African boy names starting with A
Aasir – One with a captivating and fascinating personality.
Abanu – The name Abanu is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘I have joined the family’.
Abayomi – Brings great joy (Nigeria)
Abayomi – Born to bring me joy
Abbo – A Condiment (Mudama Origin)
Abdalah – the Servant of god
Abdalala – the Slave of the High
Abdalalim – the Servant of the All-knowing
Abdalla – Servant Of God, Servant of Allah
Abdi – Originated from Hebrew origin and means servant of god or a slave
Abdou – Great ability to focus on each work, variant of name Abdo
Abdu – Worshipper of God
Abdul Muiz – The name is originated as African name that means servant of giver of glory and almighty.
Abdulkareem – Generous, One who Serves a Generous Man, Servant of Allah
Abdulkhaaliq – Servant of the Creator
Abdullateef – One who Serves a Kind Man, Servant of the Subtle
Abdulmateen – Servant of the Firm, Strong
Abdulraheem – Servant of the Most Compassionate
Abdulrahmaan – Servant of the Mercifully Gracious
Abdulraouf – Servant of the Most Merciful
Abdulrazaaq – Servant of the Maintainer, Provider
Abdulsaboor – Servant of the Patient
Abdultawaab – Servant of the Forgiver
Abdulwaahid – Servant of the One
Abdulwahaab – Servant of the Giver
Abebe – Abebe is an African boy’s name meaning ‘Asked for’.
Abedi – Worshipper
Abeeku – Born on Wednesday
Abeer – Variant of Abir, Fragrance
Abejide – Born during winter
Abel – breath, vapor, transitoriness.
Abidemi – I am Father reborn (?).
Abimbola – born to be rich.
Abiodun – Abiodun as a boy’s name is of African origin meaning ‘born during war’.
Abiola – Born in wealth
Abiola – Abiola as a boy’s name is of African origin meaning ‘born during a festival’.
Abioye – The son of royalty, A Variant of Abiola
Abrafo – executioner.
Absko – Power and strength
Abu – Father
Abuchi – A Nobel God or the nobility of a God
Abulmughayyis – The father of one who saves others
Achebe – One who is protected by the Goddess
Addae – Morning sun
Addo – Happy, Ornament, King of the path (African)
Ade – Royal (Nigeria)
Ade – African – Crown, Royal, Peak , Hebrew – Man
Adebayo – He came in a joyful time
Adeben – Twelfth born (Ghana)
Adeben – 12th Born Child – African Akan
Adebowale – Return of the crown, refers to a child born after many years of waiting
Adegoke – crown-ascending.
Adelaja – Adelaja is an unpopular boy’s name.
Adeleke – Adeleke is an unpopular boy’s name.
Ademola – Crown is Added to My Wealth
Adeola – crown of high estate.
Adesola – The crown honored us
Adetokunbo – A Nigerian name of Yoruba decent. Ade means ‘crown
Adeyemi – a crown suits me.
Adiel – Hebrew – ornament of God, Arabic – Being Just, Honest, A variant of name Adil
Adika – The first child of a second husband
Adio – Be righteous
Adisa – I am grave, or, I speak gravely.
Adofo – Warrior
Adom – Help from God, God’s blessing
Adongo – second-born of twins.
Adric – one who is a blessed ruler
Adunbi – Born to be pleasant
Adusa – Thirteenth-born
Adwin – An artist, creative person
Afe – A Boy who is born on Friday
Afolabi – Child of high status, Born rich and with luxury
Afram – A River In Ghana, Africa
Africa – Pleasant in Gaelic Origin, It also represents Sun (without cold)
Afro – Afro is an unpopular boy’s name.
Agu – African -Leopard, One who has Agility and Strength of Leopard
Ahanti – warlike in the Twi language.
Ahmed – Praiseworthy
Aiyetoro – Aiyetoro is an unpopular boy’s name.
Ajahni – African :One who fights for possession, Sanskrit: Noble Birth, A variant of name Ajani
Ajaka – An Oyo emperor who was twice on the throne His father was Oranyan
Ajala – African meaning: Believer of Allah. Sanskrit meaning: Eternal.
Ajani – African : One who fights for possession, Sanskrit: Noble Birth, A variant of name Ajahni
Akachi – Ibgo African: The hand of God
Akanni – Our encounter brings possession
Akhyar – Good Excellence
Akiiki – Friend
Akinlabi – Akinlabi is an unpopular boy’s name.
Akinlana – Valor
Akins – Brave boy
Akintunde – Akintunde is an unpopular boy’s name.
Akinwunmi – Akinwunmi is an unpopular boy’s name.
Akinyele – Akinyele is an unpopular boy’s name.
Akono – It is my turn
Akrong – Akrong is an unpopular boy’s name.
Akua – born on Wednesday.
Akuchi – Ibgo African: Wealth from God
Akuji – African – Dead And Awake
Akwasi – born on Sunday.
Akwtee – Younger of twins
Alaba – one person, an individual.
Alake – African – One To Be Honored
Alem – ne who knows everything
Alemayehu – Means ‘I have seen the world’ in Amharic
Alhaji – Means ‘pilgrim’ in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic (hajji) meaning ‘pilgrimage, hajj’
Ali – Exalted
Alimayu – The name Alimayu is a boy’s name of African, Ethiopian origin meaning ‘in honor of God’.
Alpha – (ox), the first letter of the Greek alphabet.
Amadi – Name of Prophet Muhammad, a happy free man who is destined to die at birth
Aman – Trustworthy
Amandla – Power
Amara – Immortal Being, one who is blessed without end or death, blessed with eternal life, Grace or Bitter
Amare – A person sent by God to love who is extremely handsome
Amarey – Possesses great strength’ in African.
