Bantu Baby Names & Bantu Names


The Bantu languages make up a sub-branch of the Niger-Congo languages and there are about 250 Bantu languages labeled mutually intelligible. These languages are spoken in present day Cameroon, more commonly referred to as central Africa, east Africa and parts of southern Africa. Swahili, one of the most popular and well-known of the Bantu languages, has approximately 1 million native speakers. The Bantu languages are thought to have originated in West Africa about 3000 years ago when the indigenous people began a migration, taking agriculture with them. The term Bantu simply means people. Try Baby Name World’s database of Bantu baby names and name meanings when starting your search for a traditional African name.
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Who knows what God has brought us through this child
Girl
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Girl baby name meaning "Who knows what God has brought us through this child"

General rejoicing
Both
Nigerian
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Nigerian Both baby name meaning "General rejoicing"

Trustworthy
Girl
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Girl baby name meaning "Trustworthy"

Power.
Girl
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Girl baby name meaning "Power."

Peace
Either
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Either baby name meaning "Peace"

Peace
Girl
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Girl baby name meaning "Peace"

Conqueror
Boy
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Boy baby name meaning "Conqueror"

Ruler of men, African princess
Girl
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Girl baby name meaning "Ruler of men, African princess"

Joy, pleasure
Girl
Arabic
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Arabic Girl baby name meaning "Joy, pleasure"

Sweet face
Girl
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Girl baby name meaning "Sweet face"

Happiness is the best
Girl
Afrikaan
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Afrikaan Girl baby name meaning "Happiness is the best"

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