Looking for a unique name for your baby? English names have been overused and it’s time to be more creative.

I bet you will want to have a unique name for your baby and one that also has a positive meaning – not one of those local names that mean really weird stuff and you are even ashamed of saying it.

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You could borrow a cute Swahili name for your baby from this list:

1. Huru – means to be free

2. Pendo – means love

3. Hamisi – born on Thursday

4. Jabari – the strong or the brave one

5. Zuberi – strong

6. Bakari – the noble promise

7. Balozi – means consul or the ambassador

8. Fadhili – compassionate one

9. Furaha – the happy one

10. Imani – Faith

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11. Zawadi – gift

12. Zuri – the good one

13. Azizi – powerful and beloved

14. Rehema – forgiveness

15. Neema – grace

16. Mwanaidi – born during the Idd festivals

17. Juma – one born on Friday

18. Taji – crown

19. Jafari – creek

20. Taraji – hope

21. Busara – wisdom

22. Farida – precious pearl

23. Nuru – born during the day or light

24. Faraji – comfort

25. Mwamba – the mighty one