Amari – Amari’ is from African-Yoruba origins and means ‘strength’, and is used chiefly in the English language
Ambe – Ambe is an unpopular boy’s name.
Amenyo – Amenyo is an unpopular boy’s name.
Ameqran – Means ‘eldest’ in Tamazight
Amiri – prince
Amma – Mother, God-like
Amrit – From African-Yoruban origin meaning ‘strength’ derived from the word amari.
Anan – fourth born child.
Anando – Bliss
Anane – African – Fourth Son.
Ande – Pillar
Andwele – African – God Brought Me
Anum – Fifth-born
Anyim – from the Niger river.
Aoko – Outside
Apara – A child that comes and goes
Apio – the one who comes quickly (the first-born of twins).
Apiyo – the one who comes quickly (the first-born of twins).
Apunda – one who is beside himself.
Arapmoi – son of Moi (the clan).
Aren – Eagle (Nigerian)
Arjana – paradise.
Arkamun – an Ethiopian king, Ergamenes.
Arkenkherel – a late Ethiopian king.
Arziki – Prosperity
Asante – Thank You, one who cam experience good things
Ashur – Born during the month
Asim – Protector
Aspurta – a king of Ethiopia.
Asromiamun – an obscure Ethiopian king.
Aswad – Black
Atakheramen – an obscure Ethiopian king.
Ato – Ghanaian – Who Born on Saturday
Atsu – first-born of twin brothers.
Atu – Ghanian name for a Boy born on Saturday
Auni – African Swahili – Help, Assist
Awotwi – Awotwi is an unpopular boy’s name.
Ayan – Arabic – Time, Era, Sanskrit – Halting, Name of Lord Ganesh, Urudu – God’s Gift, Persian – Inspiration
Ayanda – One who is always increasing
Ayize – Let it happen
Ayo – Ayo is an unpopular boy’s name.
Ayodele – Return of happiness
Ayokunle – joy fills our home.
Ayomide – Ayomide is an unpopular boy’s name.
Ayotunde – Come-back of happiness
Ayzize – African – Let it Come
Azibo – Youth (Nigerian)
Azizi – Precious
Azubuike – he has much strength.
Azuka – Past glory
African boy names starting with B
Baako – Baako is an unpopular boy’s name.
Baas – master.
Baba – father.
Babafemi – Babafemi is an unpopular boy’s name.
Babajide – father has come back.
Babatunde – Babatunde is an unpopular boy’s name.
Badru – Born between full moons
Badu – Badu is an unpopular boy’s name.
Bahari – Sea man
Bahati – Bahati is an unpopular boy’s name.
Bakari – A promising and lovely human being
Balarabe – Balarabe is an unpopular boy’s name.
Bamidele – bring me home.
Bandele – Bandele is an unpopular boy’s name.
Bandile – They have multiplied and prospered
Banji – Second-born of twins
Bapoto – disturbance, noise.
Barack – The name Barack is a boy’s name of Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili origin meaning ‘thunderbolt, lightning, or blessing’.
Baraka – Blessings, Abundance
Barake – God’s blessing
Barasa – Kenyan term meaning meeting site.
Barke – Blessings, occupational name for tanner of leather
Baruti – Teacher
Bash – Forerunner, strike hard and violently
Bast – Egyptian – Fire, Heat, As per their myth a goddess of fertility and the sun who was considered a protector of Lower Egypt
Bayo – to find joy
Bbwaddene – like a large dog.
Belay – One who is above everyone, Superior
Bello – Helper
Bem – African Tiv – Peace, A variant of the name Behm
Berhane – Means ‘my light’ in Amharic
Berhanu – Means ‘his light’ in Amharic
Berko – Son first born
Bhekizitha – watches for the enemy.
Biko – He who is a son of a God
Biton – Born after long wait
Blessing – blessing.
Blyds – lightning.
Bobo – Born on Tuesday
Bobo – African – Born on Tuesday
Bohlale – wisdom.
Boipelo – self-glorifying.
Boipuso – self-governed.
Boitumelo – joy.
Bokamoso – Future
Bomani – Bomani is an unpopular boy’s name.
Bongani – The grateful one
Boseda – Born on Sunday
Bosede – Sunday child
Botwe – Botwe is an unpopular boy’s name.
Bujune – sorrow, troubles.
Buru – A man who is like a bull
Businge – Means ‘peace’ in Rukiga
Butannaziba – who walks before the night.
Buziba – night.
African boy names starting with C
Camar – He who is a teacher
Camarsa – One who is born to teach, a born teacher or preacher
Carrizoa – A swamp or a wetland of life
Cayman – He who is like an alligator
Celestine – heavenly.
Cetshwayo – the slandered one.
Chacha – A strong man
Chaga – A Goat, the one having a dominant personality
Chaka – Warrior
Chakhia – Warrior
Chakide – a mongoose or weasel.
Chatha – An ending
Cheche – A small thing
Chege – A Kikuyu people of Kenya
Chenzira – Born on the road
Chi – Chi is a somewhat popular boy’s name.
Chiamaka – God is splendid
Chiamaka – A guardian spirit
Chiazam – Answer sent from God
Chibale – Kinship
Chibale – The kingsman
Chibueze – Where God is the King
Chibuzo – God give me directions
Chidhatma – The real God
Chidi – God exists
Chidi – Strongest God
Chidiebere – God is gentle.
Chidike – The one guided by the God
Chidubem – The one repaired by the Almighty
Chiedozie – Planned by God
Chieng – God of day, God of the sun.
Chigaru – like a large dog.
