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African American baby names

A number of African American names come from Africa languages. There are over fifty countries in Africa and with more than a thousand different languages. Some languages such as Swahili, Youruba and Hausa are spoken by many people, while others are limited to a couple hundred people. The Khoisan language are know for their use of clicking sounds. Names in Africa have also been influenced by European and Arabic cultures.

Naming traditions reflect a desire to honor relatives, to reflect the circumstances of birth and reflect the spiritual and natural world.

For example, in Swahili, some names for boys with their meanings are:

Baingana People are equal
Jabari Brave person
Khairi Like a king
Mossi First boy child
Sudi Lucky

...and for girls

Dalilla Kind
Kamariah Moon
Marjani Coral
Shani Wonderful
Zurri Attractive

From the Yoruba language some names/meanings for boys:

Abimbola Wealthy
Ayanda Special creation
Iseoluwa Act of god
Oludara God is good
Oluwasegun God is victorious

...and for girls:

Mogbekeleoluwa I put my trust in god
Olbosipo Honor returned
Oyinkonsola Honey & riches
Titilope Forever grateful
Oluwatosin Praise god


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