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
Jomo Boy African Flaming spear
Jumapili Girl African Given life on a ...
Juwayria Girl Swahili Damask rose
Kabisa Girl Swahili Completely, exac...
Kadija Girl Arabic Born prematurely
Kafil Boy Arabic Protector, respo...
Kainda Girl African Daughter of the ...
Kamaria Girl Swahili Bright as the mo...
Kamau Boy African Silent warrior
Kamili Both Swahili Perfect
Kanai Girl Swahili Content
Kanika Girl African Dark cloth
Kanja Boy Sanskrit Water-born
Karama Girl Swahili Honour
Karima Girl Arabic Giving; generous
Karimu Girl Swahili Giving; generous
Kaweria Girl African One who loves
Kereenyaga Boy African Unexplainable mo...
Kesi Girl Swahili Born at time of ...
Khadija Girl Arabic Born prematurely
Kibibi Girl Swahili Small woman
Kifimbo Both Swahili Small branch
Kijakazi Girl Swahili You owe your lif...
Kinaya Girl Swahili Whole; complete
Kioni Girl African She sees
Kipenzi Girl Swahili Precious one; be...
Kisima Girl Swahili Spring
Kito Girl Swahili Gem
Kwasi Boy African Sunday born
Lamia Girl Greek Gullet