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
Aailyah Girl Swahili Of the highest; ...
Abasi Boy Swahili Stoic; stern
Adhra Girl Swahili An apology
Adila Girl Arabic Justice
Adimu Girl Swahili Unique, rare, sc...
Adin Both Hebrew Slender; voluptu...
Adla Girl Swahili Justice
Afaafa Girl Swahili Virtuous
Afifa Girl Arabic Chaste
Afifah Girl Arabic Chaste
Afiya Girl Swahili Wellness; health
Afrika Girl Swahili Africa
Afya Girl Swahili Wellness; health
Ahadi Girl Swahili Promising
Aida Girl Arabic Visitor, returning
Ainra Girl Swahili Eternal power
Ajia Girl Swahili Swift
Akello Girl African First child afte...
Akila Girl Arabic Wise
Akilah Girl Arabic Wise
Akili Both Swahili Wisdom, intellec...
Aliya Girl Hebrew To ascend; to go...
Almasi Girl Arabic Diamond
Aluna Girl African Approach
Amali Both Swahili Occupation, acti...
Amana Girl Hebrew Faithful
Amaziah Both Hebrew Strength of God;...
Amina Girl African Peaceful, secure
Aminah Girl African Peaceful, secure
Aminali Girl Swahili Trustworthy, hon...