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
Kito Girl Swahili Gem
Kitwana Boy African Pledged to live
Kivuli Both Swahili Shadow
Kondo Boy African Battle
Kumi Both Swahili Ten
Kwanza Boy Swahili First
Kwasi Boy African Sunday born
Kweli Boy Swahili Truth
Lamia Girl Greek Gullet
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...
Lulu Girl German N/A
Lumbwi Both Swahili Chameleon
Machupa Boy Swahili He likes to drink
Madaha Girl African Elegant, charming
Madiha Girl Arabic Praise, commenda...
Maisha Girl Swahili Life
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