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What “Ghetto” Names Really Mean

“Tinashe” - Means “God is with us” in Shona (an African language spoken by nearly 80 percent of people in Zimbabwe)

“Lakeisha” - A Swahili name meaning “favorite one.”

“Ashanti” - Name of a powerful African empire in West Africa.

“Tanisha” - Hausa of West Africa name meaning “born on Monday.”

“Zola” - Means “quiet, tranquil” in Zulu.

“Amandla” - Zulu and Xhosa word meaning “power”. The word was a popular rallying cry in the days of resistance against Apartheid.

“Zendaya” - Means “To Give Thanks” in Shona

“Latonia” - A Latin name. Latonia was the mother of Diana in Roman mythology.

“Lulu” - Swahili and Muslim name meaning “pearl” or “precious.”

“Ciara” - Means "dark-haired” in Irish Gaelic

“Lateefah” - A North African name meaning “gentle and pleasant.”

“Mercedes” - Means “Gracious gifts/Benefits" in Spanish

“Kaya” - Ghanaian language phrase that means "stay" or "don't go".

“Amara” - The Swahili word amara, meaning “urgent business.” Also the Hindu name meaning “immortal.”

“Shanika” - African Bantu name, meaning “young one from the wilderness.

"Zuri” - Means "beautiful” in Swahili.

“Onika” - Word of African origin meaning “warrior.”

JUST BECAUSE A NAME SOUNDS DIFFERENT DOES NOT MEAN IT’S “RATCHET” OR “GHETTO” THEY HAVE BEAUTIFUL MEANINGS.

EVEN IF THEY DON’T HAVE MEANINGS, EVERY NAME DESERVE RESPECT, NOT ONLY TRADITIONAL “WESTERN” NAMES.

DON’T BE IGNORANT, LEARN.
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