African baby Girl names, including some unique, traditional, and most popular names.
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  • Aba

    African Akan - Girl born on Thursday; Abah, Abba and Abbah are variant spellings of the name Aba

  • Abana

    This Biblical name means strong personality made with a stone

  • Abeba

    African Amharic - Flower; Abeada and Abyda are variant transcriptions of the name

  • Abena

    African Akan - Girl born on Tuesday; Abana, Abeena and Abeenah are variant spellings of the name Abena

  • Abeni

    African Yoruban - We asked for her, now she is ours; Someone who is prayed for; A variant of name Abena

  • Abiba

    African - The first child born after death of grandmother; Abeaba and Abeabah are the variant spellings of Abiba

  • Abiona

    One who is born during a journey

  • Abla

    African Akan - Girl born on Tuesday; Has an Arabic meaning as voluptuous

  • Abraha

    A girl who born on Tuesday

  • Absco

    One with an inventive mind.

  • Abuya

    One who was born when the garden was overgrown.

  • Achieng

    One born during the day time.

  • Adabelle

    In Hebrew it means adornment. In German it means noble. In African it means oldest daughter.

  • Adaeh

    Crowned, or chosen, or pinnacle of a peak

  • Adamma

    African - Child of Beauty; Beautiful Girl

  • Adana

    African - Being the father's daughter; A variant of name Adanna

  • Adanne

    African - Being the mother's daughter; A child who resembles her mother; A variant of name Adane

  • Addiah

    In Hebrew it means ornament of God. In Swahili it means Gift from God

  • Adebola

    African - Honor is brought to her; She met honor

  • Adenike

    The Crown is Loving; Affectionate; Crown has care; Wealth has Care; Crown is cherished

  • Adeola

    Crown has wealth; Crown has honor

  • Adhiambo

    African - daughter who is born after sunset

  • Adhra

    African - Apology; Virgin

  • Adilah


  • Adjoa

    African - Born on a Monday; A daughter who is born on Monday

  • Adongo

    The second of twins.

  • Affrica

    From Africa

  • Afi

    African - A child who is born on Friday; A daughter who is born on Friday; A variant form is Afia

  • Afia

    African - A child who is born on Friday; A daughter who is born on Friday; A variant form is Afi

  • Afiya

    African - Swahili - Health; A variant spelling is Afya

  • Afua

    African - A child who is born on Friday; A daughter who is born on Friday; A variant form is Afia

  • Ahnika

    Ruler of the House, Beautiful Ornament

  • Aiysha

    Powerful and complete

  • Akello

    Baby girl born after twins.

  • Akeyo

    One who was born during the harvest.

  • Akia

    African - First Born; Also a variant form of name Kia which means difficult and in Greek it means pure

  • Akinyi

    African - Born in the morning; Born during forenoon

  • Akosua

    African - Twi - Girl Child Born on Sunday

  • Akua

    African - A child who is born on Thursday

  • Aluna

    Kenyan term, literally meaning come here.

  • Aluoch

    One who was born during an overcast morning.

  • Ama

    African - Child born On Saturday; Old Norse - Eagle

  • Amandla

    African - A powerful Woman; Brave and Strong Woman

  • Amarachukwu

    African Ibgo - God's Grace; Mercy of God; God's Favor; Divine Grace

  • Amne

    African - Swahili - Safe; Secure

  • Amondi

    African - Born at Dawn

  • Amurta

    Beautiful; ambrosia, a veritable drink which gives immortality

  • Angweng

    One who was born during the time of white ants.

  • Anyango

    One who was born during mid day.

  • Apiyo

    First of the twins.

  • Arogo

    One who nagged a lot during pregnancy.

  • Asabi

    African - Yoruban - One of Select Birth

  • Ashaki

    One who is beautiful

  • Ashanti

    Name of an African Tribe

  • Asis

    Blessing; African - Of the sun; A variant spelling is Asiss

  • Athiambo

    African - Born in Late Evening

  • Atieno

    One who was born at night.

  • Avongara

    African - To Tie

  • Awino

    One who was born with the cord around.

  • Awo

    Girl who is born on Thursday

  • Ayah

    A sparkling and twinkling human being

  • Ayana

    A pretty and scented flower

  • Ayanna

    A unique flower which is forever blooming

  • Ayira

    African - Chosen; Worthy of Respect; Exalted; Revered; A variant form of Augustus

  • Ayoka

    African Yoruban - One who Causes Joy all round; A variant of Ayo

  • Aziza

    One who is very precious

  • Babetta

    Foreign woman.

