Favorite Names

These are a few of my favorite names, either because of the meaning, or because of the sound.  Enjoy.56959634  If these names turn out not to be your favorite names, or if you 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
AGULU (ah-GOO-loo) Fight like a lion. Nigeria (Igbo) F
BUYISILE (booh-yee-SEE-leh) He has retrieved what was lost. Azania (Xhosa) M
DHURIYA(THU-ree-yah) Descendant. East Africa Kiswahili) F
HARARA (hah-RAH-rah)Passion; body heat. Kiswahili
HIARI(HEE-ah-ree) Free will. East Africa (Kiswahili)F
IBHEJI(ee-beh-jee) Determination. Azania (Zulu)
IZOGIE (ee-ZOH-gee-eh)I choose laughter. Nigeria
JESHI (JEH-shee)Army.M
JINGA (jehn-gah)Determination. Cameroon M
JOLA(JOH-lah) One who brings happiness. Azania M
JOMO (JOH-moh)Burning spear. Kenya
LAAH (la-ah)Fire. CameroonM
MASSASSI (mahs-SAHS-see)Legendary name for "first woman on earth." Zimbabwe F
MUTALABALA(moo-tah-lah-BAH-lah) The limitless one who fills all space. Zambia, Zimbabwe
NAKISAI(nah-kee-SAH-ee) Beautify. ZimbabweF
NAKKAZI(nnahk-kah-zee) Big woman. Uganda F
OGUNDU(oh-GOON-doo) Fight for life. Nigeria (Igbo)
OKRA(OHK-rah) Soul.GhanaM
PEHTEMA(peh-TEH-mah) Divided thoughts- she has broken my heart with beauty. Cameroon F
SEMPIIRA(ssehm-pee-rah) large fire deliberately set for a constructive purpose. UgandaM
SHAUKU(shah-OO-koo) Strong desire. Kiswahili
SHEKA(SHEH-kah)Be passionate, enthusiastic. Azania (Zulu)
SILAHA(see-LAH-AH) Weapon.F
SOJA(SOH-jah)Soldier.West Africa (Yoruba)
SULA(SOO-lah) Disrespectful; to forget about a wrong that has been committed. Zambia
TAAKAA(taah-kaah)Wild fire.Gambia
UTASHI(oo-TAH-shee) Free will. KiswahiliF
YERO(yeh-roh) Warrior, born soldier. DRCM
ZIMISELE(ZEE-mee-seh-leh) Determined; one who is prepared for anything. Azania (Xhosa)
ZINDZHI (ZEHND-zee) Warrior. AzaniaF

What are your FAVORITE names?  Do you have FAVORITE names to share?  If so, please share these names in the comments section.

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  1. this helped me with names for the main characters in my book.

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