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Baby names by origin

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Where baby names are born

Sophia and Noah are the most popular baby names as of May 2014. 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

Trinity Latin, American, means three in one

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

Kiara Irish, American, means dark. Feminine of Ciaran, name of a saint

Zakiyyah – a Muslim baby name, means Sharp, Intellectual, Pure, Pious

Lakeisha – an English baby name, means Joyful; alternate spelling: Laquetia

Jasmine – Persian, American, from the name of the flower

Kayla – a baby name of Greek origin, means Pure; alternate spelling: Kaylah

Diamonda name of English origin, means Bridge protector

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

Klevon – An African-American name, means cliff

Malik – an Arabic baby name, means Master

Darius – a baby name with Egyptian, Greek and Biblical roots; the American meaning is Pharaoh

Jamal a name of Arabic, American and Muslim origins meaning handsome

Demond – an African-American baby name, means Of man

Elon – an African-American baby name, means Oak, Strong; Biblical meaning is Spirit

Christian – English, American, Irish, Greek and Latin origins, means follower of Christ

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

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