are used by speakers of Manding
languages (including Bambara, Mandinka, Dyula and Maninka) in western Africa.
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]