US Popularity:2424
Meaning:Cold water
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 “cold 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 #1363 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Nairobi is currently #1684 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nairobi is currently #2424 in U.S. births
Boy:Nairobi is currently #13489 in U.S. births
Girl:Nairobi is currently #1319 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 240
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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