  • Baina

    One who is glittering with radiance

  • Bandele

    Born Away From Home

  • Banji

    Second Born of Twins

  • Barongo

    The younger of twin.

  • Bashira

    Joyful; Predictor of Good News

  • Becca

    African Bobangi - To forecast; Predict; Borrow; Bound; Derived from Rebecca; A variant of Becky

  • Becka

    African Bobangi - To forecast; Predict; Borrow; Bound; Derived from Rebecca; A variant of Becky

  • Becky

    African Bobangi - To forecast; Predict; Borrow; Bound; Derived from Rebecca;

  • Behati

    Afrikaans form of Beata, Blessing

  • Beheshta


  • Beka

    One who predicts

  • Bikita


  • Binah

    Dancer; one who lives in the moment and is understanding

  • Binta

    With God

  • Bisa

    Greatly Loved

  • Bishara

    Good tidings.

  • Braima

    Father of a large number of children

  • Bunme

    A gift that is mine

  • Bunmi

    To be my gift

  • Busara

    African-Swahili - Wisdom; Prudence; Sense; Foresight

  • Camara

    She is a teacher

  • Chalondra

    A Lark; they are smart individuals

  • Charminique

    A female child born out of love

  • Chausiku

    One who was born at night.

  • Chinelo

    Thought of God

  • Chineye

    God lives

  • Chinue

    God's blessing

  • Chipo

    A gift

  • Chuki

    Born in a time of strike and hatred.

  • Cleotha

    A woman who is a creative artist and everyone else is inspired by her

  • Dabiku


  • Daisha

    The one who is alive

  • Dalilah

    Languish; weak

  • Dalma

    Made of metal

  • Debelah

    A friendly and charming person

  • Deka

    A mesenger sent from heaven; a pleasing personality

  • Delu

    The one and only beautiful girl

  • Dhakiya

    She who is smart.

  • Diata

    One who is as brave as a Lion

  • Dikeledi

    One who is filled with lot of tears

  • Ducha

    Small or humble.

  • Dumisani

    Give praise; a honorable and well praised

  • Duni


  • Durah


  • Durra

    A variant of Durah, meaning pearl.

  • Efia

    Born on friday

  • Efuru

    Daughter of heaven; they are blessed

  • Eidi

    Festival or feast day.

  • Ekua

    The one converting pain to happiness

  • Ellema

    An efficient person who milks the Cow

  • Eshe

    it means immortal.

  • Esiankiki

    Young maiden

  • Fabunni

    African name meaning 'This was given to me bt God'

  • Fadiya

    African Swahili - Redeemer; One who redeems

  • Faika

    African Swahili - Superior; Better

  • Fana

    Wealth; Honour; One who provides light; Shining; A variant transcription is Faina

  • Fanaka

    Prosperity or success

  • Fara

    Level Measure; Beautiful; Lovely; Pleasant; Good Looking; Joyful; Reason for rejoicing

  • Faraja

    Comfort, relief or rest.

  • Farashuu

    Kenyan word for butterfly

  • Fayola

    An African name meaning 'Good fortune walks with honor'

  • Feechi

    A god worshipping woman

  • Finnley

    A fair (haired) warrior

  • Firyali

    Unusual or extraordinary

  • Floarea

    Romanic word for a blooming flower

  • Flodwig

    A Dithematic name (linking two elements, mainly parent names)

  • Fola

    Glory and Prestige; the one who is honorable

  • Fumnaya

    The person who wanted to love by someone.

  • Furaha

    Refers to blissful or contented.

  • Gakeri

    A small muscle. A variant of Gakere.

  • Gamada

    The one who is cheerful and happy.

  • Gasira

    One who is brave.

  • Gathoni

    She is an in law.

  • Gavivi

    The one who loves money of wealth.

  • Gawahir

    Variant form of Jawahir (precious stones or jewels)

  • Ghalyela

    A person who is very valuable

  • Ghanima

    A person who has a great fortune

  • Gheche


  • Gzifa

    The peaceful one, calm and patient.

  • Habika

    Sweetheart, darling, beloved

  • Hadaya

    Gift; Present; A variant of Hadiya

  • Hagos

    Joy, happiness, pleasure

  • Haiba

    Attractive, Charm, Attraction

  • Hamisi

    One who was born on a Thursday.

  • Hanuni

    Happy and cheerful

  • Hanzila

    Road, street, Path, trail

  • Haracha

    Frog (A creature of God)

  • Haseena

    Beautiful. Pretty

  • Hashiki


  • Hawla

    One who is graceful like an antelope.

