Are you looking for unique Kenyan names for your new-born baby? Well, if you are anything like some of us here, You’ll like great names that will help your baby stand out from the crowd without making her subject to teasing or caricature. Kenyans take seriously the choice of names, as they believe that there are traits or characteristics in names that follow anyone who bare them.

Most of the Kenyan names are given to honour and preserve the Kenyan heritage. Kenyan first names are usually western while the second is about the circumstances surrounding the person’s birth.

Are you looking for a suitable Kenyan name? Look no further as we bring you 200 unique Kenyan names but first, there are few things you need to consider before getting a Kenyan name for your baby.

You need to consider the meaning of the name, also to be put into consideration is how the name sounds. Does it sound cool? How does it ring to the ear? This is perhaps the most important one to be considered as there are some names that would sound cool for babies but not that cool for an adult. Those are the things to be put into consideration as you wouldn’t want your child to change his or her name when they are grown up. You also need to check whether such a name would be appropriate for his or her gender. Is the name popular? Is it too popular or unpopular? In this article, We’ve listed a comprehensive list of 200 unique Kenyan names for your baby, and they include the following:

Unique Kenyan Names

1) M – Atieno

2) F – Ayah

3) M – Ayo

4) F – Ayubu

5) M – Azima

6) M – Azizi

7) F – Aisha

8) F – Aishia

9) F – Akina

10) F – Aleela

11) F – Aluna

12) M – Abasi

13) F – Abbo

14) M – Abdalla

15) M – Abdu

16) M – Anasa

18) F – Angalia

19) F – Arusi

20) F – Ashante

21) M – Barasa

22) F – Barika

23) F – Bavana

24) M – Bayana

25) F – Bayinika

26) M – Beno

27) F – Budhya

28) M – Busar

29) F – Busara

30) M – Chilemba

31) F – Chinira

32) M – Chitundu

33) F – Chriki

34) F – Chagina

35) M – Chane

36) F – Chanua

37) F – Chiku

38) M- Daudi

39) F – Dhamiria

40) F – Dinka

41) M – Duma

42) F – Dafina

43) F – Dalia

44) F – Dalila

45) M – Darweshi

46) F – Elewa

47) M – Elim

48) F – Elimisha

49) F – Elea

50) M – Elea

51) F – Endana

52) F – Endelea

53) F – Faraji

54) M – Faraji

55) F – Farijika

56) M – Farijika

57) F – Fatuma

58) F – Fikira

59) F – Fanaka

60) M – Fanaka

61) M – Hamidi

62) M – Hamisi

63) F – Haoniyao

64) F – Hasina

65) F – Hawa

66) F – Heshima

67) F – Himaya

68) M – Habib

69) F – Hadiya

70) M – Hali

71) F – Halima

72) F – Halina

73) M – Hamadi

74) M – Haoniyao

75) F – Hasana

76) F – Hasanati

77) F – Inira

78) F – Inithia

79) F – Issa

80) M – Issa

81) M – Ikeno

82) F – Imani

83) F – Imara

84) F – Imarisha

85) F – Jamaa

86) M – Jamal

87) F – Jamani

88) F – Jamba

89) M – Jamba

90) M – Jata

91) F – Jehlani

92) M – Jela

93) F – Jina

94) M – Jafari

95) F – Jaha

96) F – Jahaira

97) F – Jama

98) M – Jina

99) F – Jiona

100) F – Julisha

In recent times, we have seen a more widely adoption of unique names from across various countries: the English are beginning to answer German names and even smaller clans and tribes are starting to share names with others.

For tribes in Kenya or even Kenyans in the diaspora that still have a strong attachment and values for the traditional local Kenyan names, especially those who are completely in to uphold traditional local Kenyan names and other traditions at large, there are more common Kenyan names you can choose from. We don’t want you to worry your brain anymore thinking what name to give your new child.

Common Kenyan Names

101) M – Juma

102) M – Jumaane

103) F – Kichea

104) M – Kifeda

105) F – Kiira

106) M – Kiira

107) F – Kijakazi

108) F – Kilinda

109) F – Kinaya

110) F – Kinjia

111) M – Koman

112) F – Kudio

113) F – Kuende

114) M – Kuende

115) F – Kwanzaa

116) M – Kwanzaa

117) F – Kwashi

118) F – Karama

119) M – Keambiroiro

120) M – Keanjaho

121) F – Kenithia

122) F – Kenura joy

123) M – Kereenyaga

124) F – Kes

125) F – Kakena

126) F – Kalere

127) F – Kaluwa

128) F – Kamara

129) M – Kamari

130) F – Kamaria

131) F – Khadija

132) M – Khalfani

133) F – Kiama

134) M – Kiama

135) F – Kiania

136) F – Kibibi

137) F – Mahiri

138) F – Majda

139) F – Maji

140) F – Majida

141) M – Madaadi

142) F – Madini

143) F – Malika

144) F – Maliza

145) F – Malkia

146) F – Maridhia

147) F – Marijani

148) F – Marini

149) F – Nbushe

150) F – Neema

151) M – Neem

152) F – Nigesa

153) M – Njowga

154) M – Rashid

155) F – Rashida

156) F – Rasida

157) F – Raziya

158) F – Rehema

159) F – Radhiya

160) M – Rajabu

161) M – Ramadhani

162) M – Safiri

163) F – Salama

164) M – Salehe

165) M – Salene

166) F – Sanura

167) F – Shani

168) M – Shani

169) F – Shanny

170) F – Shauri

171) M – Simba

172) F – Siti

173) M – Siwazuri

174) M – Taji

175) M – Tambo

176) F – Tamu

177) M – Tamu

178) F – Therania

179) F – Tia

180) M – Tian

181) F – Tisa

182) F – Tuliza

183) M – Tuwife

184) F – Umija

185) M – Umoja

186) F – Usia

187) F – Umija

188) M – Umoja

189) F – Usia

190) F – Waseme

191) F – Winda

192) F – Zakia

193) M – Zakia

194) F – Zakiya

195) F – Zawadi

196) M – Zawadi

197) F – Zawati

198) F – Zuri

199) F – Zahra

200) M – Zahur

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