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African Cat Names

African cat names conjure up images of lions, leopards and cheetahs.

The ones on this list though, work perfectly for your mellow, stay-at-home kitty. Here you’ll find a selection of unique and interesting names from across the African continent, together with their meanings.

Just browse and pick your favorite.

African Female Cat Names

Strong African female names for your strong girl cat.

  • Abena – “Born on Tuesday”
  • Abeni – “We asked for her”
  • Adanna – “Father’s daughter”
  • Akua – “Born on Wednesday”
  • Amara – “Grace”
  • Asha – “Life”
  • Ayo – “Joy”
  • Chika – “God is great”
  • Chinasa – “God’s answer”
  • Chipo – “Gift”
  • Dayo – “Joy arrives”
  • Ebele – “Kindness”
  • Esi – “Born on Sunday”
  • Ife – “Love”
  • Imani – “Faith”
  • Kagiso – “Peace”
  • Lerato – “Love”
  • Lesedi – “Light”
  • Lindiwe – “Have waited”
  • Lungile – “The good one”
  • Makena – “Happy one”
  • Masego – “Blessing”
  • Mbali – “Flower”
  • Nia – “Purpose”
  • Nosipho – “Mother of a gift”
  • Nuru – “Light”
  • Rufaro – “Happiness”
  • Rutendo – “Faith”
  • Sekai – “Be humorous”
  • Tapiwa – “Given”
  • Tariro – “Hope”
  • Tendai – “Be thankful”
  • Zola – “Tranquil”
  • Zuri – “Beautiful”

African Male Cat Names

African male names are great for your strong cat.

  • Adisa – “One who is clear”
  • Akachi – “Hand of God”
  • Anan – “Fourth born child”
  • Baako – “First born child”
  • Berko – “First born”
  • Bongani – “Be grateful”
  • Bosede – “Born on Sunday”
  • Chi – “Spiritual”
  • Chike – “God’s power”
  • Chima – “God knows”
  • Chiumbo – “Small”
  • Emeka – “Great deeds”
  • Fungai – “Think”
  • Ikeena – “Father’s power”
  • Jelani – ‘Mighty”
  • Jumaane – “Born on Tuesday:
  • Kato – “Second of twins”
  • Kayode – “He brought joy”
  • Kibwe – “Blessed”
  • Kwasi – “Born on Sunday”
  • Masamba – “Leaves”
  • Mosi – “First”
  • Ndidi – “Patience”
  • Nthanda – “Star”
  • Obi – “Heart”
  • Otieno – “Born at night”
  • Paki – “Witness”
  • Rudo – “Love”
  • Sefu – “Sword”
  • Simba – “Lion”
  • Sipho – “Gift”
  • Tafari – “He who inspires awe”
  • Thabo – “Joy”
  • Xolani – “Peace”

African Places Cat Names

African cities and regions all have unique and strong names. These names would be great cat names.

  • Algeria
  • Chad
  • Sierra Leone
  • Dakar
  • Mali
  • Togo
  • Ghana
  • Lagos
  • Sahara
  • Benin
  • Lome
  • Kano
  • Gabon
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Pretoria
  • Maputo
  • Juba
  • Nairobi
  • Kampala
  • Malakal
  • Arua
  • Yambio
  • Gulu
  • Mzuzu
  • Nigel
  • Upington
  • Congo
  • Kikwit

African Rivers and Lakes Cat Names

African nature is breathtaking. And African rivers and lakes are popular and all have a great name. You can name your cat using one of these beautiful names.

  • Orange
  • Zambezi
  • Victoria
  • Niger
  • Zaire
  • Nile
  • Kivu
  • Edward
  • Tana
  • Turakana
  • Mweru
  • Albert
  • Malawi
  • Tchad
  • Tanganyika
  • Rukwa
  • Walilupe
  • Volta
  • Chari
  • Jubba
  • Shebeli
  • Vaal
  • Limpopo
  • Kariba
  • Okavango
  • Kwando
  • Rudolf

African Dishes Cat Names

And how about African cuisine? Here are some suggestions. All these dishes have a distinctive name and would make a good cat name.

  • Eru
  • Achu
  • Banga
  • Afang
  • Efo Riro
  • Bichak
  • Dambou
  • Akara
  • Bazeen
  • Egusi
  • Sosatie
  • Chakalaka
  • Alloco
  • Fig Roll
  • Brik
  • Jaffle
  • Kitfo
  • Calulu
  • Amala
  • Babute
  • Cocada Amarela
  • Asida
  • Harira
  • Tapalapa
  • Felfla
  • Bunny Chow
  • Garri
  • Cachupa
  • Koki
  • Bobotie
  • Mala Mogodu
  • Delele
  • Tapioca
  • Lablabi
  • Ekwang
  • Gatsby
  • Feijoada
  • Pap
  • Frikkadel
  • Injera
  • Yassa
  • Mandazi
  • Kebab
  • Lahoh
  • Maafe
  • Ogi

African Instruments Cat Names

African music instruments are one of the oldest in the world and they have pretty characteristic names. You could use these names to name your cat.

  • Agogo
  • Akonting
  • Balafon
  • Bolon
  • Cabasa
  • Drums
  • Fiddle
  • Udu
  • Ekwe
  • Djembe
  • Kora
  • Mbira
  • Juju

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