Names (A - C)

'Cassius Clay is a slave name. I didn't choose it and I don't want it. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name - it means beloved of God, and I insist people use it when people speak to me and of me.' - Muhammad Ali

A

ABENA   f   Western African
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
ABENI   f   Yoruba
Means "we asked for her, and behold, we got her" in Yoruba.
ABERASH   f   Eastern African
Possibly means "giving off light" in Amharic.
ABIDEMI   m   Yoruba
Means "born during father's absence" in Yoruba.
ABIMBOLA   m & f   Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIODUN   m & f   Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABIOYE   m   Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABOUBACAR   m   Western African
Form of ABU BAKR used in Western Africa.
ACHIENG   f   Eastern African
Feminine form of OCHIENG
ADAEZE   f   Igbo
Means "king's daughter" in Igbo.
ADANNA   f   Igbo
Means "father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADANNAYA   f   Igbo
Means "her father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADEBOWALE   m & f   Yoruba
Means "my crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEGOKE   m   Yoruba
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
ADETOKUNBO   m & f   Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ADHIAMBO   f   Eastern African
Feminine form of ODHIAMBO
ADISA   m   Yoruba
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
ADJOA   f   Western African
Variant of ADWOA
ADWOA   f   Western African
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
AFIA   f   Western African
Variant of AFUA
AFOLABI   m   Yoruba
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
AFUA   f   Western African
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
AKACHI   m & f   Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKINYI   f   Eastern African
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
AKOSUA   f   Western African
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
AKUA   f   Western African
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
AKUCHI   m & f   Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
ALABA   f   Yoruba
Means "second child after twins" in Yoruba.
AMA   f   Western African
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
AMADI (1)   m   Igbo
Means "free man" in Igbo.
AMADI (2)   m   Yoruba
Means "seemed destined to die at birth" in Yoruba.
AMAKA   f   Igbo
Short form of CHIAMAKA
AMARA   f   Igbo
Means "grace" in Igbo.
AMARACHI   f   Igbo
Means "God's grace" in Igbo.
ANAN (1)   m & f   Western African
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
ANDILE   m   Southern African
Means "they have extended" in Zulu.
AÑULI   f   Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
ASHA (2)   f   Eastern African
Means "life" in Swahili, related to 'AISHA.
ATIENO   f   Eastern African
Feminine form of OTIENO
AWITI   f   Eastern African
Means "thrown away" in Luo, possibly used for a child born prematurely.
AWOTWI   m & f   Western African
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AYO   f & m   Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba.
AYODELE   m & f   Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLE   m   Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE   f & m   Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE   m & f   Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AZUBUIKE   m   Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.

B

BAAKO   m & f   Western African
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BABAJIDE   m   Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABATUNDE   m   Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABIRYE   f   Eastern African
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
BAMIDELE   m   Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
BERKO   m   Western African
Means "first born" in Akan.
BOIPELO   m & f   Southern African
Means "proud" in Tswana.
BOITUMELO   f & m   Southern African
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BOLANLE   f   Yoruba
Means "finds wealth at home" in Yoruba.
BONGANI   m   Southern African
Means "be grateful" in Zulu.
BOSEDE   m   Western African
Means "born on Sunday" in Yoruba.

C

CHAUSIKU   f   Eastern African
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
CHI (2)   m & f   Mythology, Igbo
Means "god, spirtual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have... [more]
CHIAMAKA   f   Igbo
Means "God is beautiful" in Igbo.
CHIBUEZE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
CHIBUIKE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
CHIBUZO   m & f   Igbo
Means "God lead the way" in Igbo.
CHICHI   f   Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning "God".
CHIDI   m & f   Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo... [more]
CHIDIEBERE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIDIEGWU   m & f   Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIDIKE   m   Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
CHIDIMMA   f   Igbo
Means "God is good" in Igbo.
CHIDUBEM   m   Igbo
Means "guided by God" in Igbo.
CHIEMEKA   m   Igbo
Means "God has performed great deeds" in Igbo.
CHIJINDUM   m & f   Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIKA (1)   f   Igbo
Means "God is the greatest" in Igbo.
CHIKE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHIKELU   m & f   Igbo
Variant of CHIKERE
CHIKERE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God created" in Igbo.
CHIMA   m   Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
CHINASA   f   Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
CHINEDU   m & f   Igbo
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
CHINONSO   m & f   Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
CHINWE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God owns" in Igbo... [more]
CHINWEIKE   m & f   Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDU   m & f   Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBA   m & f   Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHINYELU   f   Igbo
Variant of CHINYERE
CHINYERE   f   Igbo
Means "God gave" in Igbo.
CHIOMA   f & m   Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
CHIPO   f   Southern African
Means "gift" in Shona.
CHIUMBO   m   Eastern African
Means "small" in Mwera.
CHIZOBA   m & f   Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.

C - continued

CHUKS   m   Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chukwu meaning "God".
CHUKWUDI   m   Igbo
Variant of CHIDI, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHUKWUEMEKA   m   Igbo
Means "God has done something great" in Igbo.
CHUKWUMA   m   Igbo
Variant of CHIMA, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".

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