Names (D - J)


D
DADA f Yoruba
Means "curly hair" in Yoruba.
DAKARAI m Southern African
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DAYO f Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DESTA f & m Eastern African
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DIKELEDI f Southern African
Means "tears" in Tswana.
DUBAKU m & f Western African
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUMISANI m & f Southern African
Means "give praise" in Zulu. 

E

EBELE   f   Igbo
Means "mercy, kindness" in Igbo.
EFUA   f   Western African
Variant of AFUA
EKENE   m & f   Igbo
Means "praise" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU   m & f   Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKUA   f   Western African
Variant of AKUA
EKUNDAYO   f & m   Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
EKWUEME   m   Igbo
Means "he says, he does" in Igbo.
EMEKA   m   Igbo
Means "great deeds" in Igbo... [more]
EMEM   m & f   Western African
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
ENIOLA   f & m   Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENITAN   m & f   Yoruba
Means "person of story" in Yoruba.
ENU   m & f   Western African
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENYINNAYA   m   Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
ESHE   f   Eastern African
Variant of ASHA (2)
ESI   f   Western African
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.

F

FARAI   m & f   Southern African
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FARAJI   m   Eastern African
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FEMI   m   Yoruba
Short form of OLUFEMI
FOLAMI   m & f   Yoruba
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
FUMNANYA   f   Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNANYA   f   Igbo
Means "love" in Igbo.
FUNGAI   m & f   Southern African
Means "think" in Shona.
FURAHA   f   Eastern African
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.

G

GBEMISOLA   f   Yoruba
Means "carry me into wealth" in Yoruba.
GWANDOYA   m   Eastern African
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.

H

HLENGIWE   f   Southern African
Means "nursed" in Zulu.

 

 

J

JELANI   m   Eastern African
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
JENGO   m   Eastern African
Means "building" in Swahili.
JUMAANE   m   Eastern African
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.

I

IBRAHIMA   m   Western African
Form of IBRAHIM used in some parts of Western Africa.
IDOWU   m & f   Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
IFE   f   Yoruba
Means "love" in Yoruba.
IGE   f   Yoruba
Means "born feet first" in Yoruba.
IKENNA   m   Igbo
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
IMAMU   m   Eastern African
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (Imam).
IMANI   f   Eastern African
Means "faith" in Swahili.
IME   m & f   Western African
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
ISINGOMA   m   Eastern African
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
ITUMELENG   m & f   Southern African
Means "joy" in Tswana.

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