Zulu Submitted Names

Zulu names are used by the Zulu 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.
ANELE m & f Zulu
Means "be enough; be sufficient; be adequate" in Zulu.
BAFANA m Zulu
Derived from Zulu abafana, the plural form of umfana, meaning "boy, young man."
BEKEBEKE f Zulu
Means "glittering" in Zulu.
BHEKANI m Zulu, Ndebele
Means "look" in Zulu and Ndebele.
BHEKISISA f Zulu
Means "to be careful, cautious" in Zulu.
BHEKITHEMBA f Zulu
Means "look for hope" in Zulu.
BHEKIZIFUNDISWA m Zulu
Means "watch the educated ones" in Zulu.
BHEKIZIZWE m Zulu
Means "look after the nations" in Zulu.
BHEKUMBUSO m Zulu (Rare)
Means "look after the kingdom", from Zulu bheka "look after" and umbuso "kingdom, dominion".
BONGINKOSI m Zulu
Means "thanksgiving" in Zulu.
BUSISIWE f Zulu
Means "blessed" in Zulu.
CASHILE f Zulu (Rare)
Possibly derived from cashisa meaning "conceal, hide."
DELA f Zulu (Rare)
Dela. in Zulu it means to become whole, to feel complete and satisfied.
DIDIZA f Zulu
Means "flutter" in Zulu.
EKUSENI f Zulu
Means "in the morning" in Zulu.
ENANELA f Zulu
Means "rejoice" in Zulu.
ENZOKUHLE m & f South African, Zulu, Xhosa
Means "expected to do great things" in Zulu and Xhosa.
ESASA f Zulu
Means "be happy" in Zulu.
ESIHLE m & f Zulu, Xhosa, Southern African
Means "beautiful, good" in Zulu and Xhosa.
ETHUKA f Zulu
Means "surprise" in Zulu.
ETHULO f Zulu
Means "gift" in Zulu.
ETHWASA f Zulu
Means "start anew" in Zulu.
FANYANA m Zulu
From Zulu umfanyana, abafanyana meaning "little boy".
FUNANI f & m Zulu (Rare)
Means "want!" or "search!" in Zulu.
GAGASI f Zulu
Means "wave" in Zulu.
GATSHA m Zulu (Rare)
From Zulu igatsha meaning "branch".
GAZINI m Zulu
Means "blood" in Zulu.
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 Zulu
From Zulu igugu meaning "precious".
IBUBESI m Zulu
Means "lion" in Zulu.
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]
IKUSASA f & m Zulu
Means "destiny" in Zulu.
IMBASA f & m Zulu
Means "star" in Zulu.
INGQONDO f Zulu
Means "intelligence" in Zulu.
INYONI f Zulu
Derived from Zulu inyoni meaning "bird".
IQAQA m Zulu
Means "polecat" in Zulu.
ISISA f Zulu
Means "the tenderness" in Zulu.
IZULA f Zulu
Means "nomad" in Zulu.
JABULANI m Ndebele, Zulu
Means "enjoy" or "be happy all" in Ndebele and "rejoice" in Zulu.
JABULILE f Zulu
Means "she is happy" in Zulu.
KGABU m & f African, Zulu
Means "to decorate richly" in Zulu.
KHANGEZILE f Zulu
Means "our hands are open" in Zulu.
KHANYA m Zulu
Means "shine" in Zulu.
KHANYISILE f Zulu (Modern)
Means "bringer of light" in Zulu.
KHANYOKULHE f Zulu
Means "guide on the way" in Zulu from the word khanyo meaning "guide" and kuhle meaning "way".
KHAYA f Zulu
Means "home" in Zulu.
KHAYALETHU m Zulu
Means "our home" in Zulu.
KHETHIWE f African, Zulu
Means "chosen, the one who is chosen" in Zulu.
KHETHUKUTHULA f Zulu
Means "choose to be quiet" in Zulu.
KHULE f Zulu
Means "it is beautiful" in Zulu.
KHULEKANI f Zulu
Means "salute" in Zulu.
KHULULIWE f Zulu
Means "exonerated" in Zulu.
KHWEZI m & f Zulu
Means "bright morning star" in Zulu.
LANGA m Zulu
From Zulu ilanga "sun, sunshine, day".
LANGALIBALELE m Zulu
Means "shining sun" in Zulu.
LANGELIHLE f & m Zulu
Means "beautiful day" in Zulu.
LELETI f South African, Zulu
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Leleti Khumalo, a South African actress.
LINDA m Zulu
Means "wait!" in Zulu (note that this is the imperative singular form of -linda).
LINDELANI f Sotho, Zulu
Means "wait, be patient" in Sotho and Zulu.
LIYANA f Zulu, English (Modern, Rare)
Directly taken from Zulu liyana "it is raining". As an English name, it is a variant of Liana.
LUKHONA m & f Zulu (Modern)
Means "it's available" in Zulu.
LUNGELO m & f Zulu
Means "right" in Zulu.
