300 Swahili Cat Names For Male and Female Cats

We have hand picked 300 plus Swahili cat names with meanings so that you can find the perfect name for your cat.

Name

Meaning

Variants

Gender

Abasi Stern Abasea Male
Abedi Worshipper Male
Adea Noble Adia, Adiah Female
Afia Born on Friday Female
Ahadi Promise Female
Ahmed Worthy of praise Male
Aiysha Powerful and complete Female
Ajia Swift Female
Akida Chief Male
Akina Bond Female
Alba Wild rose Female
Amali Hope Female
Amar Immortal Male
Amari Peace Unisex
Ambar Sky Male
Ame Eagle, universal Male
Amne Safe Female
Amri Command Male
Annan Fourth son Male
Asafa Collector, gatherer Male
Asali Honey Female
Asani Rebel Male
Asha Giver of life Eshe Female
Asim Protector Male
Asya Born during mourning Female
Atiena Guardian of the night Female
Atif Generous Male
Auni Assist Female
Avana Beautiful flower Ayonna, Aivana, Avannia Female
Ayo Full of joy Female
Azizi Precious one Aziz, Aziza Male
Baba Sweet baby, born on a
Thursday
Male
Babu Grandfather Male
Bahari Ocean Male
Bakari Promising Male
Banou Lady, princess Female
Barak Blessing Baraka, Barrak Male
Barika Bloom Female
Basi That is enough Male
Batili Inner thoughts Female
Bilali Call to prayer Male
Bina Dancer Female
Binti Daughter Female
Bora Snow Male
Busara Wisdom Female
Chaca Strong, eagle Male
Chaga Goat Male
Chandu The moon Male
Chane Reliable man Male
Chaniya Wealthy Female
Chandu Octopus Male
Chausiki Born at night Male
Chega Holiday Cheja Male
Cheusi Black Female
Chiku Talkative Female
Chimalsi Young, proud Male
Chinira God receives Female
Chipukizi Bud, sprout, shoot Female
Chriki Blessing Female
Chui Leopard Male
Chuki Born during a time of
hatred
Female
Dada Elder one Male
Dai Command Male
Dahoma Long life Male
Dajan Dark sky during a heavy
rain
Male
Daktari Healer Male
Dalila Delicate Female
Dara Beautiful one Female
Daudi Beloved Dau, Daudy Male
Damu Blood Male
Daraja Bridge Male
Dini Faith, religion Male
Dinka People Female
Djmon Powerful person Male
Dogo Small Male
Duma Cheetah Male
Dunia Earth Male
Ekundu Red Male
Elea Floating, clarity Female
Elewa Intelligent Male
Elimu Knowledge Male
Enzi Powerful Female
Erevu Ingenious Male
Fahari Splendour Female
Faki Happy Male
Fidel Faithful Male
Fifi Born on Friday Fifia Female
Fogo High Male
Fumo Spear Male
Ghali Expensive Male
Goma Joyful dance Female
Hafiz Protected Male
Haji Pilgrimage to Mecca Male
Haki Justice Hakim Male
Hala Halo around the moon Male
Hami Defender Male
Hamu Alert Male
Harambee All pull together Male
Hasani Handsome Husani, Hassani, Hassian Male
Hasina Beautiful, good Female
Hasnaa Beautiful woman Female
Hatari Danger Male
Hedeyi Gift Hadiya Female
Hekima Wisdom Male
Heri Goodness Male
Hilali Crescent lik Male
Himidi Grateful Male
Hodari Brave Male
Husni Goodness Male
Idi Festival Male
Idriis Prophet Male
Imani Faith Imaan Female
Imanu Spiritual leader Male
Imara Strong, powerful Unisex
Inira Song Female
Isa Prophet Issa Male
Isaam Safeguard Male
Ishara Hint Male
Ishtar A sign Male
Issack A meaning Male
Itanya Hope Female
Jaali Powerful Male
Jabali Strong as a rock,
valiant
Male
Jabari Valiant Male
Jabori One who brings comfort
to people
Male
Jadi Origin Male
Jaha Dignified Jahaira, Jahi Female
Jama Friend Female
Jana Hope Female
Jamilaq Beautiful Female
Jasiri Bold, fearless Female
Jel Strong and hard Male
Jelani Great Female
Jenebi Affectionate Male
Jimoh Born on Friday Male
Jina Named child Female
Jioni Evening Female
Jirani Neighbour Male
Jitu One who always wins Male
Johari Jewel Male
Jokia Beautiful robe Female
Juma Friday Male
Jumaane Born on Tuesday Male
Juta Regret Male
Kadiri Capable Male
Kahmisi Born on Thursday Male
Kaid Round Male
Kahini Priest Male
Kaisa Pure Female
Kakena Happy one Female
Kalere Short woman Female
Kalifa Holy child Female
Kamaria Bright like the moon Female
Kameke Blind Female
Kamil Perfect Kamili Male
Kanai Contentment Male
Kande Firstborn Female
Kani Strength Male