Chijioke – Chijioke is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chika – God is the greatest.
Chike – God´s power
Chike – Chike is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chikelu – Created by God
Chikere – God has created
Chikodi – It is in the hands of God, It is upto God
Chilemba – Turban
Chileogu – Chileogu is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chilongola – (a guide) first-born son.
Chima – Chima is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chimaijem – Chimaijem is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chimalsi – A proud man
Chimelu – God has created them
Chimola – breaker of things.
Chimwala – Means ‘stone’ in Yao
Chinaza – God answers (my prayer).
Chinedu – God is my leader.
Chinelo – Chinelo is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chineze – Chineze is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chinua – Chinua is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chinwe – God owns me.
Chinwendu – God owns life.
Chioke – God blessing
Chipo – gift.
Chiratidzo – a sign.
Chitemo – axe.
Chitundu – Bird nest
Chiumbo – Small, small child, small creation
Chizoba – may God save.
Chuks – God, the Supreme immortal
Chukwubuikem – Chukwubuikem is an unpopular boy’s name.
Chukwuemeka – It is a term for the phrase ‘God has done something great’
Clevon – One who hails from the cliff, One who lives in the cliff
Congo – The name Congo is a boy’s name of African origin.
Cowry – Cowry is a boy’s name and a variant of Cowrie.
Cudjo – Monday-born.
African boy names starting with D
Dabir – A brilliant teacher
Dabulamanzi – divider of waters.
Dada – One with curly hair
Dafari – first-born son.
Dakarai – Happiness (Zimbabwe)
Dakarai – This joyous name means happy.
Dakari – A variant of Dakarai, this baby boy’s name means joyous and happy.
Daktari – A healer
Dambudzo – adversity.
Damilala – God gave me this gift
Damilola – God gave me this gift
Damisi – Cheerful personality
Danasabe – Danasabe is an unpopular boy’s name.
Danjuma – Danjuma is an unpopular boy’s name.
Danladi – Danladi is an unpopular boy’s name.
Danlami – Danlami is an unpopular boy’s name.
Daquan – A combination name, hope
Darweshi – Holy
Daudi – Beloved
Davion – A potential and powerful being
Davu – The beginning
Davu – Starting of a new age
Dawit – One who has a lovely heart
Dawud – Beloved
Dayo – Arrival of joy
Deandre – A helmet, strong individual
Deanthony – This name is a combination of the prefix ‘De’ with the name ‘Anthony,’ which means praiseworth. The name also means rambunctious.
Dede – a jigger, or, a grasshopper.
Deion – An all amazing God, perfect
Dejen – Means ‘foundation, support’ in Amharic
Delmar – at the sea.
Demarco – A demanding person, one who is of the mark
Demarcus – Likened to the God of Mars, which is also the god of war, tough.
Dembe – A peace loving individual
Demond – The one who is born out of a man
Denzel – The wild one who is very gentle
Deogracia – A God, a child of destiny
Deon – A mighty and all-powerful God
Deontay – One who belongs to Zeus
Deonte – A traveller who has a outstanding personality
Desta – Means ‘joy’ in Amharic
Diallo – A strong and bold person
Diata – Lion
Diello – A bold an powerful person
Dion – One who came from Zeus
Djimon – The name Djimon is a boy’s name of African origin.
Dontrell – This variation of ‘Dantrell’ is a combination of ‘Dante’ and ‘Darell,’ and it means jaded.
Dosu – born after twins.
Dubaku – Eleventh Born Child, very fortunate
Dube – zebra.
Dubem – The Lord is my shepherd
Duka – All, free detailed and determined person
Dulani – Cutting
Dumaka – Helping hands
Dume – Resembling a bull, one who is very strong and confident
Dumi – One who inspires others, they are powerful
Dumisa – honor, worship, or, thunder.
Dumisani – honorable, or, thunderous.
Duna – lord, master, headman, sire.
Dwanh – to run.
African boy names starting with E
Ebele – It means mercy or kindness.
Ebo – The name Ebo is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘born on Tuesday’.
Eega – palm bird who loves to fly
Ehioze – Jealousy is beneath me
Ekene – The one who recieves a lot of praise
Ekon – Strong (Nigerian)
Ekundayo – The one who turns sorrows to joys
Ekwueme – a promise kept.
Elon – God loves the individual
Emeka – God did great deeds
Emem – Person of peace
Emene – Don’t do harm, Do not hurt
Emmanuel – God with us.
Enam – god’s gift.
Eniola – a wealthy person.
Enitan – one of story.
Enu – second-born child.
Enyinnaya – father’s friend.
Enzokuhle – Expected to do great things, Do good
Essien – a name used for a sixth born child.
Etemaad – faith or trust in African.
Eze – A person who is a King
African boy names starting with F
Fabumi – Gift of God
Fabunni – Gift of God
Fadhili – Aid, favor, compassion, and kindness.
Fadil – Generous
Fahmeeb – One who understands
Fakih – One who recites the Koran
Farai – rejoice.
Faraji – Consolation
Farhani – A delightful feeling of joy
Fariji – He brings comfort
Fehed – Lynx, Panther, From Kikuyu
Femi – God loves me.
Feruzi – Turquoise
Feye – The beginning
Ffumbe – cook, or, slave (?).
Fifi – Born on Friday
Firash – Perceptiveness, Ingenuity
Firhun – The name of a leader who was protested for West African independence.
Fiskal – butcher-bird.
Folami – Honor and respect me, is the one who spreads warmth and sparkle
Foluke – Given to God
Fudu – tortoise.
Fulathela – he will go far.
Fumbe – cook, or, some wild grey animal.
