Welcome to our list of the 50 most popular African names for girls. Each name has a short explanation of its meaning along with a cool fact about the name.
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Achor: Achor is one of the most common Dinka names for girls. It is prominent amongst the speakers of a Nilo-Saharan language in South Sudan.
Adebukola: This beautiful Yoruba name means a crown has been added to the wealth.
Ademide: Ademide translates to my joy is here in the Yoruba language.
Adut: This is another Dinka female name that is prevalent in South Sudan.
Akanni: Akanni means a person who is profitable to encounter.
Akech: A South Sudanese Dinka name for girls.
Aker: Aker is also a female Dinka name.
Akinyi: In the Lou language, Akinyi pertains to a baby girl who was born in the morning.
Aluel: Aluel is a widely-used Dinka name.
Amani: Amani is amongst the Swahili names that are becoming increasingly popular in recent years. It pertains to peace and safety.
Amer: This is another South Sudanese Dinka name.
Atiena: In Swahili, Atiena means guardian of the night.
Ayen: Ayen can be added to our list of prominent Dinka names for girls.
Berhane: Berhane translates to my light in the Afrikaans language.
Bibi: In the same vein, Bibi refers to a daughter of a king or lady.
Bomikazi: In the Xhosa language, Bomikazi means life.
Chebet: This name comes from the Kalenjin language, and it is defined as a girl who was born midday.
Chepkemoi: Similarly, Chepkemoi means a female baby who was born at night in Kalenjin.
Chepkorir: Meaning a girl who was born before sunrise.
Chepyator: Chepyator can either pertain to a first-born child or someone who paves the way. It is also a Kalenjin feminine name.
Chesang: This name means born outside the house.
Chiamaka: Chiamaka is derived from the Igbo language, and it translates to God is good.
Dada: In Yoruba, Dada is a kid that has curly hair.
Dane: This a feminine version of the name Danae in Afrikaans. It should be noted that many Afrikaans names have European origins, especially Dutch.
Elize: Similarly, Elize is the Afrikaans format of Elise, and it refers to a person who is consecrated to God.
Elna: Meaning beloved, Elna is the Afrikaans equivalent of Eleonora.
Eziamaka: In Igbo, Eziamaka translates to the family is good.
Fisayo: Fisayo means God has added to my joy in the Yoruba language.
Fundiswa: This unique name for girls is in Xhosa, a branch of the Bantu language family. Fundiswa means smart and educated.
Imani: This Swahili name is derived from the Arabic female name 'Imaan', and it translates to faith.
Imihlali: Imihlali is a Xhosa feminine name that means rejoice.
Jumoke: Jumoke is a beautiful Yoruba name for girls that means everyone loves the child.
Lakicia: This feminine Swahili name is used to refer to a girl who is the favorite amongst the people.
Mava: Mava translates to wisdom and experience in the Xhosa language.
Ndidi: Meaning patience in Igbo.
Ndidimaka: Likewise, Ndidimaka translates to patience is good in Igbo.
Nya: In Swahili, Nya means a friend or companion.
Nyandeng: This is amongst the most popular Dinka names for girls.
Odunayo: In Yoruba, Odunayo means a year of happiness.
Rehema: Rahema is a Swahili feminine name that is growing in popularity across the world, and it pertains to compassion and mercy.
Sisipho: Sisipho is a Xhosa name for girls, and its meaning is gift.
Sybella: In the Afrikaans language, Sybella translates to oracle or prophetess.
Tabia: The definition of Tabia is a talented person who engages in polite behavior. This name is Swahili.
Taraji: Another Swahili name, Taraji means hope.
Thandolwethu: This translates to our love in Afrikaans.
Tish: The meaning of Tish in Swahili is a strong will or will power.
Tishala: Tishala, meanwhile, refers to a woman or girl with strong will power.
Titilayo: Titilayo pertains to eternal happiness in Yoruba.
Trudene: Meaning spear of strength, Trudene is a common Afrikaans girls’ name.
Ugomma: In Igbo, Ugomma translates to beautiful glory.
Urenna: This female name means a father's glory, pride, or happiness in Igbo.
Zalika: Zalika is a Swahili name for girls that refers to a child who was born well.
Zuri: Zuri, which is also Swahili, means good and beautiful.