African American baby names

afro_girlWhen it comes to first names, combine the linguistic diversity of Africa and the multicultural roots of the U.S., and you get an endless list of extremely interesting and authentic baby names’ ideas.

It’s amazing how many languages are spoken natively in Africa. There are several major language categories. By some counts, there are up to 3000 locally spoken languages.

What is also impressive is the cultural variety of the African tradition. From Cape Verde’s musical singularity to the secrets of the Pyramids, Africa is a vast magical place filled with stories of marvel and struggle.

Thanks to the Civil Rights movement, after the 1960’s & 70’s, there was a rise in naming babies with monikers of various origins. People were free to show pride of their heritage and the outcome was colorful and beautiful.

Nowadays, the mixture of the African and American cultures provides parents with a variety of unique, rare and fashionable names that come from the many languages spoken in African nations.

Swahili, Yoruba, Creole, Zulu, are some of these languages. Arabic and Portuguese as well.

This diversity presents many ideas of ethnic names with significant meanings.

For parents with African roots that want to honor the legacy of their ancestors it is the logical choice. For parents of different heritage it is a fascinating choice.

African American baby names for boys

Ajani

Barack

Chad

Cleavon

Demarco

Denzel

Dion

Farrell

Jalen

Jamal

Malik

Marvin

Mohammed

Rachid

Tupac

African American baby names for girls

Aisha

Amina

Ayana

Bria

Cesária

Denise

Ebony

Imani

Jasmine

Kayla

Latoya

Sade

Shaniqua

Tanisha

Zola

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