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We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Aba

Aba Meaning and Origin The name Aba is a girl's name meaning "born on Thursday" and is of African Ghanaian origin. Posts with the name Aba: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Adanne

Adanne Meaning and Origin Resembling the mother, mother's child • African The name Adanne is a girl's name meaning "resembling the mother, mother's child" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Adanne: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Addae

Addae Meaning and Origin The name Addae is a boy's name meaning "morning sun" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Addae: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Adhra

Adhra Meaning and Origin The name Adhra is a girl's name meaning "apology" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Adhra: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Adio

Adio Meaning and Origin The name Adio is a boy's name meaning "be righteous" and is of African Nigerian origin.  Posts with the name Adio: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Adwin

Adwin Meaning and Origin The name Adwin is a boy's name meaning "artist, intellectual" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Adwin: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Afryea

Afryea Meaning and Origin The name Afryea is a girl's name meaning "born during happy times" and is of African Ghanaian origin. Posts with the name Afryea: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Asya

Asya Meaning and Origin The name Asya is a girl's name meaning "born in a time of grief" and is of Swahili origin.  Posts with the name Asya: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys 100 Pretty Unique Names for Girls Flying Under the Radar

Ayize

Ayize Meaning and Origin The name Ayize is a boy's name meaning "let it happen" and is of African Zulu origin. Posts with the name Ayize: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Bandele

Bandele Meaning and Origin The name Bandele is a girl's name meaning "follow me home" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Bandele: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Dakarai

Dakarai Meaning and Origin The name Dakarai is a boy's name meaning "happiness" and is of African Egyptian origin. Posts with the name Dakarai: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Dalmar

Dalmar Meaning and Origin The name Dalmar is a boy's name meaning "versatile, adaptable; many-sided" and is of African Somalian origin. Posts with the name Dalmar: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Desta

Desta Meaning and Origin The name Desta is a girl's name meaning "joy, happiness" and is of African origin.  Posts with the name Desta: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Efia

Efia Meaning and Origin The name Efia is a girl's name meaning "born on Friday" and is of African Ghanaian origin. Posts with the name Efia: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Femi

Femi Meaning and Origin The name Femi is a girl’s name meaning “love me” and is of African Nigerian origin. Posts with the name Femi: 50 Exotic & Unique Names for Your Baby Girl

Ghedi

Ghedi Meaning and Origin The name Ghedi is a boy's name meaning "sojourner; traveler" and is of African Somalian origin. Posts with the name Ghedi: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Hadiya

Hadiya Meaning and Origin The name Hadiya is a girl's name meaning "guide" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Hadiya: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Ibrahim

Ibrahim Meaning and Origin The name Ibrahim is a boy's name meaning "father of multitude" and is of African Nigeria origin. Current Popularity: #437. Posts with the name Ibrahim: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Jabari

Jabari Meaning and Origin The name Jabari is a boy's name meaning "brave one" and is of African Swahili origin. Current Popularity: #952. Posts with the name Jabari: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names 30 Cool Unusual Undiscovered Boy Names

Jafari

Jafari Meaning and Origin The name Jafari is a boy's name meaning "stream" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Jafari: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Jendayi

Jendayi Meaning and Origin The name Jendayi is a girl's name meaning "give thanks" and is of African Zimbabwean origin. Posts with the name Jendayi: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Kacela

Kacela Meaning and Origin The name Kacela is a girl's name meaning "a great huntress" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Kacela: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Kenaya

Kenaya Meaning and Origin The name Kenaya is a girl's name meaning "glory to God" and is of African origin. Kenaya has a very feminine feeling to it and an exotic touch; Naya could be a cute nickname. You may also like: Ksenia, Kenzie, Krizia Posts with the name...

