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African Names Starting with N

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The name Naiser is of African origin and is a gender-neutral name. It is a name parents give to both boys and girls. Naiser is a name commonly found in African countries and also Arabic-speaking countries. The meaning of Naiser is 'a founder of the clans' or 'a founder of belief'. The pronunciation of the name is 'Nai - Serr'.

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Nakimera is a name with African origins and the meaning of Nakimera is 'a gift from the Lord'. It is pronounced as 'Na-ki-mera' and it is traditionally given to girls. This name is associated with a few famous people, for example Grace Nakimera. She is a Ugandan gospel singer and songwriter, known for her songs 'Yanasira' and 'Kabaka Kristo'.

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Nala is a popular multicultural name that is traditionally used to name a girl. Nala is of African origin, but it is also used in the United States and in Arabic-speaking nations. The meaning of Nala is 'successful', 'beloved', 'gift' or 'queen'. In Sanskrit, it means 'stem' or 'hollow reed'. Nala also means 'honey bee' in Arabic.

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Nalo is a gender-neutral name of African origin. The meaning of Nalo is 'lovable' or 'a lovable daughter' in the African dialects. The name is also used in Hindu culture. A famous person with this name is Nalo Hopkinson, a Canadian speculative fiction writer and editor of Jamaican descent.

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The meaning of Ngendo is ‘traveller’ and the name has Kenyan and African origins. It is pronounced as ‘gen-do’. It can be used as a surname. One well-known person who shares this name is Ng'Endo Mukii (Ngendo Mukii). She is a film director and editor and is known for her work in 'Yellow Fever', 'Nairobi Berries' and 'This Migrant Business'.

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Noxolo is a feminine name of African origin. This name is used widely in all African nations and their communities scattered all over the world, but it is most common in the Benin region and in Nigeria. The meaning of Noxolo is 'peaceful'. Noxolo Maqashalala was a South African actress, mostly known for 'Hotel Rwanda', 'Bitterness' and 'Tarzan: The Epic Adventures'. Noxolo Nogwaza was a lesbian LGBT rights activist from South Africa.

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The meaning of Nyack is 'someone who does not give up easily' or 'the facial expression of the Lord when he is angry or upset'. It is a name with African origins and it is pronounced as 'naa-yak'. As a name, it is traditionally given to boys. Nyack is also the name of a town in New York, in the United States of America. Sat on the western bank of the famous Hudson River, it is a town with a rich history and was known for its shipbuilding in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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African

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The meaning of Nyakio is ‘someone who is hard working’ and the name is of African origin. It is pronounced as ‘Nya-kiyo’ and can be used as both a nickname and surname as well.

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The meaning of Nyako is 'a girl' and it is a name that is traditionally given to girls. It is pronounced as 'nyak-o' and it is a name with African origins. There have only been a few famous figures with the name, such as Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako, who was a Navy officer and the Military Governor of the Niger state.

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The meaning of Nyathera is ‘someone who is modest' 'or ‘someone who has reserved behavior' or ‘a person who has survived’. The name has African-Swahili origins. Nya and Athera can be used as nicknames for people named Nyathera. It is pronounced as ‘Nya-tera’ or ‘Naya-thera’.

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