African Cat Names

If you're fascinated by the rich and diverse cultures of Africa, this list of African cat names will leap out at you. Perfect for those who admire the continent's vast heritage, this category offers names that are as unique and beautiful as Africa itself.

African Cat Names

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All African Cat Names

  • Common in Arabic-speaking regions of Africa, meaning "servant of God".
  • Common in Swahili-speaking regions due to Islamic influence.
  • Derived from Yoruba language, means "we asked for her, and behold, we got her".
  • Derived from African origins, signifies "born after grandmother's death."
  • Derived from Yoruba language, signifies "born in honor, wealth".
  • Abrafo is a Ghanaian name meaning "warrior" or "executioner".
  • Ada
    Associated with Nigerian Igbo, meaning "first daughter".
  • Associated with Akan people, meaning king or great one in Twi language.
  • Derived from Yoruba, signifies "one who makes others happy".
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in North and West African communities.
  • Ancient name for Africa used by indigenous Moors, Nubians, and Ethiopians.
  • Derived from Igbo language, meaning "grace" in Nigeria.
  • Derived from African-Yoruban, meaning "strength", commonly used in Nigeria.
  • Associated with motherhood in several African languages.
  • Derived from Tswana language, meaning "the one who is thankful".
  • Associated with Egyptian origin, meaning "daughter of the Nile."
  • Not directly linked to African culture or language.
  • Derived from Somali, meaning "lucky" or "bright" in African culture.
  • Derived from Yoruba language, meaning "follow me home".
  • No connection between Bassel and African culture or language exists.
  • Derived from Zulu language, meaning "be grateful or thankful".
  • Derived from an African language, symbolizing nobility and strength.
  • Capital of Egypt, reflects African history, architecture, and Arabic language.
  • Derived from Bantu language, meaning "to sing" or "song".
  • A popular Igbo name from Nigeria meaning "God is beautiful".
  • A Nigerian origin, meaning "God fights for me" in the Igbo language.
  • She was an Egyptian queen, and Egypt is in Africa.
  • No direct connection between Cornell and African culture or language exists.
  • Capital city of Senegal, hosts famous off-road endurance race.
  • Originates from Zimbabwe, meaning "rejoice" in the Shona language.
  • Derived from a surname of Cornish origin, not directly African-related.
  • Not directly linked to African culture or language.
  • Associated with Ewe language and culture in West Africa.
  • Associated with a dark wood native to Africa, often used in art.
  • Derived from Akan language, commonly used in Ghana on Friday births.
  • Common in African-American communities due to biblical influence.
  • Esi
    Born on Sunday in Akan language from Ghana.
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in North African countries.
  • Popular in African Muslim communities due to Islamic influence.
  • Associated with Nigerian musician and Afrobeat pioneer, symbolizing African resistance.
  • Derived from Yoruba, meaning "love me" or "marry me" in Nigeria.
  • No direct connection between Gabrielle and African culture or language.
  • No direct connection between Gayle and African culture or language.
  • Derived from an Irish surname, not connected to African culture or language.
  • A popular female name originating from the Hausa language in Africa.
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in North and East Africa.
  • Derived from Swahili, meaning "goodness" or "kindness" in African culture.
  • Derived from Swahili, meaning handsome.
  • Ime
    Derived from Nigerian Igbo language, meaning "patience" or "time".
  • Ancient Egyptian goddess associated with health, marriage, and wisdom.
  • No connection between the name Izaak and African culture or language.
  • Derived from Swahili, symbolizing God's promise or pledge.
  • Means "rejoice" in Zulu, a South African language.
  • Jawara is a common male name in West Africa, meaning "peaceful one".
  • Derived from Swahili, symbolizing power and strength.
  • Derived from Tswana language, meaning "acceptance" or "welcome" in English.
  • Means "success" in Tswana, a language spoken in Southern Africa.
  • Second-born twin in Yoruba culture, Nigeria.
  • Derived from Swahili, often associated with African-American heritage.
  • Commonly used in Swahili-speaking regions, originating from Arabic.
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in North and East Africa.
  • Derived from Swahili, meaning "first ray of sun".
  • Born on Friday according to Akan tradition in Ghana.
  • Derived from Sotho language, meaning joy or happiness.
  • Common in North Africa, derived from Arabic meaning "praiseworthy".
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in African Muslim communities.
  • Derived from African languages, signifies "power" or "strength".
  • Derived from West African languages, often used in Muslim communities.
  • Derived from Swahili, meaning strong and beautiful.
  • Means "blessings" in Tswana language, commonly used in Southern Africa.
  • Derived from Yoruba language, meaning "I am lucky".
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in North African countries.
  • A common unisex name in Southern Africa, meaning "gift" in Tswana.
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in North African communities.
  • Derived from Swahili, meaning pure and faithful, often used in Africa.
  • Derived from Xhosa language, meaning "one who brings light or happiness".
  • Nevaeh has no connection to African culture or language.
  • Nia
    Derived from Swahili, signifies "purpose" in Kwanzaa celebrations.
  • Derived from Swahili, meaning "successful" or "one who succeeds".
  • Derived from "Nile", a significant river in Africa.
  • A common name in Botswana, meaning "he/she loves" in Setswana language.
  • Means "flower" in Sotho language, commonly used in South Africa.
  • A common female name in Sotho language, meaning "in the rain".
  • No clear connection between Raffiel and African culture or language exists.
  • Associated with ancient Egyptian pharaohs, reflecting African history.
  • Derived from Yoruba language, meaning honor confers a crown.
  • Derived from Zulu language, meaning blessing or to bless.
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in African Muslim communities.
  • Derived from Zulu language, meaning "we are beautiful" in English.
  • A common male name in Zulu, meaning "gift".
  • A Zulu term from South Africa, meaning "we are grateful."
  • A Yoruba term from Nigeria, meaning "taste the world".
  • Derived from Arabic, commonly used in North African communities.
  • Tau
    Associated with Sotho language, meaning "lion" in Southern Africa.
  • A common male name in Sotho language, meaning "we are grateful".
  • Derived from Xhosa language, meaning "to bring joy".
  • Derived from Nguni languages, meaning "loved one" in Zulu and Xhosa.
  • Derived from Zulu language, meaning "be quiet" or "be comforted".
  • Derived from the Sotho language, meaning "promise" in Southern Africa.
  • Derived from Setswana language, meaning "hope" in Southern African culture.
  • Derived from Swahili, meaning "bright" or "shining".
  • Associated with Swahili, meaning "golden" or "beautiful girl".
  • Zola is a Zulu word meaning "stay calm" or "tranquil".
  • Means "strong" in Swahili, a language widely spoken in East Africa.

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African Cat Names: Stats

African Cat Names currently rank in 35th place out of all MeowNames.com categories.

As of June 2024, african cat names are rising in popularity with new cat owners. According to our stats, they are more fashionable than they were at the same time last year.

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