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
Ghinjo Girl Swahili To slaughter
Ghipe Girl Swahili Sprout
Ghubari Both Swahili Rain cloud
Ghufira Girl Swahili Forgiveness
Habeebah Girl Arabic Loved; beloved f...
Habiba Girl Arabic Loved; beloved f...
Habibah Girl Arabic Loved; beloved f...
Hadhi Girl Swahili Honor
Hadithi Both Swahili Story, legend, f...
Hadiya Girl Arabic Religious guide
Hafidha Girl Swahili Thoughtful
Hafsa Girl Swahili Good judgment
Hafsah Girl Swahili Good judgment
Haiba Girl Swahili Charming
Haifa Girl Arabic Delicate; slender
Haji Boy Swahili Pilgrim
Haki Boy Swahili Justice, truth
Hakika Girl Swahili Truth
Hakima Girl Arabic Wise or insightful
Hala Both Arabic Halo around the ...
Halili Girl Swahili Beloved
Halima Girl Arabic Patient; merciful
Halisi Girl Swahili Truth
Hamida Girl Arabic Praising, thankful
Hamidi Boy African Praising, thankf...
Hamisi Boy Swahili Born on Thursday
Hanaa Girl Arabic Happiness; bliss
Hanifa Girl Arabic A believer of Is...
Hanuni Girl Swahili Happy, cheery
Haoniyao Girl Swahili Born during an a...