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African Names

GIRLS

Adesina

(ah – DAY – see -NAH)
Meaning: opening the way for more children
Desina, Addesin, Adesena, Sina

Ameena

(a – meen -AH); (ah – MEE – nah)
Meaning: trustworthy
Aminah

Bolanile

(bo – la – NEE – lah)
Meaning: house of riches

Dayo

(DAH -yo)
Meaning: joy arrives

Deka

(DEE- kah)
Meaning: pleasing
Dekah

Delu

(Day – loo)
Meaning: the only girl

Eshe

(E – shə)
Meaning: Life

Fayola

(fah – YO -lah)
Meaning: walks with honor

Femi

(FE – mee)
Meaning: adore me

Fisseha

(fis – seu – HA)
Meaning: happiness

Ghalyela

(GAL – ye – lah)
Meaning: precious

Haiba

(HAH – ee – bah)
Meaning: charm

Ife

(ee – FE)
Meaning: love

Ilori

(il – lor -EE)
Meaning: special treasure

Imena

(ee – MAY – mah)
Meaning: dream

Iniko

(ee – NEE – ko)
Meaning: born during troubled times

Isabis

(is – AH – Bəs)
Meaning: beautiful

Ishara 

(ee – shar – rah)
Meaning: a good sign
Shar

Jahia

(JAH – hee – ah)
Meaning: prominent
Jahiah

Jendayi

(jen – DAH – yee)
Meaning: grateful

Jina

(JEE – nah)
Meaning: named child

Kainda

(kah – EEn – dah)
Meaning: hunters daughter

Kalifa

(kah – LEE – fah)
Meaning: chaste

Kanika

(kah – NEE – kah)
Meaning: black

Mandisa

(mahn – DEE – sah)
Meaning: sweetness

Nailah

(NAH – ee – ah); (nah -EE – lah)
Meaning: success
Nala

Nayo

(NAH – yo)
Meaning: she is our joy

Neema

(ne – E – mah)
Meaning: born in riches

Nuru

(noo – ROO)
Meaning: born during the day

Olabisi

(o – LAH – bee – see)
Meaning: much joy

Oni

(o- NEE)
Meaning: born on holy ground

Oseye

(o – SE – ye)
Meaning: happy
Osey

Pili

(PEE – lee); (PI – lee)
Meaning: born second

Rabia

(RAH – bee – ah)
Meaning: spring

Rafiya

(RAH – fee – yah)
Meaning: dignified

Ramla

(RAHM – lah)
Meaning: prophetess

Saada

(sah – AH – dah)
Meaning: helper

Sabiha

(sab – ə – HA)
Meaning: morning

Sanura

(sah – NOO – rah)
Meaning: kitten

Shani

(SHAH – nee)
Meaning: wonderful

Tabara

(tah – bar -ah)
Meaning: prosperous

Takiyah

(TAH – kee – yah); (tah – KEE – yah)
Meaning: righteous

Tale

(TAH – le)
Meaning: green

Tamasha

(tah – MAH – shah)
Meaning: pageant

Teleza

(tah – LE – zah)
Meaning: slippery
Telleza

Tendai

(ten – DAY)
Meaning: thankful to god

Thandiwe

(tahn – DEE – we)
Meaning: loved one

Ulu

(oo – LOO)
Meaning: second daughter

Urbi

(OOR – bee)
Meaning: princess

Urenna

(oo – REB – nah)
Meaning: father’s pride

Wangari

(WAHN – gah – ray)
Meaning: leopard

Zalika

(zah – LEE – kah)
Meaning: noble
Zaliki

Zena

(ZEE – nə)
Meaning: news
Xenia

Zuri

(ZOO – ree)
Meaning: beautiful

Zuwena

(zoo – WE – nah)
Meaning: good

BOYS

Adeben

(ah – de – BEB)
Meaning: Twelfth born

Dakarai

(dah – kah – RAH – ee)
Meaning: happiness

Diallo

(DEE – ah – lo)
Meaning: bold

Haruko

(hah – roo – ko)
Meaning: first born

Issa

(ee – SAH)
Meaning: god is salvation
Issah

Jabari

(jah – BAHR – ee)
Meaning: comforter

Jabulani

(jah – boo – LAH – nee)
Meaning: jubilant

Jahi

(JAH – hee)
Meaning: dignified

Kaeko

(kah – SAy – ko)
Meaning: mock

Kayonga

(kah – YO – ngah)
Meaning: ash

Mosi

(MO – see)
Meaning: first born

Moswen

(MOHS – wen)
Meaning: light colored

Mwai

(MWAH – ee)
Meaning: prosperity

Naasir

(NAH – sir)
Meaning: defender

Obi

(O – bee)
Meaning: heart

Odion

(o – dee -ON)
Meaning: first child of twins

Ohin

(o – HEEN)
Meaning: chief

Otieno

(o – tee – E – no)
Meaning: born at night

Rashidi

(rah – SHEE – dee)
Meaning: rightly guided

Sadiki

(sah – DEE – kee)
Meaning: faithful

Umi

(OO – mee)
Meaning: life

Zahur

(zah – HOOR)
Meaning: flower

Zesiro

(ze – SEE – ro)
Meaning: older twin

Zimkomo

(zee – KO – mo)
Meaning: gratitude

Ziyad

(zee – YAHD)
Meaning: increasing