101 African boy names for your baby

When the search for a baby name begins, some parents look to other countries and languages for inspiration, choosing Japanese , French , Russian, or Turkish names , for example .

Africa, with 54 countries and more than 2,000 languages and dialects, is also a place where we can get inspiration to name our baby. Depending on the region, African names can have Arabic, Egyptian or Ethiopian origin to name a few, or come from languages such as Igbo, Swahili or Zulu, among others.

A few days ago we published some ideas of African names for girls, so now we share 101 African names for boys with their meaning .

  • Aadan , “son of Adam”
  • Abasi , “severe”
  • Abayomi , “he who brings joy”
  • Abdalla/Abdullah , “servant of God”
  • Abidemi , “born in the presence of his father”
  • Addo , “king of the road”
  • Bye , “fair”
  • Adom , “who is aided by the gods”
  • Ahmed , “praise”
  • Akil , “clever”
  • Amadi , “free man”
  • Amari , “possessing great strength, eternal”
  • Amin , “faithful”
  • Anum , “fifth-born”
  • Arno , “easy”
  • Ashraf , “distinguished, noble”
  • Assim , “protector”
  • Azizi , “precious”
  • Baako , “firstborn”
  • Badru , “born on a full moon”
  • Bakari , “noble oath”
  • Bassel , “brave”
  • Bes , “he who brings joy”
  • Bomani , “warrior”
  • Bongani , “grateful”
  • Chidike , “God is strong”
  • Dakarai , “happiness”
  • Dalmar , “versatile”
  • Ebo , “born on Tuesday”
  • Essam , “guardian, protector”
  • Fadil , “generous”
  • Faraji , “consolation”
  • Farid , “unique, matchless, peerless”
  • Femi , “love”
  • Gamal , “God is my reward”
  • Habib , “dear”
  • Hakim , “wise”
  • Halif , “ally”
  • Hamadi , “praised”
  • Hashan , “good”
  • Hasani , “handsome”
  • Ibrahim , “father of many sons”
  • Idir , “alive”
  • Ike , “God laughs”
  • Imamu , “spiritual leader”
  • Jabari , “brave”
  • Khalil , “great, who venerates”
  • Jamal , “beauty”
  • Jamil , “pretty”
  • Jawara , “peace-loving”
  • Jomo , “farmer, farmer”
  • Juma , “born on Friday”
  • Kamal , “perfection”
  • Karim , “generous, noble”
  • Khalid , “immortal”
  • Khalil , “good friend”
  • Kofi , “born on Friday”
  • Lerato , “love”
  • Lethabo , “happiness”
  • Lubanzi , “love of God”
  • Lukman , “prophet”
  • Malik , “king”
  • Manu , “second born”
  • Masud , “lucky”
  • Moses , “son”
  • Mosi , “firstborn”
  • Mustafa , “chosen”
  • Nabil , “nobleman”
  • Nadir , “rare, exceptional”
  • Naim , “comfort, tranquility”
  • Nuru , “born during the day”
  • Olufemi , “God loves me”
  • Omar , “father of the prophet”
  • Omari , “chief”
  • Osahar , “God hears me”
  • Radhi , “excuse me”
  • Ramses , son of Ra, sun god
  • Rashidi , “wise”
  • Re , “midday sun”
  • Rufaro , “God has answered our prayers”
  • Sadiki , “faithful”
  • Samir , “companion”
  • Shakir , “grateful”
  • Sudi , “lucky”
  • Tafari , “one who inspires awe”
  • Thabo , “happiness”
  • Ubaid , “faithful”
  • Yared , “descendant”
  • Yassir , “prosperous, tolerant”
  • Youssef , “Joseph”
  • Zaid , “abundance”
  • Zuberi , “strong”

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