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Okapi Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Okapi is of African origin.

The meaning of Okapi is "animal with long neck".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Okapi Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Okapi has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Okapi to other names.


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Okapi falls into the animal name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Okapi in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Okapi.

Just for fun, see the name Okapi in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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African names encompass a variety of cultures, religions and languages.

Most people in North Africa are of the Muslim faith and therefore tend to use Muslim, Arabic names when naming their children. Central and South Africa maintain the influence of Western culture and frequently use European names when naming their children.

Traditional African names often reflect the order, time, or season of the child's birth. For example born on a given day or at a certain time, first born or second born. The name may also represent circumstances, for example, born while father was away. It is also common for given names to be vocabulary words from the local language.