South African Submitted Names
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.
ANELEm & fZulu
Means "be enough; be sufficient; be adequate" in Zulu.
This name is derived from abafana
, the plural form of umfana
meaning "boy, young man."
Name of the Namibian fashion model Behati Prinsloo (b. 1989). She said it was a German name, meaning "blessing", so it is possibly a modern Afrikaans variant of Beata
Means "look after the kingdom", from Zulu bheka
"look after" and umbuso
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.
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
South African form of CHARLES
. Notable bearers include Charl Willoughby, cricket player and Charl Schwartzel, golf player.
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
From Zulu umfanyana/abafanyana
meaning "little boy".
GOODWILLmZulu, 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]
Means "our pride" in Xhosa. A famous bearer is actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
From Zulu igugu
Afrikaans. Combination of his mother and fathers name. Siegfried and Marieta. Ig and Mar. Combined Igmar
Derived from Zulu inyoni
"Isisa" meaning "The Tenderness" in Zulu.
The name was created by combining two family names; Johanna (common first name) and Meintjies (surname). The meaning of the name unknown.
KHWEZIm & fZulu
Means "bright morning star" in Zulu.
Short from of Yolandi
. This name is borne by South African model Landi Swanepoel (b. 1979).
This name means "wait!" (note that this is the imperative singular form of -linda
MANDELAm & fXhosa
Surname given in honour of Nelson
Mandela, South African revolutionary hero and statesman. His surname is one used by Thembu royalty.