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Most Popular African Baby Boy Names

Discover the most popular African boy names of 2017

 
 

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Choosing a baby name with roots in Africa is a significant tribute to heritage and ancestry, and many African American parents select their children’s names accordingly. Here’s a look at some of the most popular African-origin boy names that moms and dads in the U.S. are giving their babies.

Amari doesn’t just sound strong, it literally is: it means “strength’ in western African language Yoruba. If you’re looking for a name that might also bestow some admiration on your little guy, consider Jamir, which means ‘good looking,’ ‘admired,’ and ‘adored.’ Zaire, the former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is another top pick; it means ‘deep and intense.’

This list of popular African boys names is based on data from the current year and is updated every day from our network of over 1,500 hospitals across the U.S., so it is always showing the latest trends. To see the most popular names for boys across all origins, check out our list of the top 100 boys names

Name
Gender
Origin
Popularity
Amari African
Jamir African
Zaire African
Demarcus African American
Zy'aire African
JaMarion African American
Dakari African
Sultan African
Montrell African American
Jelani African

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