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African Names Starting with G

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
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African

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The meaning of Gamada is ‘someone who is happy and cheerful' or ‘a person who makes everyone happy’. It is a name of African origins. Gamada is also a variation of the names Gamadea, Gamadia and Gamadiya. It is pronounced as ‘ga-ma-da’. The name Gamada is traditionally used for boys but it can also be used for naming a girl.

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African

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The meaning of Genat is ‘heaven’ or ‘a place where God lives’. It is pronounced as ‘je-nnet’ and it is a name of African origins. It is more commonly found as a surname. There are a few famous people by this name. For example, David Genat is a television personality who is known for winning the reality show 'Australian Survivor'.

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African

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The meaning of Genet is 'heaven' or 'Eden', which was the first garden and a paradise created by God. The name has African origins and it is pronounced as 'Je-net'. It is mostly used for baby girls, however it can be given to boys as well. Genet is taken from the Garden of Eden, which is described in The Book of Genesis as a utopia. The name is taken from a Hebrew phrase meaning 'pleasure'. Genet is typically shortened to Gene. There are, however, a few famous people with the name Genet. The most well known is Jean Genet, who was a French novelist, playwright and activist. He is known for his novels 'The Thief's Journal' and 'Our Lady of the Flowers'.

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African

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The meaning of Godana is ‘a male child’ and, as such, it is traditionally a name for boys. It is also often used as a surname. It is a variant of the names Godanah, Godanna and Godannah. It is pronounced as a ‘go-day-na’ or ‘go-da-na’. It is a name that is of African origins. One famous figure with the name was Bonaya Adhi Godana, who served as the Foreign Minister for Kenya in 1998.

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African

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Gowan is a name with African origins. The meaning of Gowan is 'someone who can make rain fall by doing some rituals'. It can also mean 'a person with great desire to understand the world on his own' or 'a daisy flower'. It is pronounced as 'Go-un'. There have been many famous people with the name Gowan, although it is more traditionally used as surname. One example is Alistair Charles McGowan who is an English comic, actor, singer and writer. He was known for his writing on the BBC 1 show 'The Big Impression', which won a BAFTA in 2003.

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African

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The meaning of Guban is ‘thoughtful’, ‘attractive’, ‘smart’, ‘successful’, ‘helpful’ or 'intelligent’. It is a variant form of the names Guben, Gubin, Gubyn, Gubun and Gubon. It is a name with African origins.

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