  • Hiari

    Free will

  • Hidi

    Root, origin

  • Hinaa

    Henna; Myrtle

  • Hinna

    Henna; A natural dying color

  • Hiwot

    Eastern African - Amharic name meaning life

  • Hoor

    A Celestical; Virgin of Paradise; Nymph; A Virgin Maiden of Paradise for Its Dwellers

  • Hoyam

    Passionate Love

  • Huso

    Sadness of the bride.

  • Indusa

    Desire for a system.

  • Ingumba

    One who is easy going.

  • Jahia

    One widely known

  • Jahmelia

    A beautiful african woman

  • Jahzara

    A blessed princess

  • Jala

    Large fish from fresh water

  • Jalah

    A small leafed wild indigo

  • Jamala

    One who is well mannered

  • Jameelah

    A chaste woman

  • Jameila

    She who is beautiful

  • Jamelia

    Somali name meaning beautiful

  • Jamelle

    One of great beauty

  • Jamilia

    She who is chaste

  • Japera

    One who offers thanks

  • Jariah

    A tributary Lord

  • Jetta

    Encircled; Surrounded; Jetta is Diminutive Form Of Henrietta Or Marietta

  • Johari

    Something of value,jewel,something precious which is adored

  • Joos

    they have a funny side and are involved in many activities. They help to bring people together and have spark in their personality.

  • Jozua

    they have a funny side and are involved in many activities. They help to bring people together and have spark in their personality.

  • Julene

    the word means youth. These people prove to be very lucky and natural in their attitude. They do not bear fake personalities.

  • Jumapili

    Kenyan term, literally meaning Sunday.

  • Jumapili

    One who was born on Sunday.

  • Juza

    The meaning of the name Juza is Notify

  • Jwahir

    Jwahir means The Golden Woman

  • Kabibe

    Kabibe means Little Lady

  • Kacela

    Kacela means the Great Huntress

  • Kainda

    Kainda means The Hunter's Daughter

  • Kalere

    Kalere means Small Woman

  • Kamaria

    The name means Bright like the Moon

  • Kande

    Kande name means The Firstborn Female Child

  • Kaniqua

    Kaniqua means Black Dress

  • Kanoni

    The name means Little Bird

  • Karasi

    Krasi means Life and Wisdom

  • Kaula

    Kaula means Woman Prophet

  • Kaweria

    The loving one.

  • Kaya

    Native American - Little but wise; African - Home; Japanese Yew

  • Kayin

    Kayin means The Child that has been Long Awaited

  • Kecia

    Kecia means Great, Big Joy

  • Keeya

    The name means the Flower of the Garden

  • Keisha

    Keisha name means She is a Favorite

  • Keishla

    Keishla name means Her Life

  • Kelenna

    Kelenna means Town of Keels

  • Kendy

    Kendy mens The One who is Loved a Lot

  • Kenia

    Kenia means Greates. Also a Country in Africa

  • Kerubo

    Born on the plain.

  • Kesin

    The name means Earth-Bound

  • Kesslee

    Kessie means Chubby Baby

  • Kia

    Kia means Season is Beggining

  • Kianga

    Kianga means The Beams of The SUn

  • Kiden

    Kiden means A Girl born after 3 Boys

  • Kimani

    Kimani means One who is Beautiful and Sweet

  • Kimmie

    Kimmie means Rock with Diamonds

  • Kimonia

    Means Great Woman

  • Kimya

    Kimya means Silent

  • Kioni

    The one who sees and finds things.

  • Kubwa

    Kubwa means Large

  • Kumani

    Kumani means Destiny

  • Kunto

    Th name means Third Born Child

  • Kwamboka

    One who was born while crossing a river.

  • Kya

    Kya means Diamond in the Sky

  • Kymbre

    The name means Diamon brearing Rock

  • Laqueta

    A woman sho is silent, quiet and calm

  • Ledisi

    To bring forth, to come closer

  • Leeda

    African word meaning to bring

  • Lehana

    A person who rejects

  • Lesedi

    A ray of light, a beam of light

  • Lewa

    Beautiful person

  • Lindiwe

    A person who has waited a long time, patient person

  • Lissa

    African mythology name, supreme mother goddess

  • Loloo

    Name given for pearls or gems found in an ocean

  • Loveie

    A lovely and happy soft hearted individual

  • Lu lu

    A woman whose beauty is compared to a Pearl

  • Lu'lu

    A woman as precious as a pearl

  • Lulana

    Shining Moon or a Guiding Star

  • Machupa

    One who likes to drink.

