African Boy Names

Abimbola

African Yoruba name meaning born to wealth

Abioye

African Yoruba name meaning born into royalty

Abrafo

African Ghanaian name meaning warrior or executioner Originally, it was a nickname for a troublemaker or someone who is hyper.

Abubakar

African Kenyan name meaning noble

Adebowale

African Yoruba unisex name meaning my crown has come home

Adegoke

African Yoruba name meaning the crown has been exalted

Adetokunbo

African Yoruba name meaning the crown came from over the sea

Adisa

African Yoruba name meaning one who is clear

Afolabi

African Yoruba name meaning born into wealth

Amadi

African Igbo name meaning rejoicing

Anan

ANAN: African Akan unisex name meaning fourth born child

Arapmoi

African Nandi name meaning son of war

Asita

African Taturu name meaning God; the sun

Awotwi

AWOTWI: African Akan unisex name meaning born eighth

Ayo

African Yoruba unisex name meaning joy

Ayodele

African Yoruba unisex name meaning joy has come home

Ayokunle

African Yoruba name meaning joy has filled the home

Ayomide

African Yoruba unisex name meaning my joy has arrived

Ayotunde

African Yoruba unisex name meaning joy has returned

Azubuike

African Igbo name meaning your back/past is your strength

Baako

African Akan unisex name meaning born first

Babajide

African Yoruba name meaning father has come to life again

Babatunde

African Yoruba name meaning father has returned

Bamidele

African Yoruba name meaning follow me home

Bapoto

African Zezuru name meaning born amidst noise/quarreling

Barasa

BARASA: African Luyia name meaning born on Saturday

Bbwaddene

African Ganda name meaning large dog

Bhekizitha

African Zulu name meaning he watches out for enemies

Bohlale

African Sotho name meaning wisdom

Boipelo

African Tswana unisex name meaning proud

Boipuso

African Sotho name meaning freedom; independence

Boitumelo

African Tswana unisex name meaning joy

Bongani

African Zulu name meaning grateful

Bosede

BOSEDE: African Tiv name meaning born on Sunday

Budde

African Ganda name meaning night; occasion; time; weather

Bujune

African Nyoro name meaning sorrow This name is sometimes given to a child born during time of sorrow.

Buru

African Shona name meaning bull

Butannaziba

African Ganda name meaning before the night

Buziba

BUZIBA: African Ganda name meaning deep water; open water

Cashile

African Zulu name meaning hidden; child of a concealed birth

Cetshwayo

African Zulu name meaning the slandered one

Chakide

African Zulu name meaning weasel

Chari

Gracious, Merciful, Bright, Handsome, Warrior

Chibueze

African Igbo unisex name meaning God is the king

Chibuzo

African Igbo unisex name meaning God is the leader

Chidi

African Igbo name meaning God exists

Chidiebere

African Igbo unisex name meaning God is merciful

Chidubem

African Igbo name meaning guided by God

Chiemeka

African Igbo name meaning God has performed great deeds

Chieng

African Luo name meaning creator, daylight, and god

Chilongola

African Kaguru name meaning the first Usually given to a first-born son.

Chima

African Igbo name meaning God knows

Chimola

African Kaguru name meaning breaker of things; seizer

Chinedu

African Igbo unisex name meaning God leads

Chinwe

African Igbo unisex name meaning God owns

Chinwendu

African Igbo unisex name meaning God owns life

Chiratidzo

African Zezuru name meaning a sign

Chitemo

African Kaguru name meaning ax

Chiumbo

African Mwera name meaning small

Chizoba

African Igbo unisex name meaning God protect us

Chukwuemeka

African Igbo name meaning God has done something great

Dabulamanzi

African Zulu name meaning the divider of the waters

Dakarai

Egyptian name meaning happy

Dayo

African Yoruba unisex name meaning joy arrives

Dede

DEDE: African Luo unisex name meaning grasshopper; locust

Delmar

English name possibly derived from Spanish del mar, meaning of the sea This name used to be popular among African Americans.

Dubaku

DUBAKU: African Akan unisex name meaning eleventh born child

Dube

African Zulu name meaning zebra

Dumisa

African Zulu name meaning causes thunder

Dumisani

African Zulu name meaning glorify

Duna

African Zulu name meaning headman

Ekene

African Igbo unisex name meaning praise

Ekenedilichukwu

African Igbo unisex name meaning all praise to God

Ekundayo

African Yoruba unisex name meaning sorrow becomes joy

Ekwueme

African Igbo name meaning he says, he does

Emeka

African Igbo name meaning great deeds Also a nickname for Chukwuemeka, meaning God has done something great

Eniola

African Yoruba unisex name meaning wealthy

Enitan

African Yoruba name meaning a person of story; renowned

Enu

ENU: African Akan unisex name meaning fifth born

Farai

African Shona name meaning rejoice
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