Many Kenyans were called as such in the old days, but there are many newKenyan names that are already out in the market. The names of our grandparents and parents are special to us, and that’s why we want to have them as our own names. There are many Kenyans who used to be called by their names and there are also some that don’t want to be called by their names anymore. In this article you will learn a few of the most common names in Kenya.
The unique names found in Kenya
Nainamo – Nainamo is a name given to a female by her husband, his father and other people who knew her in the past. It means ‘beloved one’ and is an honor for any woman. Nainamo is one of the popular names that are commonly used as Kenyans’ first names. It can also be a nickname or a middle name.
Ngozi – Ngozi means ‘sky’ in Swahili. It is a combination of Ngozi (meaning ‘moon’) and I’m (meaning ‘flower’). It is a name that can be made into a nickname or it can be used as a middle name.
Kumabane – Kumabane means ‘crow’. It is also a combination of two words. Kumabo means ‘crow’ in Kiswahili. Kumabane means ‘happiness in the mouth’. It is a name that can be used as a middle name, especially when given to the name of a son or daughter.
Sukunzi – Sukunzi means ‘spider’. It is a combination of Sukun (meaning ‘to spin’). It is a combination of two words. It can also be used as a nickname. It is one of the popular names that are commonly used in Kenya.
Kumandeep – Kumandeep means ‘grass’ – from the Arabic ‘kamda’, meaning ‘grass’. This is another name that can be used as a middle name. It is also one of the popular names that are commonly used in Kenya. In this article you will learn how to pronounce the Kenyans’ names in Swahili.
The words that have a similar meaning are mostly used in Swahili. But because the language has no rules for pronunciation, sometimes the names in Swahili can be different from the ones in the native language. If you think that the Kenyans’ names sound different from the native language, you may try to search for the names of other people in the native language.