are used in the Republic of South Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ANDZILE m & f Tsonga
Means "multiplied and increased" in Xitsonga.
ANELE m & f Zulu
Means "be enough; be sufficient; be adequate" in Zulu.
BAFANA m Zulu
Derived from Zulu abafana
, the plural form of umfana
, meaning "boy, young man."
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).
BHEKUMBUSO m Zulu (Rare)
Means "look after the kingdom", from Zulu bheka
"look after" and umbuso
BONGI f South African
This is the name of Bongi Makeba who was a South African singer/songwriter. She was the only child of singer Miriam Makeba with her first husband, James Kubay.
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
CHARL m South African
South African form of CHARLES
. Notable bearers include Charl Willoughby, cricket player and Charl Schwartzel, golf player.
DAWIE m Afrikaans
Related to David and is the Afrikaans version of David mostly used in South Africa.
DELA f Zulu (Rare)
Dela. in Zulu it means to become whole, to feel complete and satisfied.
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
FANYANA m Zulu
From Zulu umfanyana
meaning "little boy".
GOODWILL m Zulu, South African, Literature
Derives from the Medieval English gode
meaning "good", plus will
, "wish or desire", and was originally given as a complimentary nickname to an amiable person, favourably disposed towards others... [more]
GUGU f Xhosa
Means "our pride" in Xhosa. A famous bearer is actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
GUGU f Zulu
From Zulu igugu
IGMAR m Afrikaans
Afrikaans. Combination of his mother and fathers name. Siegfried and Marieta. Ig and Mar. Combined Igmar
IJUBA f Zulu
Commonly it is meaning Dove or Peace. Less common in means storm or fighting. It also means freedom in some local tribes. It is said many years ago a great war loomed. Fighting had started but one warrior championed the cause of peace and unity... [more]
INYONI f Zulu
Derived from Zulu inyoni
JOMEIN f South African
The name was created by combining two family names; Johanna (common first name) and Meintjies (surname). The meaning of the name unknown.
KHANYOKULHE f Zulu
Means "guide on the way" in Zulu from the word khanyo
meaning "guide" and kuhle
KHWEZI m & f Zulu
Means "bright morning star" in Zulu.
LANDI f Afrikaans
Short from of Yolandi
. This name is borne by South African model Landi Swanepoel (b. 1979).
LANGA m Zulu
From Zulu ilanga
"sun, sunshine, day".