are used by the Xhosa people of South Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
APHELELE m Xhosa
Meaning “they are perfect” or “they are complete” in Xhosa. Often given to the last child in Xhosa families.
GUGU f Xhosa
Means "our pride" in Xhosa. A famous bearer is actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
LIYEMA f Xhosa
Means "stability in the family" in Xhosa.
LUBANZI m South African, Xhosa
Means "upper layer, flat and clear surface" (usually directed or linked to the love parents have for the child).
MANDELA m & f Xhosa
Surname given in honour of NELSON
Mandela, South African revolutionary hero and statesman. His surname is one used by Thembu royalty.
NAMBITHA f Xhosa
To Nambitha is to savour, to take a small bite out of one's food and chew it slowly to enjoy every bit of it. A girl who is named Nambitha is encouraged to savour life.
NGCONDEBUKU m & f Xhosa (Modern)
Ngconde comes from the Xhosa clan names of Amakwayi. Amakwayi ,Ongconde, o Togu o Tshiwo.Buku is the surname of Michael who belong to Amakwayi o Ngcondentshaba From Kingwilliamstown, Eastern Cape,South Africa.His home village is Ndevana near Zwelitsha,Phakamisa and Ilitha Township.
NKOSI m Xhosa
Means "king; lord; ruler; god" in Xhosa.
ROLIHLAHLA m Xhosa, African
isiXhosa for 'pulling the branch of a tree', colloquially 'troublemaker'. This was the given name of Nelson Mandela (Rolihlahla Mandela) and is now typically attributed to him as a middle name.
SILINDILE f & m Xhosa, Zulu
it means we are waiting for the baby's arrival and for success in the baby's life.
VUYOKAZI f Xhosa
Female variant of Vuyo. The prefix "kazi" could be taken to show femininity or greatness in size. In the latter case, Vuyokaz would mean "great joy" instead of just the female version of Vuyo.