In the west most people have a given name chosen by their parent(s) as their first name followed by their family name. Its different in Africa where there are many different forms of name. For example in Uganda a child will be given a chosen first name representing parental choice such as 'Akampa' meaning 'he who gives and receives' followed by an English type name.
|African Baby Names||Meaning|
|Abdi (m)||My servant|
|Adia (f)||Gift of a child|
|Afi (f)||Born on a Friday|
|Afram (m)||After a river in Ghana|
|Afua (f)||Born on Friday|
|Akia (m)||First born|
|Ama (f)||Born on Saturday|
|Asya (f)||Born at a time of grief|
|Azikiwe (m)||Full of vigour|
|Baba (f)||Born on Thursday|
|Bello (m)||Promoter of Islam|
|Chausiku (f)||Born at night|
|Cheikh (m)||To learn|
|Dofi (f)||Second child after the birth of twins|
|Doto (f)||Younger twin|
|Dumaka (m)||Helping hand|
|Erasto (m)||Man of peace|
|Essien (m)||6th born son|
|Fatimah (f)||Daughter of Mohammed|
|Fujo (f)||Born following an argument|
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