Kanu God of justice Male
Kapukie Firsborn daughter Kapuki, Kapukie, Kapuky Female
Karim Generous Male
Kenyada Gem Female
Kesi Rational, born at time
of great trouble for the father
Female
Kham Born on Thursday Male
Khari Kingly Male
Kiah Dawn Female
Kiapo Oath Male
Kibibi Little lady Female
Kiburi Pride Unisex
Kibwe Blessed Male
Kichaka One who blushes Female
Kijana Boy Male
Kimya Quiet, calm Female
Kiojah Miracle Female
Kito Precious stone Kitto Male
Kitunzi Reward Male
Kobe Tortoise or turtle Male
Koffi Born on Friday Female
Kondo Warlike Male
Kovu Scar Male
Kudio Born on Monday Female
Kwashi Born on Sunday Female
Kwau Born on Thursday Female
Laini Smooth Female
Lali Cute Male
Layla Born at night Female
Lela Black beauty Female
Leta Bringer Female
Lulu Precious, pearl Male
Machano Born on Wednesday Male
Machupa Likes to drink Male
Madaha Grace Female
Mahali Place Female
Mahiri Skillful Male
Majani Leaves of a plant Female
Makari Sea monster Male
Makunga Crazy Male
Malaika Angel Female
Malik King Maliik, Makiri, Maliki Male
Marini Pretty Female
Mashal Torch Male
Mashkia Born in the rainy
season
Female
Matilai East wind Male
Maua Flower Female
Mhina Delightful Male
Mirza A prince Male
Mosi First child Mosee Unisex
Mtoro Runaway Male
Mudrik Intelligent Male
Mulele One who flies Male
Musa Moses Male
Mzee Wise Male
Mzuzi Inventive Female
Nadira Rare Female
Najia Offspring Female
Naki First born Female
Nala Gift Female
Nalla Successful person Female
Nanji Safe Male
Nasor Saved Male
Neema Born during good times Female
Nia Resolve, brilliance Nea, Nyah, Niara Female
Njema Good Female
Nuru Light, born during the
day
Female
Nya Friend Female
Nyo Star Male
Nyofu Shy Female
Nyoka Resembles a snake Female
Nyota Stars Female
Oman Giver of life Male
Omari God the highest Omary Male
Onyesha Sight, clear Female
Otesha Garden Female
Oyana Inspire Female
Pacca Catlike Paka Unisex
Paka Cat Unisex
Pambe Decorated Male
Panya Resembles a mouse, the
crowned one
Panyin Female
Penda Beloved Penha Female
Pili Second born son Pily Male
Popo Sleeps in the daytime Male
Radhiya Friendly Raziya Female
Rafiya Dignified Female
Raha Joy Male
Rahma Compassionate Rehema Female
Ramla Fortune teller Female
Rasul Angel Male
Rauf To have compassion Male
Reth King, ruler Male
Roho Soul Male
Rubani Pilot Male
Rungo War club Male
Sadaka Religious offering Male
Sadiki Faithful, loyal Sadeeki Male
Safia Friend, pure Safiyah, Safiyya, Safi Female
Saka Hunter Male
Salama Security Female
Sanaa Shining light Female
Sanura One who is kitten like Female
Sarabi Mirage Female
Sauda Dark beauty Female
Sefu Sword Male
Shafira Distinguished Female
Shanit Wondrous Female
Shany Marvellous woman Shanee, Shani, Shanie Female
Shida Suffering Male
Shomari One with a forceful
personality
Male
Sifa Fame Male
Simba Lion Male
Siti Respected woman Female
Sudi Good fortune Sudy Male
Sultan King Male
Tabari Famous Muslim historian Male
Tabia Talented, one of good
character
Female
Taha Best Male
Tahiya Security Female
Taji Crown Male
Taki God fearing Male
Tambikah Religious offering Female
Tambo Vigorous Male
Tamu Sweet and delightful Female
Taraji Faith Female
Tarish Messenger Male
Tatu Third born child Unisex
Tayari Always prepared Male
Terema Wonderful Female
Thani Second one Male
Tisa Ninth born Unisex
Tisha Strong willed Tish, Tishala Female
Tosha Satisfaction Female
Tulia Quiet and calm Female
Tumani Hope Female
Ujana Young Female
Uki Sadness Male
Umar Flourishing Male
Usain Bolt Male
Uzee Old Male
Uzima Full of life Female
Uzuri Goodness Male
Winda Hunter Female
Yazeed Becoming greater Yazid Male
Zahara Florwer Female
Zahoor Blossom Zahour, Zahur Male
Zainabu Beautiful Female
Zaki Virtuous Male
Zalika Born into royalty Female
Zawati Gift Female
Zera Seeds, beginnings Female
Ziwa Lake Male
Zuberi Strong Zooberi, Zubery Male
Zuri Beautiful Zuhri Female
Zuwena Good Female

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