Black Excellist: Most Popular African American Baby Names

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    200,000 babies are born worldwide every single day. Of that number, more than 25,000 of those babies are African, African-American, or African-European. And well before these babies are born, most African American parents give great thought, creativity, and sometimes… debate into what name to give their new baby coming into this world.
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Comments • 103

  • Black Excellence Excellist

    Is your name on this List? If not, what is your Name and its meaning??

    • Kowanna McCain
      Kowanna McCain 8 months ago

      Black Excellence Excellist my name isn’t on the list. My name is Kowanna and it means EXTREMES in fortune, health and spirituality. You are very versatile, idealistic and intuitive. You either enjoy great success or suffer abject misery. The solution is service to others. Use your leadership abilities for humanity and not for self-glorification.You are frank, methodical and believe in law, system and order.
      You are very intuitive. You have a reservoir of inspired wisdom combined with inherited analytical ability, which could reward you through expressions of spiritual leadership, business analysis, marketing, artistic visions, and scientific research. Operating on spiritual side of your individuality can bring you to the great heights, and drop you off if you neglect your spiritual identity. You are always looking for an opportunity to investigate the unknown, to use and show your mental abilities, to find the purpose and meaning of life. You want to grow wise and to understand people and things. You need privacy to replenish your energy. You have a unique way of thinking, intuitive, reflective, absorbing.

  • The twattery
    The twattery 2 days ago

    Christopher, David, Daniel, James, Joseph, Michael and Samuel are the names that I would associate with African-American boys, other than the Stereotypical names.

  • Jay Jay
    Jay Jay 26 days ago

    oh now I know why my tete calls me Jaybird

  • DatGamerGirl Kendra, lee

    Aw my name wasn’t on there but my name is Kendra :D

  • JosephCecilHorne SmithJunior

    💟Beautiful Love!‼️🙏🏿🤗

  • lil KAPRO
    lil KAPRO Month ago +1


  • Andrea Glenn
    Andrea Glenn 2 months ago +2

    My name was not on the name is andrea

  • Soen 101
    Soen 101 2 months ago +1

    Mine is Katia it is Portuguese Spanish and Russian it means Pure and Virginal 👌🏾👌🏾

  • It’s Josie 123
    It’s Josie 123 3 months ago +3

    My name is josiah

  • Laila W.
    Laila W. 3 months ago

    Yay my name is up there actually spelled “Laila” not “Layla”. Now I can know what my origin and meaning is of my name. And I have.m a rank of #31 that’s pretty cool.

  • Popeye Doyle
    Popeye Doyle 4 months ago +1

    Stop pissing and moaning and worrying about baby names. How about stop destroying ALL our major Cities? See how THAT works for you. Thanks D'Quarius.

  • Richard Walker
    Richard Walker 4 months ago

    I'm having my first Child at the he age of 30 I am not giving my child a simple American slave name like what most black people do in America...I know my true history and where we come from and that's not happening with my child at all I think others should do the same...Malcom X was a wise man wiser than Martin Luther King and whites in America knows this and this is why Malcom X has no holiday.

  • Jordan Richmond
    Jordan Richmond 6 months ago +1

    My name is jordan

  • shoosh _god
    shoosh _god 7 months ago +1

    my name is Benji I don't really know the meaning of it tho smh

  • Luanne DeVeaux
    Luanne DeVeaux 7 months ago

    Lmao half these names is the mix race names and white names not black names

  • sircharles mosley
    sircharles mosley 7 months ago

    With a few hebrew names

  • sircharles mosley
    sircharles mosley 7 months ago

    All of these names are European?

  • Tiana Miles
    Tiana Miles 7 months ago

    I thought my name is Tiana meaning “Princess” and not rarely to know about meaning “follower of christ”

  • TheNotoriousB1G
    TheNotoriousB1G 7 months ago

    I’m looking for names to name my Pokémon

  • KreKre99
    KreKre99 7 months ago +1

    My daughter's name is chastity. That shoulda been on here too

  • sami6291
    sami6291 8 months ago +3


  • Orlando Cruz
    Orlando Cruz 8 months ago

    I’m Hispanic and about 4 of those names were chosen for my nieces and nephews... David, Alyssa, Destiny, Christian, Ariana (close to Briana).

  • Kermit
    Kermit 8 months ago +3

    aka names that will help black people get a better chance of a job interview and even better, a follow-up.
    I'm relieved to not see those clichéd black names that just hurt their bearers' lives and professional future.

  • Tina Diggs
    Tina Diggs 8 months ago +2

    Black BABIESSSS are so BEAUTIFUL!!!! The CUTEST and the PRETTIEST!!!!!!!

