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
Aailyah Girl Swahili Of the highest; ...
Abasi Boy Swahili Stoic; stern
Abdalla Boy Arabic Servant of god
Abdu Boy Arabic Servant
Abdullahi Boy Arabic Servant of Allah
Abiria Both Swahili Passenger
Abla Girl Arabic Woman with a ful...
Adhra Girl Swahili An apology
Adia Girl African Being a gift
Adimu Girl Swahili Unique, rare, sc...
Adin Both Hebrew Slender; voluptu...
Adla Girl Swahili Justice
Afaafa Girl Swahili Virtuous
Afifa Girl Arabic Chaste
Afifah Girl Arabic Chaste
Afiya Girl Swahili Wellness; health
Afla Both Swahili Health
Afrika Girl Swahili Africa
Afua Both Swahili Mercy, protection
Afya Girl Swahili Wellness; health
Ahadi Girl Swahili Promising
Ahmed Boy Arabic Worthy of praise
Aida Girl Arabic Visitor, returning
Ainra Girl Swahili Eternal power
Aisha Girl Arabic Alive; she who l...
Ajabu Both Swahili Amazement; aston...
Ajali Both Swahili Destiny; chance
Ajia Girl Swahili Swift
Akeelah Girl Arabic Wise
Akida Boy Swahili Chief, officer