African Girl Names with Meanings That Are Amazingly Unique ...

Africa is a diverse continent made up of people from different tribes, speaking different languages. This is a list of African girl names that represent Africa and its rich culture. Most of the names are based on the baby's time of birth or the circumstances in which the baby was born, some names are based on religion and others are based on a reflection of what the parents believe the baby will become in the future. Whatever you reason to choose an African name, you will find them meaningful and beautiful.

1. Names from a

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- Aba - Girl born on Thursday
- Abana - Strong personality made with a stone
- Abeba - Flower
- Abena - Girl born on Tuesday
- Abeni - Someone who is prayed for
- Abiba - The first child born after death of grandmother
- Abiona - One who is born during a journey
- Abla - Girl born on Tuesday
- Abraha - A girl born on Tuesday
- Absco - One with an inventive mind.
- Abuya - One who was born when the garden was overgrown.
- Achieng - One born during the day time.
- Adabelle - Oldest daughter.
- Adaeh - Crowned, or chosen, or pinnacle of a peak
- Adamma - Child of Beauty; Beautiful Girl
- Adana - Being the father's daughter; A variant of name Adanna
- Adanne - A child who resembles her mother
- Addiah - ornament of God, Gift from God
- Adebola - Honor is brought to her; She met honor
- Adenike - Affectionate
- Adhiambo - a daughter who is born after sunset
- Adhra - Apology; Virgin
- Adilah - Equal
- Adjoa - Born on a Monday; A daughter who is born on Monday
- Adongo - The second of twins.
- Affrica - From Africa
- Afi - A daughter who is born on Friday
- Afia - A child who is born on Friday
- Afiya - Health; A variant spelling is Afya
- Afua - A child who is born on Friday
- Ahnika - Ruler of the House, Beautiful Ornament
- Aiysha - Powerful and complete
- Akello - Baby girl born after twins.
- Akeyo - One who was born during the harvest.
- Akia - First Born
- Akinyi- Born in the morning; Born during the forenoon
- Akosua - Girl Child Born on Sunday
- Akua - A child who is born on Thursday
- Aluna - Kenyan term, literally meaning come here.
- Aluoch - One who was born during an overcast morning.
- Ama - Child born On Saturday; Old Norse - Eagle
- Amandla - A powerful Woman; Brave and Strong Woman
- Amarachukwu - God's Grace; Mercy of God; Divine Grace
- Amne - Safe; Secure
- Amondi - Born at Dawn
- Amurta - Beautiful; ambrosia
- Angweng - One who was born during the time of white ants.
- Anyango - One who was born during midday.
- Apiyo - First of the twins.
- Arogo - One who nagged a lot during pregnancy.
- Asabi - One of Select Birth
- Ashaki - One who is beautiful
- Ashanti - Name of an African Tribe
- Asis - Of the sun
- Athiambo - Born in Late Evening
- Atieno - One who was born at night.
- Avongara - To Tie
- Awino - One who was born with the cord around.
- Awo - Girl who is born on Thursday
- Ayah - A sparkling and twinkling human being
- Ayana - A pretty and scented flower
- Ayanna - A unique flower which is forever blooming
- Ayira - Chosen; Worthy of Respect; Exalted; Revered
- Ayoka - One who Causes Joy all round; A variant of Ayo
- Aziza - One who is very precious

2. Names from B-c

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- Babetta - Foreign woman.
- Baina - One who is glittering with radiance
- Bandele - Born Away From Home
- Banji - Second Born of Twins
- Barongo - The younger of twin.
- Bashira - Joyful; Predictor of Good News
- Becca - To forecast; Predict; Borrow; Bound
- Becka - Derived from Rebecca; A variant of Becky
- Behati - Blessing
- Beheshta - Paradise
- Beka - One who predicts
- Bikita - Anteater
- Binah - Dancer; one who lives in the moment
- Binta - With God
- Bisa - Greatly Loved
- Bishara - Good tidings.
- Braima - Father of a large number of children
- Bunme - A gift that is mine
- Bunmi - to be my gift
- Busara - Wisdom; Prudence; Sense; Foresight
- Camara - She is a teacher
- Chalondra - A Lark; they are smart individuals
- Charminique - A female child born out of love
- Chausiku - One who was born at night.
- Chinelo - Thought of God
- Chineye - God lives
- Chinue - God's blessing
- Chipo - A gift
- Chuki - Born in a time of strike and hatred.
- Cleotha - A creative artist and everyone is inspired by her

