Manding Submitted Surnames

Manding names are used by speakers of Manding languages (including Bambara, Mandinka, Dyula and Maninka) in western Africa.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
COULIBALY     Western African, Manding
Meaning uncertain. One popular folk etymology suggests that it is derived from Bambara kulun-bari meaning "without a canoe", referring to someone who crossed a river or other body of water without the use of a canoe... [more]
TANGARA     Western African, Manding
Malian Bambara surname of unknown meaning.
TRAORÉ     Western African, Manding
Manding surname of unknown meaning and etymology. It is a common surname in Western Africa.