Afrikaans Submitted Names

Afrikaans 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.
ABIGAJIL f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of ABIGAIL used in the Norwegian translation of the Bible.
ALETTA f Dutch, Swedish (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Hungarian
Archaic Swedish diminutive of ALHET and Dutch variant of ALEIDA as well as a Hungarian adoption of the Dutch name... [more]
ALINDA f Dutch, Afrikaans, Finnish, Swedish (Rare), Hungarian, Gascon
Dutch, Afrikaans, Finnish, Swedish and Hungarian contracted form of ADELINDA and Gascon contracted form of AIDELINA.
AMORÉ f Afrikaans (Modern)
Afrikaans form of AMORE.
ANEKE f Afrikaans
Variant of ANNEKE.
ANNALEEN f Afrikaans
[Comes from the name Anna Magdaleen. Means full of grace or favor tender and beautiful.
ANNELINE f Afrikaans, Dutch, French (Archaic), Danish, Norwegian
Dutch and Afrikaans variant of ANNELIEN as well as a Danish and Norwegian combination of Anne and LINE (and thus a cognate of ANNELIEN) as well as a Danish, Norwegian and archaic French diminutive of Anne found up to the 1700s in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
ANOESCHKA f Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Variant of ANUSCHKA. This is borne by Namibian author Anoeschka von Meck (1967-).
AZELLE f Afrikaans (Rare), English (Rare)
Possibly a feminization of AZEL.
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).
BRUNELDA f Afrikaans, Italian
Variant form of BRUNILDA, which is the Italian form of BRÜNHILD. This name is also frequently used in South Africa.
BURGER m Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic)
Dutch, Afrikaans and West Frisian form of the ancient Germanic name BURGHAR.... [more]
CAZIMIRA f Afrikaans (Rare)
Feminine form of CAZIMIR.
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.
CHRISELDA f Afrikaans, South African, Filipino
Presumably a variant of GRISELDA, influenced by names beginning with "Chris-", such as CHRISTINE.
CHRISZETTE f Afrikaans
Compound name of CHRISTINE and SUZETTE.
CORLIA f Afrikaans
Contracted form of CORNELIA.
CRISKE f Afrikaans
Merging of the names Christen and Marike.
DANÉ f Afrikaans
Variant of DANAË.
DAWIE m Afrikaans
Related to David and is the Afrikaans version of DAVID mostly used in South Africa.
DILIVIO m Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Surinamese, Rare)
Since this name is also found written as Di Livio, it is probably a combination of the Italian preposition di meaning "of" with the given name LIVIO... [more]
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... [more]
EGHARD m Ancient Germanic, Afrikaans
The first element of this name is derived from ag, an uncertain element for which several etymologies have been proposed. The most widely accepted explanation is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *agjo meaning "sharp, pointed"... [more]
ELIZE f Dutch, Afrikaans
Variant of ELISE.
ELIZMA f Afrikaans
Contraction of ELIZABETH MARIA.
ELNA f Afrikaans
Contraction of ELISABETH and HELENA.
ELSABE f Afrikaans
Afrikaans variation of Elizabeth.
ELSINA f Dutch (Rare), English (American, Rare), Afrikaans
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH as well as a feminine form of ALE (2).
ELZABÉ f Afrikaans
Variant of ELSABE (compare ELZEBE).
EMMARENTIA f Afrikaans
Variant of EMERENTIA influenced by EMMA.
ERCO m West 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.
EVANGELIQUE f Afrikaans (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Cognate of ÉVANGÉLIQUE, which is usually used in non-francophone regions and countries.
GERHARDUS m Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of GERARD.
GINIEL m Afrikaans
Giniel de Villiers is a South African rallye driver and winner of Rallye Dakar 2009.
GRIZELDA f English (Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Kashubian
Hungarian and Kashubian form and English and Afrikaans variant of GRISELDA. The English usage may have been influenced by GRIZEL.
HANNALIE f Afrikaans
Contraction of Hanna and ELISABETH.
HANNCHEN f Afrikaans, German (Rare)
Hannchen is a German diminutive of JOHANNA, Hanna, HANNELORE, or another name containing *hann*.... [more]
HANNELEEN f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Combination of Hanne and LEEN.
HANNELI f Finnish, Estonian, Afrikaans
Finnish variant of HANNELE.
HANNELIE f Afrikaans
Contraction of Hanne and ELISABETH.
HANSIE m Afrikaans
Short form of JOHANNES.
HENRICO m Interlingua, Afrikaans
Interlingua form of HENRY.
HENTIE f Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans diminutive of HENRIETTE.
HILKA f Low German, German (Rare), Frisian, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with or containing the element hild-, used as a given name in its own right.
IGMAR m Afrikaans
Afrikaans. Combination of his mother and fathers name. Siegfried and Marieta. Ig and Mar. Combined Igmar
IMKA f Dutch, Afrikaans, German
Diminutive of Ime.
IZETTE f Afrikaans
Variant of ISETTE.
JADINE f English (Modern), Afrikaans (Rare)
Feminine variant of JADEN or an elaborated form of JADE.
JANCKE f Afrikaans
Afrikaans variant of Jane.
JEANIQUE f French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Blend of JEANNE with any feminine name ending in -ique, such as MONIQUE and VÉRONIQUE... [more]
JOESOEF m Indonesian, Afrikaans (Rare)
Indonesian variant transcription of JUSUF (based on Dutch orthography) and Afrikaans form of JOSEPH.
JOHANIKA f Afrikaans (Rare)
Diminutive of JOHANNA (compare JOHANNEKE).
JOMARIE f Afrikaans
Contraction of JOHANNA MARIA.
