Many parents of African-American babies want to find an ethnic name with significant meaning in black culture. Doing so preserves the legacy of our ancestors while giving the child a unique and distinct name.
Aisha – a baby name of Muslim origin, means Life or Lively
Aliyah – American meaning is Immigrant to a new home; Muslim meaning is Exalted; alternate spelling: Aaliyah
Tamara – a name of Hebrew origin, means Palm tree; alternate spelling: Tamarah
Davina – an African-American baby name with Hebrew and English origins, means Beloved or Cherished; alternate spelling: Davinah
Serena – an African-American name of Italian and Spanish origins, means Calm, Tranquil, Serene
Zakiyyah – a Muslim baby name, means Sharp, Intellectual, Pure, Pious
Lakeisha – an English baby name, means Joyful; alternate spelling: Laquetia
Beyonce – an African-American name of English origin, means One who is beyond others
Kayla – a baby name of Greek origin, means Pure; alternate spelling: Kaylah
Diamond – a name of English origin, means Bridge protector
Demarco – an African-American baby name, means Of Mark
Chikae – an African-American name, means God’s power
Deion – an African-American baby name, means God; alternate spellings include Deon and Dion
Lamar – American meaning is Of the sea; French meaning is Famous land; alternate spelling: Lamarr
Malik – an Arabic baby name, means Master
Darius – a baby name with Egyptian, Greek and Biblical roots; the American meaning is Pharaoh
Alonzo – a name with Italian, German and Teutonic roots; the American meaning is Eager for war
Demond – an African-American baby name, means Of man
Elon – an African-American baby name, means Oak, Strong; Biblical meaning is Spirit
Taye – an African-American baby name of Ethiopian origin, means One who has been seen
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