3. Names from D-e

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- Dabiku - Offering
- Daisha - The one who is alive
- Dalilah - Languish; weak
- Dalma - Made of metal
- Debelah - A friendly and charming person
- Deka - A messenger sent from heaven; a pleasing personality
- Delu - The one and only beautiful girl
- Dhakiya - She who is smart.
- Diata - One who is as brave as a Lion
- Dikeledi - One who is filled with a lot of tears
- Ducha - Small or humble.
- Dumisani - Give praise; a honorable and well praised
- Duni - Small
- Durah - Pearl
- Durra - A variant of Durah, meaning pearl.
- Efia - Born on friday
- Efuru - Daughter of heaven; they are blessed
- Eidi - Festival or feast day.
- Ekua - The one converting pain to happiness
- Ellema - An efficient person who milks the Cow
- Eshe - immortal.
- Esiankiki - Young maiden

4. Names from F-H

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- Fabunni - 'This was given to me by God'
- Fadiya - Redeemer; One who redeems
- Faika - Superior; Better
- Fana - Wealth; Honour; One who provides light; Shining
- Fanaka - Prosperity or success
- Fara - Beautiful; Lovely; Pleasant; Good Looking; Joyful
- Faraja - Comfort, relief or rest.
- Farashuu - Kenyan word for butterfly
- Fayola - Good fortune walks with honor
- Feechi - A god worshipping woman
- Finnley - A fair (haired) warrior
- Firyali - Unusual or extraordinary
- Floarea - Romanic word for a blooming flower
- Flodwig - linking two elements, mainly parent names
- Fola - Glory and Prestige; the one who is honorable
- Fumnaya - The person who wanted to love someone.
- Furaha - Refers to blissful or contented.
- Gakeri - A small muscle. A variant of Gakere.
- Gamada - The one who is cheerful and happy.
- Gasira - One who is brave.
- Gathoni - She is an in law.
- Gavivi - The one who loves money.
- Gawahir - Variant form of Jawahir (precious stones or jewels)
- Ghalyela - A person who is very valuable
- Ghanima - A person who has a great fortune
- Gheche - Small
- Gzifa - The peaceful one, calm and patient.
- Habika - Sweetheart, darling, beloved
- Hadaya - Gift; Present; A variant of Hadiya
- Hagos - Joy, happiness, pleasure
- Haiba - Attractive, Charm, Attraction
- Hamisi - One who was born on a Thursday.
- Hanuni - Happy and cheerful
- Hanzila - Road, street, Path, trail
- Haracha - Frog (A creature of God)
- Haseena - Beautiful. Pretty
- Hashiki - Passion
- Hawla - One who is graceful like an antelope.
- Hiari - Free will
- Hidi - Root, origin
- Hinaa - Henna; Myrtle
- Hinna - Henna; A natural dying color
- Hiwot - Eastern African - Amharic name meaning life
- Hoor - A Celestial being; Virgin of Paradise
- Hoyam - Passionate Love
- Huso - Sadness of the bride.

5. Names from I-k

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- Indusa - Desire for a system.
- Ingumba - One who is easy going.
- Jahia - One widely known
- Jahmelia - A beautiful African woman
- Jahzara - A blessed princess
- Jala - Large fish from freshwater
- Jalah - A small leafed wild indigo
- Jamala - One who is well mannered
- Jameelah - A chaste woman
- Jameila - Beautiful
- Jamelia - Somali name meaning beautiful
- Jamelle - One of great beauty
- Jamilia - She who is chaste
- Japera - One who offers thanks
- Jariah - A tributary Lord
- Jetta - Encircled; Surrounded
- Johari - Something of value, jewel
- Joos - They help to bring people together
- Jozua - they are funny and are involved in many activities.
- Julene - Prove to be very lucky and have real personalities.
- Jumapili - Kenyan term, literally meaning Sunday.
- Jumapili - One who was born on Sunday.
- Juza - The meaning of the name Juza is Notify
- Jwahir - The Golden Woman
- Kabibe - Little Lady
- Kacela - the Great Huntress
- Kainda - The Hunter's Daughter
- Kalere - Small Woman
- Kamaria - Bright like the Moon
- Kande - The Firstborn Female Child
- Kaniqua - Black Dress
- Kanoni - Little Bird
- Karasi - Life and Wisdom
- Kaula - Woman Prophet
- Kaweria - The loving one.
- Kaya - Home
- Kayin - The Child that has been Long Awaited
- Kecia - Great, Big Joy
- Keeya - Flower of the Garden
- Keisha - She is a Favorite
- Keishla - Her Life
- Kelenna - Town of Keels
- Kendy - The One who is Loved a Lot
- Kerubo - Born on the plain.
- Kesin - The name means Earth-Bound
- Kesslee - Chubby Baby
- Kia - Season is Beginning
- Kianga - The Beams of The Sun
- Kiden - A Girl born after 3 Boys
- Kimani - One who is Beautiful and Sweet
- Kimmie - Rock with Diamonds
- Kimonia - Means Great Woman
- Kimya - Kimya means Silent
- Kioni - The one who sees and finds things.
- Kubwa - Large
- Kumani - Destiny
- Kunto - Third Born Child
- Kwamboka - One who was born while crossing a river.
- Kya - Diamond in the Sky
- Kymbre - The name means Diamond bearing Rock

