Swahili Boy & Girl Names

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Swahili (also known as Kiswahili) is the native language of the people of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda and the Congo and is of the Bantu language family. Some Swahili vocabulary is derived from Arabic, so Swahili names often have an Arabic flair. Many of the names in the movie The Lion King are Swahili in origin! Our Swahili names list contains popularity information, pronunciations and accurate origin and meanings data along with historical tidbits and unique pop culture references for each baby name. If you are looking for a traditional East African name for your baby, look no further than our selection of Swahili baby names.

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Ila Both Swahili Birth mark, blem...
Ilham Girl Arabic Inspiration, int...
Imani Girl Swahili Faith, belief
Imara Both Swahili Strong, resolute
Inaya Girl Swahili Providence; guar...
Intisar Girl Swahili Triumph
Ishara Both Swahili Sign
Ishi Girl Japanese Rock, stone
Issa Boy African Salvation, prote...
Itidal Girl Swahili Symmetry
Jabari Boy Arabic Comforter, conso...
Jafari Boy Arabic Stream
Jaha Girl Swahili Grandeur, majest...
Jahi Girl Swahili Fame; prominence
Jalali Boy Swahili Almighty (Allah)
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
Jela Boy African Father suffered ...
Jelani Boy African Great, powerful
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
Jozi Both Swahili Pair
Juma Boy African On friday born