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
Siti Girl Swahili Woman
Subira Girl Swahili Patience has its...
Suhaila Girl Arabic Gentle, easy
Tabia Girl Swahili Polite behavior
Tamasha Girl Swahili Joyous occasion
Tatu Girl Swahili Third child
Tawa Girl Swahili Devout
Tisha Girl English N/A
Tosha Girl Latin (Christ's) birth...
Tuhfa Girl Arabic Gift
Tumaini Girl Swahili Hope
Waseme Girl Swahili Let them talk
Yazid Boy Arabic Prosperous; incr...
Yumna Girl Arabic Blessed, lucky
Yusra Girl Arabic Prosperity, good...
Zahra Girl Arabic Shining; flower
Zahur Boy Arabic Shining, flouris...
Zaida Girl Arabic Prosperous; incr...
Zaina Girl Arabic Beautiful
Zainabu Girl Arabic A fragrant plant
Zakiya Girl Hebrew God's purity
Zalika Girl Swahili Well-born
Zarifa Girl Arabic Intelligent, gra...
Zarina Girl Persian Gold
Zawadi Girl Swahili Gift
Zera Girl Hebrew Seed
Zuberi Boy African Strong
Zulaykha Girl Arabic Fair
Zulekha Girl Arabic Fair
Zuwena Girl Swahili Good