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Baby names by origin

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Where baby names are born

Jacob remains the top baby boy name in America. Find out what else is popular in the U.S. and around the world.

Popular African-American baby names for boys and girls

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.

Top African-American baby names for girls

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

Tamaraa name of Hebrew origin, means Palm tree; alternate spelling: Tamarah

Davinaan African-American baby name with Hebrew and English origins, means Beloved or Cherished; alternate spelling: Davinah

Serenaan 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

Diamonda name of English origin, means Bridge protector

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Top African-American baby names for boys

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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Check out the next page for the top Celtic baby names...

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