Top 50 African Names

The current most popular African boy's name, based on this month's votes, is Jelani. The most popular African boy's name last month was Tau

The current most popular African girl's name, based on this month's votes, is Aaliyah. Last month's most popular African girl's name was Aaliyah

Here are the current top 50 most popular African names for boys or girls, compiled from American and British birth records and this month's online votes for your favorite names.

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BoyGirl
1 ⇧  Jelani=  Aaliyah
2 ⇩  Tau=  Hawa
3 ⇩  Ajani=  Nailah
4 ⇩  Khalfani=  Naeemah
5 ⇩  Badru=  Lateefa
6 ⇩  Ahmed=  Oluwafikunayomi
7 ⇩  Mandala=  Suma
8 ⇩  Salim=  Olabisi
9 ⇩  Dawud=  Unika
10 ⇩  Zuberi=  Tiwalade
11 ⇩  Jafari=  Oreofeoluwa
12 ⇩  Wambua=  Zubaidah
13 ⇩  Ibukunoluwa=  Alaba
14 ⇩  Ibrahim=  Asya
15 ⇩  Musa=  Sabah
16 ⇩  Ayo=  Aisha
17 ⇩  Adesola=  Zahra
18 ⇩  Simba=  Zalika
19 =  Oluwasemilore=  Ye
20 =  Ali=  Obioma
21 =  Ayan=  Umm
22 =  Khalid=  Fabayo
23 =  Hashim=  Aluna
24 =  Sulaiman=  Lulu
25 =  Ishaq=  Zahara
BoyGirl
26 =  Harun=  Asha
27 =  Issa=  Halima
28 =  Obi=  Aminah
29 =  Ziyad=  Khadija
30 =  Habib=  Salma
31 =  Kofi=  Safiya
32 =  Tahir=  Habiba
33 =  Asim=  Hadiya
34 =  Harith=  Jamila
35 =  Oluwadamilare=  Anum
36 =  Abdalla=  Hanifa
37 =  Walid=  Aaleyah
38 =  Uchenna=  Faizah
39 =  Kehinde=  Ama
40 =  Hanif=  Temiloluwa
41 =  Tobiloba=  Aziza
42 =  Jabari=  Taiwo
43 =  Oluwapelumi=  Afiya
44 =  Tiwatope=  Fifi
45 =  Ayodele=  Kehinde
46 =  Kayode=  Omolara
47 =  Ayoola=  Umayma
48 =  Oluwatise=  Tirenioluwa
49 =  Tolulope=  Aina
50 =  Kwabena=  Jojo