Fumnanya – he who inspires love.
Fungai – thinker.
Funsani – Request
Fynn – African – River Ofinn, Old Norse – Finn, Celtic – White, Fair, A variant of name Finn
African boy names starting with G
Gacheru – spy.
Gacoki – He returns.
Gadisa – From Oromo gaaddisa meaning ‘shade’
Gahiji – The name Gahiji is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘the hunter’.
Gakere – Small muscle, muscular.
Gakuru – Elderly one.
Gamba – Tortoise which lives in the water places.
Garian – The name Garian is a boy’s name of African origin.
Gatete – Kenyan form for milk gourd.
Gathee – Elderly one.
Gathii – Traveler, wanderer
Gatimu – A spear
Gatura – one who excels, or surpasses.
Gazali – Someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension.
Gazini – blood.
Gebhuza – butcher, or, slasher.
Genet – Refers to the very first garden Eden which was created by the God Almighty.
Gero – builder, or fierce.
Geteye – My master
Ghadhanfar – The ruler or the king of Jungle, lion.
Ghana – A name of the country in Africa
Ghanapriya – A nem that originates from the country Ghana
Gichinga – A firebrand
Gicicio – Mirror
Giconi – a kind of bird.
Gikuyu – Founder of the Agikuyu nation.
Gimbya – Gimbya is a female name and means Princess.
Githinji – A butcher
Gitonga – Wealthy one.
Godana – Male Child
Gogana – It is one of the variations of the name Godana and means male child
Goredenna – Black cloud
Gother – Friendly, The one who loves to do friendship and warmly welcome all the good things in life.
Gowon – Rainmaker
Guban – Guban will be thoughtful, attractive, successful, smart and helpful.
Gucauno – Guncauno starts in Native American dialects and signifies \’one who falls like a bird\’
Gudina – Means ‘growth, advancement’ in Oromo
Gulussa – God of the Sky or Ruler of the Sky.
Gulzar – Flourishing, blooming
Gure – Left Handed, The one who will be like guru and will assisst and follow up.
Gwala – coward.
Gwandoya – met with burden.
Gwembeshe – has crooked arms, or, bandy-legged.
Gyasi – Wonderful baby
African boy names starting with H
Haadhir – Present, Attending, A variant of Hadhir
Haba – African – One who is Charming, Favourite, A variant of Haiba
Haben – Pride
Habib – Beloved
Habimana – God exist
Haider – The King of Jungle, Lion
Haile – African – Power, Old English – Nook, Retreat, A variant of Hale
Hajari – Uesd in Africa,The one who takes flight
Haji – Born during the hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca (Swahili)
Haji – Born during the hajj
Hakizimana – God is our savior (Rwanda)
Halif – Ally, Confederate, One who Takes an Oath
Hamadi – Praised
Hamidi – Praised, admired (Kenya)
Hamisi – Thursday”s child, born on the fifth day of the week (Swahili)
Hanif – True believer of Islam
Harbel – A town name in Margibi County, Liberia
Harif – Pungent, Hot
Harith – The lion which digs the earth
Harmalah – An african plant
Harun – Lofty
Haruni – Messenger-ship, Mountaineer, A variant of Haruny
Hasani – Handsome (Swahili)
Hasani – Handsome and amazing individual
Hashim – Destroying
Hekima – Knowledgeable, clever
Himayat – Help, Protection, Guardianship, Support
Hirsi – Amulet
Hlatshwayo – has a scarred jaw (?).
Hlelile – reversed.
Hlengiwe – savior.
Hondo – Warrior
Horus – Hawk
Huba – Love, Friendship.
Hubaab – Aim, Friendship, Bubble of Water
Hubab – Aim, Friendship
Huso – The feigned sadness of a bride
African boy names starting with I
Ibo – The name Ibo is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘my people’.
Ibrahim – Father of a multitude
Idi – Born during the Id al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of Ramadan
Idi – The name Idi is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘born during the Idd festival’.
Idir – Means ‘alive’ in Tamazight
Idowu – increase, born after twins.
Ifa – Means ‘light’ in Oromo
Ife – Love, someone who is born with an innate desire to love and be loved.
Iggi – Only Son
Ilori – Special Treasure
Imamu – spiritual guide, from a mosque.
Imari – Faithful or loyal
Imarogbe – Child born to a good and caring family
Innocent – harmless.
Ipyana – Grace
Ishaq – Laughter
Isingoma – witch doctor, necromancer.
Isoba – walks slowly, stealthily.
Isoke – hairy.
Isooba – walks slowly, stealthily.
Issa – God is salvation (Swahili)
Issa – Salvation
Issay – Hairy
Itri – Means ‘star’ in Tamazight
Iyapo – Many trials
Izem – Means ‘lion’ in Tamazight
African boy names starting with J
Jaafan – Small river
Jaali – Powerful
Jabali – A man who is strong as a rock
Jabari – Fearless, brave
Jabari – Courageous
Jabarl – Comforter (Swahili)
Jabarri – Fearless
Jabilo – A man of medicine
Jabir – Comforter
Jabulani – He who rejoices
Jafari – Swahili form of Jafar
Jafari – Stream
Jafaru – Brook, creek
Jaheem – One who was raised up to be dignified
Jaheim – African Swahili – Raised Up, Dignified, Variants of Jaheim include Jaheem and Jahiem
Jahi – Dignified (Swahili)
Jahi – African Swahili – Dignity
Jahiem – African Swahili – Raised Up, Dignified, Variant of Jaheim
Jahir – African Swahili – Dignity, One who has dignity
Jaja – Highly honored person
Jali – One who is powerful
Jamarion – Dashing and charming, warm and giving.
