African American Name Generator

Welcome to the African American Name Generator! Use this idea generator to generate thousands of possibilities for African American names. Have fun!

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A brief history of the term African American

African Americans have been in the United States since the 16th century. They were brought over as slaves and were made to work on plantations. After the Civil War, many African Americans fought in the Union army and helped to end slavery. However, they were not given citizenship rights until 1948. Black people continued to face discrimination and racism after the war. This led to rebellions and violence, which was addressed by President Johnson with his "Civil Rights Act of 1964." This act banned discrimination in housing, education, employment, and public places.

So many ideas, but can I use the African American names for free?

All random African American names created with this tool are 100% free to use without any need to provide credit (although we do appreciate the occasional shoutout). Be a little careful though, as there is always a small chance that an idea already belongs to someone else.

Is there a limit to how much I can generate with this random African American Name Generator?

There's thousands of African American names in this African American Name Generator, so you won't need to be worried that we'll run out anytime soon. Just have fun with it.

For even more ideas and some additional options, be sure to also check out the African American Name Generator over on The Story Shack.

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