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Zuri –

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Zuri comes from a Swahili word meaning "beautiful, good" and is used as a unisex name, though in the U.S. it seems to be more popular for girls. Origin: Swahili  
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About Names: Swahili names like Taraji, Sanaa see swell in popularity

About Names: Swahili names like Taraji, Sanaa see swell in popularity | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his September 10th column, he looks at Swahili names.

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Still can't read this in Europe :( Glad the ANS has summarised it here!

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Jabari –

Jabari – | Name News | Scoop.it
Jabari is a Swahili male name meaning "brave (one)" which derives from Arabic jabbar جَبَّار (powerful, mighty). I've also seen it listed as meaning a variant of Jabir جابر meaning "comforter; to rest with kindness, be nice" but I don't know accurate that is. Origin: Arabic Variants: Jabbar (Arabic) Jabir (Arabic)  
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Kwanzaa Baby Names

In honour of Kwanzaa, here is a list of Swahili baby names. Male Amri "power" Angavu "transparent; clear; lucid" Bwana "man" Ekundu "red" Faraji "consolation" Hakimu "judge; chief; leader" Imamu "spiritual leader" Jelani "mighty" Jengo "building" Jumaane "born on Tuesday" Kiapo "oath" Kibwe "blessed" Kijana "young boy" Kimbilio "haven; refuge" Kiume "virility; stamina; strength" Kinubi…
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