Beautiful African names for our children and their meanings

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Beautiful African names for our children and their meanings
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The identity of a person is built from the (pre) name that his parents give him at birth ...

Here are some names you could give to your children:

Each name carries a deep meaning.

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ABEDI Faithful
ABENI Pray for her
ABERASH Giving light
ABRIHET It emanates from the light (Bright)
ADAMA Beautiful Queen
ADANNA The father's daughter
ADEOLA Crown of Honor
ADERO The one who creates life
ADILI Just
ADISA He who is clear-minded
ADJATAY Princess
WYD To be fair
ADLA Just
ADNA The unit
ADOFO Brave Warrior
ADOM The eagle of God
AFI Spiritual
AFYA Health
AHMES The moon is born
AHONYA Prosperity
AIKA Gratitude
AINA Life
AJENE Truth
Bright AKHET
AKIL Smart
AKIN Warrior
AKINA Solidarity
AKINWUNMI As a hero
ALIKA The most beautiful
ALIYA Exhalted
AMA Beloved
AMANDAH Freedom
AMANI - IMANI- IMANA - AMANA Peace
AMARI The strength
AMENHOTEP AMON (GOD) is at peace, is satisfied
AMINATASHAKA
AMIRI Prince
AMON Invisible God
AMPAH Trust
ANA Sun
ANEESA Guide
ANEPOU (INPOU)
ANGALIA Observer
ANGOLA The powerful
ANIKA The Queen is back
ANIKULAPO Whoever carries death in his bag
ANKH Life
ANKHOU The living
ANNAKIYA Gentle face
ANOOHA God and him are one
ANOUKET Pure water
ANOZIE I am well placed
ASANI Rebel
ASANTE Thank you
ASATA The lady of the throne of God
ASET (AÏSSATA (ISSATA)) The Lady of the Throne of God
ASHAKI Belle (Beautiful)
ASHANTI Union in adversity
ASHIKI Passion (awakening)
ASONG 7th child
ASSAGGI Strength
ASSEFA His coming is growing our family
ASSIRENI She is beautiful
ATIBA Understanding
ATON Solar Disc
AUSARE The eye that watches over the throne of God
AWOTWI 8th child
AYAN Lucky
AYANNA Pretty flower
AYO Joy
AYOOLA Joy in wealth
Powerful AZA
AZUBUKE The past is our strength
AZUKA The support is supreme

BADU 10th child
BAHATI Chance
BAHIYA Belle
Promising BAKARI
BALINDA Patience
BALLA Courageous
Authentic BANGA
BARKE Blessing
BARUTI Teacher
BELLA Liberated
BENESHA Blessed
BES Vital heat
BIK Raptor
BIZA Invitation
BONAM The blessing
BUOP Hospitality

CAMARA Teacher
CEBA Council
CHANA will reach its target
CHANTI Spirit of water
CHEIKH Whoever has learned
CHEIKH ANTA DIOP Greatest scholar of the 20th century
CHENZIRA Born during the parents' trip
CHIDERIA What God has written
CHINAKA God decides
CHINARA God receives
CHINELO Thoughts of God
CHOMA Wealth
CIKEKA Satisfied

DABA Message
DABU Origin
DAFINA Precious
DAHNAY Good
DALI L Creator
DALIA Sweet
DALMAR Versatile
RELIABLE DANCE
DARA Belle
DARA Brings a message
DAREN Born in the night
DAUDI Beloved
DEDI My exhaled prayer
DEKA The one who likes
DIA Champion
DIARA Gift
Lioness DIATA
DIBIA Healer
DIEL Wisdom
DIMAKATSO Wonder
DIN Huge
DINI Faith
DIOP Leader
DIPITA The hope
DJAILI Light
DJEDKARA Stable is the strength of God
DJIDADE Désirée
DJONBARKI Whoever holds the blessing
DONKOR Humble
DOUAMOUTEF The one who received the maternal adoration
DUMELA being happy
DZIDZO Happiness

EIDI Party
EKALE The moon
EKENE Praise
ELEWA Very smart
ELIKYA Hope
ELIMU Science
EMARA Manufacturing
EMEKA Great Act
ENAM God gave it to me
ENOMWOYI She who has charm
ESE King
ESHE Life
ESIEME Lamentation
ETIA The whirlwind
EWE Life is precious
EYALA The word
EZE King
FAHLASI Great person
FARAI Rejoice
FARAJI Consolation
FELA Warrior
FENYANG Conqueror
FISSEHA Happiness
FOKAZI Abroad
FOLA Honor
FOLAMI Respect and honor
FUNEKA Desirable
FUNGAI Thinking
FUTSA Resemble