  • Madana

    A person who heals people

  • Mahari

    One who is forgiving

  • Malaika

    An Angel of heaven

  • Mandere

    Beautiful beads

  • Manica

    A place name, town in Mozambique

  • Mansa

    Third Born Girl; King of Kings; Emperor;

  • Mardea

    The last one

  • Mariatu

    African - One who is pure; Innocent

  • Marini

    African - Fresh; Healthy; Pretty; Charming

  • Marjani

    A coral

  • Marjean

    African - Coral, Gracious; A variant of Marjian

  • Marka

    A steady rain

  • Masara

    A magical woman

  • Masego

    A blessing

  • Mbali

    A Zulu name meaning flower

  • Meron

    The woman who serves the Army.

  • Mesi

    A smoke, emit a cloud of fiine particles.

  • Miah

    The much dearest person.

  • Miniya

    A girl who is believed to do extra-ordinary things.

  • Modupe

    I am Grateful; Gratefulness; I give thanks to God

  • Monifa

    African Yoruban - I Am Lucky

  • Montsho

    A black colored person

  • Mugure

    Kenyan term, meaning already purchased.

  • Mukondi

    A dancer

  • Mumbi

    Creator or mother of the people.

  • Murigo

    This is a load.

  • Muthoni

    The shy one.

  • Mwassaa

    Kenyan term, meaning everywhere.

  • Naaila

    the person with the record of victories.

  • Naataanii

    A poetess who writes the praise of the prophet

  • Nafula

    One who was born during the rainy season.

  • Nafuna

    The one who is carried his feet first.

  • Naja

    A person indifferent to pleasure and pain

  • Nakato

    The twins or doubles whom were born as the second in the family.

  • Nakeisha

    The lifetime of woman or girl or lady or damsel.

  • Naki

    The girl who was born first in the family or eldest daughter.

  • Nakimera

    The talent or present of skills from God.

  • Nalo

    The most lovable person

  • Nalorie

    Lovable goddess of earth

  • Nataki

    One who took birth as a royal

  • Nathaara

    Tiny pieces scattered all over

  • Nathifa

    Clean, wholesome, unpolluted.

  • Nduta

    Teach me

  • Neema

    The one who was born in richness.

  • Neliah

    The gift or present from the town

  • Netta

    Gate, shrubberies, trees, wilds, planting.

  • Ngendo

    A traveler

  • Ngina

    One who serves

  • Niana

    Name of an African city in Mali

  • Nichelle

    The great champion among the women.

  • Nimeesha

    The dearest angel of the God

  • Nisar

    One who is passive and diplomatic.

  • Njeri

    Daughter of a warrior.

  • Njoki

    She who returned.

  • Nkechi

    The precious treasure from God.

  • Nkechinyere

    God's pleasure which came to this world.

  • Nkiru

    Once more God will provide the excellent gift.

  • Nkiruka

    God will give me something ever best once again.

  • Nnenia

    The one who looks same as her grand mother.

  • Nnenna

    The one who is fond of her dad's mum.

  • Noma

    Cultivator or farmer or sample or model.

  • Nomalanga

    Brilliant or sunshine light.

  • Nomasonto

    Who was delivered or received on Sunday.

  • Nombeko

    Regard, respect, admiration.

  • Nomuula

    Who is like unto Yahweh (Unchanging God)

  • Nontle

    The ruler of the deep sea.

  • Noxolo

    One who is passive and diplomatic.

  • Nsombi

    Full of happiness or complete gladness.

  • Nuzhah

    Desirable trip or expedition spot.

  • Nyaguthii

    A traveler

  • Nyah

    Means the replica or form of a sweet called 'Modak' offered to a Hindu deity Ganesha.

  • Nyakio

    A Spanish variant of Mother or womb.

  • Nyala

    Spanish version of Modest that means not boasting about one self.

  • Nyambura

    Born of the rain.

  • Nyanjera

    Born on the way.

  • Nyarai

    French version of the word modest means not praising self.

  • Nyasha

    Italian and Portuguese version of modest that means not bragging one's achievement.

  • Nyathera

    The quality of being modest. A moderate of reserve behaviour.

  • Nyawira

    One who is hard working.

  • Nyeki

    A new growth of the plant, a recently grown plant.

  • Nyla

    The one who is humble and meek.

