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Old 05-02-2016, 10:46 AM
 
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Hi,

Can you help to find African baby boy names with meaning. Top 10 is highly appreciable.

Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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There are 3,000 ethnicities and about 2,000 languages in Africa. Although there are names shared among these, there must be thousands upon thousands of names.

Maybe you coukd narrow your search down to a specific nationality or language.

One thing can be counted on is that there are many Muslims and Christans in Africa so names like Mohammed and David are among the most common, but are Semitic, and not truly African.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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Some Ethiopian ones include Daniel, Dawit (David), Mulugeta, Natna'el, Nahom, Solomon, Tesfaye, Haile, Abel....
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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There are 3,000 ethnicities and about 2,000 languages in Africa. Although there are names shared among these, there must be thousands upon thousands of names.

Maybe you coukd narrow your search down to a specific nationality or language.

One thing can be counted on is that there are many Muslims and Christans in Africa so names like Mohammed and David are among the most common, but are Semitic, and not truly African.
The majority of the people in my ethnic group do have these Semitic names and some names with an Amharic/Tigrinya meaning. We do usually have a counterpart of names such as David in our language, David is Dawit, Elizabeth is Elsabet, John is Yohannes, Jonathan is Yonatan etc.

Pretty much the whole of North Africa is Semitic and also parts of Northern East Africa.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:42 PM
 
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Cool. It is interesting to see how Ethiopians spell/pronounce those names.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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Almost everyone I ever met from Kenya was named Mungai, pronounced Moon Guy. It must be the "Jim" of Kenya.
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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Cool. It is interesting to see how Ethiopians spell/pronounce those names.
. I think most of them are spelt similar to the Hebrew and Greek variants.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Kemba sounds like a really good name.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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Idris.

"Fiery Lord", Welsh
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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FEMALE NAMES
Ikia
Afrikanika
Zambiana
Jaminika

MALE NAMES
Zulu
Rwandana
Kintu
Julethu
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