Gender: Feminine
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: “art”

The name comes directly from the Swahili word for “art.” It is currently the 786th most popular female name in the United States, 2010.

Currently, it is borne by actress, Sanaa Lathan (b.1971)

It is also coincidentally the name of the capital of Yemen, in this case it is derived from a South Arabian word meaning “well fortified.”