US Popularity:2022
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”.

Nairobi Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nairobi is currently #2430 on The Bump
Boy:Nairobi is currently #1678 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Nairobi is currently #1362 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nairobi is currently #2022 in U.S. births
Boy:Nairobi is currently #28624 in U.S. births
Girl:Nairobi is currently #2059 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 79
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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