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August 21, 2019 1 min read

The prettiest African girl names, their meanings and origins for your beautiful queen. Brought to you by our Love My Roots Onesie Collection

 

A

Name Pronunciation Meaning Origin Country/Region
Asha Life Kiswahili. Derived from Aisha East Africa
Aliya Exalted Arabic, Hebrew, Kiswahili East Africa
Anaya Look up to God Ibo Nigeria
Ayana Beautiful Flower Amharic Ethiopia

 

B

Name Pronunciation Meaning Origin Country/Region
Bahiya Beautiful Arabic/Kiswahili East Africa
Binta With God West Africa

 

C

Name Pronunciation Meaning Origin Country/Region
Chinara chee-NAHR-ah May God receive Ibo Nigeria

 

D

Name Pronunciation Meaning Origin Country/Region
Dahab Gold Tigrinya Ethiopia/Eritrea

 

E

Name Pronunciation Meaning Origin Country/Region
Efua Born on Friday Ghana
Esenam God has heard me Ghana

  • Malaika - Angel
  • Hadiya - gift, sacrifice
  • Morowa - queen
  • Nkechi - god's own
  • Sharifa - distinguished one
  • Tamika - a twin
  • Tinashe - We are with God (God is with us), Shona, Zimbabwe
  • Zola - to love
  • Zalika - born to nobility
  • Zina - free spirit
  • Zawadi gift
  • Senait - good luck
  • Semira - highest heaven
  • Jameelah, Jamila - Beautiful
  • Nalah - Swahili, lioness
  • Lakeisha - joyful
  • Kamaria - Bright like the moon
  • Kijana - youth
  • Karima - Generous
  • Zahara - To shine, to bloom
  • Latifa - gentle, kind
  • Imani
  • Kalifa
  • Lulu
  • Malia - Queen
  • Zahra - brilliance, light
  • Zakiya - intelligent, smart
  • Zarina - Gold
Nadine Taylor
Nadine Taylor


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