African-American name generator

This name generator will give you 10 random African-American names.

The names in this generator are those that rose in popularity during and after the 1960s civil rights movement. During this period of time identity and individuality became more important, as up to that time pretty much all Americans shared the same relatively low amount of names in order to conform and fit in with society. Like many groups, African-Americans began to use different influences when picking names for their children. Many of these influences are of African origin, but there are other influences as well.

Of course, not all African-Americans share the names in this generator, but the names in this generator are pretty unique to African-American culture, so you'd rarely find them anywhere else.
Surnames, on the other hand, are shared with most other American groups, which has much to do with history.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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