Lekan

Lekan Meaning and Origin The name Lekan is a boy's name meaning "my wealth is increased" and is of African Yoruba origin. Posts with the name Lekan: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Makeda

Makeda Meaning and Origin The name Makeda is a girl's name meaning "greatness" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Makeda: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Mazi

Mazi Meaning and Origin The name Mazi is a unisex name meaning "sir" and is of African Nigerian origin.  Posts with the name Mazi: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names 60 Short Unique Girl Names

Neo

Neo Meaning and Origin Neo is a boy’s name of Greek and African origin, meaning: “new; gift.”  Modern coinage from Greek neos ‘new’. The name may also be African in origin from a Tswana word meaning ‘gift’. Both meanings are wonderfully fitting for any little boy,...

Nia

Nia Meaning and Origin The name Nia is a girl's name meaning "purpose mother of Shaka" and is of African Swahili origin. Current Popularity: #494. Posts with the name Nia: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Nyala

Nyala Meaning and Origin The name Nyala is a girl's name meaning "mountain goat" and is of African origin. A very rare name for girls, making it fresh and unusual. This name also fits in nicely among more popular names like Maya and Layla. You may also like: Naarah,...

Okello

Okello Meaning and Origin The name Okello is a boy's name meaning "born after twins" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Okello: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Omari

Omari Meaning and Origin The name Omari is a boy's name meaning "God is exalted" and is of African Swahili origin. Current Popularity: #500. Posts with the name Omari: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Omarosa

Omarosa Meaning and Origin Omarosa is a girl's name of African origin meaning "my beautiful child".  Posts with the name Omarosa: 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Omorose

Omorose Meaning and Origin The name Omorose is a girl's name meaning "beautiful child" and is of African Nigerian origin. Posts with the name Omorose: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Othieno

Othieno Meaning and Origin The name Othieno is a boy's name meaning "born at night" and is of African Luo origin. Posts with the name Othieno: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Raziya

Raziya Meaning and Origin The name Raziya is a girl's name meaning "agreeable" and is of African Swahili origin. Simply put, it's beyond beautiful -- and has a certain aura about it that's loving and warm. You may also like: Raisa, Renee, Rosabel Posts with the name...

Rudo

Rudo Meaning and Origin The name Rudo is a boy's name meaning "love" and is of African Zimbabwean origin. Posts with the name Rudo: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Saada

Saada Meaning and Origin The name Saada is a girl's name meaning "helpful" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Saada: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Salim

Salim Meaning and Origin The name Salim is a boy's name meaning "safe" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Salim: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Shanda

Shanda Meaning and Origin Shanda is a girl's name of African, Hindi, and French origin meaning "African queen, goddess, stone." Posts with the name Shanda: 100 Baby Names For Girls That Are Super Rare

Talib

Talib Meaning and Origin The name Talib is a boy's name meaning "seeker of knowledge" and is of Arabic African origin. Posts with the name Talib: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Teleza

Teleza Meaning and Origin The name Teleza is a girl's name meaning "slippery" and is of African origin.  Posts with the name Teleza: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Waris

Waris Meaning and Origin The name Waris is a girl's name meaning "desert flower" and is of African Somalian origin. Posts with the name Waris: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Zaire

Zaire Meaning and Origin Zaire is a unisex place name of African origin. Current Popularity: #52 for a boy. Posts with the name Zaire: 100 Gender Neutral Baby Names 60 Hippie Baby Names For Your Little Boho Baby

Zendaya

Zendaya Meaning and Origin Zendaya is a girl's name of African origin meaning "to give thanks". Current popularity: #976. Posts with the name Zendaya: 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Zesiro

Zesiro Meaning and Origin The name Zesiro is a boy's name meaning "firstborn of twins" and is of African origin. Posts with the name Zesiro: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Zola

Zola (ZOH-LUH) is a girl’s name of African origin meaning: “tranquil”.

Zuberi

Zuberi Meaning and Origin The name Zuberi is a boy's name meaning "strong" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Zuberi: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Zula

Zula Meaning and Origin Zula is a girl’s name tribal name and is of English and African origin. Modern coinage from derived from the South African tribal name Zulus. The Zulus were a powerful warrior tribe in the 19th century. Posts with the nameZula: 60 Short Unique...

Zuwena

Zuwena Meaning and Origin The name Zuwena is a girl's name meaning "good" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Zuwena: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

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