Xhosa Submitted Names

Xhosa names are used by the Xhosa people of South Africa.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABONGILE m Xhosa
Means "thankfulness" in Xhosa.
ANDISIWE f Xhosa
Means "extension" in Xhosa.
APHELELE m Xhosa
Meaning “they are perfect” or “they are complete” in Xhosa. Often given to the last child in Xhosa families.
AYAKHA m Xhosa
Means "they build" in Xhosa.
BUCHULE m & f Xhosa
Means "skills; cleverness" in Xhosa.
CEBISA f Xhosa, Southern African
Means "advice" in Xhosa.
ENZOKUHLE m & f South African, Zulu, Xhosa
Means "expected to do great things" in Zulu and Xhosa.
ESIHLE m & f Zulu, Xhosa, Southern African
Means "beautiful, good" in Zulu and Xhosa.
GUGU f Xhosa
Means "our pride" in Xhosa. A famous bearer is actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
KHANYISO m Xhosa
Means "light" in Xhosa.
KHANYIZILE f Xhosa
The name means "light has come".
LIHLE f Xhosa
African
LILITHA f Xhosa
Source of light
LIYABONA f Xhosa
Means "it sees" in Xhosa.
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).
LUPHELO m Xhosa
Means "the end" in Xhosa.
LUPHUMLO m Xhosa
Means "rest" in Xhosa.
LUTHANDO m & f Southern African, Xhosa
Means "it's love" in Xhosa.
MAKAZIWE f & m Xhosa
Means "let him/her be known" in Xhosa.... [more]
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.
MELOKUHLE m & f South African, Xhosa
Meaning ''beautiful one''.
MPILO m Xhosa, Zulu, Southern African
Means "life" in Xhosa and Zulu.
MXOLISI m Xhosa, Zulu
Means "Peacemaker" in Xhosa and Zulu.
MZINGAYI m Xhosa
Name of the father of Steve Biko.
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.
NOKHANYO f Xhosa
Means "mother of enlightenment" in Xhosa.
PHILA f & m Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, English
Means "live" or "get well" in Nguni languages. In English, it is derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend".
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.
SFISO m Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele, Xhosa
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SILINDILE f & m Xhosa, Zulu
it means we are waiting for the baby's arrival and for success in the baby's life.
SIMDINGILE m & f Xhosa, Zulu
The child was longed for
SINAZO f Xhosa
Means "we have it" in Xhosa.
SINDISWA f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi
Means "saved" in Zulu and Xhosa.
SISIPHO f Xhosa, Zulu, Southern African
Means "gift" in Zulu and Xhosa.
SIVUYILE m South African, Xhosa
Means "we are happy" in Xhosa.
SOLONZI m Xhosa (Modern)
Means "the eye of the home" in Xhosa.
THAMSANQA m Xhosa, Zulu
Means "we have luck" in Zulu and Xhosa.
THANDOLWETHU f & m South African, Zulu, Xhosa
Means "our love" in Zulu and Xhosa.
UNAKO m & f Xhosa
Means "ability" in Xhosa.
VUYISILE m Xhosa
Means "bringing joy to others" in Xhosa.
VUYO m Xhosa
Means "joy" in Xhosa.
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.
XABISO m Xhosa
Means "value" in Xhosa.
XOLA m Xhosa
Means "stay in peace" in Xhosa.
YIBANATHI m & f Zulu, Xhosa
Means "be with us" in Zulu and Xhosa.
YOLISA f Xhosa
Means "exciting" in Xhosa.
YOMELELA m Xhosa
Measn "be strong" in Xhosa.
YONELANI f Xhosa
Means "be satisfied" in Xhosa.
ZENZELE f Xhosa
Means "she will do for herself" in Xhosa.
ZIYANDA f Xhosa
Means "increase within daughters" in Xhosa.
ZOLEKA f Xhosa
Means "humble" in Xhosa.
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