Southern African names
include those from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. See also about African names
Charlize f Southern 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.
Lovemore m Southern African
From the English words love
. This name is most common in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in southern Africa.
Tau m Southern African, Tswana, Sotho
in Tswana and Sotho. Tau was the name of the last ruler of the Rolong in South Africa (18th century).
Unathi m & f Southern African, Xhosa
Means "he or she is with us"
in Xhosa, from the prefix u-
meaning "he, she" and nathi
meaning "with us".