Amaré Stoudemire is an American basketball player.
Jelani is of African, Swahili origin.
Kanye is the name of a town in Botswana. The most famous bearer of this name is rapper Kanye West, but it is unknown whether he was named after the town, or whether his parents invented the name themselves.
Aminah or Amina was the name of the mother of the Muslim prophet Muhammed, founder of Islam.
It was also the name of a Nigerian princess of the royal family of Zazzau (now known as Zaria) in the 16th century. She is famous for her military
From the name of a major ethnic group in Ghana. "For the sake of war" is a possible meaning for Ashanti.
Variant of Ayanna.
This name is of East African origin.
Makena means "happy one" in Kikuyu (a tribe of Kenya).
Makena is also sometimes used as a variant of MacKenna.
This may also be a pet name for the Yoruba name Folasade meaning "honor earns a crown".
Tanisha may be related to a Hausa day name for children born on Monday.
It could also be a modern coinage from the preffix Ta- with Aisha, or perhaps an elaborated form of Tania.
Modern creation with no known meaning.