Jamere – Jamere means good-looking, handsome.
Jamir – Highly good looking, admired and adored.
Jatau – Means ‘fair-coloured, light’ in Hausa
Javaris – This powerful name means ready, or it is also a variation of the German ‘Jarvis,’ which means skilled with a spear.
Jawara – One who loves peace
Jay – JAY NOUGH, sight to be seen devil.
Jaz – Unclear
Jela – The father who faced many difficulties during the birth of his child.
Jelaluddin – The splendour of the trust.
Jelani – Jelani means big and powerful.
Jengo – The person who has reddish skin color.
Jenue – The person from the city of Jenue, Nigeria.
Jettie – Surrounded by things or people
Jimiyu – Born during summer.
Jioni – it means evening. They are determined towards their aim and have dynamic nature. Such people always seem confuse and develop jealousy with time.
Jira – such people are bit sporty and love to play games. They have good sense of homour and often get fame in life.
Jojo – Born on Monday
Jomo – people with this name are jolly and posses the life long passion for their aims. They have a funside and love laughing.
Jonbenet – such people love to spend time with their friends and have the jolly side. The name is very pleasant which means blossom and exotic personality.
Joycelin – just, right.
Juji – people with this name are intense and know how to live their lives. they have a unique and attractive personality.
Juma’ – The name means Friday
Juma – Juma name means Friday Born
Jumaane – born on a Tuesday.
Jumah – Jumah name means Born on Friday
Jumoke – Jumoke means Everybody Loves the Child
Junior – The Young, Child, Derived from the word iunior meaning younger
Juwan – The name Juwan means God is Just
Juwaun – Juwaun means God is Gracious
African boy names starting with K
Kabili – Name Kabili means Honest, Brave
Kacela – Hunter
Kafele – Worth dying for
Kaffir – a black southern person.
Kafu – Kafu means Quiet
Kagiso – peaceful.
Kaikara – Kaikara means Traditional Name of God
Kaikura – Ground squirrel
Kaikura – African – Resembling a Ground Squirrel
Kakra – The younger of twins
Kalei – The name Kalei means The One who works for the Kinf
Kamali – Kamali means Perfection
Kamau – Kamau means Silent Warrior
Kame – Kame means Desolate, Arid
Kanelo – Kanelo name means Enough, Sufficent
Kano – The name Kano is a boy’s name of Japanese, African origin meaning ‘the god of the waters’.
Kanye – The name Kanye is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘honor, tribute’.
Kaseko – Mock, ridicule
Kasim – Controller of anger
Kasim – Controller of Anger
Kasiya – Departure
Katlego – he with the boiling stare.
Kato – second-born twin.
Katungi – Katungi name means Rich and Pure as a Virgin
Kayen – Kayen name means He is Celebrated
Kayode – Kayode means He has brought us Joy
Kayonga – The name means Ash
Kazi – Kazi means Work, To Work
Keanjaho – A mountain of beans.
Keb – Keb means Part of the Eart
Kehinde – Second born of twins
Keisha – favorite
Keita – Keita means Blessing in African and The Child was a Huge Gift
Keldon – Keldon menas Town of the Keels
Kellan – Powerful
Kendi – Loved one
Kendi – Kendi means The one who is Loved and Cherised
Kenyi – Kenyi means a Son born after 3 daughters
Kereenyaga – Mountain of mystery
Kerneels – kingly, or, powerful.
Kesia – Keshwar means Tribe
Keyon – Unclear
Kgosi – chief.
Khaldun – Eternal
Khalfani – Destined to lead
Khalid – Eternal
Khamari – African,Caribbean Prince or Moonlight, Dreamer
Khamisi – born on Thursday.
Khari – Khari means Kingly
Kia – Hill
Kibo – Kibo as a boy’s name is of African origin. Place name: the highest peak in Africa on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kibwe – a very small pebble.
Kiho – Kiho means Fog
Kijana – Kijana means Youth
Kijani – The name means Warrior
Kimoni – Great man
Kimoni – Kimoni means Great Man
Kimotho – Kimotho means Left-Handed
Kinfe – Kinfe means Wings
Kione – Kione name means He came from Nowhere
Kirabo – Gift from God
Kirabo – Kirabo means The One who is a Gift of the God
Kiros – Means The King
Kisembo – Means ‘gift’ in Rutooro
Kitoko – Kitoko means Holder of the Beauty
Kitwana – Pledged to live
Kizza – Born after twins
Kobe – tortoise.
Kobina – born on Tuesday.
Koda – Koda means The Allies, Partners
Kodwo – Born on Monday
Kofi – Born on Friday
Kofi – The name Kofi is a boy’s name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning ‘born on Friday’.
Kojo – Born on Monday
Kojo – born on Monday.
Kokayi – Summon the people
Kondo – War
Kontar – Only child
Kosi – Kosi means He who is Born on a Sunday
Kosoko – No hoe to dig a grave
Kpodo – First born of twins
Kufuo – The father shared the pains of birth
Kuron – The name means Giving Thanks
Kwabena – The name Kwabena is a boy’s name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning ‘Born on a Tuesday’.
Kwadwo – The name Kwadwo is a boy’s name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning ‘Born on a Monday’.
Kwakou – Born on Wednesday
Kwaku – The name Kwaku is a boy’s name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning ‘Born on a Wednesday’.
Kwame – Born on Saturday
Kwame – The name Kwame is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘born on Saturday’.
Kwanza – Kwanza means Beginning, Birth
Kwasi – born on Sunday.
Kwayera – Dawn
Kweku – born on Wednesday.
Kwesi – born on Sunday.
