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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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ALEMAYEHU   m & f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
BERHANE   m & f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "light" in Amharic.
BERHANU   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
BUSINGE   m & f   Eastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
CHIMWALA   m & f   Eastern African, Yao
Means "stone" in Yao.
CHIUMBO   m   Eastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
DEJEN   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DESTA   f & m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
ESKENDER   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of ALEXANDER.
FARAJI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FILBERT   m   Eastern 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.
GADISA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GUDINA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
GWANDOYA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
IFA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IMAMU   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (Imam).
IMANI   f & m   Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
ISINGOMA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
JELANI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
JENGO   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
JUMAANE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
KAMAU   m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly means "quiet warrior" in Kikuyu.
KARIUKI   m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
KATO   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
KHAMISI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KIBWE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KIRABO   m & f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KISEMBO   m & f   Eastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
LELISA   m   Eastern African, Oromo
From Oromo leellisaa meaning "admirer".
LENCHO   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "lion" in Oromo.
MAINA   m   Eastern 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.
MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MASAMBA   m   Eastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MOSI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MOTI   m   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
MUBIRU   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.
MWANGI   m   Eastern 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.
MWENYE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
NYONGESA   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born on Saturday" in Luhya.
OCHIENG   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
ODHIAMBO   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
OMONDI   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born early in the morning" in Luo.
OTIENO   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born at night" in Luo.
SEFU   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SIMBA (2)   m   Eastern 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.
SIMIYU   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
SISAY   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
TADESSE   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
TAFARI   m   Eastern 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.
TAMRAT   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TARIKU   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "history, story" in Amharic.
TENDAJI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TESFAYE   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "hope" in Amharic.
TEWODROS   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of THEODORE.
WAFULA   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the rainy season", from Luhya ifula meaning "rainy season".
WAMALWA   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the brewing season" in Luhya.
WANJALA   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during famine", from Luhya injala meaning "hunger, famine".
WANYONYI   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya enyonyi meaning "weeds".
WASSWA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
WEKESA   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during harvest" in Luhya.
WORKNEH   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold", from Amharic wärk meaning "gold".
YARED   m   Biblical 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.
YOHANNES   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of JOHN.
ZUBERI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
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