Purposeful Names

You cannot tell the contents of a parcel until you open it. —Nigeria


Enjoy these purposeful names.  IIf 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.

ASHIA (ah-SHEE-ah). Meaningful existence. East Africa
ELLA (EHL-lah). To move towards. Southern Africa (Tsonga)
NIA (NEE-ah). Purpose. Kiswahili
NIAMOJA (nee-ah-moh-JAH). One purpose. East Africa (Kiswahili) (M)
NJONGO (n-JOHN-goh). Our aim or intention. Azania (M)
NOMISHINI (nohm-ee-shee-nee). Mission. Azania (Xhosa)
NONJONGO (nohn-john-goh). Our aim or intention. Azania (F)
SABABU (sah-BAH-boo).

The reason why. Sierra Leone (M)

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



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