Black Baby Names for Boys

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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.

50 Black Baby Boy Names and Meanings

Following is a list of 50 beautiful baby names and their meanings, followed by alphabetical lists featuring many other great name ideas for African American boys. Variations in spelling or pronunciation of a name can provide many other unique and interesting names to add to the selection.

  • Aiyden - Little fire
  • Andres - Manly, brave, warrior
  • Antonne - Priceless
  • Booker - Scribe
  • Brayton- Broad, brave
  • Briceson - Nobleman's son
  • Chaquille - Handsome
  • Cornell - Horn, college and town name
  • Damien - To tame
  • Darius - To possess good
  • Efrem - Doubly fruitful
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  • Ericson - Son of Eric; ever kingly
  • Ghalen - Tranquil, calm
  • Grady - Noble
  • Hakeem - Wise
  • Izaak - Laughter
  • Jadyn - God has heard
  • Jamal - Beautiful, handsome
  • Joseph - God will increase
  • Justus - Fairness, justice
  • Kahlil - Friend
  • Kelvin - River man
  • Khalan - Strong warrior
  • Kordell - Cord maker
  • Lamonte - Man of law
  • Lemarcus - From the God Mars
  • 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 - Rustic, countryman
  • Peter - A stone or rock
  • Phineas - Serpent's mouth
  • Quinn - Wise, counsel
  • Raffiel - God has healed
  • Rashaad - Wisdom, good guidance
  • Rhyland - Where rye grows
  • Roscoe - Heartland of the roe deer
  • Sammy - His name is God
  • Sebastian - Revered; looked up to
  • Stefon - A crown or garland
  • Terrence - Roman family name of unknown meaning
  • Treyvon - Combination of Trey (three) and Devin (divine)
  • Urick - unknown meaning
  • Zahair - Shining bright

Additional Black Baby Names for Boys

Searching for additional name ideas for your son? Review these alphabetical lists of black baby names for ideas and inspiration! Popular boy names and lesser-known baby name ideas for male African American babies include:

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
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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
Demarious De Shea Dekion Del Vonte
Demarcus Da'wan Denaris Denton
Denzel Dequinn Dereece Derreck
Desmond Destin Deterrian Devajee
Deveron Devoreaux Dimetrice D'Mario
Dmitry Dominique Dontrall Doran
D'Quan Dremonte Dushane Dyonte
Delmetrice

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
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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
Mondarius Micquel Monterius Meyer Mordell
Naheim Najeem Narquise Navier Neari
Nemiah Nieko Niram Norton Novian
O'Brian Omarious Oman Olin Ontrel
Omonteez 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
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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's history or cultural heritage.

Black Baby Names for Boys