Names to the African Name Web Site
Beautiful Flower- Ethiopian
Loiness of God
Kai - Girl name, basically means "love",
Yoruba dialect, Nigeria
Boy's Name in Ghana Fante means
born on Monday.
Names from Liberia
Dwede (pronounced "dwe-day".
This is a female's name meaning
Dwe's Mother; as you would say
Junior's Ma or Pa.)
Mamawa (MAWAY) (This
is another female's name meaning
small-mother. This name is for
someone who is the name-sake of
your mother or grandmother or
just another older person you
call Ma or Mama in the family)
Sianeh ( is actually " Sie-Anyene"
which means Sie's Wife. If your
husband's name is Sie, and a girl
is named after you, you may decide
to call her this name to reflect
your love and honour for your
Wahde (pronounced "Wah-Day"
means Wah's Mother. Again if you
have a son called WAH, and a girl
is named after you, you can choose
to call that child Wahde reflecting
your love and respect for your
Wonlay (this name can be
given to either a boy or girl
it is pronounced "War-nie"
and means "Tired". This
name is given a girl
whose parents have lost a lot
of children in either childbirth/childhood.
They are simply saying that "We
are tired of all troubles/problems.)
Yenplu ( is actually pronounced "NYENE-PLU"
and the name means
"White Woman". It is
given to a considered-beautiful
Dwe (the name DWE is a boy's name,
and for a girl it is "NYENE-DWE".
NYENE is Woman or Wife. Dwe is
the Grebo name for an elephant
and so this name is given to a
person who is great, strong and
power, and sometimes even big.
Monon-Konmlan (or Konmlan for short)-- Boy name
In Liberian Kru means I'm the
one with the luck/blessing.
Soe-Tehpoe (or Tehpoe for short)- boy name
In Liberian kru means I'm not
to be blamed/I'm not responsible
for what happened.
Girl name in Liberian Kru means
Kissi people are from Liberia, Sierra
Leone and Guinea.
Saah or Sarh: First boy
from "Africa's Experience in
of names from African slaves and later
free people of Newport, Rhode Island.
Newport was at the center of the African
Slave Trade during the Colonial Period.
Today, it has the nations oldest
and largest slave burial markers with
the oldest dating back to 1690. Nearly
all Newport slaves came from Cape
Coast then on to Barbados and Jamaica
- is the Anglicized version of the
Ghanaian name Kofi which
is a name given to boys born on
names whose origins are not known.
- Abu, Amma
- Banwai, Bella
- Chioma, Coto
- Deddeh, Dwede
- Famata, Fatima, Fazzie, Feta
- Jlay, Juah, Jugbeh
- Kamah, Kebbeh, Kona, Kollie, Korto,
- Madia, Mamawa, Massa, Mayatu,
Matu, Mazu, Miata or Miatta, Moima,
Munah, Musu, Miehdi
- Nowah Nahdi, Neeway, Nahweh, Nowu
- Saybah, Sadatu, Sadia, Saida,
Sianeh, Siata or Siatta
- Tonia, Tenneh, Tuma
- Wyiata, Wonlay
- Yama, Yarta or Yatta, Yassa or
Yassah, Yamah, Yarmah, Yata, Yenpu
- Abu, Amu, Ansu, Armah
- Boimah, Boikai
- Flomo, Foday, Fokra
- Kandaki, Kwame, Kofa, Kofi
- Marbue, Massala, Momo
- Oso, Sia, Sidiki, Siafa
- Tokpah, Toyuwa, Trokon
- Zanele, Zinnah, Zwana
for a name for an expected son?
about Suah? Suah is a boy's name. The name comes from
Liberia, West Africa and it belongs
to the dialect of Gio. The name "Suah"
new era, a new beginning"
is pronounced Sue-ah. Sue as in a
girls name and Ah- as in "Ah,
that hurts." or like the sound
you make after you had a refreshing
drink. Su-ah not Su-uh.
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in a Name
Africans believe that a child takes on seven (7)
characteristics of it's name. Be it person or
name is a child's identity, make sure you select
one for your child that correctly identifies your
child personality or protrays your child linkage
or give a history of your child conception, birth
or hopes for the future.
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the meanings of many of the names and it is not
a requirement when submitting a name. However,
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names that are already included in the list.
first name of Ciatta has given you a very friendly,
likeable nature, and you could excel in artistic,
dramatic, and musical expression. With this name,
you desire the finer things in life, but you do
not always have the resolve and vitality to put
forth the effort necessary to fulfill your desires.
emotional feelings are easily aroused and you
will always be involved in other people's problems
as a result of your overly sympathetic nature.
You have many disappointments as a result of extending
a helping hand to others in need, and then not
receiving any acknowledgement or reciprocation
for your generosity.
each experience, you have to guard against feelings
of despondency and self-pity. You have lofty goals
and high ideals, but must incorporate more practicality,
system, and concentration in order to materialize
them. In health, this name affects the nervous
system and also the fluid functions, giving rise
to kidney or bladder weaknesses.
here to Demonstrate What's In Your Name?
names are popular throughout West Africa with
the Mandingos, Fulani and other Muslims.
, Ramatu short for Ramatula, Kasnatu, Koja,
Swana, Nyeimaah, Mathenneh, Lagbeh, Watta, Sao,
Sayo and Keima or Kayma.
Kosnatu - is a Isalamic name from Sierra Leone, West
Africa, Kosnatu means Brilliance.
Rahmatulah - The mercy of God
Fatima - The prophet's daughter
Bintu - The daughter of
Roukea - Muslim female name.