Kyauta – Means ‘gift’ in Hausa
Kymani – The name Kymani is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘adventurous traveler’.
African boy names starting with L
Laquan – A quiet, shy person
Lashawn – This name means enthusiastic, and it is also a combination of the prefix ‘La’ with the name ‘Shawn,’ which means grace in God.
Lateef – Gentle
Lebna – Soul, spirit
Lebron – African word for King
Leeto – The one who embarks on an adventure
Lekan – A wealth that has increased, grown
Lelisa – From Oromo leellisaa meaning ‘admirer’
Lemma – A cultivated person
Lencho – Means ‘lion’ in Oromo
Lethabo – Happiness, Rejoice
Ligongo – A Brazilian term meaning who is this.
Limba – African tree, happiness
Lishan – African – One who is awarded a medal, Defender of mankind
Lisimba – Egyptian name for Lion
Loba – Sharing a conversation, talking
Lolonyo – African name meaning Love is beautiful
Lolovivi – Love is always there
Lonan – A Zuni Tribe name that means Cloud
Luam – Peaceful, Calm
Lubanzi – Wide and deep or broad
Lungile – good, right, straight.
Lusala – feather.
Lutalo – Warrior
Luthando – African name meaning Love and Adoration
African boy names starting with M
Maat – Egyptian – Mythical goddess of order and justice, Truth, Law.
Mablevi – Do not deceive
Machupa – One who likes to drink
Madalitso – A blessed person
Madu – People
Madzimoyo – Water of life
Mahari – one who forgives
Mahdi – One who is on the right path
Maitho – The eyes that give you sight
Makalo – A person considered a wonder, a surprise
Makena – The one who is constantly in a happy mood
Makenna – Happiness
Mala – bitter.
Malaika – Angel
Malawa – Blossoms, flowers
Malomo – Yoruba – Dont go anymore, Do not go away again
Mamadou – A man worthy of all praise
Mandala – Spectacles
Mandela – The name Mandela is a boy’s name of African origin.
Mandla – The name Mandla is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘strength’.
Manute – An African name
Manyara – lucky, or, rich with plunder.
Masamba – Means ‘leaves, vegetables’ in Yao
Masego – Divine favor
Mashaka – One who brings trouble
Masika – born during a monsoon.
Massai – The name Massai is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘owner of land and farms’.
Masud – Fortunate
Matata – troublemaker.
Mawuli – There is a God
Mazi – Sir
Mbwana – Ruler or master
Mchumba – sweetheart.
Mejdan – A glorified person, a glorious person
Melisizwe – leader of the nation.
Melokuhle – Stand for what is right, One who represents good things
Mensa – Third one in the family, third conceived baby Boy.
Mensah – Third-born son
Mer-Mes – an obscure prince of Ethiopia.
Mewelde – The glittering pearl.
Mhina – The person who is greatly pleasing or entertaining.
Mikaili – The one who is likely to the God’s messenger.
Mikenna – An African name that means who brings the Joy.
Milandu – An answer to the prayers
Mirembe – Peace or a peaceful nature. The peaceful world
Miyanda – The ancestors, the beginning, the roots
Montrell – Look for people to flock to this boy, whose name means popular.
Morathi – An intelligent or a wise man
Mosi – Born first
Mosi – First born child
Moti – Means ‘leader’ in Oromo
Mpasa – Brazilian word for mat.
Mpenda – Lover
Mpho – Gift
Mukami – A person who milks cows.
Munyiga – One who bothers other people
Musa – Child
Musoke – Rainbow
Mwamba – Powerful
Mwanajuma – child of Friday.
Mwenye – a lord, a possessor.
African boy names starting with N
Naaib – A representative or a leader.
Naaji – A valuable or favourable person
Naashaad – The one who is unfortunate and depressed.
Naasi – Person who is understandable or unmistakable.
Nabeh – The person who is honourable and extraordinary.
Naeem – The person who is cheerfulness and well being.
Nafari – first-born son.
Nailah – succeeding
Naiser – Founder of clans
Naiser – One who is a founder of belief
Najja – Born after
Nakisisa – Child of the shadows
Nalo – Lovable
Nanji – Shelter, shield, safeguard.
Naserian – The lucky one. A fateful person
Nasha – In Nigerian it means born during the rainy season. In Persian it means Judge
Nassor – Victorious
Nathaar – The scattered tiny pieces of something
Natine – The person who belongs to the Natine ethnic group.
Natori – Bird
Natoya – Dance, or the one who can dance
Nawvlee – big devil.
Ndale – A trick
Ndamukong – A house to keep or store spears
Ndulu – Dove
Ndwiga – Kenyan word for giraffe.
Neo – The talented one or skilled one.
Ngozi – Dedication, benediction, dedication, consecration.
Njau – Young bull
Nkechi – of God, or, of the spirit.
Nkemdilim – belongs to me.
Nkosana – a petty chief.
Nkruma – ninth born child.
Nnamdi – My father is still abides.
Noah – rest.
Nokutenda – Meaning ‘by faith’, this is a popular name in Zimbabwe.
Nsia – sixth born child.
Nsonowa – seventh born child.
Nthanda – star.
Nubia – gold.
Nuru – Filled with light
Nwabudike – The son is the father’s power
Nyack – The Facial expression in anger, displeasure, sadness or worry by the lord.
Nzinga – Beloved person who came from river
African boy names starting with O
Oafe – Your descent matters
Obama – The name Obama is a boy’s name of Japanese, African origin meaning ‘bending or leaning, little beach’.
Obasi – In honor of the supreme God
Obataiye – King of the world
Obayana – The king warms himself at the fire
Obi – One with the beautiful essence, who has the quality of charming aroma. Also, one who have the quality to charm others.
