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
Masika Girl Swahili Born during the ...
Maskini Girl Swahili Impoverished
Masud Boy N/A N/A
Maulidi Girl Swahili Born during Maul...
Mbwana Boy African Ruler
Merah Girl Hebrew Bitter
Mhina Boy African Joyful
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
Musa Boy Hebrew Drawn out of the...
Mwajuma Girl Swahili Born on a Friday
Mwaka Boy African Born at the begi...
Mwamini Girl Swahili Truthful
Mwasaa Girl Swahili Well-timed
Nabeelah Girl Arabic Noble, honorable
Nabila Girl Arabic Noble, honourable
Nadia Girl Russian Hope
Nadra Girl Swahili Special
Nafisa Girl Arabic Excellent, valua...
Naima Girl Arabic Tranquil
Najia Girl Swahili Offspring
Najma Girl Swahili Star
Nana Girl Hebrew Grace; favour
Nassor Boy Arabic Helper
Nbushe Girl Swahili Godly one
Ndege Girl Swahili Bird
Neema Girl Swahili Born in a prospe...