Kenyan Boy & Girl Names

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Kenyan Names

If you’re looking to honor your Kenyan heritage, browse our collection of Kenyan baby names for boys and girls. Among the Luo and Luhya tribes of Kenya, serious consideration goes into the choice of name, as it is believed the baby will adopt the traits of the person it has been named after. In Kenyan naming practices, a child’s first name is a traditional “Western” name (from US or Europe, for instance). Then, a second name is given that refers to the circumstances of their birth: time, weather, day of the week. If you are looking for a traditional East African name for your baby, look no further than our selection of Kenyan baby names.

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Mwajuma Girl Swahili Born on a Friday
Mwaka Boy African Born at the begi...
Mwamini Girl Swahili Truthful
Mwasaa Girl Swahili Well-timed
Nabila Girl Arabic Noble, honourable
Nadia Girl Russian Hope
Nadra Girl Swahili Special
Nafula Girl African Born in the rain...
Naima Girl Arabic Tranquil
Najia Girl Swahili Offspring
Najma Girl Swahili Star
Nana Girl Hebrew Grace; favour
Ndege Girl Swahili Bird
Neema Girl Swahili Born in a prospe...
Nena Girl Hebrew Of Magdala
Ngina Girl African The serving one
Nia Girl Gaelic Radiance; bright...
Niara Girl Swahili One with high pu...
Njau Boy African Bull
Njeri Girl African A warrior's daug...
Nuha Girl Arabic Intellect, mind
Nura Girl Aramaic Light
Nuru Girl Swahili In the light of ...
Obama Boy Swahili Uncertain, perha...
Othenio Boy African Give birth by ni...
Paka Girl Swahili Cat
Panya Girl Swahili Mouse
Pasua Girl Swahili Born by cesarean...
Pili Girl Swahili Second child
Rabia Girl Swahili Springtime