Royal Names

tumblr_mxtyrmSp9L1rjs9veo1_500Slippery ground does not recognize kings. —Kenya, Uganda (Luhya)



Enjoy these royal names.  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, 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.


ADEYEMI (ah-deh-YEHM-mee). Fit to be king. Nigeria (M)
AIDA (ah-ee-dah). Princess. Ethiopia (F)
DAMBA (DAHM-bah). King of the world. Angola (M)
FARI (FAH-ree). The queen. Gambia (Wolof) (F)
KHARI (KAH-ree). Kingly. West Africa M
KIBIBI (kee-BEE-bee). Princess; little girl. Kenya, Tanzania (F)
MALIA (MAH-lee-ah). Queen. East Africa (Kiswahili) (F)
MOROWA (moh-ROH-wah). Queen. Ghana (Akan) (F)
NEGASI (neh-GAH-see). Royalty. Ethiopia (M)
NJINGA (n-JEHN-gah). Queen. Azania (F)
OBAFEMI (oh-bah-FEH-mee). The king likes me. Nigeria (Yoruba) (M)
OMOREDE (oh-moh-REH-deh). Prince. Benin (M)
ORIAKU (oh-ree-ah-koo). Princess. Nigeria (Igbo) (F)
TITA (tee-tah). Prince. Cameroon (Mubako) (M)
TOR (toor). King. Nigeria (Tiv) (M)
TORKWASE (TOHR-kwah-seh). Queen. Nigeria (Yoruba) (F)
URBI (OOR-bee). Princess. Benin (F)
ZAUDITU (zah-oo-DEE-too). She is the crown. Ethiopia (F)


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

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  1. Oyenike, oyewumi, obabandele,okunoye

  2. I wanted to know the name for prince in igbo language.

  3. What does ade mean

  4. I’m looking for names to name a little girl that mean something

  5. akpo akpo from Nigeria(Yoruba) male

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