Swahili is both a language – spoken primarily in East and Southern African countries like Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique – and a people, originally from the island of Zanzibar and surrounding areas. If you have a connection with this part of Africa, you’re going to want to take a look at these popular Swahili-origin names for your baby girl.’
Zuri means ‘lovely and beautiful’ and is a great choice if you especially want a name beginning with Z. Taraji (TA-ra-jay), a familiar name now thanks to Empire actress Taraji P. Henson, is another popular girls name with Swahili roots; it means ‘anticipation.’ There’s also Dalilah (pronounced dah-LEE-lah), which means ‘soft, mild, kind.’
Definitely check out this list of the 100 most popular girls’ names if you’re still on the hunt. It’s updated regularly with data we receive from the Social Security Name Database, so it’s always showing the latest in baby girl name trends. Good luck on your search and congrats on your pregnancy!