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Boy Name: Swahili

Name: Swahili
Pronunciation: \s-wahili, swa-hili\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: coast people
Origin: Arabic
Sounds Like: Sahil, Sahel, Sohil


Swahili \s-wahili, swa-hili\ as a boy's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Swahili is "coast people". A language used in east Africa.

Baby names that sound like Swahili are Sahil, Sahel and Sohil.

View a list of the 13 names that reference Swahili.


Swahili is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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