GAGELA Elancé
GEB Goddess of the Earth
GEDE Precious
GIMBYA Princess
GORA Brave man
GWEHA Love
Wonderful GYASI
HADIYA Gift
HALEEMA Serene
HANI Happy
HATSHEPSOUT 1 Noble Priests of Priestly Rank
HAWA desire
HAWANYA Tear
HAYA Modeste
HEBENY Hébène
HEKANAFOORE Good prince
HEMLE Faith
HEQA Sovereign
HERI Kindness
HERYT The Superior
HIARI Who keeps his free will
HILUPHEKILE He fights
HOJA My proof
HOLA Savior
HONDO War
HOR The distant
HOREMHEB God is celebrating
HOUROU HORUS among the Greeks (Son of Ausar, Ousire, Osiris)
IAH Moon
IB NEFER Pure Heart
IBA (IB) Heart
IDIBA In the morning
IDOWU Famous
IDRISSA Immortal
IFE Love
IKENNA Power of God
Glorious IKHET
IMA Charity
IMAMU Spiritual Leader
IME Patience
IMHOTEP Whoever comes in peace
INATHI God is with us
INAYA The chance
INIKO Born in troubled times
ISHARA Sign
ISILAHI Reconciliation
ISMITTA South wind
IVEREM Blessing
IWA Character

JAASI My sword
JABARI Courageous
JAHA Dignity
JAHI Worthy
JAHIA Eminente
JAHINA Courageous
JALIA Authorized by God
JAMALI Beauty ...
JANDJE Mien
JANNA Paradise
JAWARA Peace-loving
JELANI Powerful
JENGU Siren
JENKAA My enemies are defeated
JIFUNZA Self-taught
JIMALE Survivor
JINI Engineering
JIRI Wild Fruit Forest
JUMOKE Everyone loves the child
KAARIA Who speaks with wisdom
KAFIL Protector
KAFUI Rent it
KAMALI Perfection
KAMARIA Like the moon
KAMAU Silent Warrior
KAMILI Perfection
KANAKHT mighty bull
KANEFER Belle is his soul
KANEKHET Victorious Bull
KANIKA Black matter
KASHKA Friendly
KASSA The King
KATIELO Mother Goddess
KAYIN Celebrated
KAYODE He brings joy
KEFILWE Gift of God
KELILE My protector
KEMBA Filled with faith
KEMBOU Big black
KEMI The black
KEMYT The one who is black
KENDA New
KENDI The loved one
KERY SESHETA Guardian of the Mysteries
KESI Just
KESIAH Treasury
KEYAH Healthy
KHEPER Perfection (Amon Manifestation,
divine energy in full transformation)
KHEPHREN The Name of the One Who Transforms (Manifestation Amon, Divine Energy in Full Transformation)
KHERI Kindness
KHETY Dedicated to God
KHOUFOU May God protect me Khufu
KIBWE Blessed
KIDANE My wish
KIDHI Satisfaction
KIJANI Warrior
KIMIA Peace
KIMLY Royal Plain
KIRABO Gift of God
KITI Beautiful waters
KITO Precious
KIYA Jovial
KIZIAH Light
KOURA News
Kujichagulia
KUMANI Destin
KUMBA Creativity
KUMI Energic
KUNTA Go ahead
KUNTIGUI Chef
KURON Thanks
Kuumba
KWACHA Morning
KWELI Honest
KYA Diamond of the sky

TAFARI Inspires respect
TAFUI Enjoy
TAI Eagle
TAJ Exhaled
TALHA Easy Life
TAMERY Well loved land
TAMIIM Perfection
TAMIRAT Miracle
TAN Lion
TANYE Soft, sweet
TAONA We do not see it
TATENDA Thank you
TEELDO One of a kind
TEFERI Who is fierce
TEFNAKHT The force belongs to him
TEFNOUT
TEKANO Equal
TENA Being tall
TENDAJI Will do great things
TEPA Ancestor
TERI Friend
TERI Friend
TESFAYE My hope
TESSEMA People listen to it
THEMA Reine
THIERNO The master
TOOLA Worker
TUMELO Believe
UCHE Thought
UCHENNA God will be
UJAMAA
UJIMA
UJOR Modest
UMI Life
UMOJA The unity
UMZALI Guardian
UNGI Having a multitude
UPAJI Don
USENDE Sweet perfume
UZOCHI The way of God
UZOMA The right path
UZOMA The right path
VITA who goes ahead
WALE He came back
WANDA friendship
WEI Sun
WENA You
WINTA Désirée
WONDONE Does not die
XOLA Staying in peace
XOLANI The one who forgives

