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.

Gender: Category:
Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Hazina Girl Swahili Treasure; valuable
Hediye Girl Swahili Gift
Hiari Girl Swahili Free will
Hiba Girl Hebrew Adore
Hidaya Girl Swahili Gift
Himidi Girl Swahili Praises to God
Hisani Girl Swahili Mercy; forgiveness
Huruma Girl Swahili Compassion, symp...
Ibtisam Girl Swahili Smile, grin
Ikinya Girl African One step
Ilham Girl Arabic Inspiration, int...
Inaya Girl Swahili Providence; guar...
Intisar Girl Swahili Triumph
Iregi Boy African Rebellious; a re...
Ita Both Swahili Invite, summon
Itidal Girl Swahili Symmetry
Jaha Girl Swahili Grandeur, majest...
Jahi Girl Swahili Fame; prominence
Jalil Boy Arabic Grand; noble
Jamil Boy Arabic Handsome; grace
Jamila Girl Arabic Beautiful
Jana Girl Hebrew God is gracious
Janna Girl Hebrew God is gracious
Jauhar Both Sanskrit Jewel
Jimiyu Boy African Born during summer
Jina Both Swahili Name; one's self
Jirani Both Swahili Neighbor
Johanna Girl Hebrew God is gracious
Johari Girl Swahili Gem; something o...
Jokha Girl Swahili Jeweled robe