Updated September 02, 2021

When you begin looking for baby names, look for inspiration both in your life and your heritage. Particularly if you have East African roots, Swahili baby names can be profoundly meaningful. You are probably familiar with some well-known Swahili names like Aaliyah for baby girls or Barack for baby boys, but there are plenty of beautiful Swahili baby names to choose from. Whether you want a name that is relatively popular, or one that feels unique and uncommon, find these and other Swahili names on the list below brought to you by The Bump.