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African boys

Nigerian, African and Arabic boys names you don't hear every day -- Babu, Eze, Iman, Tahir, Taji and more

Babu

Grandfather

Gender: Boy | Origin: African

Chikezie

Well-created by God

Gender: Boy | Origin: Nigerian

Diallo

Bold

Gender: Boy | Origin: African
Popularity: Unusual

Fahim

Gender: Boy
Popularity: Unusual

Iman

True believer

Gender: Either | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Jaafar

Small river

Gender: Boy | Origin: African
Popularity: Unusual

Naasir

Gender: Boy
Popularity: Unusual

Rashad

Wise counselor

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Saad

Lucky

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Tahir

Gender: Either | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Talib

Seeker

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Unusual

Ulan

First-born twin

Gender: Either | Origin: African

Zahir

Bright

Gender: Either | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Chibale

Kinship

Gender: Boy | Origin: African

Eze

King

Gender: Boy | Origin: African

Habib

Well-loved

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Unusual

Malik

Lord, master; Arabic for Malachi

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Popular

Rafiki

Friend

Gender: Boy | Origin: African, Arabic

Salim

Gender: Either | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Taji

Gender: Boy | Origin: Japanese
Popularity: Unusual

Umar

Prosperous

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Zareb

Gender: Boy