110+ Beautiful African Girls Names with Meanings

Every parent is looking for the right name for their baby. But in doing so, many go for names that aren’t popular for whatever reason. However, this is a costly mistake because you can’t change the name later.

We’ve all heard stories where parents name their child something that the child ends up growing up to hate it.

How can you avoid that? Do some research and check out some popular African girl names to get better idea.

Aba – “born on Thursday”                                            

Ababuo – “A child that keeps coming back”                                         

Abagbe – “We begged to have this one to lift up”                                             

Abam – “Second child after twins”                           

Abayomi – “She brings joy”                                         

Abayomi – “bringer of happiness”                                            

Abdalla – “Servant of God”                          

Abeeku – “one who is born on Wednesday”                                       

Abeje – “We asked to have this child”                                    

Abejide – “Nigerian name for one who is born in the wintertime”                                             

Abeke –  “We asked for her to pet her”                                   

Abena – “Born on Tuesday           

In the past, some parents have named their child after celebrities or fictional characters.

Sometimes the parents themselves will choose a name that is not typical. Other times they will choose a name that is not common at all.

Some parents are so overwhelmed with the task of naming their child, they opt for a one-word baby name.

And although this has been a popular choice, it’s not always the best decision.

In many cultures around the world, a name is considered an important part of a child’s identity.

Besides, it’s a good idea to avoid naming your child the same as their father, which might lead to confusion.

So, what should the perfect baby’s name be? Let’s dive into the list of awesome African girl names.

Abeni – “Girl prayed for”                                              

Abeo – “Her birth brings happiness”                                       

Abiba – “child born after grandmother died”                                       

Abidemi – “Born during the father’s absence”                                    

Abikanile – “Listen”                                         

Abimbola – “Born to be wealthy”                                             

Abiodun – “one born during war”                                             

Abiola – “one born during the New Year”                                              

Abiona – “Born on a journey”                                     

Ada – “First daughter”                                   

Adah – “First daughter”                

African Girl Names

Here are the catchy African girl names with meanings:

Hasina – “Cheerful”               

Ihuoma – “Good Things” … 

Isabis – “Something Beautiful”          

Jamala – “Moon-faced”

Jamila – “Gorgeous Woman”             

Jamyah – “Beautiful One”   

Jemila – “Beautiful”               

Juntai – “Beautiful”

Kamala – “Flower”  

Keisha – “Precious”

Keyara – “Beautiful River”   

Kimani – “Sweet and Beautiful”        

Kitoko – “Beautiful”               

Leisha – “Angel of God”       

Makeda – “Beautiful             

African Girls Names

Beautiful African Girls Names

Here are the few African girls’ names:

Maliha – “Strong”

Nabila – “Of Noble Character”

Nakawa – “Beautiful”            

Nwaoma – “Cute Baby or Beautiful Child”    

Paloma – “White Dove”       

Raysha – “Beautiful Angel of God”

Runako – “Beautiful”             

Sabiha – “A Princess”            

Sakari – “Sweet”

Saniya – “Moment in Time”

Solliz – “Sunshine”

Zainab – “Decorated or Ornamented Tree” 

Zalika – “Well Born”               

Zaynab – “Beautiful”

Zeinab – “Flower of the Desert”

Zenabu – “Beautiful”             

Zuriah – “Beautiful”

Tips to Naming Your Babies

There are millions of baby names out there, and while most parents decide on a name and stick with it for the rest of their lives.

There are some who wish the best for their future child, but don’t have a clue how to choose a name.

These parents may be confused about why they can’t come up with a name for their baby, or they may have tried several times and have given up on the idea.

If you are considering giving your child a name, there are some things you should know:

1.       Pick the name you love, even if it is popular.

It is popular and you love it. Anything else you need to think upon? Nope. Go for it. If you want to give it uniqueness, think of a great middle name.

Here are some popular African girl names out there:

Adamma – “Child of beauty”                                              

Adanna – “Her father’s daughter”                                    

Addae – “the morning sun”                                 

Ade – “royal”                                             

Adebayo – “he was happy’“                                                                                

Adebola – “Honor is hers”                                    

Adedagbo – “Happiness is a crown”                                

Adejola – “the crown needs honour’“                                            

Adeleka – “Crown brings happiness”                                              

Adelola -“Crown brings honor”         

2.       Do not skip lovely African girl names even if they are unique, unusual, and different.

Sometimes, parents will not go for unusual, unique, and different baby names.

