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
Akila Girl Arabic Wise
Akilah Girl Arabic Wise
Akili Both Swahili Wisdom, intellec...
Akina Girl Swahili Bond, family bon...
Alama Both Swahili Sign, symbol
Alamisi Both Swahili Thursday
Alasiri Both Swahili Afternoon; after...
Alfajiri Both Swahili Dawn
Ali Boy Arabic Noble, sublime, ...
Aliya Girl Hebrew To ascend; to go...
Almasi Girl Arabic Diamond
Amali Both Swahili Occupation, acti...
Amana Girl Hebrew Faithful
Amani Both Arabic Desires; aspirat...
Amaziah Both Hebrew Strength of God;...
Ambata Both Swahili Embrace, connect...
Amina Girl African Peaceful, secure
Aminah Girl African Peaceful, secure
Aminali Girl Swahili Trustworthy, hon...
Aminifu Girl Swahili Faithful, devoted
Amira Girl Arabic Princess; prospe...
Amiri Boy Swahili Officer, leader;...
Amne Girl Swahili Safe; stable
Amri Boy Swahili Power, authority...
Amwa Both Swahili S/he is suckled
Aneesa Girl Greek Chaste
Anga Both Swahili Sky; weather
Angalia Both Swahili Watch, look at
Angavu Girl Swahili Bright, shining
Angaza Both Swahili Look at; illumin...