African boy names


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.