Animal and Creature Names

Every animal knows how to suckle its baby. —Kenya (Agikuyu)

 

Enjoy these names for animals and creatures. If you don’t discover a name that you like, our site does have a list of names for dogs.  If you still don’t discover a name you like, please review the 5,508 names in The African Book of Names or try our African Name Generator. Much like The African Book of Names, AfrikanNames.com takes a unique approach to names by focusing on meaning while still working to maintain the integrity of sound, region, and gender distinction (where applicable).  However, please do not accept meanings as exclusive or absolute. Where there are errors in meaning, no disrespect is intended.  Names have been researched to the best of our competence.

 

NAMEPRONUNCIATIONMEANINGORIGINGENDER
AKASI (ah-KAH-see). Horse. Nigeria (Ishan)
AVU (AH-voo). Dove. Azania (Xhosa)
AZINZA (ah-ZEEN-zah). Mermaid. Togo (Mina)
BATTE (bah-teh). Elephant. Uganda (Luganda) (M)
BETOTO (beh-TOH-toh). Owl. Azania (Sotho)
CHANDU (CHAHN-doo). Octopus. Kiswahili
COYAH (koh-yah). Snake. Guinea
DANGALA (dahn-GAH-lah). Baboon. Azania (Zulu)
DUDU (DOO-doo). Insect. Kiswahili
FEZELA (feh-ZEH-lah). Scorpion. Azania (Nguni)
FINYEZI (feen-YEH-zee). Firefly. Azania (Zulu)
FIRIFIROO (fee-ree-fee-roh). Butterfly. Gambia (Mandinka)
FUDU (FOO-doo). Tortoise. Azania (Zulu)
GAMKA (GAHM-kah). Lions. Azania (Khoikhoin)
GATARE (gah-tah-reh). Small lion. Rwanda, Burundi(M)
GIWA (GEE-wah). Elephant. West Africa (Hausa)
GOYA (goh-yah). Wild cat. Southern Africa (Tsonga)
IMFEZI (ee-FEH-zee). Cobra. West Africa (Yoruba)
INAMA (ee-NAH-mah). Wild animals. Zambia (Bemba)
INGWE (eeng-weh). Leopard. Azania (Zulu)
KADA (KAH-dah). Crocodile. West Africa (Hausa)
KAKEMBO (kah-kehm-boh). Small monkey. Uganda (Ganda) (M)
KAMBUJI (kahm-BOO-jee). Goat. Malawi (Ngoni) (M)
KAMPOGO (kahm-poh-goh). Antelope. Rwanda, Burundi
KANONI (kah-NOH-nee). Little bird. Tanzania (Ulaya) (F)
KASUKU (kah-SOO-koo). Parrot. Kiswahili
KHOLA (KOH-lah). Deer. Kiswahili (F)
KINYONGA (keen-YOHN-gah). Chameleon. Kiswahili
KOLA (KOH-lah). Snail. Tanzania
KWENA (KWEH-nah). Crocodile. Azania (North Sotho)
LENCHO (LEHN-choh). Lion. Ethiopia, Kenya (Oromo) (M)
MUTENITENI (moo-TEH-nee- TEH-nee). Firefly. DRC (F)
NGOMBE (n-GOHM-beh). Cow. Malawi (Yao) (M)
NGUNI (n-GOON-nee). Honey bird. Zambia (Bemba)
NJAGI (n-JAH-gee). Zebra. Kenya
NJOFU (ndjh-oh-foo). Elephant. Tanzania (Chaga) (M)
NKUKU (n-koo-koo). Rooster. Malawi (Yao) (M)
NSOMBA (n-SOHM-bah). Fish. Malawi (Yao) (M)
ONI (OH-nee). Bird. Azania (Nguni)
PAA (PAH). Gazelle. Kiswahili
PAKA (PAH-kah). Cat. Kiswahili
PANYA (PAHN-yah). Mouse. Kiswahili
POPO (POH-poh). Butterfly. Kiswahili
SEMPALA (ssehm-pah-lah). An antelope. Uganda (Ganda) (M)
SENGO (ssehn-goh). Leopard. Uganda (Ganda) (M)
SENKIMA (ssehn-tch-ee-mah). Monkey. Uganda (Ganda) (M)
SENTASHYA (sehn-TAH-shah). Sparrow. Rwanda, Burundi (M)
SIRI (SEE-ree). Tiger. Nigeria
SULUWO (soo-LOO-woh). Wolf. Gambia
SUNDIATA (soon-dee-AH-tah). Hungry lion. Guinea (M)
TAUSI (tah-OO-see). Peacock. Kiswahili (F)
THETHE (teh-teh). Grasshopper. Azania (Nguni)
THUTIWA (too-tee-wah). Giraffe. Azania (Sotho)
TLOWANA (ttloh-wah-nah). Little elephant. Azania (Sotho)
TOLI (TOH-lee). A sparrow. West Africa (F)
TWIGA (twee-gah). Giraffe. Kiswahili
UFUDO (oo-FOO-doh). Tortoise. Azania (Nguni)
UGO (OO-goh). Eagle. Nigeria (Igbo) (M)
XOXO (TSOH-tsoh). Frog. Azania (Nguni)
YOLA (YOH-lah). Firefly. Nigeria (Hausa) (F)
ZAKI (ZAH-kee). Lion. West Africa (Hausa)

Do you have ANIMAL and/or CREATURE names to share?  If so, please share those names in the comments section.

 

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