Swahili Names

Swahili names are used by Swahili speakers in eastern Africa.
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ASHA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
CHAUSIKU f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born at night" in Swahili.
FARAJI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FURAHA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
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.
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.
KHAMISI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KIBWE m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
MARJANI f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
MCHUMBA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
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.
NIA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NURU f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
SANAA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SAUDA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
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.
SUBIRA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
TENDAJI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
ZUBERI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
ZURI f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.