Names (K - N)

"Discard your former slave-master's names and be willing and ready to accept one of Allah's Pure and Righteous Names that He Alone will give our people from His Own Mouth A good name is, indeed, better than gold."- Elijah Muhammad

K

KAGISO f Southern African
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KAMARIA f Eastern African
Swahili name, likely related to QAMAR.
KATLEGO m & f Southern African
Means "success" in Tswana.
KATO m Eastern African
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
KAYIN (1) m & f Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KAYODE m Yoruba
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
KEFILWE m & f Southern African
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KGOSI m Southern African
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
KHAMISI m Eastern African
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KIBWE m Eastern African
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KIRABO m & f Eastern African
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KOBINA m Western African
Variant of KWABENA
KOFI m Western African
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
KOJO m Western African
Variant of KWADWO
KUNTO f Western African
Means "third child" in Akan.
KWABENA m Western African
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
KWADWO m Western African
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
KWAKU m Western African
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
KWAME m Western African
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
KWASI m Western African
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
KWEKU m Western African
Variant of KWAKU
KWESI m Western African
Variant of KWASI

L

LANRE m Yoruba
Short form of OLANREWAJU
LEKAN m Yoruba
Short form of OLAMILEKAN
LERATO f Southern African
Means "love" in Sesotho.
LESEDI f Southern African
Means "light" in Tswana.
LINDIWE f Southern African
Means "have waited" in Zulu.
LUMUSI f Western African
Means "born face down" in Ewe.
LUNGILE f Southern African
Means "the good one" in Zulu.

M

MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAMADOU   m   Western African
Form of MUHAMMAD used in Western Africa.
MANYARA   f   Southern African
Means "you have been humbled" in Shona.
MARJANI   f   Eastern African
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
MASAMBA   m   Southern African
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MASEGO   f   Southern African
Means "blessings" in Tswana.
MASOZI   m & f   Southern African
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MBALI   f   Southern African
Means "flower" in Zulu.
MCHUMBA   f   Eastern African
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
MELISIZWE   m   Southern African
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MIREMBE   f   Eastern African
Means "peace" in Luganda.
MOJISOLA   f   Yoruba
Means "wake up to wealth" in Yoruba.
MONIFA   f   Yoruba
Means "I am lucky" in Yoruba.
MOSI   m   Eastern African
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MUDIWA   f & m   Southern African
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MUNASHE   m & f   Southern African
Means "with God" in Shona.
MWANAJUMA   f   Eastern African
Means "born on Friday" in Swahili.
MWENYE   m   Eastern African
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.

 

 

 

 

 

N

NAKATO   f   Eastern African
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
NDIDI   m & f   Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African
Means "gift" in Tswana.
NGOZI   f & m   Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NIA (2)   f   Eastern African
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NKECHI   f   Igbo
Short form of NKECHINYERE
NKECHINYERE   f   Igbo
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIM   m & f   Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKIRU   f   Igbo
Short form of NKIRUKA
NKIRUKA   f   Igbo
Means "the best is still to come" in Igbo.
NKOSANA   m   Southern African
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKOSAZANA   f   Southern African
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
NKRUMA   m & f   Western African
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDI   m   Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo... [more]
NNEKA   f   Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NNENNA   f   Igbo
Means "father's mother" in Igbo... [more]
NNENNE   f   Igbo
Means "mother's mother" in Igbo... [more]
NOMUSA   f   Southern African
Means "merciful" in Ndebele.
NONTLE   f   Southern African
Means "mother of beauty" in Xhosa.
NOSIPHO   f   Southern African
Means "mother of a gift" in Zulu.
NOSIZWE   f   Southern African
Means "mother of the nation" in Xhosa.
NSIA   m & f   Western African
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWA   m & f   Western African
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDA   m & f   Southern African
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NTOMBI   f   Southern African
Means "lady" in Zulu.
NURU   f   Eastern African
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
NWANNEKA   f   Igbo
Means "my siblings are supreme" in Igbo.
NYAH   f   Eastern African
Variant of NIA (2)
NYARAI   f   Southern African
Means "be humble" in Shona.


LEO MUHAMMAD: Student of The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam in the UK

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