101 Unique and Most Common African Last Names (Surnames)



Africans attach lots of importance to the culture of their and roots or where they came from when they are in diaspora in the United States, Britain, France or Canada, a typical African man would always go back to his roots. They hold fast to their culture and tradition, the importance of their culture and traditions while choosing  a last name cannot be over emphasised.

When you look deeply into different last names of Africans, you will discover that these name are rich in culture, often with unique meaning reflecting either religious, cultural or sexual affiliations. The origin of these names can be traced from the first tribes on the planet to the present modern-day societies. With Africa as the second largest continent on the planet with a huge population of over 1 billion people, you are in for lots of very interesting African last names.

Unique List of African Last Names

(1) Azikiwe

(2) Chahine

(3) Bello

(4) Cisse

(5) Akintola

(6) Okotie-Eboh

(7) Nzeogwu

(8)Onwuatuegwu

(9) Okafor

(10) Contee

(11) Okeke

(12) Conteh

(13) Okoye

(14) Diallo

(15) Obasanjo

(16) Babangida

(17) Buhari

(18) Dimka

(19) Toure

(20) Diya

(21) Odili

(22) Ibori

(23) Igbinedion

(24)Alamieyeseigha

(25) Yar’Adua

(26) Asari-Dokubo

(27) Jalloh

(28) Anikulapo-Kuti

(29) Iwu

(30)Anenih

(31) Mensah

(32) Biobaku

(33) Tinibu

(34) Sesay

(35) Akinyemi

(36) Akiloye

(37) Adeyemi

(38) Adesida

(39) Omehia

(40) Sekibo

(41) Amaechi

(42) Bankole

(43) Nnamani

(44) Turay

(45) Okadigbo

(46) Yeboah

(47) Ojukwu

(48) Danjuma

(49) Effiong

(50) Akpabio



Common African Last Names

(51) Attah

(52) Chukwumereije

(53) Fofana

(54) Iweala

(55) Okonjo

(56) Ezekwesili

(57) Keita

(58) Soyinka

(59) Solarin

(60) Gbadamosi

(61) Olanrewaju

(62) Magoro

(63) Madaki

(64) Jang

(65) Oyinlola

(66) Oyenusi

(67) Sow

(68) Onwudiwe

(70) Jakande

(71) Sane

(72) Igwe

(73) Sylla

(74) Obi

(75) Gueye

(76) Uba

(77) Kalu

(78) Orji

(79) Ohakim

(80) Egwu

(81) Adesina

(82) Traore

(83) Falana

(84) Fagbure

(85) Jaja

(86) Okilo

(87) Okiro

(88) Balogun

(89) Alakija

(90) Akenzua

(91) Akerele

(92) Ademola

(93) Onobanjo

(94) Aguda

(95)Okpara

(96) Mbanefo

(97) Kone

(98) Boro

(99) Ekwensi

(100) Sall

(101) Sarr

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