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Boy Names of Swahili language or origin

Swahili names for baby boys, with 143 entries. Swahili is the lingua franca of East and Central Africa, and for many years was the principal language of trade between Arab merchants and the inhabitants from the East African coastal towns. Swahili is heavily influenced by, and contains many loan words from Arabic, given the African and Arabic amalgamation of cultures in many African countries, particularly those along the coast who were active in trade. Likewise, many Swahili names have Arabic origin, such as Abdu, which is a Swahili variation of the Arabic name Abdal.

Swahili names are somewhat popular baby names for boys. The names have been increasing in popularity since the 2010s. At the modest height of their usage in 2017, 0.033% of baby boys were given Swahili names. There were 3 Swahili names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. In 2017, within all Swahili names, the Arabic and Swahili Yusuf was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #568 and a usage of 0.0243%.


Abdallaservant of Allah ... language of origin is Arabic ... predominantly used in Arabic and Swahili ...

Abduworshiper of god; servant of ... a Swahili name of Arabic origin ... variation of Abdal ...

Abdullahiservant of Allah ... language of origin is Arabic ... predominantly used in Arabic and Swahili ...

Abiriapassenger ... largely used in the Swahili language ... an unusual baby name for boys ...

Aflahealth ... largely used in the Swahili language and ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Ajabuastonishing ... used predominantly in the Swahili ... a rarely used baby name for boys ...

Ajalichance ... used chiefly in the Swahili language and ... an infrequently used baby name for boys ...

Akidaofficer ... used mostly in the Swahili language and ... irregularly used as a baby boy name ...

Alamasymbol ... used chiefly in the Swahili language and ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Alamisiborn on Thursday ... used chiefly in the Swahili language ... unusual as a baby name for boys ...

Alasiriafternoon prayers ... used predominantly in the Swahili ... infrequently used as a baby name for ...

Alfajiridawn ... largely used in the Swahili language ... infrequently used as a baby name for ...

AmaziahGod strengthens ... used predominantly in the African and ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Amricommand ... primarily used in the Swahili language ... rare as a baby boy name ...

Amwahe is suckled ... used predominantly in the Swahili ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Angasky ... used chiefly in the Swahili language and ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Angazalook at ... used chiefly in the Swahili language ... an infrequently used baby name for ...

Anzabegin ... used chiefly in the Swahili language and ... infrequently used as a baby name for ...

Asanirebellious ... language of origin is African-Swahili and it is ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Asantethank you ... used predominantly in the Swahili ... infrequently used as a baby name for ...

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