Slave names for a story?

Hi 🙂 I’m writing a story about a slave and I need a few of the popular slave names for the 1840’s. They are all African, enslaved in America in Georgia, and they are mixed names (meaning boy and girl names) thank you 🙂

6 Answers

  • Top names from early 1800s (male):………(female):

    – Ernest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia

    – Asa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phoebe

    – Isaac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth

    – Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clara

    – Levi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ada

    – Jeremiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mahala

    – Ephraim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah

    – Ezra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lavinia

    – Hugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia

    – August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malinda

    [If the character(s) are middle-aged by the 1840s, then they should be named one of these ^. However, if they’re African… I don’t know. Hah. I can’t find African names, so I’d just use one of those.]

    Top names from mid 1800s (male):…………(female):

    – Abraham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou

    – Edwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice

    – Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keri

    – Walter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milicent

    – Eli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cora

    – Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May

    – Horace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evelyn

    – Oscar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victoria

    – Abner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violet

    – Julius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lily

    [If the character(s) was/were born in the 1840s, you’d want to choose one from that list.. or something similar. Again, can’t find African names, D: sorry].

  • Slave Names

  • Something long…

    Marabelle Fiona Destiny Withna

    Mary-Ann Sophie Narani

    Penelope Joy Maracco

    Delany Angeline Rose Abatihini

    Onika Maraj ( ha ha jk i luv nicki minaj)

    Christine Elliot Pardigine

    Avery Taylor Bo Varlinaben

    Bethany Casey Jane Zubaweenie

    Cassandra Ellen Marie Warkletooth

    Shay Nigeriani

    Rihanna Natalie Benatovich

  • Any names that could be a general black name. Why? People don’t know they will be slaves when they are born so they can be named anything. Don’t fall into the trap of naming people based on what they do.

  • Burrel, Edmond, Elijah, Harriet, Clay those are just a few. Remember slave owners gave their slaves names that they thought were good so they’re not too different from todays names.

  • Kunta Kinte.

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