Here’s a delightful selection of possible Swahili house names that may be of interest in helping choose that special name for your home. They’re taken, with kind permission, from Graham Gould’s book ‘House Names of Australia’ and reflect the migration of other language speakers to Australia. See for details of this book, more house name information and Graham’s unique and authentic house nameplates.

To draw your attention to some of the more interesting and delightful Swahili house names, we’ve put some of our favourites in bold. Have a look, they may help you choose your house name.

House name Meaning
Amkia to greet
Amkiana greet one another
Angalia to look out, to take care
Furahi to rejoice
Heri good fortune
Jambo how do you do?
Juana know one another
Jumba palace
Karibu Tena Come Again, Welcome Again
Karibuni come in
Kumekucha the sun has risen
Kweto our home
Maskani dwelling place
Nyumba house
Nyumbani home
Penda to love
Pendana love one another
Pendeza to please
Rudiana return to each other
Saidiana help one another
Salamu greetings
Salimu to greet
Shikamoo how do you do?
Sitawi to flourish
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