LWANDLE f & m Tsonga, Zulu
Means "ocean" in Zulu and Tsonga.
LWAZI m South African, Zulu
Means "knowledge" in Zulu.
MALUSI m Zulu
Means "shepherd" in Zulu.
MBALIENHLE f Ndebele, Zulu
Means "beautiful flower" in Zulu and Ndebele, from mbali "flower, flowers" and enhle "something that is beautiful of nice".
MENZI m Southern African, Zulu
Means "creator" in Zulu.... [more]
MESHINDI m Zulu
Means "victor" in Zulu.
MHAMBI f Zulu
Means "traveler" in Zulu.
MKHUMBULENI m Zulu
Means "let's remember him" in Zulu.
MLILO f Zulu
Means "fire" in Zulu.
MPENDULO f Zulu
Means "reply" in Zulu.
MPHIKELELI m Zulu
Means "he who perseveres" in Zulu.
MPILO m Xhosa, Zulu, Southern African
Means "life" in Xhosa and Zulu.
MPUMELELO m Zulu
Means "success" in Zulu.
MSIZI m Zulu
From Zulu umsizi "helper, aide".
MTHANDENI f Zulu
Means "love her" in Zulu.
MTHUNZI f Zulu
Means "shade" in Zulu.
MVUSESELO m Zulu
Means "revival" in Zulu.
MXOLISI m Xhosa, Zulu
Means "Peacemaker" in Xhosa and Zulu.
MZWENHLANHLA m Zulu
Means "home for luck" in Zulu.
NANDI f Zulu
Means "sweet" in Zulu. This was the name of the mother of Shaka, famed warrior king of the Zulus in colonial South Africa (though her grave is marked Nindi).
NDABEZINHLE f Zulu
Means "good news" in Zulu.
NDLELENI m Zulu
Means "on the road" in Zulu.
NDONDOLOZA f Zulu
Possibly means "I will guard" in Zulu.
NDONSA f Zulu
Means "morning star" in Zulu.
NDUMISO f Zulu
Means "praise" in Zulu.
NELISIWE f Zulu
Means "satisfied" in Zulu.
NHALAHLA f Zulu
Means "luck" in Zulu.
NHLAKANIPHO f Zulu
From Zulu inhlakanipho meaning "wisdom".
NJABULO f Zulu
Means "happy" in Zulu.
NJABULU f Zulu
Means "happiness" in Zulu.
NKANYEZI m Zulu, Southern African
Means "star" in Zulu.
NKANYISO m Zulu
Means "light" in Zulu.
NKAZIMULO f Zulu
Means "glory" in Zulu.
NKONKONI f Zulu
Means "champion" in Zulu.
NKOSINGIMELE f & m Zulu
Means "God is on my side" or "stand for me" in Zulu.
NKOSINGIPHILE f African, Zulu
Means "the Lord gave me" in Zulu.
NKOSIPHENDULE m Zulu
Means "God has answered" in Zulu.
NKOSIYABO m African, Ndebele, Zulu
Means "their king" in Zulu.
NKULULEKO m Zulu
Means "freedom" in Zulu.
NOBHALELA f Zulu
Means "the one who writes" in Zulu.
NOKULUNGA f Zulu
Means "thankfulness" in Zulu.
NOKUTHULA f Zulu
Means "peace and tranquillity" in Zulu.
NOLWANDLE f Zulu
Means "mother of oceans" in Zulu.
NOLWAZI f Zulu (Rare)
Means "knowledgeable" in Zulu.
NOMAGUGU f Zulu
Means "the precious one" in Zulu.
NOMANDLA f Zulu
Means "mother of strength" in Zulu.
NOMASONTO f Zulu
Means "mother of Sundays" in Zulu.
NOMATHEMBA f Ndebele, Zulu
Means "hope" in Ndebele and Zulu.
NOMTHIMBA f Zulu
Means "wedding" in Zulu.
NOMVULA f South African, Zulu
Means "after the rain" in Zulu. This is given to babies born after a storm.
NOMZAMO f African, Zulu
Means "struggle" in Zulu.
NONHLANHLA f African, Zulu
Means "luck" in Zulu.
NONJABULO f Zulu
Means "happiness" in Zulu.
NONKULULEKO f South African, Zulu
Means "freedom" in Zulu.
NOSAKHELE f Zulu
Means "build for us" in Zulu.
NOTHANDO f Zulu
Means "mother of love" in Zulu.
NOZIBUSISO f Zulu
Means "mother of blessings" in Zulu.
NQOBANI m Zulu
Means "you must conquer" in Zulu.
NQOBILE f Zulu
Means "she has conquered" in Zulu.
NTOKOZO f African, Zulu
Means "happiness" or "joy" in Zulu.
NTOMBIKAYISE f Zulu
Means "father's girl" in Zulu.
NTOMBIYESIZWE f Zulu
Means "girl of the earth" in Zulu.
