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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; 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.
BONGANImSouthern African, Zulu
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
BUHLEf & mSouthern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
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.
CHISOMOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "grace" in Chewa.
CHIYEMBEKEZOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
DAKARAImSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DUMISANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
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.
ITUMELENGm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
KABELOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "given" in Sotho.
KAGISOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
KATLEGOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KATLEHOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "success" in Sotho.
KEFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
KGOSImSouthern African, Tswana
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
KONDWANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KUMBUKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
LIMBANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
LIMBIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "work hard" in Chewa.
LUNGILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MADALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MANDLAmSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MANDLENKOSImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".
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.
MELISIZWEmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
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".
NKOSANAmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NTHANDAm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
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.
REFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
RUDOm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
RUTENDOf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
SANDILEmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "we increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
SEKANImSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
SIBONAKALISOm & fSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
SIBUSISOmSouthern African, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele
Means "blessed" in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele.
SIFISOmSouthern African, Zulu
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SIMBA (1)mSouthern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIPHOmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "gift" from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele isipho.
SITHEMBILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SIYABONGAmSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIZWEmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
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.
TATENDAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TAUmSouthern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "lion" in Tswana and Sotho. Tau was the name of the last ruler of the Rolong in South Africa (18th century).
TEBOHOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "gratitude" in Sotho.
TENDAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
THABANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "be happy" in Zulu and Ndebele.
THABOmSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
THANDOm & fSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THEMBAmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "trust, hope" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
THOKOZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
THULANImSouthern African, Zulu
Means "be quiet, be peaceful" in Zulu.
TICHAONAmSouthern African, Shona
Means "we will see" in Shona.
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.
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.
XOLANImSouthern African, Zulu
Means "peace" in Zulu.
YAMIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
ZEPHANIAmSouthern African
Variant of ZEPHANIAH. This form of the name appears to be used in southern Africa.
ZIKOMOmSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank you" in Chewa.
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