While African American characters can and do have standard, generic names as anyone else in the US might have, often they have distinctly African American names, so this generator is here to help inspire you and give you ideas. African American names usually don’t originate from solely African origins. Many are a blend of Irish names (for example, Shaquille O’Neal and Eddie Murphy) and other minority names, and that’s because discriminated against minorities such as Africans, Irish, etc would live in the same poor part of town as they fought for their freedoms over the decades. This unique blend has led to some fantastic names, and all of these names are a testament to the melting-pot community that makes America great.
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