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KEMET (ANCIENT EGYPT)

boys:

  • Kemi : Black
  • Kaefra (Khephren): God is manifesting himself
  • Chephren : God manifests itself in Kemet (Ancient Egypt)
  • Imhotep : The one who comes in peace (great architect and doctor)
  • Shen : Eternity (great sculptor)
  • Ahmose : The moon has born (great mathematician)
  • Taharqa : King of Nubian origin
  • Khepri : God reveals himself

girls:

  • Nefertari : The beautiful has arrived
  • Kanefer : Beautiful is his soul (great architect)
  • Setkem (Isis) : The Black Woman (Wife of Osiris)

AU KONGO

  • Nsiese :Gazelle
  • Kimia: peace, tranquility
  • Kitemona: Scout, the one who learns or learns by his own will or by himself.
  • Elikia, Vuvu or Minu: hope, hope
  • Matondo: thanks, thanks to Nzambi at Mpungu (God)
  • Vumi: respect, honored
  • Diansongi : What is right, the right act, the right words
  • Nzola: love
  • Tembua or Tembo: big storm.
  • Miezi : Sweet, Nice
  • Liza: the moon
  • Ntangu :Sun
  • Sema: Illuminate, Illuminate, make the light shine
  • N'semi: Scout, who makes light spring
  • Longi : Teaching, Learning Wisdom
  • Zayi : Wisdom
  • Maza or Masa : Water, river, source of life
  • Kimpa : game, strategy
  • Life : fight, war, confrontation
  • Muanda : Soul, Breath, Spirit
  • Nzinga : unifying, unifying, unifying
  • Mfumu : chief,
  • Ntinu : King, Lord
  • Zayi : Wisdom, philosophy
  • Namibia : Fire Shield
  • Luzolo : Love
  • Mawete : happiness
  • Angola, Angolo : the strong, the powerful
  • Yulu, Zulu : the sky, the heavens
  • Manzambi : divine, divine things
  • Wasakumunua : the one who is blessed
  • Mama Mandombe : the Black Madonna
  • Luvuma : Pretty flower
  • Miezi : Stars light
  • Mbuetete : Star
  • Mvemba : Purity

IN MADAGASCAR

girls:

  • Malala : beloved
  • Aina : life
  • Ony : River
  • Sahondra : Aloe blossom
  • Sounds : pretty

boys:

  • Andry: pillar in the family
  • Faly : happy
  • Lary : creator
  • Njaka : the one that reigns
  • Hery : the one who has the strength
  • fanilo : the one who flashes

TOGO:

Boys Boys

  • Monday: Adjo Kodjo
  • Tuesday: Abla Komla
  • Wednesday: Akou Kokou
  • Thursday: Ayaovi
  • Friday: Afi Koffi
  • Saturday: Friend Komi
  • Sunday: Akossiwa Kossi

IN MALI

girls:

  • Niélé - 1ere daughter of his mom
  • Nia or Gna - 2eme girl
  • Gnènè - 3eme girl
  • M'Pènè - 4eme girl
  • Zé - 5eme

Boys:

  • N'Tji - 1er son (of his mother) - "the messenger"
  • Zan - 2e son - "I have enough sons and I'm no longer afraid of death", thinks father
  • N'Golo - 3e son - "I have largely procreated" exclaims the father
  • M'Piè - 4e son - "without social utility"
  • N'Tjo - 5e "I stand standing"
  • Niaman - 6e "garbage, because we have to do"
  • Naba - 7e "the newcomer is a starter"
  • M'Pankoro - 8e "the one who will most likely lead parents to their last homes"
  • Nomba - 9e "the end, the point and the line"
  • Togotan - 10e "without name"

IN GHANA

boys:

  • Sene or Sena: God given (g)
  • Selom or Elom: God loves me (g)
  • Edem: God liberated me (g)
  • Mawuli or Eli or Seli: God exists (g)
  • Mawuko: God alone (g)
  • Mawuena: God allowed (f) and (g)
  • Dela: Savior (F) and (g)
  • Etonam: God answered me (f) and (g)
  • Hola: the redeemer (f) and (g)

girls:

  • Essenam (Esse) or Mawusse: God listened to me (f)
  • Akpene (Akpe): Thank you
  • Akofa or (Akofala): the one that soothes (f)
  • kekeli or keli: the light (f)
  • Fafa: Peace (f)

Names related to the day of birth:

Monday

  • Kodjo kouadjo, koudjo (boy)
  • Adjo Adjowa (girls)

Tuesday

  • Komlan, (boy)
  • Abla (girls)

