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 65 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.
ESHE   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Variant of ASHA (2).
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.
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 (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.
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.
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. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia... [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.
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.
ZUBERI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
ZURI   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
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