NTOMBIZANELE f African, Zulu
Means "enough girls" in Zulu, from ntombi meaning "lady".
NTUTHUKO f Zulu
Means "prosperity" in Zulu.
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".
PHILISIWE f South African, Zulu
Means "healed" in Zulu.
PHUMLANI m Zulu
Means "rest" in Zulu.
RANCINA f Zulu
Zulu form of Francine.
SAKHILE m Zulu
Means "we have built" in Zulu.
SAMUKELISIWE f African, Zulu
Means "we have received" in Zulu.
SFISO m Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele, Xhosa
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SIBHAKABHAKA f Zulu
Means "sky" in Zulu.
SIBONGISENI m Zulu
Meaning "(you), be thankful with us" in Zulu.
SIBONISO m South African, Zulu
Means "being a leader" in Zulu.
SIMANGELE f South African, Zulu
Means "surprise" in Zulu.
SIMDINGILE m & f Xhosa, Zulu
The child was longed for
SIMOSIHLE f South African, Zulu
Means "beautiful feeling" in Zulu.
SIMPHIWE m & f Zulu
Meaning "we have been given him/her" in Zulu.
SINDISA m & f Southern African (Rare), Zulu (Rare)
From Zulu sindisa meaning "save, redeem, rescue".
SINDISIWE f Zulu
Means "saved" in Zulu.
SINDISWA f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi
Means "saved" in Zulu and Xhosa.
SINEGUGU f Zulu
Means "we have treasures" in Zulu.
SINENHLANHLA f Zulu
Means "we have luck" in Zulu, from sine "we have" and inhlanhla "luck".
SINETHEMBA f South African, Zulu
Means "we have hope" in Zulu.
SIPHAMANDLA m South African, Zulu
Means "give us strength" in Zulu.
SIPHELELE m Zulu
Means "we are complete" in Zulu.
SIPHEPHELO f Zulu
Means "refuge" in Zulu.
SIPHESIHLE m Zulu
Means "beautiful gift" in Zulu.
SIPHOKAZI f Zulu
Feminine form of Sipho.
SIPHOSETHU m Zulu
Means "our gift" in Zulu.
SISIPHO f Xhosa, Zulu, Southern African
Means "gift" in Zulu and Xhosa.
SIYANDA m Zulu
Means "we are increasing" in Zulu.
SIZAKELE f & m Zulu
Means "be helped, be assisted" in Zulu.
SIZANI f Zulu
Means "you all help" in Zulu.
THABISA f Zulu
Means "delight" in Zulu.
THAMSANQA m Xhosa, Zulu
Means "we have luck" in Zulu and Xhosa.
THANDABANTU m Zulu
Means "fond of others" in Zulu.
THANDOLUHLE m Zulu
Means "good love" in Zulu.
THANDOLWETHU f & m South African, Zulu, Xhosa
Means "our love" in Zulu and Xhosa.
THEMBELIHLE f Zulu
Means "good hope" in Zulu.
THEMBI f Zulu
Possibly a short form of names containing thembi, such as Sithembile.
THEMBISILE f Zulu
Means "the trusted one" in Zulu.
THENJIWE f Zulu
Means "trusted one" in Zulu.
THOBEKA f Southern African, Zulu
Means "humble" in Zulu.
THOLAKELE f Zulu
Means "found" in Zulu.
THULA f Zulu
Means "peace" in Zulu.
THULIE f Zulu
Diminutive of Nokuthula.
THULISILE f African, Zulu
Means "she who made things quiet" in Zulu.
ULUTHANDO m Ndebele, Zulu
Means "he is love" in Ndebele and Zulu.
ULWAZI m Zulu
Derived from Zulu ulwazi meaning "knowledge".
UMAKOTI f Zulu
Means "bride" in Zulu.
UMKLOMELO f Zulu
Means "prize" in Zulu.
VEMVANE f Zulu
Means "butterfly" in Zulu.
VUSUMUZI m Zulu
Means "builder of the home" in Zulu.
WANDILE f & m Zulu, South African
Means "you are extra" in Zulu.
XOLISILE f South African, Zulu
Means "(we are) sorry" in Zulu.
YIBANATHI m & f Zulu, Xhosa
Means "be with us" in Zulu and Xhosa.
ZAMA f South African, Zulu
Means "try" in Zulu.
ZAMOKUHLE f Zulu
Means "try the good" in Zulu.
ZANDILE f Zulu
Means "they have multipled" in Zulu.
ZANELE f Zulu
Means "they are enough" in Zulu.
ZIBU f Zulu
Means "waterlily" in Zulu.
ZINHLE f Zulu
Means "they (the girls) are beautiful" in Zulu.
ZINTWEZINHLE f Zulu
Means "beautiful things" in Zulu.
ZIPHOZONKE m & f Zulu
Means "all the gifts" in Zulu.
ZITHEMBE m Zulu
Means "trust yourself" in Zulu.
ZOBUHLE f Zulu
Means "of beauty" in Zulu, from the possessive form of ubuhle.