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
Anisa Girl Hebrew Grace; favour
Anisun Girl Swahili Friendly
Anza Both Swahili Begin, start
Arafa Girl Swahili Intelligent; wel...
Arifa Girl Arabic Intelligent; wel...
Arusi Girl Sanskrit Calm; bright, th...
Asali Girl Swahili Honey
Asani Boy Swahili Rebellious
Asante Boy Swahili Thank you
Asatira Girl Swahili Myth, saga, legend
Asha Girl Sanskrit Hope
Ashur Boy African N/A
Ashura Both Arabic Tenth
Asili Both Swahili Beginning, sourc...
Asilia Girl Swahili Honest, genuine
Asim Boy Arabic Protector, guard...
Asiya Girl Arabic Nurse
Asma Girl Arabic Prestige; appell...
Asmahani Girl Swahili Exalted
Asubuhi Both Swahili Morning
Asumini Girl Swahili Jasmine
Asya Girl Swahili Born during mour...
Atiya Girl Arabic Present; gift
Auni Both Swahili Help, assist
Awena Girl Welsh Muse
Aza Girl Swahili Reflect, think; ...
Azima Girl Arabic Mighty
Aziza Girl Arabic Powerful; beloved
Azizi Boy Arabic The mighty one; ...
Babu Boy Swahili Ancestor, grandf...