Swahili Boy & Girl Names

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Swahili Names

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
Jumaane Boy African On tuesday born
Juwayria Girl Swahili Damask rose
Juwayriyyah Girl Swahili Damask rose
Juwyriya Girl Swahili Damask rose
Kabisa Girl Swahili Completely, exac...
Kadija Girl Arabic Born prematurely
Kafeel Boy Arabic Protector, respo...
Kafil Boy Arabic Protector, respo...
Kaidi Girl Swahili Obstinate
Kali Girl Sanskrit Time; black
Kamaria Girl Swahili Bright as the mo...
Kamili Both Swahili Perfect
Kanai Girl Swahili Content
Kanoni Girl Swahili Type of small bird
Karama Girl Swahili Honour
Karima Girl Arabic Giving; generous
Karimu Girl Swahili Giving; generous
Kesi Girl Swahili Born at time of ...
Khadija Girl Arabic Born prematurely
Khalfani Boy African Leader
Khamisi Boy African On thursday born
Khari Boy Swahili Better
Kheri Boy Swahili Better
Kibibi Girl Swahili Small woman
Kifimbo Both Swahili Small branch
Kijakazi Girl Swahili You owe your lif...
Kinaya Girl Swahili Whole; complete
Kipawa Both Swahili Gift
Kipenzi Girl Swahili Precious one; be...
Kisima Girl Swahili Spring