  • The Whoever
    The Whoever 8 months ago +2

    To everyone with such an issue with there not being culturally "African names": I believe the title clearly says this is a list is for culturally African American names not culturally African names. It's a cultural thing. Please dont disrespect other ppl's culture. This is what African American names look like. We're Americans of African descent. Get over it and stop trying to make it seem like we have to drop our culture to appease others simply because we're of African descent. Africa is not our culture, America is and that's ok. Afro Latina, African American, African etc have their own cultural names respectively and thats A-ok. Get off our nuts.

    • The Whoever
      The Whoever 8 months ago

      +J j That person was also obviously suggesting that we purposely are identifying with our oppressors for simply indulging in our our African American and American culture and that we have something against African culture. That was also quite obvious.

    • J j
      J j 8 months ago

      Hmm my understanding of the person's comment at least the one you replied to above was that other cultural names are popular among AA but not African names. I have a traditional British name. I think it is just an obvious observation. People used the names they are accustomed to hearing which are mostly European. Some turn to Hebrew name which again is understandable given the former mostly Christan culture of the US. As people become associated with the nation of Islam etc then Arabic names begin to become popular and so on. AA are just not as drawn to African names as they are to other cultures names because that is what they hear the most. It's an observation which based on this list seems to be true.

  • destiny creath
    destiny creath 8 months ago +1

    3:19 my name

  • Sylvia Smith
    Sylvia Smith 9 months ago +8

    Now these babies are cute.💞💞💞💞🎀🎠..Gorgeous..

  • Anthony West
    Anthony West 9 months ago


  • Alabaster Cleaning Service
    Alabaster Cleaning Service 9 months ago +13

    👍🏾let's reclaim our names back

    • IamChosen488
      IamChosen488 7 months ago

      Alabaster Cleaning Service ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

  • Addison Gump
    Addison Gump 9 months ago +2

    You should add Janel

  • Warrior Woman
    Warrior Woman 10 months ago +2

    Shanondra, Kalondra, Jalondra, Aninonda, Zianonda... Get the picture?

  • LOLA Talks
    LOLA Talks 10 months ago +3

    I'm Nigerian and we defo have to give our children meaningful names as we believe a name moulds a child and plays an important role in how they turn out. love it!

  • Juwar1974
    Juwar1974 10 months ago +2

    There is an error. Layla is Arabic for "night" not scandinavian.

  • Baroque Obama
    Baroque Obama 10 months ago +3

    For boys:
    For girls:

    • anime lord
      anime lord 4 months ago +1

      I want a boy baby then a girl I want the boy to be the oldest so he can protect his sister 👏

    • Baroque Obama
      Baroque Obama 9 months ago +1

      There is a guy named Eulonzo Jackson.

    • Baroque Obama
      Baroque Obama 10 months ago +1

      Believe it or not, names such as; Ernell, Eulonzo, and EuWanda do exist.

    • Black Excellence Excellist
      Black Excellence Excellist  10 months ago +2

      Great suggestions!

  • DetroitRed03
    DetroitRed03 11 months ago +72

    Black babies are sooo beautiful

  • Cristle Sims
    Cristle Sims 11 months ago +9

    I just had my second son, I named him Elon Issac. Elon is Hebrew for Oak Tree and Cherokee for Friendly. Isaac means laughter. So he will be friendly and strong 💪🏾

    • anime lord
      anime lord 4 months ago +1

      +Mario Cassina it's her son she give him whatever name she wants.

    • anime lord
      anime lord 4 months ago

      That's beautiful👏❤

    • Mario Cassina
      Mario Cassina 8 months ago

      You spelled your son's name differtly... Come on, he is your son

  • Akin Okusami
    Akin Okusami 11 months ago +4

    Wow! It seems African-Americans like Hebrew, Latin, Scandinavian, Gaelic, Scottish, Arabic names but don't like ACTUAL African names. Disappointing doesn't even start to cover it. RIP Yetunde Price; big up Chitwetel Ejifor, Adewale Adennuoye-Agbaje, Djimon Hounsou et al for keeping 100% African despite being in Hollywood!!!

    • Mona Raven
      Mona Raven 3 months ago

      Akin Okusami Alot of our names have Hebrew origins because that’s our true origin

    • The Whoever
      The Whoever 6 months ago

      +9 LAZARUS We're Americans of African descent and very proud to be with a history in America. It's you who should give it a rest & stop worrying about African Americans. Get off our nuts. Get over it. We're here and aren't going anywhere & we'll still be African Americans.

    • 9 LAZARUS
      9 LAZARUS 6 months ago

      +The Whoever LOL. What you should do is stop calling yourselves, African Americans; how about just, Americans? Give it a rest, please...