6. NAMES from L-m

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- Laqueta - A woman sho is silent, quiet and calm
- Ledisi - To bring forth, to come closer
- Leeda - to bring
- Lehana -A person who rejects
- Lesedi - A ray of light, a beam of light
- Lewa - Beautiful person
- Lindiwe - A person who has waited a long time, patient person
- Lissa - African mythology name, supreme mother goddess
- Loloo - pearls or gems found in an ocean
- Loveie - A lovely and happy soft hearted individual
- Lu Lu - A woman whose beauty is compared to a Pearl
- Lulana - Shining Moon or a Guiding Star
- Machupa - One who likes to drink.
- Madana - A person who heals people
- Mahari - One who is forgiving
- Malaika - An Angel of heaven
- Mandere - Beautiful beads
- Manica - A place name, town in Mozambique
- Mansa - Third Born Girl; King of Kings; Emperor;
- Mardea - The last one
- Mariatu - One who is pure; Innocent
- Marini - Fresh; Healthy; Pretty; Charming
- Marjani - A coral
- Marjean - Coral, Gracious; A variant of Marjian
- Marka - A steady rain
- Masara - A magical woman
- Masego - A blessing
- Mbali - A Zulu name meaning flower
- Meron - The woman who serves the Army.
- Mesi - A smoke, emit a cloud of fiine particles.
- Miah - The much dearest person.
- Miniya - A girl who is believed to do extra-ordinary things.
- Modupe - I am Grateful; Gratefulness; I give thanks to God
- Monifa - African Yoruban - I Am Lucky
- Montsho - A black colored person
- Mugure - Kenyan term, meaning already purchased.
- Mukondi - A dancer
- Mumbi - Creator or mother of the people.
- Murigo - This is a load.
- Muthoni - The shy one.
- Mwassaa - Kenyan term, meaning everywhere.

7. Names from N

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- Naaila - the person with the record of victories.
- Naataanii - A poetess who writes the praise of the prophet
- Nafula - One who was born during the rainy season.
- Nafuna - The one who is carried his feet first.
- Naja - A person indifferent to pleasure and pain
- Nakato - The twins who were born as the second in the family.
- Nakeisha - The lifetime of woman or girl or lady or damsel.
- Naki - The girl who was born first in the family or eldest daughter.
- Nakimera - The talent or present of skills from God.
- Nalo - The most lovable person
- Nalorie - Lovable goddess of earth
- Nataki - One who took birth as a royal
- Nathaara - Tiny pieces scattered all over
- Nathifa - Clean, wholesome, unpolluted.
- Nduta - Teach me
- Neema - The one who was born in richness.
- Neliah - The gift or present from the town
- Netta - Gate, shrubberies, trees, wilds, planting.
- Ngendo - A traveler
- Ngina - One who serves
- Niana - an African city in Mali
- Nichelle - The great champion among the women.
- Nimeesha - The dearest angel of the God
- Nisar - One who is passive and diplomatic.
- Njeri - Daughter of a warrior.
- Njoki - She who returned.
- Nkechi - The precious treasure from God.
- Nkechinyere - God's pleasure which came to this world.
- Nkiru - Once more God will provide the excellent gift.
- Nkiruka - God will give me something ever best once again.
- Nnenia - The one who looks same as her grand mother.
- Nnenna - The one who is fond of her dad's mum.
- Noma - Cultivator or farmer or sample or model.
- Nomalanga - Brilliant or sunshine light.
- Nomasonto - Who was delivered or received on Sunday.
- Nombeko - Regard, respect, admiration.
- Nomuula - Who is like unto Yahweh (Unchanging God)
- Nontle - The ruler of the deep sea.
- Noxolo - One who is passive and diplomatic.
- Nsombi - Full of happiness or complete gladness.
- Nuzhah - Desirable trip or expedition spot.
- Nyaguthii - A traveler
- Nyah - a sweet
- Nyakio - Mother or Womb
- Nyala - Modest
- Nyambura - Born of the Rain
- Nyanjera - Born on the Way
- Nyarai - Modest
- Nyasha - modest
- Nyathera - The quality of being modest.
- Nyawira - One who is hard working.
- Nyeki - A new growth of the plant, a recently grown plant.
- Nyla - The one who is humble and meek.
- Nyoka - Attractive person
- Nyokabi - Of the Maasai people.

