Black Baby Names for Boys

Vilma Ruddock
mom and baby

Black baby names for boys, popular among many people of African heritage, come from many influences. Some have family, Biblical, African or Muslim naming traditions that carry cultural or symbolic meanings. Many names also derive from British and other cultures, some creatively refashioned to sound African.

Fifty Black Baby Boy Names and Meanings

Following is a list of fifty names and their meanings followed by additional lists of other popular black baby names for boys. Variations in spelling or pronunciation of a name can provide many other unique and interesting names to add to the selection.

  • Aiyden - Fiery
  • Andres - Manly, brave, courageous
  • Antonne - Highly praiseworthy
  • Brayton- From Great Britain
  • Briceson - Nobleman's son
  • Brown - Dark-skinned
  • Chaquille - Pretty
  • Cornell - College; name of a town
  • Damien - One who tames; subdues
  • Darius - Of Greek origin, meaning rich
  • Efrem - Doubly fruitful
  • Ericson - Son of Eric; ever kingly
  • Ghalen - Tranquil, calm
  • Grady - Of high rank
  • Hakeem - Wise
  • Izaak - Laughter
  • Jadyn - God has heard
  • Jamal - Elegance
  • Joseph - God will increase
  • Justus - Fairness, justice
  • Kahlil - Friend
  • Kelvin - River man
  • Khalan - Keeper of the keys
  • Kordell - Cordmaker
  • Lamonte - Man of law
  • Lemarcus - Warlike
  • Malachiah - Messenger of God
  • Marcel - Young warrior
  • Murphy - Sea warrior
  • Nolan - Noble, renowned
  • Neville - New village
  • Niles - Champion
  • Orion - Hunter
  • Oscar - God's spear
  • Owen - Well-born
  • Payne - Pagan
  • Peter - A stone or rock
  • Phineas - Oracle
  • Quinn - Wise, counsel
  • Raffiel - God has healed
  • Rashaad - Thinker, counselor
  • Rhyland - Island meadow
  • Roscoe - Heartland of the roe deer
  • Sammy - Sun child; bright sun
  • Sebastian - Revered; looked up to
  • Stefon - A crown or garland
  • Terrence - Tender, gracious
  • Treyvon - Fair town
  • Urick - Noble valor
  • Zahair - Shining bright

Additional Black Baby Names for Boys

A-C

Acqwon A'dré Ahamad Akia A'lamar
Amanté Anderius Antez Armel Arris
Asaad Aston Audell Austin David Avondré
Ayren Bankston Bayden Bentram Berton
Brackston Bravon Brexton Bronte Burley
Cévon Cain Carlos Carston Cavonté
Cecil Cee Cee Cevonté Chachi Charquez
Chaylen Chervez Chez Christian Clévon
Clayton Cliff Clyde

D

Dace Dailyn Da'jonte Da'kuan Damarco
Damarko Dameon Damitri Dandre Danez
Dannell Da'quintin Daran Da'riosm Darkeem
Darriel Darryon Darterrius Darvin Dasante
Dashaud Dashawn Dashonte Datreon Da'vante
Davarius Da'vion Davontae Da'wan De Shea
Dekion Del Vonte Delmetrice Demarcus Demarious
Denaris Denton Denzel Dequinn Dereece
Derreck Desmond Destin Deterrian Devajee
Deveron Devoreaux Dimetrice D'Mario Dmitry
Dominique Dontrall Doran D'Quan Dremonte
Dushane Dyonte

E-H

Earnell Eddison Elcee Eliyah Elvan
Emiel Ethridge Everson Ezrah Farrell
Fedarius Ferando Finton Foster Freddie
Garence Garrell Geffery Georgy Giovante
Harmen Harry Hazell Herold Holman
Howell Hunter

I-J

Ian Marcus Irvin Ishaq Isiah Itrez
Jévon Ja Khel Ja Taveon Jaboris Jacques
Jahmiah Jaimeson Jaivon Jakobe Jalal
Jamarico Jamerrell Jamichael Jaquann Jaquon
Jarmal Jarmarious Jaronte Jarrius Jarrod
Javarious Javion Javius Jaydee Jaymore
Jazeel Jekeil Jeoffrey Jeremias Jerquis
Jervonte Jevonne Jimar Jirani Jocquise
Johmarcus Johntey Jonell Jontray Jori
Jowuan Jumon J'waun Jyreese

K-L

Késhaun Kadaris Kadrick Kaenan Kaiman
Ka'jai Kaleem Kamar Kamoni Kaprice
Ka'ron Karver Kavion Kaydron Keantay
Keenan Keifon Kejuan Kemal Keon
Kendrich Kennin Kenvante K'eon Kesean
Keylon Keywon Khalise Khyree Kiante
Killion Kincade Kione Kivon Kreighton
Kunal K'yeon Ladorian Labron Laelim
Lamarcus Laquez Latrelle Lemond Leonell
Leroyce Leshaun Levell Liddell Linzell
Lonnie Louvell Lyman

M-P

Mahlik Marcus Markael Markeys Marqués
Marquise Marteese Marvin Mathias Mendez
Meyer Micquel Mondarius Monterius Mordell
Naheim Najeem Narquise Navier Neari
Nemiah Nieko Niram Norton Novian
O'Brian Olin Oman Omarious Omonteez
Ontrel Orien Ornell Ortez Otis
Patrion Peirce Perez Pierre Pompey
Prenell Purcell

Q-R

Quadell Qualeek Quan Quandell Quantell
Qua'sean Quentez Quillin Quinell Quintano
Quintrell Qu'wan Qwantez Raden Rahil
Rahsaan Raheem Rakeem Rakkan Ramello
Ramon Randarious Rannier Rasaun Raylon
Readale Rederick Regaine Ree Reginal
Renell Reno Reshard Reuban Reymond
Rhad Riguel Rion Rockie Rodnell
Roger Rontay Rowell Ruben Ruiz
Ryerson Ry'mone

S

Sabian Sakeem Sanquez Santrell Saunders
Sawyer Sequan Shadrias Shakur Sha'quan
Shawnee Sherman Shiloh Shobi Shovon
Sigmond Sirmarcus Somondre Stanford

T-U

Taevion Takeo Talik Tamonte Tario
Tarmarious Tashard Tatum Tavarius Tavell
Tavis Taylen Tazwell Teddy Teion
Terek Terryl Tevari Tevoris Thaddeus
Thaireee Thayne Therman Threston Tiontay
Tivonte Tomas Tonell Townley Travaris
Travone Tre Kell Tremon Trever Trivelle
Troylen Tycen Tykeim Tyndall Tyrice
Tyzee Ujunwa Usher Uterius

V-Z

Vance Varnan Varrien Vennie Vequain
Verne Vincent Vondell Voshon Vytal
Waylen Webber Wendall Wilber Willett
Wilmer Winford Wyees Xavier Xavion
Xeric Yaheem Yamen Yardley Yasper
Yazen Yiannis Yorell Zackaree Zaderian
Zamari Zaniel Zaquan Zareen Zaverie
Zawnté Zebulee Zeeshan Zephan Zhaire
Zharvis Zishan Zohn Zuberi

A Joyful Task

Choosing a meaningful or unique name for your baby boy is one of the joys of preparing for his birth. Whether you choose a family name or something from this list, you are sure to instill a sense of pride as you give your child a name that's meaningful and reflective of your family heritage.

Black Baby Names for Boys