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African baby names (which include Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Arabic names) are beautiful, exotic, and full of meaning—think Barack (Swahili for “blessing”) or Aaliyah (meaning “to rise up”).
From Zane to Imani, here are some of our favorite 2017 picks to get your search started.
African: Brings great joy (Nigeria)
African: Born on Tuesday
African: Born in wealth
African: First daughter
English: Prosperous, happy
Hebrew: Beautiful, ornament
African: Her father''s daughter (Nigerian)
African: Royal (Nigeria)
African: Twelfth born (Ghana)
African: Most beautiful (Nigerian)
African: Born on Saturday (Ghanaian)
African: Rejoicing (Nigerian)
Arabic: My pillar
African: Possesses great strength
Arabic: Variation of Amar, which means "moon" in Arabic.
African: "Possesses great strength" in African.
African: Saturday''s child (Ghanese)
African: Trustworthy (Swahili)
Arabic: Trustworthy or faithful
African: Eagle (Nigerian)
African: Lively, woman, life; variant of Aisha
African: Youth (Nigerian)
African: Lucky, fortunate (Swahili)
African: Lady of the house
African: With God
African: Greatly loved
African: Finds wealth at home
African: My gift