Swahili Names for Girls

Swahili is one of the most familiar African languages and cultures in the US, taught in many colleges and even some high school, and so Swahili baby names are of interest to anyone looking for African names for their children.
Nameberry's Swahili names for girls are collected here.Most familiar to Americans, of course, are names that are a spin on the Presidential Barack, but other Swahili names for girls familiar in the west include the Muslim Aisha and the celebrity-connected Zahara and Taraji.But there are still other Swahili girl names that may be of interest to the expectant parent or name lover.

Below, our complete list of Swahili girl names.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Swahili Names for Girls

  • Nia

    Short but energetic and substantial, Nia has special meaning for African-American parents, as it's one of the days of Kwanza. Nia also benefits by its similarity to (yet differentness from) the... Read More 

  • Aisha

    Aisha was Muhammad's favorite wife, making this lovely name and its myriad variations hugely popular among Muslims and also African-Americans. It's been energized by TV personality Aisha Tyler.... Read More 

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