10 Popular African baby names and their origins



Do any other parents feel an immense amount of pressure when it comes to baby names? The pressure to find a name our little one will like when they are older. The pressure to find a name that flows nicely with our last name and culture. In the meantime, we've been keeping a fun list of names that have caught our attention.

1. Abayomi

Country: Nigeria


2. Adeben

Country: Ghana


3. Amare

African: Possesses great strength

Arabic: Variation of Amar, which means "moon" in Arabic.


4. Amina

African: Trustworthy (Swahili)

Arabic: Trustworthy or faithful


5. Dakarai

Country: Zimbabwe

Egyptian: Happy


6. Dalia

African: (Tanzanian)

Arabic: Flower


7. Deka

African: Pleasing (Somali)


8. Mardea

Country: Liberia

9. Nyennoh- (First born)

Country: Liberia

10. Abuya

Country: Kenya



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