Afrikaans Submitted Names

Afrikaans names are used by Afrikaans speakers in the countries of South Africa and Namibia.
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ALETTAfDutch, Swedish (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Dutch variant of Aleida and archaic Swedish diminutive of Alhet. ... [more]
AMORÉfAfrikaans (Modern)
Afrikaans form of Amore.
ANNELINEfAfrikaans, Dutch, French (Archaic)
Variant of Annelien as well as an archaic French diminutive of Anne found up to the 1700s in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
ANOESCHKAfDutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Variant of Anuschka. This is borne by Namibian author Anoeschka von Meck (1967-).
AZELLEfAfrikaans (Rare), English (Rare)
Possibly a feminization of Azel.
Possibly an Afrikaans variant of Beata. It is the name of Namibian fashion model Behati Prinsloo (b. 1989).
BRUNELDAfAfrikaans, Italian
Variant form of Brunilda, which is the Italian form of Brünhild. This name is also frequently used in South Africa.
BURGERmDutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic)
Dutch, Afrikaans and West Frisian form of the ancient Germanic name Burghar.... [more]
CÉZANNEf & mEnglish, 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.
Compound name of Christine and Suzette.
COENIEmDutch, South African, Afrikaans
Diminutive of Coenraad a Dutch language form of Conrad. ... [more]
Diminutive of Cornelia.
Related to David and is the Afrikaans version of David mostly used in South Africa.
DOLINDEfFrench (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Archaic French vernacular form of Adelinde found in the Poitou-Charentes region. Today, the name Dolinde 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.
ELNAfSwedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Southern Swedish form of Elin as well as a Danish and Dutch short form of Helena and a Danish contracted form of Eleonora.
Variant of Emerentia influenced by Emma.
ERCOmWest Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Variant spelling of Erko, which is most likely a diminutive of Erk. Also compare Ercken and Herko, which is a variant of Herke.
Afrikaans form of Gerard.
Hannchen is from German origin derived from Johanna or Hanna with the same meaning. ... [more]
HANNELEENfDutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Combination of Hanne and Leen.
Short form of Johannes.
HENRICOmInterlingua, Afrikaans
Interlingua form of Henry.
HENTIEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans diminutive of Henriette.
Afrikaans. Combination of his mother and fathers name. Siegfried and Marieta. Ig and Mar. Combined Igmar
IMKAfDutch, Afrikaans, German
Diminutive of Ime.
JADINEfEnglish (Modern), Afrikaans (Rare)
Feminine variant of Jaden or an elaborated form of Jade.
JEANIQUEfFrench (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
A blend of Jeanne with any feminine name ending in -ique, such as Monique and Véronique. Also compare Janique.
Afrikaans form of Joseph.
Feminine variant of Juane.
Afrikaans form of Cyrus.
Short from of Yolandi. This name is borne by South African model Landi Swanepoel (b. 1979).
LAURIENNEfFrench (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Lauriana, which is occasionally used in non-francophone countries. Also compare the masculine counterpart Laurien.
Possibly a variant of Leandra.
LIANDRIfAfrikaans (Rare)
Meaning, Precious Gift
Afrikaans (i.e. South African) form of Ludovicus, inspired in its spelling by the Dutch name Lodewijk.
LOUWmDutch, Afrikaans
Dutch variant spelling of Lau (which is more phonetical in nature), and Afrikaans nickname for Lodewikus.
MARDENEfEnglish (American, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Possibly a corruption of Martine influenced by Mardi, or a variant of Mardena.
A created name using the popular Afrikaans name suffix ize.
MARLIZEfAfrikaans, English
Afrikaans variant of Marlies.
MATTHYSmMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans, West Frisian
Medieval Dutch form of Matthijs as well as the modern Afrikaans and West Frisian form of Matthijs. In the Netherlands, the name has survived to modern times, but it is highly rare there currently, especially when compared to its modern counterpart.... [more]
Possibly related to Miem, Miems or Miep.
Diminutive of Willemina.
NELIUSmEnglish, American (Rare, Archaic), Afrikaans, English (American), Norwegian (Rare)
Afrikaans and Norwegian short form of Cornelius as well as a Norwegian Latinization of Nils.
NICUSmDutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Short form of Dominicus. In rare cases, this name can also be a latinization of Nico or Niek.
Afrikaans form of Philip.
QUINTILLAfAncient Roman, Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Italian (Archaic), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Latin diminutive of Quinta, which thus makes this name the feminine equivalent of Quintillus.
This name is originated from two other names... [more]
RACHELAfItalian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Italian variant of Rachele as well as a Latinate form of Rachel.
Feminine form of Rian.
Short form of names ending in -ricus like Ulricus or Henricus.
RONELLAfAfrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
This name is probably a feminization of the masculine given name Ronald, created by combining its short form Ron with the popular feminine name suffix -ella.
Possibly an Afrikaans form of Ruadhán or a combination of Rudolf and Johan.
RUANDIfAfrikaans (Modern, Rare)
Most probably a combination of Ruan and Yolandi.
SAARTJIEfAfrikaans, 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.
SEEFm & fAfrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare)
This name is more often seen on men than on women. For men, the name is a short form of Josephus and in some cases also of Severinus and its Dutch form Severijn. For women, this name is a short form of Josepha, Joséphine and in rare cases also of Severina and its French form Séverine... [more]
Combination of Sharon and Elaine
SUNETTEfEnglish (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]
Possibly a combination of Susanna and Sara.
THEOLAfAmerican (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Possibly a shortened form of Theolene or Theolinde (compare Theora, Theoda, Theda).
THYSmMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Medieval Dutch and Afrikaans short form of Matthys. But in other words, you could also say that this name is the medieval Dutch and Afrikaans equivalent of Thijs.... [more]
TINUSmAfrikaans, Dutch
Usually a short form of Martinus, but there are also cases where it is a short form of Constantinus.
come from the word Denuys
VIVETTEfFrench (Rare), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive form of Vivienne (see also Viviette), but it could also be an independent name that is ultimately derived from Latin vivus "alive" or Latin vividus "full of life, lively, spirited".
Afrikaans nickname for Lodewikus.
WYNANDmMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Medieval Dutch form of Wijnand, Frisian variant of Winand and South African form of Winand.... [more]
WYNANDAfMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Medieval Dutch form of Wijnanda, Frisian variant of Winanda and South African form of Winanda.
Afrikaans variant of Yolanda.
ZIONAfHebrew, Jewish, English, Afrikaans
Feminine form of Zion.