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
Bado Both Swahili Not ready, not yet
Badriya Girl Swahili Like the moon
Badru Boy Arabic Full moon
Bahari Both Swahili Something vast; ...
Bahati Girl Swahili Luck, fortune
Bahiya Girl Arabic Beautiful
Bakari Boy African Hopeful
Bali Both Swahili On the contrary
Balozi Boy Swahili Consul, ambassador
Bamba Both Swahili Advice
Baraka Boy Arabic Blessing
Barke Girl Swahili A blessing
Basha Girl Hebrew Daughter of a pr...
Bashaam Girl Swahili Wealthy
Bashira Girl Arabic Well-educated; w...
Basi Both Swahili Enough
Basma Girl Arabic A smile
Basmah Girl Arabic A smile
Batuuli Girl Swahili Young maiden
Baya Girl Swahili Ugly-looking
Bayyina Girl Swahili Testament; evide...
Bebi Girl Swahili Infant
Betoto Both Swahili Owl
Bia Girl Italian White; fair
Biashara Both Swahili Trade, business
Bibi Girl Latin Alive
Bilashi Both Swahili For no reason
Bilqisi Girl Swahili Queen of Sheba
Bimbaya Girl Swahili Ugly-looking woman
Bimdogo Girl Swahili Young woman