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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is Southern African.
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ALINAFEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
AMAHLEm & fSouthern African, Zulu
Means "the beautiful ones" in Zulu.
ANDILEm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYANDAm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BANDILEm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BOIPELOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "proud" in Tswana.
BOITUMELOf & mSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BONOLOfSouthern African, Sotho
Means "ease" in Sotho.
BUHLEf & mSouthern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
CHARLIZEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Feminine form of CHARLES using the popular Afrikaans name suffix ize. This name was popularized by South African actress Charlize Theron (1975-), who was named after her father Charles.
CHIFUNDOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "mercy" in Chewa.
CHIFUNIROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
CHIKONDIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
CHIKUMBUTSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "memory" in Chewa.
CHIMWEMWEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHIPOfSouthern African, Shona
Means "gift" in Shona.
CHISOMOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "grace" in Chewa.
CHIYEMBEKEZOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
CHRIZANNEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Combination of CHRISTINE and ANNE (1) used in South Africa.
DALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DIKELEDIfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "tears" in Tswana.
FARAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FATSANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
FUNGAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
GANIZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GUGULETHUfSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele igugu "treasure, pride" and lethu "our".
HLENGIWEfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swazi
Means "helped, rescued, redeemed" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.
ITUMELENGm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
KAGISOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KATLEGOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KEFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KONDWANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KUMBUKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
LERATOfSouthern African, Sotho
Means "love" in Sotho.
LESEDIfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "light" in Tswana.
LIMBANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
LIMBIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "work hard" in Chewa.
LINDIWEfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swazi
Means "waited for, awaited" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.
LUNGILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MADALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MANYARAfSouthern African, Shona
Means "you have been humbled" in Shona.
MARIETJIEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans diminutive of MARIA.
MASEGOfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "blessings" in Tswana.
MASOZIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MAVUTOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
MAYAMIKOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
MAYESOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MBALENHLEfSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu imbali "flower" and hle "beautiful".
MBALIfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "flower" in Zulu.
MINENHLEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu imini "day" and hle "beautiful".
MPHATSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHOm & fSouthern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "gift" in Tswana and Sotho, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MTENDEREm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
MUDIWAf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MUNASHEm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona.
NEO (1)f & mSouthern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NKOSAZANAfSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
NOMUSAfSouthern African, Ndebele
Means "merciful" in Ndebele.
NONHLEfSouthern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with hle "beautiful".
NOSIPHOfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa
From the Zulu and Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isipho "gift".
NOSIZWEfSouthern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isizwe "nation".
NOXOLOfSouthern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From the Xhosa and Ndebele feminine prefix no- combined with uxolo "peace".
NTHANDAm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NTOMBIfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "girl" in Zulu.
NTOMBIFUTHIfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "a girl again" in Zulu.
NTOMBIZODWAfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "only girls", from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele intombi "girl" and zodwa "only".
NYARAIfSouthern African, Shona
Means "be humble" in Shona.
PALESAfSouthern African, Sotho
Means "flower" in Sotho.
PEMPHEROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
PENJANIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
PILIRANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
PULENGfSouthern African, Sotho
Means "in the rain" in Sotho.
REFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
RUDOm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
RUFAROfSouthern African, Shona
Means "happiness" in Shona.
RUMBIDZAIfSouthern African, Shona
Means "praise" in Shona.
RUTENDOf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
SEKAIfSouthern African, Shona
Means "be humourous" in Shona.
SETHUNYAfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "bloom, flower" in Tswana.
SIBONAKALISOm & fSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
SIBONGILEfSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we are thankful" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIBUSISIWEfSouthern African, Ndebele
Means "we are blessed" in Ndebele.
SITHEMBILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
TADALAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TAFADZWAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAKONDWAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
TAMANDANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAONGAf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TAPIWAfSouthern African, Shona
Means "given" in Shona.
TARIROfSouthern African, Shona
Means "hope" in Shona.
TATENDAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TENDAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
THANDEKAfSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "loved" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THANDIWEfSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "loving one" in Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele, from thanda "to love".
THANDOm & fSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THOKOZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
THULILEfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "quiet, peaceful" in Zulu.
TINASHEm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are with God", from Shona ti "we", na "with", and ishe "lord, God".
TIONGEf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "let us be thankful" in Tumbuka.
TIYAMIKEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we praise" in Chewa.
TSHOLOFELOfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "hope, expectation" in Tswana.
TUMELOm & fSouthern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "faith" in Sotho and Tswana.
UNATHIm & fSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "he or she is with us" in Xhosa, from the prefix u- meaning "he, she" and nathi meaning "with us".
WANANGWAm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "freedom" in Tumbuka.
YAMIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
ZOLA (2)fSouthern African, Zulu
Means "quiet, tranquil" in Zulu.
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