90+ Black Baby Boy Names

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Black baby boy names are usually gotten from African, and Arabic roots while others have biblical sources. They are rich in meaning and unique, hence if you desire an amazing black baby boy name for your little champ, I have listed a number of them here.

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Cool Black Baby Boy Names

NameOriginMeaningVariation
AbrahamHebrewFather of multitudes
Abraham is taken from the Old Testament of the Bible and he is considered to be the father of Jewish people. 
Abram
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AhmedArabic and PersianHighly praised, one who thanks God regularly. Amod, Amed, Ahmad, Amhed. 
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AidenGaelic, Celtic, and Irish.Little fire

Aodh, Celtic
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AlastairGaelic, Greek, and ScottishDefender of humanityAlexander, Alasdair, and Allistair
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AndorLatin, Norse, and ScandinavianBrave, eagle.
It is another name given in place of Thor, the god of fertility and war.
Andrew, Andrei, Arn. 
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Alonzo Latin and ItalianReady for battle,  Noble
It is name  given to a fearless baby boy.
Alphonso
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AndresGreekManly, braveAndre and Andreas
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AntonneLatin, EtruscanPriceless one, Worthy of praiseAntoine, Antwan, Anthony, and Antony. 
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ApolloGreekDestroyer
Apollo is referred to as the Greek god of poetry, music, and medicine.
Apollo, Appolo, and Appollo.
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ArdashirPersianThe best king, one who governs with truth.Ardasir, Ardesir, and Ardeshir.
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ArranScottishIsland dwellerAaron
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AssadArabic and PersianLionAsad
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AutryOld English and FrenchNoble strengthAudrey and Audrei
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AzuriahHebrewYahweh has helpedAzuria, Azariah, and Azaria. 
It is also used as a variant for Azrael. 
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BehnamPersianHonorable or reputable
A name given to a good person
Benam
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Behrouz Persian and ArabicProsperousBehruz, Behrus, Behrooz, and Bihuroz 
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Booker African American and Old EnglishScribe, someone who deals with books,Bowker
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BrysonGaelic and IrishNobleman’s son

It was initially used as a surname before it is now being used as a personal name. 
Briceson and Brisson
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BustaAmericanFriendBuster
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CaesarLatin, Greek, and RomanLong-haired

It is a common names for baby boys because of the great Roman conqueror, Julius Caesar. 
Cezar, Cesar, Tsar, Caezar, and Kaiser
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CalebHebrew
Faithful, servant of God, devotion to God.Calleb
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CasparPersianKeeper of the treasureCasper, Gasper, and Gaspar
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ChantéLatin and FrenchTo singChantelle
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DaranOld English and GaelicGreatDaren, Darran, and Darren
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DariusLatin and GreekPossessing goodness, rich and kinglyDarijus, Dareios, and Dario
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DenzelCornishFrom the high stronghold, the wild one.Danzel
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DijonFrench and Hebrew God is graciousDion, Dionn, Deon, and Dijohn
It is a variation to John
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DontrellItalianLasting, gift of GodDonte and Dontrel
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EliHebrew and African AmericanHigh, uplifted, my God, and ascendedElli, Elai, and Eili
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ElijahHebrewMy God is Yahweh
Elijah was one of the famous prophets in the Old Testament. He stood against the Queen Jezebel and her prophets.
Eliya, Elihu, Elias, Eliyah, and Eliayhu
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ElliottHebrew, Gaelic, Greek, and Scottish.Yahweh is my God
It is used as a personal name and surname.
Eliot, Eliott, and Elliot
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EmmettHebrew, German, and EnglishUniversal, powerful, truth.Emet, Emmet, and Emett
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EverettOld EnglishBrave as a wild boar
It was initially used as a surname before turning out to be a popular personal name.
Everet
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FarrellAfrican American and Old IrishSuperior man or heroic, man of couragePharrell
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GodrellAfrican American and ArabicRelated to God, old and wise.Godrel and Godrrell
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HakeemArabicWise

