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
Sabra Both Arabic Patient, enduring
Sadaka Girl Swahili A spiritual offe...
Sadiki Girl Swahili Honest, sincere
Safi Boy Arabic Pure
Safiya Girl Arabic Sincere friend
Saida Girl Swahili Happy
Sakina Girl Swahili Peaceful, tranquil
Sala Girl Hebrew Peace
Salama Girl Swahili Peace
Salehe Boy African Excellent
Salima Girl Arabic Whole; to be safe
Salma Girl Arabic Whole; to be safe
Salme Girl Norse Maiden's hall
Samiha Girl Arabic Generous, tolerant
Samira Girl Arabic Pleasant community
Sanaa Girl Arabic Brilliance
Sanura Girl Swahili Young cat
Sauda Girl Swahili Dark and beautiful
Sefu Boy African Sword
Shahida Girl Arabic Witness
Shamim Both Arabic Fragrance
Shani Both Hebrew Crimson
Sharifa Girl Arabic Truthful, virtuous
Shawana Girl Swahili Graceful
Shukura Girl Swahili Thankful
Siham Girl Swahili Sharing
Sikudhani Girl Swahili An unexpected gift
Simba Boy Swahili Lion
Siri Girl German Fair victory
Sisya Girl Swahili Girl from the mf...