are used in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
CHIMIKA f & m Tumbuka
After miscarriage(s), family would use traditional medicine (herbs, roots, barks) to prevent a potential next miscarriage. Kumika, means to stop, halt, prevent. Chimika is what you use to stop, prevent, halt... [more]
FULATA m & f Tumbuka
Means "second", this is given to the second-born of twins.
JILELE m Tumbuka
Means "rear yourself" or "be self reliant" in Tumbuka.
TANGU m & f Tumbuka
Means "first", usually given to the firstborn of twins.
TOWERA f Tumbuka
Commonly believed to mean "beauty" or "beautiful". Traditionally the name was given to a child that was born after death(s) of a preceding sibling. The belief was that this new born is beautiful for death or beautiful for the soil... [more]