They consider it weird. Let me tell you that being attractive and thought provoking is the game these days.

How would you like these African girl names:

Adesimbo – “Noble birth”                                    

Adesina – “This child opens the way”                                              

Adesola – “the crown honoured us’“                                              

Adia – “Present of God”                                       

Adika – “first child from a second husband”                                 

Adio – “Righteous”                                  

Adisa – “The clear one (Nigerian)”                                    

Adofo – “Ghanian word for warrior”                                               

Adom – “God’s blessing”                                      

Adowa – “Born on Tuesday”               

3.       Be confident if you want to go toward personalized spellings for your baby’s name.

SURE. You should be confident when giving personalized spellings to your baby’s name.

However, it is important that you do not make it weird. Adding or removing an alphabet would be enough here.

Try changing these baby names spellings into personalized ones:

 Aduke – “Beloved, cherished                                            

Adunbi – “Nigerian word for pleasant”                                           

Adusa – “Ghanian name given to the thirteenth-born child”                                        

Afafa – “The first child of the second husband”                                          

Afiya – “Health”                                        

Afryea – “Born during happy times”                                

Afua – “Born on Friday”                                        

Aganju – “the earth goddess”

4.       Crossing your favorite African girl names on the feedback on friends and family members.

Feedback is important. But it does not mean to listen to every other person’s opinion.

You will hardly find African girl names that everybody would like. Therefore, get feedback but still know your choice.

Consider getting feedback on these baby names from your friends and family members:

Ahmed – “Praiseworthy”                                     

Aina – “Difficult birth”                                                                                            

Aissa – “grateful”     

Aiyetoro – “Peace on earth                                 

Aiyetoro – “Peace on earth” (Nigerian)”                                        

Ajani – “He fights for possession”     

Rashi – “Cute,Wealth”          

Remba – “Adorn, Beautiful”               

5.       Do a little research and find what is out there.

Research is important step for the first-time parents as well for those who do not know what sort of names people pick.

You will be all good once you do a little internet research. You will also be able to find some great African girl names that you might consider now or in the future.

Here are some common baby names examples to help you:

Salma – “Safe”

Shana – “Beautiful”

Sihle – “Beautiful”  

Sonia – “Beautiful, Pretty”  

Talha – Life, Beautiful”           

Tanya – “ Fairy Princess”      

Udama – “Flowers” 

Wanja – “Beautiful”               

6.       Consider names of the subsequent children.

Maybe, you are first time parents and figuring out some cool African girl name. It is a good idea to consider the names of subsequent children too.

7.       Avoid names with bad meanings.

Baby names with bad meanings can be a cause of embarrassment for you and your kid.

Be sure to know the meaning of the name you are gonna pick and be sure it is encouraging and positive.

Here are some of the cool African girl names with meanings:

Zahra – “Radiant”

Zaina “Lovely”          

Zanta – “Beautiful Girl”         

Zeeba – “Beautiful”               

Zwina – “A Beautiful Woman”            

Adamma – “Beautiful Daughter”      

Adanma – “Beautiful”           

Ahsaki – “Beautiful”               

8.       Pick up good people names from history.

The name of person has effect on his/her personality, it is said. Maybe, that’s the reason why people choose names from history.

You can consider this as well. I am sure you have heard about many legends from the past.

I bet you’d find some awesome and useable African girl names if you look into it.

We have a small list of African girl names here for you to check out and know if you have heard them before:

 Ahyana – “Beautiful Flower”             

Ashaki – “Beautiful”

Ayania – “Beautiful Flower”               

Ayanna – “Innocent”             

Bahiya – “Beautiful”               

Chanya – “Beautiful”             

Corris – “A Beautiful Singer”               

9.       Make sure the first and second name fit with each other.

This happens rarely that the first and seconds names do not fit and meet each other well. It is, however, something you would not want.

Check out African girl names and try to make full names that fit each other nicely:

Ebiere – “Jaw of Niger”        

Fantah – “Beautiful Day

Fantea – “Beautiful Day”     

Fantia – “Beautiful Day”       

Farisa – “Smart”       

Fariza – “Light”         

Gamila – “Gorgeous”            

Hasena – “Good” Pretty”    

10.   Avoid names with too many syllables.

Baby names with too many syllables are complex. They are hard to remember. They should be avoided.

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