Swahili Names

Swahili names are used by Swahili speakers in eastern Africa.
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ASHA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
CHAUSIKUfEastern African, Swahili
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
FARAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FURAHAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
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.
JELANImEastern African, Swahili
Means "mighty" in Swahili.
JENGOmEastern African, Swahili
Means "building" in Swahili.
JUMAANEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
KAMARIAfEastern African, Swahili
Swahili name, likely related to QAMAR.
KHAMISImEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KIBWEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
MARJANIfEastern African, Swahili
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
MCHUMBAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
MOSImEastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MWANAJUMAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Friday" in Swahili.
MWENYEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
NIA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NURUfEastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
SANAA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SAUDAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
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.
SUBIRAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
TENDAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
ZUBERImEastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
ZURIfEastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
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