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Most Popular African Baby Girl Names

Discover this year's most popular African girl names

 
 

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For African American parents, choosing a name with roots in the great continent of Africa can be a remarkable way to honor a family’s ancestry and heritage. If you’re looking for a girl’s name that has a strong African connection, take a look at this list of popular names from that region of the world.

Nia is tops on the charts and might set up a little girl for success, as it means ‘purpose’ or ‘drive.’ Cadence or Cadance, meaning ‘queen mother’ or ‘incandescent,’ is another popular choice. Hanna means ‘forbidden’ in Hausa, a language spoken in parts of western Africa – does this one appeal to you? If not there are plenty more, including Nala, Zahara, Zendaya, and Ayanna or Ayana, just to get you started!

If you don’t find your name on this list, head over to our chart of the top 100 most popular girl’s names chosen by parents so far this year. This list is continuously updated through data we receive from the 1,500-plus hospitals where we operate Mom365 Newborn Photography, so it’s always showing the latest in baby name trends. Happy hunting and congrats on your pregnancy!

Name
Gender
Origin
Popularity
Nia African
Cadence African
Hanna African
Nala African
Zahra African
Zendaya African
Ayanna African
Ayana African
Nahla African
Ashanti African
Makena African
Dalia African
Za'Niyah African
Ayah African
Nyah African
Candice African
Niyah African
Ny'asia African
Kaliah African
Iyana African
Niah African
Ka'Mya African
Nya African
Jahzara African
Laiken African
Nalah African
Tahiry African
Kiya African
Tanisha African
Keisha African

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