It is an of the attribute names of Allah in the Muslim belief.
Hakim and Akeem
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HectorGreek, Italian, and Spanish Holding fast It is a suitable name for a brave boyHektor
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HeroldScandinavian and GermanA warrior, to ruleHarald
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IsaiahHebrew Yahweh is my salvation.
Famous prophets in the Old Testament.
Isiah
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IshmaelHebrew, Arabic, and SpanishGod will hear
According to the old testament of the bible, he was the son of Abraham and Sarah’s Egyptian slave, Hagar.
He is the father of the Arabs. 
Ismael
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JabariSwahili Brave,  Courageous, someone who consoles.J’Bari and Jabbari
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JaydenAfrican American, HebrewThankful oneJaden, Jadon, Yadon, and Jaiden,
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JaylenAfrican AmericanThankfulJalen, Jaylon, and Jaylin. 
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JeremiahHebrew and IrishMay Jehovah exalt

It is referred to as the English version of Diarmaid.
Jeremia
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JonahHebrewDove
It is a popular name  in the Old Testament. It is found in the story of how a whale swallowed him due to his disobedience to God. 
Jonas
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JordanHebrew and GreekTo flow, descend
It is the name of the river that flows between Jordan and Israel. 
Jordin, Jorrdinn, and Giordan
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JupiterLatin and RomanThe supreme god
It is the equivalent of the Greek god Zeus also referred to as the god of the sky.
Juppiter
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Keenan Hebrew and IrishLittle ancient one
Keenan was one of Adam’s grandsons. 
Keehnan, Kheenan, and Keennan
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KeonIrish and HebrewGod is graciousIan
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KhalilArabicFriend

It is popularly used as a surname in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa  
Kahlil and Khaleel
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KofiAkan Born on a Friday
It is the name of the former UN (United Nations) Secretary-General, and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2001 Kofi Atta Annan.
Koffi
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LaikinAfrican AmericanFrom the lake
It perfect name option for a nature-loving baby.
Laikkin
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LemarcusAfrican AmericanWarrior

It is a unique name given yo a brave baby boy
Lamarcus, Lemarkus, Lemarco, and LeMarcus. 
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MalachiahHebrewMessenger of God

He wrote the book of Malachi-the last book in the old testament. He was also a prophet.
Malachai and Malachi
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MalikArabicKingMalak, Malech, Melik, Malikh, Melech.
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MarcelFrenchWarlike
It is referred to as the French form of Mark.
Marcelo, Mark, Marcial, and Marc.
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MauriceEgyptianDelivered from the water.
He was a famous biblical figure, a Hebrew who later became a prince of Egypt after being adopted as a baby by the daughter of Pharaoh.
Moises, Moe, and Mose. 
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NaeemHebrew and ArabicBenevolent
Comfort, happiness
Naim
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NolanGaelic and IrishNoble and renowned

descendant of a chariot champion or fighter.
Nollan
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OrionGreekThe rising star

He is the son of Poseidon- god of the sea and also a mighty hunter.  
Orrion
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NoahHebrewRest, comfort

The biblical Noah built the ark that saved his family and two pairs of animals from the great flood God sent to punish the evil people. 
Noa, Noe, and Noeh
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OscarIrish, Gaelic, and NorseSpear of the godsOskar
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NilesEnglish, Gaelic, and IrishPassionate.Nile and Nills
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RaffielHebrew, Spanish, and PortugueseGod has healed

It is known as one of the archangels.
Rafael and Raphael
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RashonLatin and EnglishGod is gracious

Rayshawn and Rashaun
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ReginaldTeutonic (Old German) and LatinKing
It is the English form of Reginaldus.
Reginaldus, Raginold, and Raganald
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SebastianGreek, Latin, and ItalianRevered, honorable.Sebastianos and Sebastien
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TalibArabicOne who seeks knowledge
He is the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad, who nurtured him after his parents died. 
Tallib
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TitusLatinTitle of honor
Titus was the Roman military commander. He later became the Emperor.
Tittus

Boy Names After Extra Ordinary Black Men

Photo of a statue of Nelson Mandela; one of the popular black baby boy names
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BarackArabicBlessed.Barack Obama was a student at Harvard University, and turned out to be the first black person to head the Harvard Law Review. He was also the first African-American president of the United States  
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NelsonDanish Neil’s son.Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for conspiring to overthrow the state.  By 1990, he was released and he later turned out to  became the first black president of South Africa. 