8. Names from O-r

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- Ode - The final or the end of salvation
- Olufunke - The one who is loved.
- Omolara - The loving child of the family.
- Onaedo - The precious and great child.
- Onnie - The child who was born in a divine place.
- Ontibile - The one who is sheltered by most high God.
- Onyeka - nobody is superior to God
- Osa - The one who is closer to God, the goddess.
- Osith - One who looks after the people and kingdom
- Otieno - A person who is born at night
- Oya - The one who tore; a Goddess of underriver
- Paka - A name given to a cat; intelligent; quick minded
- Palesa - A beautiful and majestic flower
- Panyin - A name given to the older twin
- Peeta - Fourth Born Daughter; A variation of name is Pita
- Pemba - Force of present existence
- Penda - Admired; Loved; Beloved; A variant of Penha
- Penha - Admired; Loved; Beloved; A variant of Penda
- Phenyo - One who always wins and is victorious
- Phomello - One who is born to succeed; mature individual
- Pulika - A girl who behaves well and is obidient
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- Rhaxma - A very sweet girl
- Roep - A call of cry

9. Names from S

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- Saada - A helpful person
- Sadaka - Swahili name meaning 'A spiritual offering'
- Safara - fire
- Sala - a Woman Who is Gentle by Nature
- Sanura - A kitten
- Sarafina - A bright star
- Sekai - One who is funny
- Shakini - She is the most beautiful one
- Sharik - A child of God for whom the shine rises
- Simisola - A man who rests in wealth
- Sitembileq - To have trust
- Siyanda - Zulu name meaning 'we are growing together'
- Subira - One who has a lot of patience
- Tahira - Pure, clean
- Taiwo - The first of the twin to see the world
- Takiyah - Pious, righteous
- Tale - The color of green
- Taleisha - Blooming life
- Tamasha - A happy, joyous occasion to meet
- Tanesha - Born on monday
- Tannie - A girl born on Monday
- Tapiwa - She who is given as a gift
- Taraji - Swahili name meaning hope
- Tarisai - A woman who is nice to look at
- Tawanda - A slender, young tree
- Tawia - She who is born after twins
- Temwa - Love and happiness
- Tendai - One who is thankful to God
- Tenesha - Girl born on a Monday
- Terehasa - One who is blessed
- Tererai - One who listens
- Thandeka - The loved one
- Thandi - One who loves deeply
- Thandie - The loving one
- Thembeka - A person who is reliable
- Tiaret - She who is like a lioness
- Timberly - A rock or gem from the lands on timber
- Tinashe - God is always with us, belief in god
- Tinecia - God is with us
- Tiombe - A person who is shy
- Titilayo - One who is joyful forever, ever happy
- Tomika - A rich or a wealthy person
- Tumelo - Complete confidence in a person or plan.

10. Names from V-z

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- Vatusia - Kenyan term meaning they will leave us behind.
- Visola - Longings are waterfalls
- Waceera - The wanderer
- Wairimu - One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.
- Waitherero - The better one.
- Wakiuru - One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.
- Walta - Shield
- Wambui - The singer of songs.
- Wamuhu - Born of ashes
- Wamuiru - A dark-skinned beauty.
- Wamweru - One who is light-skinned.
- Wangai - Born of God.
- Wangari - A leopard
- Wangera - A traveler
- Wangu - The one who gathers the firewood.
- Wanja - The one from without.
- Wanjeri - Born of Njeri.
- Wanjiku - One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.
- Wanjiru - One of the nine founders of Agikuyu.
- Winda - Chasing for food.
- Winta - Desire
- Wokabi - She is of the Maasai.
- Xinavane - Spread or propagate
- Xolani - Kenyan term meaning be at peace.
- Yakini - African - An honest Woman; Truthful Lady
- Zahra - Shining or flower
- Zaila - Beautiful; Good Looking; Charming
- Zawadi - Gift

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