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What are the popular African girls' names and their meanings?

Do you know what girls` names are the most popular in Africa? Or maybe you know their exact meaning? Have you ever heard such names as Agvang, Bahati, or Dikeledi? If not, then continue reading the article to get acquainted with African girls’ names list.

African girls names

It is difficult to imagine something more original and exotic than African girls’ names: Zuber, Kwasi, Nsiya, Oludzhimi, Ambala, etc. Actually, names of beautiful African girls have become increasingly familiar to people of other countries recently. Many of them are borrowed from European languages. Calling their children by western names, African parents try to provide them with a positive future in the progressive world. In addition, the superstitious Africans believe that in this way they will definitely attract good luck, repeating the fate of wealthy Europeans.

However, the names of the native African girls do not lose their relevance. They still remain the most popular amongst the population of the continent.

African girls names meaning

Differences between European and African names are mostly in sound and meaning. Natives often give their children unappealing names, thus, trying to protect them from evil spirits. Because of this, many popular African girls` names have quite a negative meaning. For example, Nkurinu means “nonsense”, Ouor – “greedy”. However, the bulk of African names, nevertheless, have a positive content. Their value can be associated with various phenomena of nature, insects, personal characteristics, or time of birth. For example, a beautiful African girl name Ozumeyr means “rainbow” and Monifa is “Lucky”.

African girls names Zuber

The list of popular African girls’ names and meanings (in alphabetical order).

A

  • Abang – from the wood
  • Agachi - hawk
  • Agvang - wolf
  • Agot - mountain
  • Adaez - King's daughter
  • Adan – father`s daughter
  • Adwar - huntress
  • Addzhoa - born on Monday
  • Adzhuoga - doctor
  • Aduor - born at dawn

African girls names Monifa

B

  • Baak - first-born
  • Babiray - the first of the twins
  • Bahati – lucky girl
  • Boipelo - proud
  • Boitumelo - joy
  • Bolanayl - the wealth of this house

C

  • Chayoma - God is enormous
  • Chiamaka - God is gorgeous
  • Chibuez - God is the king
  • Chibuzo - God is the head
  • Chidiber - God is the sympathetic
  • Chica - God is the largest
  • Chinaz - God is accountable
  • Chinv - it is God
  • Chinvendu - God is living
  • Chinedu - God leads
  • Chipo - reward

African girls names Chinv

D

  • Dadaisma - curly hair
  • Dambadzo - trouble
  • Dikeledi - tears
  • Dubaku - eleventh-born child
  • Deyo - happiness comes

E

  • Edzhayd – mother`s icon
  • Esi - born on Sunday
  • Euond - mother returned
  • Ebel - gentleness
  • Eyira - chosen
  • Eyodel - delight came home
  • Ekandeyo - grief becomes joy

F

  • Famnanya - love me
  • Ferah - pleasure
  • Funan - care for

I

  • Idohou - born after twins
  • Imani - trust
  • Ife - love

African girls names Ife

K

  • Kadzhiso - peaceful
  • Kamariya - moon
  • Kanto - the third child
  • Kefilv - responsible
  • Khikiza – grown up girl

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L

  • Lezedi - easy
  • Lindayv - anticipated
  • Lumuzi - born face down
  • Lundzhil - superior

M

  • Mazego - blessing
  • Mazozi - tears
  • Makhamba - harmoniously
  • Manyara - badly treated
  • Marjani - coral
  • Mvanadzhuma - born on Friday
  • Meykna - pleased
  • Miremb - quiet
  • Modzhizola - wealth
  • Monifa - fortunate
  • Mudiva - devotee
  • Munash - with God

African girls names Mazozi

N

  • Nakata - the second of twins
  • Ngozi - consent
  • Ndidi - staying power
  • Neo - present
  • Nia - principle
  • Nkechi - God gave me a blessing
  • Nomusa - generous
  • Ntanda - star
  • Ntombi - woman
  • Nyarey - modesty
  • Nyah - aim

O

  • Ozumeyr - rainbow
  • Oichi - terrified
  • Olamayd - wealth came
  • Ololara - born at the right time
  • Oluchi - the work of God
  • Oleyinka - wealth around me
  • Onieka - who is more than God?
  • Oniekachukvu - who is more than God?

African girls names Onieka

R

  • Ramla - foreteller
  • Refills – this one
  • Ruto - worship
  • Rutendo - confidence
  • Rufaro - contentment

S

  • Sibonakalizo - symbol
  • Sizembayl - we believe
  • Simizola - rest in wealth
  • Subira - tolerance

T

  • Tandayv - adornment
  • Taonga - we are grateful
  • Tafadzwa - we are pleased to
  • Tendey - appreciative
  • Tinashe - God with us

Girls names list Tendey

U

  • Udo - Peaceful
  • Unati - God with us
  • Uornesh – looks like gold

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