Afrikaans Submitted Names

Afrikaans names are used by Afrikaans speakers in the countries of South Africa and Namibia.
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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. In the Netherlands this name was borne by the country's first female physician, Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929).
AMORÉ f Afrikaans (Modern)
Afrikaans form of Amore.
ANEKE f Afrikaans
Variant of Anneke.
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.
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]
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.
CHRISZETTE f Afrikaans
Compound name of Christine and Suzette.
CORLIA f Afrikaans
Contracted form of Cornelia.
DANÉ f Afrikaans
Variant of Danaë.
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.
ELIZE f Dutch, Afrikaans
Variant of Elise.
ELNA f Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans, Catalan, Medieval Catalan
Southern Swedish form of Elin as well as a Danish, Dutch and Medieval Catalan short form of Helena which are now used as given names in their own right and a Danish contracted form of Eleonora.
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)
Variant spelling of Évangélique, which is usually used in non-francophone regions and countries.
GERHARDUS m Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Gerard.
GRIZELDA f English (Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Hungarian form and English and Afrikaans variant of Griselda. The English usage may have been influenced by Grizel.
HANNCHEN f Afrikaans
Hannchen is from German origin derived from Johanna or Hanna with the same meaning. ... [more]
HANNELEEN f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Combination of Hanne and Leen.
HANNELI f Finnish, Afrikaans
Diminutive of Hanna.
HANSIE m Afrikaans
Short form of Johannes.
HENRICO m Interlingua, Afrikaans
Interlingua form of Henry.
HENTIE f Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans diminutive of Henriette.
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.
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. Also compare Janique.
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).
JONNIE m Afrikaans
Diminutive of Johan.
JUANÉ f Afrikaans
Feminine variant of Juane.
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. Also compare the masculine counterpart Laurien.
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.
MARDENE f English (American, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Possibly a corruption of Martine influenced by Mardi, or a variant of Mardena.
MARELIZE f Afrikaans
A created name using the popular Afrikaans name suffix ize.
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.
NELIUS m English, American (Rare, Archaic), Afrikaans, English (American), 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 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
Possibly an Afrikaans form of Ruadhán or a 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. For women, this name is a short form of Josepha, Joséphine and in rare cases also of Severina and its French form Séverine... [more]
SHALAINE f Afrikaans
Combination of Sharon and Elaine
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
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".
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]
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.