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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Eastern African.
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ALEMAYEHUm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
BERHANEm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "light" in Amharic.
BERHANUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
BUSINGEm & fEastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
CHIMWALAm & fEastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
CHIUMBOmEastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
DEJENmEastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DESTAf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
FARAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FILBERTmEastern African
Variant of FILIBERT. It is particularly used in Tanzania due to track star Filbert Bayi (1953-), who set a world record running the 1500 meter in 1974.
GADISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GUDINAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
GWANDOYAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
IFAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IMAMUmEastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (Imam).
IMANIf & mEastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
ISINGOMAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
JELANImEastern African, Swahili
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
JENGOmEastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
JUMAANEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
KAMAUmEastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly means "quiet warrior" in Kikuyu.
KARIUKImEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
KATOmEastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
KHAMISImEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KIBWEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KIRABOm & fEastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KISEMBOm & fEastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
LELISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo leellisaa meaning "admirer".
LENCHOmEastern African, Oromo
Means "lion" in Oromo.
MAINAmEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "sing, dance" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations, each lasting about 30 years. The Maina generation occupied the last part of the 19th century.
MAKENAf & mEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MASAMBAmEastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MOSImEastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MOTImEastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
MUBIRUmEastern African, Ganda
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.
MWANGImEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "rapid expansion" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations. The Mwangi generation started around the beginning of the 20th century and lasted for about 30 years.
MWENYEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
NYONGESAmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born on Saturday" in Luhya.
OCHIENGmEastern African, Luo
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
ODHIAMBOmEastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
OMONDImEastern African, Luo
Means "born early in the morning" in Luo.
OTIENOmEastern African, Luo
Means "born at night" in Luo.
SEFUmEastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SIMBA (2)mEastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie 'The Lion King' (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
SIMIYUmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
SISAYmEastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
TADESSEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TAFARImEastern African, Amharic (Rare)
Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning "king Tafari") revere him as the earthly incarnation of God.
TAMRATmEastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TARIKUmEastern African, Amharic
Means "history, story" in Amharic.
TENDAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TESFAYEmEastern African, Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
WAFULAmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the rainy season", from Luhya ifula meaning "rainy season".
WAMALWAmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the brewing season" in Luhya.
WANJALAmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during famine", from Luhya injala meaning "hunger, famine".
WANYONYImEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya enyonyi meaning "weeds".
WASSWAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
WEKESAmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during harvest" in Luhya.
WORKNEHmEastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold", from Amharic wärk meaning "gold".
YAREDmBiblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
ZUBERImEastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
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