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
Latifa Girl Arabic Gentle, kind
Latifah Girl Arabic Gentle, kind
Latifu Girl Swahili Gentle, kind
Layla Girl Arabic Dark beauty
Lela Girl Persian Dark-haired beau...
Lila Girl Persian Dark-haired beau...
Lisimba Boy African Undecided, waver...
Lulu Girl German N/A
Madaha Girl African Elegant, charming
Madiha Girl Arabic Praise, commenda...
Maisha Girl Swahili Life
Makena Girl African Happy one
Makini Girl Swahili Placid
Malaika Girl Arabic Angel
Malia Girl Hebrew Uncertain, maybe...
Malika Girl Arabic Queen
Malkia Girl Swahili Queen
Mariamu Girl African For the virgin M...
Marini Girl African Charming
Marjani Girl Swahili Coral
Mashavu Girl Swahili Chubby-cheeked
Masika Girl Swahili Born during the ...
Maskini Girl Swahili Impoverished
Maulidi Girl Swahili Born during Maul...
Merah Girl Hebrew Bitter
Mila Girl Latin Rival; emulating
Mosi Both Swahili The first born
Muna Girl Arabic Hope; object of ...
Munira Girl Arabic Luminous, bright...
Murua Girl African Graceful; elegant