Afrikaans Submitted Names
are used by Afrikaans
speakers in the countries of South Africa and Namibia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BARTHO m Dutch, Afrikaans
Short form of Bartholomeus
. Notable bearers of this name include the Dutch actor Bartho Braat (b. 1950) and the South African writer Bartho Smit (1924-1986).
BEHATI f Afrikaans
Possibly an Afrikaans variant of Beata
. It is the name of Namibian fashion model Behati Prinsloo (b. 1989).
CÉZANNE f & m English, Afrikaans
From the French artist, Paul Cézanne. This name is sometimes used as a feminine name by Afrikaners in South Africa due to its similarity to Suzanne
DAWIE m Afrikaans
Related to David and is the Afrikaans version of David mostly used in South Africa.
DOLINDE f French (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Archaic French vernacular form of Adelinde
found in the Poitou-Charentes region. Today, the name is occasionally found in the Netherlands and in Afrikaans-speaking South Africa. In this case, however, the origin of the name is uncertain; it might be an adoption of the French name, but it is equally possible that it is a modern coinage, perhaps based on Dolly
and names that end in -linde
IGMAR m Afrikaans
Afrikaans. Combination of his mother and fathers name. Siegfried and Marieta. Ig and Mar. Combined Igmar
LANDI f Afrikaans
Short from of Yolandi
. This name is borne by South African model Landi Swanepoel (b. 1979).
LAURIKA f Afrikaans, Slovak
Afrikaans elaboration and Slovak diminutive of Laura
. Laurika Rauch is a South African singer who performs in both Afrikaans and English.
MALINE f French (Modern, Rare), French (Swiss, Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), English (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
French form of Malin
SAARTJIE f Afrikaans, Dutch
Diminutive of Sara
. A famous bearer of the nickname was Sarah "Saartjie" Baartman, an African slave (member of the Eastern Cape Khoisan, the indigenous herding tribe that once populated part of South Africa) who was displayed in Europe in the early 19th century.
SUNETTE f English (American, Rare), Afrikaans, Dutch (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. In the English-speaking world, the name might perhaps be a combination of the English word sun
with the French feminine diminutive suffix -ette
, which would essentially give the name the meaning of "little sun"... [more]
WILLANIE f Afrikaans
Willanie is a female compound name. The "Will" is derived from "Willem" (German variant of William) which means determination and will. The "anie" is derived from the name Stephanie which means crown, victorious... [more]