Wednesday

  • Kokou kouakou (boy)
  • Akou, Akoua (girls)

Thursday

  • Ayao (gravel)
  • Ayawa (girls)

Friday

  • Koffi (boy)
  • Afi (girl)

Saturday

  • Komi kouami kouame kouma (boy)
  • Amele (girl)

Sunday

  • Kossi, kouassi (boy)
  • kossiwa, kossiba (girl)

First names related to the birth order:

boys

  • Anani (1er boy of the family)
  • Anoumou
  • Messan or Mensah

girls

  • Dede
  • Koko
  • Mable

Other names:

girls : Akouélé, kayissan, Emefa, Ahouefa, Dopé, Dovi, Asleep, Ayélé, Ayoko ...

boys : Adovi, Edoh, kanyi, Ekoué, Amé, Akouété, Edoé ...

IN CENTRAL AFRICA

  • Kengba: who does not want to be a slave

IN SENEGAL, GUINEA BISSAU

boys:

  • Atepa (the architect)
  • Ipoji
  • Landing
  • namo
  • Keba (name especially Mandinko and that means, the Great Man)
  • Upa (= young man)
  • Nabasa (= the youngest of the family)
  • Namar
  • Peyis (peace)
  • Undiman (cultural heritage)

girls:

  • Sire
  • A m
  • Muskeba (feminine first name especially Mandinko, which means, the Big Woman)
  • Upéli (= Young girl)
  • Pondu (= young girl)
  • Arukaba (the dice are thrown = it's over)
  • Peli (= the moon)

GABON:

  • Wisi: the light
  • Nzey: the lion

BENIGN:

boys

Sunday

  • Koissi

Monday

  • Kojo

Tuesday

  • komlan

Wednesday

  • Kokou

Thursday

  • Koouvi

Friday

  • Koffi

Saturday

  • Koomlan

girls

Sunday

  • Akossiba

Monday

  • Ajoivi

Tuesday

  • Ablawa

Wednesday

  • Akoua

Thursday

  • Ayaba

Friday

  • Afiavi

Saturday

  • Bai

NIGERIA:

  • Kashka: Friendly
  • Mongo: Famous (Yoruba)
  • Ndulu: Brother
  • Obi: Heart (Ibo)
  • Chinaka: God decides
  • Feyikemi: I am blessed (Yoruba)
  • Ima: Love / Charity (Efik)
  • Nilaja: bring joy (Yoruba)
  • Nweka: Wonderful mother (Ibo)
  • Okwui: Word of God (Ibo)

SWAHILI AND KISWAHILI

boys:

  • Akil: Smart
  • Amani: Peace
  • Bakari: He will have success
  • Shomari: Powerful
  • Jahi: Worthy
  • Mosi: First born
  • Angola, Angolo: the strong, the powerful
  • Yulu, Zulu: the sky, the heavens

girls:

  • Jalia: Honoring
  • Nihahsah: Black Princess
  • Aisha: She is alive

boys:

  • Solim: love

girls:

  • Assima: the one who knows

RWANDA:

  • Zuba: Sun
  • Umutesi, Umuhoza: the one who came to comfort me

CHAD:

Boys:

  • Golmem = Console me.

Girls:

  • Solkem: Pure face.

TANZANIA:

  • Kitataouri: butterfly
  • Aika: thank you, thank you

CAMEROON:

  • bonam: the blessing
  • bulu or budu: the night
  • dina: the name
  • dipita: hope
  • ekalé or modi: the moon
  • etia: the whirlwind
  • epasi: half
  • sponge: the orange
  • epupa: the rainy season
  • eyala: the word
  • ewandè: the fiancee
  • jedu: the orient
  • jengu: the siren (in America, we find the words: Chango, Xango, who come from Jengu)
  • ina, iyo: the mom
  • idiba: the morning
  • lendè: the palm tree
  • long: life
  • madiba: water (like Madiba Nelson Mandela, this word probably has another meaning in Xhosa)
  • malea: advice (singular: léa)
  • mbalè: the truth
  • mbango: ivory
  • mbenga: the dove, the pigeon
  • mulema: the heart
  • muna: the child
  • munia: the tale
  • muñènguè: the joy
  • musango: peace
  • museum: the trumpet
  • musima: luck
  • muto: the woman
  • ngiña: the force
  • ngengeti: the star
  • peña: the novelty
  • Sikè: the chosen, the happy
  • tolè: the constellation
  • wélisanè: patience
  • wéya: the fire
  • wonja: freedom

MOZAMBIQUE:

for the girls :

  • Nyelete: star
  • Mwete: moon
non-exhaustive list .. you can correct and complete please

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