Swahili Submitted Names
are used by Swahili
speakers in eastern Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
CHUKI f & m Swahili
Means "born during a time of hatred" in Swahili.
DUNIA m Swahili
Neans "world, earth," ultimately from Arabic dunyā (دُنْيَا)
meaning "world, kingdom, universe."
HARAMBEE m Swahili
Means "all pull together" in Swahili. It is the official motto of Kenya.
KIMYA f Swahili
Means "silent" in Swahili. This is the name of musician Kimya Dawson.
KOVU m Swahili
It's Kiswahili for "Scar" and possibly, and is used in the Lion King 2. Kovu was chosen by Scar to become King before Simba returned to Pride Rock. Kovu's Mother Zira almost let Simab kill him when he was just a cub when they were caught in the Pridelands, but Simba told her to take him and leave before departing with his own daughter Kiara
MAKINI m & f Swahili
Means "of good character" or "strength of character" in Swahili.
MULELE m African, Swahili
"Flying man," "man who flies," or "man of flight." The prefix "mu-" expresses "man of" or "man from" in the Swahili language. One interpretation would be that this is approximately equal to "angel," but because there are numerous parts of Africa where there are lots of devout Christians, I would lean towards the interpretation "man who runs quickly."
NASHIPIE f Swahili
This is a Maasai name given to young girls, meaning "joy"
NELAH f Swahili (Rare)
Gift with purpose. Composition if Nia (meaning purpose) and Nala (meaning gift)
NWABUDIKE m African, Swahili
A name in the Swahili language, which means "the son is the father's power," or "the strength of a father comes from his son."... [more]
PUMBAA m Popular Culture, Swahili
Means "to be foolish, silly, weak-minded, careless, negligent" in Swahili. This is the name of the warthog in Disney's 'The Lion King' (1994).
RUA m & f Swahili
used mainly among swahili community for both boys and girls. ... [more]
SAFARI f & m Swahili, African
In swahili means journey. used commonly by eastern bantus in kenya. Name given to babies born when traveling or alot of traveling by a relative. Also this name is used to market tourist sites and destination in east africa(kenya)... [more]
SARAFINA f Swahili
Apparently means "bright star" in Swahili. The name might be best known from the South African musical "Sarafina!" Also, the name is often easily confused with the Hebrew name Seraphina
, but despite looking similar in appearance, both names clearly have completely different etymologies.
SHIDA m & f Swahili, Persian
The name is originated from Arabic language meaning horrible, suffering, hardness or struggles
TATU m & f Swahili
Means "three" in Swahili. It is often given to the third-born child.
TISA m & f Swahili
Means "nine" in Swahili. It is often given to the ninth-born child.
ZUHRI m Swahili
Means "good looking" or "handsome" in Swahili.