He won the Nobel Peace Prize, and was a philanthropic and founded the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
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MartinLatin Dedicated to MarsMartin was derived from Mars. 
Martin Luther King Jr was the face and voice of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The “I have a dream” speech is one of the well-known moments. He had a non-violent approach to activism and focused on civil disobedience.
This earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
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BenjaminHebrew son of right handBenjamin Zephaniah is a well-known writer, poet, and actor. 
He is a voice for several causes which relate to animal rights, racism, and homophobia. and veganism.
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HaroldEnglish ruler of an army.Harold Moody was a preacher, doctor, lobbyist, and a social reform.
When he arrived from Jamaica to study medicine at King’s College London. After he was refused housing and a job as a doctor because of his race. 
Harold established the League of Coloured Peoples (LCP), and was behind the changes in government policies made towards black people.
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StevieGreek Garland.Stevie Wonder born prematurely which led to a condition where is retinas detached and left him blind. He became one of the successful musical artists a career he began when he was only 11 years old, and since then, he sold more than 100 million records, and was awarded 25 Grammy Awards. 
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JohnHebrew favoured by God.John Edmonstone was born into slavery he then moved to Scotland after he gained his freedom. He was a scientific researcher who taugh at Edinburgh University where Charles Darwin was one of his students.  
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JesseHebrew God seesIn 1935, Jesse Owens broke five world records making sporting history. He also excelled at the1936 Olympics in Germany, winning four gold medals, he set three world records, and broke  nine Olympic.
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CharlesGerman free manCharles R. Drew pioneered modern medicine. He carried a research into blood transfusion and how blood can be stored before being transported for transfusion .
During the second world war, several lives were saved by the blood transfusions and since then Drew was dedicated to his work as an advocate and mentor of the inclusion and education of African-Americans in medicine.
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PaulLatinLittlePaul Stephenson served in the RAF, before moving to Bristol where experienced At one time he was refused service at a pub but refused to leave until he was served. 
Stephenson was later arrested but his case gained media attention and the prime minister promised things would change, which resulted in the passing of the 1965 Race Relations Act.
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MarcusLatin war-like dispositionMarcus Rashford is a role model to kids.He successfully campaigned against the government’s decision not to offer free food to vulnerable children over the summer holidays. This campaign made over 1.3 million children to receive vouchers for free food during the summer holidays.

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Unique Black Boy Names

Photo of two black boys

You can also try out some of these unique names for your little one. 

NameOriginMeaningDescription
AaronHebrew Great strengthAaron is a word that signifies masculinity.  It also indicates someone with martyrs quality. It is a name to choose if you want your son to become brave and strong.
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AdrianLatin Water, seaAdrian signifies the former river, Adria. 
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DajonEnglish Gift of God, Submission towards God.This name can give your child the  spiritual strength he needs in life.

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UmarArabic popularUmar was a father-in-law and companion of Prophet Mohammad. He was an expert Muslim and a famous ruler. 

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FinneasIrishcold-headed and courageous personIf you want a baby boy that possesses a brave and calm character, then choose Finneas 

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DeAndreGreek braveDeAndre is used to refer to a fearless warrior
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HassanArabic A person who has a good personality and look.Hassan is a righteous and a very pious person.
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QazeemArabicbighearted You can build a generous spirit into your child with this name.
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WendallOld GermanwandererIt is used to address a person who loves to travel.
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DamienGreek influential personIt is used to refer to people who can tame others with their influence.

FAQs

What Boy’s Name Means Black?

Adham is one of the baby boy names that mean “black”

How Do Blacks Name Their Babies?

There are several ways blacks name their babies and they include;
Considering events that surrounded the birth.
An inspirational name from their culture
Names that make meaning and inspires them
Names that connect with their religion

What Are The Popular Sources Of Black Names?

Black names are usually gotten from already existing African names, Biblical names, Arabic and Muslim names,  European names, and French names.

Final Thoughts

Names are powerful and can influence the kind of man your child grows up to be. 

Be sure to pick the right name for your little one by considering the meaning, and checking out the lives of men that have had such names. 

You have a handful of tips that can help you make the right choice, and I hope you find the right one for your baby boy.

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