Swahili Names and Meanings

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A list of Swahili names and their meanings. Not necessarily in alphabetical order. :3

Submitted: July 25, 2012

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Submitted: July 25, 2012

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Adhra – Apology

Ahadi – With Much Promise

Amali – Hope

Arafa – Knowledgeable

Athumani – Third One

Fahari – Splendor

Jasira – Bold, Courageous

Jioni – Evening

Kadija – Wife of the Prophet Mohammed

Kandoro – Sweet Potato

Kiango – Light, Lamp

Kiojah – Miracle

Nathari – Prose

Nuru – Light

Penda – Love

Adia – Gift

Akbar – Greater

Ambar – Ambergris

Asali – Sweet Like Honey

Chaniya – Wealthy

Faizah – Victorious

Jela – Father Suffered During Birth

Johari – Jewel

Kanai – Contentment

Keto – Depth

Kijani – Warrior

Kondo – War

Niara – With Utmost Purpose

Nyimbo – Song

Penha – Beloved

Adla – Justice

Akili – Wisdom, Intelligence

Aminali – Faithful, True

Asatira – History, Legend

Chiku – Talks a Lot

Jamala – Friendly, Well-Mannered

Jengo – Building

Kabili – Honest, Brave

Kanaifu – Self-Sufficient

Khalfan – Successor

Kimya – Silent

Najia – Offspring

Njema – Good

Nyofu – Candid, Shy

Rafiya – Dignified

Rahma – Compassion

Sarabi – Mirage

Taraji – Hope, Faith

Tosha – Satisfaction

Uheri – Good Fortune

Yumna – Good Fortune

Ramla – Prophet

Tahiya – Security

Terema – Cheerful One

Tulia – Calm, Quiet

Uzima – Full of Life

Zuri – Beautiful

Safari – Journey, Expedition

Tambika – Offering

Thimba – Lion Hunter

Tumaini – Hope

Winda – Hunter

Zuwena – Good

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