LESSON #73: English names translated (Majina kwa Kiswahili)
So I was teaching someone today and we came upon the name David and I said “by the way that’s Daudi in Swahili.” Then I had this brilliant idea to teach you the Swahili versions of some common English names.I feel like am cheating cuz most (if not all) of the names am gonna list come from the Bible. And since I grew up reading the Swahili Bible….yeahs piece of cake! Am no name expert but I can pretty much tell you how we’d say your name in these parts even if it doesn’t have its Swahili equivalent. So ask on. (For instance my other name is Elise but most people call me Elisi- how I cringe!)
Onto the list: (grab ur dusty Bibles!)
I do admit some names are quite ancient but am pretty sure atleast one person is named or knows someone (dead or alive that is!) with at least one of these names. Found your name on the list? You can now go ahead and proudly start using it- don’t be shy!