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
Radhi Both Swahili Satisfied, conte...
Rahma Girl Swahili Compassion
Ramla Girl Swahili Divination
Raziya Girl Swahili Friendly, pleasant
Reem Girl Arabic White antelope
Rehema Girl Swahili Empathy; compass...
Rim Girl Arabic White antelope
Rukiya Girl Arabic Ascending, progr...
Ruqayah Girl Swahili Better, superior
Saada Girl Swahili Assistant; help
Sabiha Girl Arabic Beautiful, brigh...
Sabra Both Arabic Patient, enduring
Sadaka Girl Swahili A spiritual offe...
Sadiki Girl Swahili Honest, sincere
Safi Boy Arabic Pure
Saida Girl Swahili Happy
Sakina Girl Swahili Peaceful, tranquil
Sala Girl Hebrew Peace
Salama Girl Swahili Peace
Salima Girl Arabic Whole; to be safe
Salme Girl Norse Maiden's hall
Samiha Girl Arabic Generous, tolerant
Samira Girl Arabic Pleasant community
Sanaa Girl Arabic Brilliance
Sanura Girl Swahili Young cat
Sauda Girl Swahili Dark and beautiful
Shahida Girl Arabic Witness
Shamim Both Arabic Fragrance
Shani Both Hebrew Crimson
Sharifa Girl Arabic Truthful, virtuous