300 Swahili Cat Names For Male and Female Cats

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  • 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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    • Julia Wilson, 'Cat World' Founder

      Julia Wilson is the founder of Cat-World, and has researched and written over 1,000 articles about cats. She is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. Full author bio