Obike – A strong household
Obuya – Born when the garden was overgrown.
Ochieng – Means ‘born when the sun shines’, derived from Luo chieng meaning ‘sun’
Odhiambo – Means ‘born in the evening’ in Luo
Odikinyi – One who was born in the early morning.
Odion – First child of the twins
Odion – The name Odion is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘first born of twins’.
Odissan – The name Odissan is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘thirteenth born son’.
Odo – Passionately oiled.
Odongo – Second of twins.
Odour – Born after midnight.
Ogbonna – The image of his father
Ogechi – time-spirit.
Oghenerioborue – Great novel Triumph, prove superior of the contest
Ogun – The name Ogun is a boy’s name of African origin meaning ‘god of war’.
Ohon – The name is preserved.
Ojiambo – born in the afternoon.
Ojore – A man of war
Ojwang – One who survived despite neglect.
Okal – English short form of a Greek ‘Nicodemus’ that means victory of the people.
Okapi – It’s a Latin word that means a horn. Also an ancient greek word that means pity or mercy.
Okechuku – A gift of God
Okello – One who was born after twins.
Okeyo – One who was born during the harvest.
Okoth – Talkative person. Sometimes used to refer a crow.
Okpara – Fifth-born son
Olabisi – salvation increases.
Oladele – We are honored at home
Olafemi – Honor favors me
Olajuwan – The exaltation of the triumph.
Olamide – salvation has arrived.
Olamilekan – My wealth is growing
Olaniyan – Surrounded by honor
Olanrewaju – the face of salvation.
Olatunde – salvation has returned.
Olu – The one who is out standing or extra ordinary.
Olubayo – Rejoicing
Oluchi – work of God.
Olufemi – The creator loves us, The precious people of God.
Olufunke – God took care of
Olugbala – Savior of the people
Olujimi – God has given me this
Olukayode – God brings joy to me.
Olumide – God has brought me.
Olumiji – My lord awakens
Oluoch – One who was born on a cloudy day.
Olushola – God has blessed me
Oluwa – Our Lord
Oluwasegun – God is victor.
Oluwaseun – God, we give thanks.
Oluwaseyi – God made this.
Oluwatoyin – the Christ deserves praise.
Oluyemi – Fulfillment from God, satisfied
Oluyomi – Delivered or sent by God
Olwenyo – born in war-time.
Omari – God the highest (Swahili)
Omariba – Kenyan word for clay.
Omarr – Thriving, long life (Swahili)
Omondi – Means ‘born early in the morning’ in Luo
Omwancha – He who loves people.
Oni – crocodile (?).
Onkwani – He who talks a lot.
Onyeka – God is the greatest
Onyekachi – No-one is grander than God
Onyekachukwu – who is greater than the great God?
Opeyemi – I praise and give thanks.
Opiyo – First of the twins.
Oratilwe – The dearest and darling one.
Oringo – He who likes to hunt
Oringo – He Who Likes the Hunt
Osakwe – God agrees
Osayimwese – God made me complete
Osei – Honorable, noble
Osogo – The Osogo birth.
Osumare – rainbow.
Othenio – Give birth by night.
Othiambo – One who was born in the evening.
Otieno – born in the evening (or night).
Owiti – the child that has been thrown away.
Owuor – One who was born mid morning.
Oyoo – born on the road.
African boy names starting with P
Paki – One who is born to witness, unique and wonderful
Paulo – Place of Rest
Per-Ui – an obscure Ethiopian king.
Pili – Second child
Polo – Alligator
Pretoria – A place name, the city in South Africa
Punnu – a prince royal of Ethiopia.
African boy names starting with Q
Qani – Content, satisfied person
Qinisela – obstinate, persistent.
Quaashie – Sunday
Quanda – an egg.
African boy names starting with R
Rael – Someone who is as innocent as a lamb, A variant name is Raele
Rafiki – A friend
Raimi – A compassionate person
Rajabu – Born in the seventh month of the Islamic calendar (Swahili)
Ramla – predictor of the future.
Ranako – Handsome
Rashidi – Thinker, counselor (Swahili)
Rashidi – Rightly guided
Rayle – One whose innocence is compared to a lamb
Refiloe – we are given.
Reth – King
Reuben – behold, a son!
Riitho – Kenyan term meaning an eye to see with.
Roble – He who was born during a rainy storm
Roho – A soul of the man
Rudo – A feeling of love
Rufaro – happiness.
Ruguru – Comes from the west.
Ruhiu – Sword
Runako – handsome
Russom – One who is a leader, a head of the charge
Rutendo – One who has a faith
African boy names starting with S
Sadik – He who is a friend
Sadiki – Faithful
Safari – A journey, an expedition
Safiya – pure
Saidi – The auspicious one
Salama – Safety and security
Saleem – Peaceful (Swahili)
Salehe – Good man
Salih – Righteous
Salim – Peaceful (Swahili)
Salim – peace
Sam – heard of God.
Samanya – common, ordinary.
Samuel – heard of God.
Sanga – Means he came from the valley
Sango – (fire) the Yoruba god of thunder & lightning.
Saran – African name meaning joy
Sarda – Hurried
Sarki – Chief
Scipio – Scipio as a boy’s name. Ancient Roman name.
Sefu – Sword
Seghen – Ostrich
Sekayi – Laughter
Selas – Trinity
Selassie – One that refers to a trinity
Sena – Army
Senwe – Dry like the grain
Shaka – The name of the Zulu tribal leader sometimes compared to Attila the Hun. Shaka shaped an amalgamation of tribes into the great Zulu nation in the early 19th century. (Zulu)
Shange – A name of the African clan
Shango – The name Shango is a boy’s name of African origin.
