahili "Coast people." Not in Top 2000. See also Sahil. A language used in east Africa.

Tau
"Lion." Scarce as a birth name, Tau is used more commonly as a last name.

Umi
"Life." Umi and Umee are not in the Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for African names for boys.

1. Barack - Umi
Barack, Faraji, Hasani, Jabari, Kibo, Kofi, Kojo, Kwame, Kwasi, Nairobi, Nuru, Obama, Omari, Osei, Sadiki, Shaka, Simba, Swahili, Tau, Umi


Yazid, Zahur, Zuberi

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