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.
ALUWANI m & f Venda
Means "be prosperous" or "grow up" in Tshivenda.
AMILE m Zulu
something keeping a structural holding making sure things are balanced in life.
ANDZILE m & f Tsonga
Means "multiplied and increased" in Xitsonga.
ANELE m & f Zulu
Means "be enough; be sufficient; be adequate" in Zulu.
APHELELE m Xhosa
Meaning “they are perfect” or “they are complete” in Xhosa. Often given to the last child in Xhosa families.
AZWIANEWI m & f Venda
Means "something that cannot be told" in Tshivenda.
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.
FANYANA m Zulu
From Zulu umfanyana
meaning "little boy".
GINIEL m Afrikaans
Giniel de Villiers is a South African rallye driver and winner of Rallye Dakar 2009.
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.