Swahili NamesTotal Names: 35
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Adea

A kind gift from the God ... Read More

Female

Adiah

God's gift or God's ornaments ... Read More

Female

Aiysha

Powerful and complete ... Read More

Female

Asafa

One who is son of a chief and a Persian officer ... Read More

Male

Asani

Rebellious ... Read More

Male

Asanis

Rebel; a clear and modest person ... Read More

Male

Athumani

The third Khalifa ... Read More

Male

Atiena

Guardian of the night. ... Read More

Female

Auni

African Swahili - Help; Assist ... Read More

Male

Djimon

One who has a strong blood; powerful person ... Read More

Male

Elewisa

An intelligent and mindful person ... Read More

Male

Hashaan

Good-looking ... Read More

Male

Hasnaa

veru beautiful ... Read More

Female

Hassian

Handsome ... Read More

Male

Hediye

Gift ... Read More

Female

Jabali

A man who is strong as a rock ... Read More

Male

Jabori

One who brings comfort to people ... Read More

Male

Jel

Refers to Strong and hard. ... Read More

Male

Kenyada

The name means Gem ... Read More

Male

Kichaka

Kichaka means The one Who Blushes ... Read More

Female

Kito

A precious stone. ... Read More

Male

Kondo

A warrior ... Read More

Male

Mosiya

The child who born first to the parents ... Read More

Male Female

Nalah

A lioness, furious as lioness ... Read More

Female

Nalla

A successful person, who achieved everything ... Read More

Female

Niagh

An aim or a purpose ... Read More

Female

Nyimbo

An Arabic word one who gives respect and honour others. ... Read More

Female

Pacca

Another name of a pussycat; lovely person ... Read More

Female

Shomari

One with a forceful personality ... Read More

Male

Sikudhani

A pleasant surprise ... Read More

Female

Tambika

Religious offering ... Read More

Female

Thimba

He who hunts lions ... Read More

Male

Tish

A strong will or will-power ... Read More

Female

Tishala

One who has a strong will power ... Read More

Female

Zuberi

One who is strong. ... Read More

Male

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Swahili Names

Search Swahili Names with meanings, origin, fortune and history behind your favorite names. Get great ideas for Swahili baby names from around the world.

The origin of a name can be very important if you are looking to find a baby name that is related to your own family or part of your culture.

Choosing your baby’s name is a big responsibility. It’s the name that he or she will carefully practice writing out to sign magnificent pieces of preschool artwork. It’s the name your child will use to introduce and identify him or herself.

Perhaps you want to choose a unique name that sets your child apart; maybe you want to choose a family name that has deep meaning to you; or maybe you just want a pretty name that’s fun or easy to say.

Luckily – or perhaps overwhelmingly – there are thousands of baby names to choose from that come from a wide range of cultures, languages, traditions and stories.

Are you looking for an English name for your baby ? Consider William, a beautiful name that means “Resolute protector” – what a perfect way to describe your little angel!

Why are names so important?

People give certain names to their children for various reasons – to honor someone, like a favored relative or famous person (like your uncle Michael, or John F. Kennedy); because the name itself translates to something special (like my name, Timothy, translates to “serving God”), to provide a sense of uniqueness in the world (like the name of someone I knew in college gave to her daughter – Tanji), or to be frivolous (as in the case of parents who might name their child “Lucifer” or “Messiah” or “23”). In some cultures which use descriptive phrases or nouns for names, as in some Native American tribes, it is seen as bestowing the gifts or talents described in the phrase, such as Running Rabbit or Flying Arrow.

Seek out an Swahili Name with an origin and meaning that resonates with you here.