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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is Eastern African.
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ABEBA   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABERASH   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Possibly means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
ACHIENG   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OCHIENG.
ADHIAMBO   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of ODHIAMBO.
AKINYI   f   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
ALEMAYEHU   m & f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
AMONDI   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OMONDI.
ASHA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
ATIENO   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OTIENO.
AWITI   f   Eastern African, Luo
Means "thrown away" in Luo, possibly used for a child born prematurely.
BABIRYE   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
BERHANE   m & f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "light" in Amharic.
BONTU   f   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "proud" in Oromo.
BUSINGE   m & f   Eastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
CHAUSIKU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
CHIMWALA   m & f   Eastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
DESTA   f & m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
ESHE   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Variant of ASHA (2).
FURAHA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
GADISE   f   Eastern African, Oromo
Feminine form of GADISA.
HAREGEWOIN   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "vine tree" in Amharic.
HIWOT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic həywät meaning "life".
IMANI   f & m   Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
KAMARIA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili name, likely related to QAMAR.
KIDIST   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
KIRABO   m & f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KISEMBO   m & f   Eastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KONJIT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful" in Amharic.
LELISE   f   Eastern African, Oromo
Feminine form of LELISA.
LISHAN   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "award" in Amharic.
LULIT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "pearl" in Amharic.
MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MARJANI   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
MCHUMBA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
MEKLIT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "gift to God" in Amharic.
METI   f   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "umbrella" in Oromo.
MIREMBE   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "peace" in Luganda.
MUKAMI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly means "the one who milks the cows" in Kikuyu.
MUMBI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "she who shapes" in Kikuyu. In Kikuyu mythology Mumbi was the wife of Gikuyu and the mother of his nine daughters.
MUTHONI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "mother-in-law" in Kikuyu.
MWANAJUMA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Friday" in Swahili.
NAFULA   f   Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of WAFULA.
NAKATO   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
NALIAKA   f   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya liliaka meaning "weeding".
NANJALA   f   Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of WANJALA.
NASIMIYU   f   Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of SIMIYU.
NEKESA   f   Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of WEKESA.
NIA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NJERI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "travelling one" in Kikuyu. Njeri (or Wanjeri) is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
NURU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
NYAH   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Variant of NIA (2).
NYAMBURA   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu mbura meaning "rain". This is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
SANAA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SAUDA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SEBLE   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
SSANYU   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
SUBIRA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
WAIRIMU   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu irimu meaning "ogre, giant". In the Kikuyu origin legend Wairimu is of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
WAMBUI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "zebra" in Kikuyu. This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
WANGARI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu ngarĩ meaning "leopard". In the Kikuyu origin legend this is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
WANGUI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu ngũi meaning "song leader". This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
WANJIKU   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Meaning unknown. This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
WANJIRU   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly from Kikuyu njĩra meaning "way, path". In the Kikuyu origin legend this is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
WERKNESH   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Variant transcription of WORKNESH.
WORKNESH   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Feminine form of WORKNEH.
YEWUBDAR   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic wub "beautiful" and dar "limit, horizon, frontier".
ZURI   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
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