Popularity:1951
Origin:African
Meaning:capital of Kenya
Nairobi is a gender-neutral name of African origin. Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and comes from the Masaai phrase “Enkare Nairobi” which translates to “cool water”. This name is perfect for water babies, whether they’ll be fans of bath-time or born under an astrological water sign! As a place name, Nairobi also offers a beautiful departure from its oft-heard counterpart Kenya, giving an extra bit of cultural detail. It has great nickname potential too, being easily shortened to “Nai” or “Robi”.
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