    • Lezbehonest88 Queen
      Lezbehonest88 Queen 8 months ago +1

      Most dont even know African names and tons of Nigerians and Ghanaians are named Yvonne, Margaret, Elvis, and have Arabic based names and girls just add -atu at the end Salimatu, Khadiatu, Alimatu etc. And Africans with Portuguese and French and Spanish surnames and first names. So please stop.

    • Aight We'llSee
      Aight We'llSee 8 months ago

      You gave props to 2 people who have no kids, soooo... you're applauding their African parents for giving their African children African names on a video about black Americans??? And then Yetunde named her children Jair, Jeffrey, and Justus -- all non-African, while Djimon named his son Kenzo, which is Japanese. People tend to follow the conventions of the culture they are surrounded by, so your comment makes no sense. Having an African name doesn't make any black person more valuable than the next, especially if that black person has no direct ties to Africa. Black Americans seem so pressed to wear African culture like it's the latest hairdo. It's okay to embrace the nation that you were born and raised in. The US is just as much a black American's country as any other American's.

  • serena rivera
    serena rivera 11 months ago +2

    I think of like devon or Devontae

  • Malik Rashod
    Malik Rashod 11 months ago +4

    When I played this video i thought to myself...”My name better be on this list.” 🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️😂😂😂 Great content! I’m subscribed!

  • Chanay Please
    Chanay Please Year ago +8

    This video is giving me baby fever 😣

    • Kermit
      Kermit 4 months ago

      Two to fifteen minutes of fun to make them, minimum 18 years to raise them.

    • Wãvvy Ziñäå
      Wãvvy Ziñäå 5 months ago


  • Jada _ Jewel
    Jada _ Jewel Year ago +8

    Jada is my name Lol

  • malik chatman
    malik chatman Year ago +1

    My name is on the list!

  • kimberly jackson
    kimberly jackson Year ago +8

    Kind of weird Kimberly wasn't on there.

  • Benben Ben
    Benben Ben Year ago +13

    I love the Hebrew names going back to the roots the children of the most high side the children of Israel love that

  • Angel Bishop
    Angel Bishop Year ago +5

    Ahhhhh my name is up there and the name I want to name my baby girl when I have one.

  • Angel Bishop
    Angel Bishop Year ago +30

    This channel is so needed for other cultures to understand our differences and embrace them. It’s just needed anyway. I’m loving this channel.

    G-PRINCE Year ago +1

    So cool

  • Chai's Room
    Chai's Room Year ago +30

    I see a lot of the names are of Hebrew origin...wonderful

  • Nurse Dom
    Nurse Dom Year ago +11

    Who does the commentary? I want to name my daughter Laila, however spell it Layla Marie 😍
    Thanks for this video. Oh I would like to name my son Saint and I’m still working on the middle name lol and the conception year 🤣

    • Laila W.
      Laila W. 3 months ago

      My name is Laila

    • DianaSoleil M
      DianaSoleil M 5 months ago

      I follow a girl here on TVclip her channel name is Rie Defined. Her daughter's name is Layla and her name Marie, LoL.

    • Detriotman
      Detriotman Year ago

      Nurse Dom Saint Michael.

  • ReXrig G R
    ReXrig G R Year ago +28

    These babies were so cute aww...Good names for babies.

  • Towanda Livingston
    Towanda Livingston Year ago +7

    Please do top 10 Black Comedians; top 10 Black professions;

  • ThisIs BADCASE
    ThisIs BADCASE Year ago +34

    Sound more like non African names given to African children who want to assimilate in non African work place

    • Lucy WeAfrica
      Lucy WeAfrica 3 months ago

      Leave us alone 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

    • Handsome B. Wonderful
      Handsome B. Wonderful 7 months ago

      sircharles mosley please point out ANYTHING in your comment that even came close to addressing what I said? Your response had nothing to do with my post. You must be reacting to someone else.
      Furthermore; what I said is empirically and demonstrably true. There’s nothing to debate.

    • sircharles mosley
      sircharles mosley 7 months ago

      +Handsome B. Wonderful you may see asians called John ,peter, Greg or whatever however, if their have names like khan, lang, Kim, wang or any other name that does not sound European no one criticizes them, don't get me wrong I think like some of the names in the video and would probably consider them, however if I wanted to name child Lakesha, Daquan, Yokita, Jamal, Akeem, Kamau, Kesean, I should not be ridiculed or called ghetto.

    • Lezbehonest88 Queen
      Lezbehonest88 Queen 8 months ago

      +ThisIs BADCASE Are you African?