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
Daudi Boy Hebrew Beloved
Dhakiya Girl Swahili Smart
Dhambizao Girl Swahili Their sins
Dhuriya Girl Swahili Posterity
Dodo Girl Swahili Plump and lovable
Dogo Boy Swahili Junior, young, l...
Ducha Girl Swahili Small
Duni Girl Swahili Small
Durah Girl Swahili Pearl
Durra Girl Arabic Pearl
Eidi Girl Swahili Festival, feast ...
Elimu Boy Swahili Knowledge, educa...
Endesha Both Swahili Steer, lead, guide
Enzi Both Swahili Power, might, so...
Erevu Boy Swahili Clever, capable
Eshe Girl Swahili Life
Etana Both Hebrew Strong
Fadhila Girl Swahili Bountiful
Fadhili Both Swahili Aid, favour, com...
Fadiya Girl Swahili One who redeems
Fahamu Both Swahili Intelligence
Fahari Girl Swahili Magnificence
Fahima Girl Arabic Clever, educated
Fahimah Girl Arabic Clever, educated
Faida Girl Arabic Benefit, gain
Faika Girl Swahili Better
Faiza Girl Arabic Successful; vict...
Faizah Girl Arabic Successful; vict...
Fanaka Girl Swahili Prosperity, succ...
Fanana Both Swahili Resemble