Eastern African Names

Eastern African names include those from Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. See also about African names.
There are 64 names matching your criteria.

ABERASH   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Possibly means "giving off light" 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.
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.
BERHANU   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "light" in Amharic.
CHAUSIKU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
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.
FARAJI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FURAHA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
GWANDOYA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
HIWOT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
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.
KAMARIA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili name, likely related to QAMAR.
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.
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.
MASAMBA   m   Eastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MCHUMBA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
MEKLIT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "gift to God" in Amharic.
MIREMBE   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "peace" in Luganda.
MOSI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MWANAJUMA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Friday" in Swahili.
MWENYE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
NAKATO   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
NIA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NURU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
NYAH   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Variant of NIA (2)
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.
OTIENO   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born at night" in Luo.
SANAA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "art" in Swahili.
SAUDA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SEBLE   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
SEFU   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SIMBA   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili.
SSANYU   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
SUBIRA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
TAFARI   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic... [more]
TAMRAT   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
TENDAJI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TEWODROS   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of THEODORE
WASSWA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
WEKESA   m   Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during harvest" in Luhya.
WERKNESH   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold" in Amharic.
WORKNESH   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Possibly means "you are like gold" in Amharic.
ZUBERI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
ZURI   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
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