JONNIE m Afrikaans
Diminutive of JOHAN.
JOPIE m & f Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Diminutive of JOOP for men and of the related name JOHANNA for women.
JUANÉ f Afrikaans
Feminine variant of JUANE.
JUTKA f Hungarian, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Originally a Hungarian diminutive of JUDIT and a Dutch diminutive of JUDITH, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
LANDI f Afrikaans
Short from of YOLANDI. This name is borne by South African model Landi Swanepoel (b. 1979).
LAURIENNE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French form of LAURIANA, which is occasionally used in non-francophone countries.
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.
LAUWDINA f Afrikaans (Modern)
The name was given to a daughter in South Africa. She is unique in her "radiant joy" which lights up rooms.
LEANDRI f Afrikaans
Possibly a variant of LEANDRA.
LIANDRI f Afrikaans (Rare)
Meaning, Precious Gift
LODEWIKUS m Afrikaans
Afrikaans (i.e. South African) form of LUDOVICUS, inspired in its spelling by the Dutch name LODEWIJK.
LOUW m Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch variant spelling of LAU (which is more phonetical in nature), and Afrikaans nickname for LODEWIKUS.
MAGDALEEN f Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Dutch and Afrikaans variant of MAGDALENE. This name is borne by South African author Magdaleen Van Wyk.
MARDENE f English (American, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Possibly a corruption of MARTINE influenced by MARDI, or a variant of MARDENA.
MAREZA f Afrikaans
Variant of MARESA.
MARLIZE f Afrikaans, English
Afrikaans variant of MARLIES.
MARTHINUS m Afrikaans
Old Dutch form of MARTINUS.
MATTHYS m Medieval 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]
MIEMPIE f Afrikaans
Possibly related to MIEM, MIEMS or MIEP.
MIEMS f Afrikaans
Diminutive of WILLEMINA.
MOEGAMMAD m Afrikaans (Rare)
Form of MUHAMMAD used in Afrikaans translations of the Qur'an.
MONJA f German, Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Croatian (Rare), Afrikaans, Dutch
Variant transcription of Russian Моня (see MONYA).
MUDENE f South African, English (African, Rare, ?), Afrikaans (Rare)
Of unknown meaning. Famous bearer is Mudene "DENE" Smuts: a South African politician.
NELIUS m English (American), Afrikaans, Norwegian (Rare)
Afrikaans and Norwegian short form of CORNELIUS as well as a Norwegian Latinization of NILS.
NICUS m Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Short form of DOMINICUS. In rare cases, this name can also be a latinization of NICO or NIEK.
PHILLIPPUS m Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of PHILIP.
QUILENE f Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (American, Rare), German (Rare)
Most likely a combination of a name starting with Qui- (such as QUINN and QUIRIJN) with a name that ends in -lene, such as HELENE and MARLENE.... [more]
QUINTILLA f Ancient 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.
RACHELA f Italian (Rare), Polish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Italian variant of RACHELE, Polish form of RACHEL as well as a Latinate form of RACHEL.
RIANA f Afrikaans
Feminine form of RIAN.
RICUS m Afrikaans
Short form of names ending in -ricus like ULRICUS or HENRICUS.
RIETTE f Afrikaans
Variant of RIËTTE.
RONELLA f Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
Feminine form of RONALD, created by combining its short form Ron with the popular feminine name suffix -ella.
RUAN m Afrikaans
Combination of RUDOLF and JOHAN.
RUANDI f Afrikaans (Modern, Rare)
Most probably a combination of RUAN and YOLANDI.
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.
SEEF m & f Afrikaans (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... [more]
SHALAINE f Afrikaans
Combination of Sharon and Elaine
SIAS m Afrikaans, Dutch (Rare), German (Archaic)
Short form of JOSIAS. Known bearers of this name include the Dutch sculptor Sias Fanoembi (1949-2013) and the South African statesman Sias Hoffman (1807-1879).
SONNIKA f Afrikaans
Either an elaboration of SONYA or derived from the German word Sonne "sun".
STIAAN m Afrikaans
Short form of CHRISTIAAN.
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]
SUSARA f Afrikaans
Combination of SUSANNA and SARA.
THEOLA f American (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Possibly a shortened form of THEOLENE or THEOLINDE (compare THEORA, THEODA, THEDA).
THYS m Medieval 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]
TINUS m Afrikaans, Dutch
Usually a short form of MARTINUS, but there are also cases where it is a short form of CONSTANTINUS.
TROFIMUS m Afrikaans (Archaic), Dutch (Archaic)
Afrikaans and Dutch form of TROPHIMUS.
TRUDENE f English (Rare), Afrikaans
Elaborated form of TRUDY.
UYS m Afrikaans
come from the word Denuys
VALMARIE f English (American), Afrikaans
Variant of VALMAI influenced by MARIE as well as a combination of VALERIE and MARIE.
VIOLETT f English (Modern), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
English variant and Swedish form of VIOLET as well as a Hungarian borrowing of French VIOLETTE. This name coincides with the Swedish word violett "purple (the color)".
VIVETTE f French (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".
WHANCO m Afrikaans
Betekenis: Uitverkorene... [more]
WIKUS m Afrikaans
Afrikaans nickname for LODEWIKUS.
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]
WILMARIE f Afrikaans, South African, Filipino, Spanish (Caribbean), English (Rare)
Combination of names beginning with Wil-, like William/Willem or Wilfredo, and MARIE... [more]
WYNAND m Medieval 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]
WYNANDA f Medieval 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.
YOLANDI f Afrikaans
Afrikaans variant of YOLANDA.
ZIONA f Hebrew, Jewish, English, Afrikaans
Feminine form of ZION.