Shanika – young Nika, or, young one from the wilderness.
Shaquan – He always tells the truth in life
Shemar – This name means one who is a guardian of God.
Sibonakaliso – an indication, a sign.
Sibusiso – Means ‘blessed’ in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele
Simba – lion.
Sindhile – One who is a survivor
Sipho – He who is considered a gift
Sisay – Means ‘good omen’ in Amharic
Sisi – She who is born on a Sunday
Sithembile – we have much hope.
Sivney – Well-going
Siyabonga – We are thankful or grateful
Sizwe – country, nation.
Sokoro – Lucky one
Sondo – A person born on a Sunday
Sudi – One who brings luck
Sulaiman – A prophet’s name, solomon
Sulayman – A prophet’s name, solomon
Sultan – The name means ‘Ruler’.
African boy names starting with T
Tabari – after famous Muslim historian
Tadelesh – A lucky man
Tadesse – Means ‘revived’ in Amharic
Tafadhdhal – An obligation or commitment to someone
Tafadzwa – In shona it means we are pleased
Tafari – Possibly means ‘he who inspires awe’ in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning ‘king Tafari’) revere him as the earthly incarnation of God
Tahir – Pure, clean
Taiwo – First born of twins
Taj – Exalted (Urdu)
Tale – green
Talib – Seeker of truth
Tambia – A name of the second born son
Tamika – a twin.
Tamrat – Means ‘miracle’ in Amharic
Tanisha – Born on monday
Tanishia – Born on Monday
Tanishia – He who is born on Monday
Tano – Name of the river
Taonga – we are grateful.
Tapiwa – plunderer, ravager (?).
Tariku – Means ‘his history, his story’ in Amharic
Tatenda – Southern African name meaning thank you
Tau – Lion
Tau – Tau as a boy’s name is pronounced TAH-oh. It is of African origin, The meaning of Tau is ‘lion’.
Tedros – Award from God
Tefo – A payment or a reward
Tegama – A region in Niger
Temitope – thanksgiving to God.
Tendai – thankful.
Tene – African name meaning love
Tenen – He who is born on Monday
Tennant – Tenant, renter
Tesfaye – From Amharic (tasfa) meaning ‘hope’
Teshi – Cheerful, Full of Laughter
Thabiti – A true man
Thabo – He who brings joy
Thandiwe – Thandiwe as a boy’s name is of Zulu origin, and the meaning of Thandiwe is ‘loved one’.
Themba – great in size, very stout.
Thulani – One who is very quiet
Tiassale – African name, means that something is forgotten
Tibor – It is forgotten
Tichaona – we shall see.
Tinashe – the Lord is with us.
Tinaye – A unisex name meaning ‘gift’ or ‘blessing’.
Tiwa – One who owns the crown or kingship
Tokunbo – One who is from across the seas
Toure – One who belongs to Soussou, Africa
Trory – A red skinned person, dark skinned
Tse – second-born of twin brothers.
Tuma – Refers to eternal or endless.
Tumaini – Hope
Tumelo – Having faith
Tumo – Favourable public reputation.
Tuwile – Kenyan term meaning death is invincible.
African boy names starting with U
Uba – Father, Lord
Uchechi – God’s will
Udo – peace.
Umi – Umi as a boy’s name is of African origin, has the meaning ‘life’.
Unathi – the Lord is with us.
Unika – To shine
Urian – Princess (Nigeria)
Useni – Tell me
Uzoma – good manners.
African boy names starting with W
Wachiru – Son of a judge
Waithaka – Of the land.
Waitimu – Born of spear.
Waiyaki – Famous leader of the Agikuyu.
Walid – Newborn
Wamai – The one who came from the water.
Wambua – Born during the rainy season
Wamugunda – Of the land
Wamukota – One who is left handed.
Wamwarav – He who is intelligent.
Wangombe – Of the cattle.
Wangondu – Of the sheep
Wanjala – Brewer
Wanjohi – Kenyan word for brewer.
Waruhiu – One who always bears a weapon.
Warui – One who comes from the river.
Wasaki – The enemy
Wasswa – first born of twins.
Waweru – Born of plain.
Wekesa – Born during the time the crops gather.
Wole – Wole as a boy’s name is of Yoruban origin, and the meaning of Wole is ‘has come to home’.
Workneh – Means ‘you are gold’, from Amharic (warq) meaning ‘gold’
African boy names starting with X
Xhosas – Africa
Xolani – Please Forgive
African boy names starting with Y
Yafeu – A bold and strong man.
Yaro – Son
Yaw – The name Yaw is a boy’s name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning ‘Born on a Thursday’.
Yazid – To become greater
Yenge – Work
Yonas – Dove
African boy names starting with Z
Zaci – God of Fatherhood
Zahur – Flower
Zaid – increase, growth
Zaim – Flowering (Swahili)
Zain – Flower, from the Arabic word for flourishing (Swahili)
Zaire – Deep and intense, like a winding river.
Zalika – well born
Zane – Well-born, noble (Swahili)
Zenebe – The name Zenebe is a boy’s name of African, Amharic origin meaning ‘raining’.
Zesiro – First born of twins
Zev – Older twin (Uganda)
Zikomo – Thank you
Ziyad – To become greater
Zo – Spiritual Leader
Zola – to love.
Zuber – Pure
Zuberi – Powerful
Zula – Brilliant, Ahead
Zuri – Good or Beautiful
Zvi – Good (Swahili)
Zy’Aire – Variant of Ziare, the name means river.