Smart Names

The wisdom of the dead prevents the old man from making mistakes. —Africa


Enjoy these smart 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.

ANO (AH-noh) One with knowledge. Nigeria (Igbo) M
BUSARA (BOO-sah-rah) Wisdom. East Africa (Kiswahili) F
DHAKIYA (TAH-kee-yah) Intelligent. Kenya, Tanzania (Kiswahili) F
ELEWA (EH-leh-wah) Very intelligent. East Africa (Kiswahili) M
IMO (e-moh) Knowledge. Nigeria (Yoruba) M
LUNANGA (loo-nahn-gah) Wisdom. DRC (Rega) M
LWAZI (LWAH-zee) Knowledge. Azania (Xhosa) M
NOLWAZI (nohl-WAH-zee) The one with knowledge. Azania (Zulu) F
RAKHETY (rah-KEH-tee) Knowledge; wisdom. Egypt/Khamit F
SEBA (SEH-bah) To know; to understand. Azania (Nguni) M
TSABO(tsah-BOH) Knowledge. Lesotho (Basotho)F


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

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  1. Ano is a short good name,my son is Ano Anoshamisa meaning God is amazing.i love the meaning of that name.

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