  • Nyoka

    A person who infatuates others. To whom others been attracted.

  • Nyokabi

    Of the Maasai people.

  • Ode

    The final or the end of salvation, where the person get relieved of all his duties.

  • Olufunke

    The one who was gifted from high most place to be loved.

  • Omolara

    The loving child of the family.

  • Onaedo

    The precious and great child.

  • Onnie

    The child who was born in the divine place.

  • Ontibile

    The one who is sheltered by most high God.

  • Onyeka

    nobody is superior than God

  • Orma

    Noni means the ninth received child in the family.

  • Osa

    The one who is closer to God, the goddess.

  • Osith

    One who looks after the people and kingdom

  • Otieno

    A person who is born at night

  • Oya

    The one who tore; a Goddess of underriver

  • Paka

    A name given to a cat; intelligent; quick minded

  • Palesa

    A beautiful and majestic flower

  • Panyin

    A name given to the older twin

  • Peeta

    African - Fourth Born Daughter; A variation of name is Pita

  • Pemba

    African - Force of present existence

  • Penda

    African - Admired; Loved; Beloved; A variant of Penha

  • Penha

    African - Admired; Loved; Beloved; A variant of Penda

  • Phenyo

    One who always wins and is victorious

  • Phomello

    One who is born to succeed; mature individual

  • Pulika

    A girl who behaves well and is obidient

  • Quvenzhané

    A fairy

  • Rhaxma

    A very sweet girl

  • Roep

    A call of cry

  • Saada

    A helpful person

  • Sadaka

    Swahili name meaning 'A spiritual offering'

  • Safara

    An African name meaning fire

  • Sala

    A woman who is gentle by nature

  • Sanura

    A kitten

  • Sarafina

    A bright star

  • Sekai

    One who is funny

  • Shakini

    She is the most beautiful one

  • Sharik

    A child of God for whom the shine rises

  • Simisola

    A man who rests in wealth

  • Sitembileq

    To have trust

  • Siyanda

    Zulu name meaning 'we are growing together'

  • Subira

    One who has a lot of patience

  • Tahira

    Pure, clean

  • Taiwo

    The first of the twin to see the world

  • Takiyah

    Pious, righteous

  • Tale

    The color of green

  • Taleisha

    Blooming life

  • Tamasha

    A happy, joyous occasion to meet

  • Tanesha

    Born on monday

  • Tannie

    A girl born on Monday

  • Tapiwa

    She who is given as a gift

  • Taraji

    Swahili name meaning hope

  • Tarisai

    A woman who is nice to look at

  • Tawanda

    A slender, young tree

  • Tawia

    She who is born after twins

  • Temwa

    Love and happiness

  • Tendai

    One who is thankful to God

  • Tenesha

    Girl born on a Monday

  • Terehasa

    One who is blessed

  • Tererai

    One who listens

  • Thandeka

    The loved one

  • Thandi

    One who loves deeply

  • Thandie

    The loving one

  • Thembeka

    A person who is reliable

  • Tiaret

    She who is like a lioness

  • Timberly

    A rock or gem from the lands on timber

  • Tinashe

    God is always with us, belief in god

  • Tinecia

    God is with us

  • Tiombe

    A person who is shy

  • Titilayo

    One who is joyful for ever, ever happy

  • Tomika

    A rich or a wealthy person

  • Tumelo

    Complete confidence in a person or plan.

  • Vatusia

    Kenyan term meaning they will leave us behind.

  • Visola

    Longings are waterfalls

  • Waceera

    The wanderer

  • Wairimu

    One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.

  • Waitherero

    The better one.

  • Wakiuru

    One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.

  • Walta


  • Wambui

    The singer of songs.

  • Wamuhu

    Born of ashes

  • Wamuiru

    A dark skinned beauty.

  • Wamweru

    One who is light skinned.

  • Wangai

    Born of God.

  • Wangari

    A leopard

  • Wangera

    A traveler

  • Wangu

    The one who gathers the firewood.

  • Wanja

    The one from without.

  • Wanjeri

    Born of Njeri.

  • Wanjiku

    One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.

  • Wanjiru

    One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.

  • Winda

    Chasing for food.

  • Winta


  • Wokabi

    She is of the Maasai.

  • Xinavane

    Spread or propagate

  • Xolani

    Kenyan term meaning be at peace.

  • Yakini

    African - An honest Woman; Truthful Lady;

  • Zahra

    Shining or flower

  • Zaila

    Beautiful; Good Looking; Charming;

  • Zawadi


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