ALL BOYS

A  
Abelo (zulu) Free Gift
Abongile (xhosa) thankfulness
Agelalana (sotho) Live together in peace.
Ahlola (sotho) Condemn,Judge,Decide
Akantse (sotho) A thought
Akhona (xhosa) present
Alakhe (xhosa) Will build our home
Amukelani (zulu) Accept
Amogetse (sotho) Received
Amohela (sotho) Receive
Amohelang (sotho) Receive
Amose (sotho) Burdened, troubled
Anathi (xhosa) they are with us
Andile (xhosa) increase
Andile (zulu) The family is growing; they have extended
Anele (zulu) They are enough
Anelisa (zulu) Satisfy
Aphiwe (xhosa) they are given
Asanda (xhosa) still increasing
Ata (sotho) Multiply / Increase
Atlarela (sotho) To receive gladly with open hands
Atlega (sotho) The prosperous one
Avela (zulu) They appear
Aviwe (xhosa) been heard
Awela (sotho) Relax, rest
Ayabonga (xhosa) They are grateful
Ayanda (zulu) They augment (the family) – the family is growing
Ayize (zulu) Let it happen or let it come
Azisa (zulu) Honour, Esteem, Pride
   
B  
Babala (xhosa) Favor, Grace
Babalo (xhosa) Blessed
Babatu (sotho) Mediator, he who brings peace
Bafana (zulu) Boys
Baholo (sotho) Elders
Baholo (sotho) Elders
Balara (xhosa) Champion
Bambata (xhosa) Great Warrior
Bandile (zulu) The family is growing or they have extended in numbers
Bangizwe (zulu) Fighting for land or born during a civil war
Bantu (xhosa) people
Bathandwa (xhosa) Beloved
Beka (xhosa) Honor, Respect
Bezile (xhosa) First of twins or they have come
Bheka (zulu) Look, watch, take care of
Bhekabantu (zulu) Look after the people
Bhekifa (zulu) Look after the treasure
Bhekimuzi (zulu) Look after the household or descendants
Bhekinkosi (zulu) Look to the King (God)
Bhekinkosi (xhosa) Look up to the Lord
Bhekisisa (zulu) Watch carefully
Bhekithemba (zulu) Look after hope or look for hope
Bhekizifundiswa (zulu) Watch (and learn from) the educated ones
Bhekizizwe (zulu) Look after the nations
Bhekumuzi (zulu) Look after the house
Bhutana (xhosa) little brother
Bofumo (sotho) Wealth, Riches
Bohlale (sotho) A clever & intelligent child
Bonani (xhosa) See
Bongani (xhosa) Praise you all
Bongani (zulu) Give thanks
Bongikhaya (xhosa) thank the home
Bonginkosi (xhosa) thank God
Bonginkosi (zulu) Thank the Lord
Bokang (sotho) Praise or Rejoice
Bongoe (sotho) One
Bongoe (LSe) One
Bulelani (xhosa) be thankful
Busiso (zulu) Blessing, benediction
Buyisiwe (zulu) Returned
Buzwe (xhosa) nationhood
   
C  
Caca (xhosa) plainly seen or heard
Cakaza (zulu) To scatter
Ceba (xhosa) Advisor, counsellor
Cebo (xhosa) Plan
Cebo (zulu) Riches, wealth
Cela (zulu) To ask
Celankobe (zulu) Evening Star
Celokwakhe (zulu) Asking one’s due
Celumusa (zulu) Ask for mercy
Cetshwayo (zulu) The betrayed one
Chana (xhosa) A good shot, marksman
Chacha (zulu) Sleek
Chaka (zulu) Warrior
Chakijane (zulu) Cunning fellow, mongoose
Chasa (xhosa) An opponent
Chasi (xhosa) To be alert, watchful
Chebe (xhosa) Chance, luck, fortune
Chipo (zulu) Gift
Chochoyi (xhosa) Mountain top, pinnacle
Chotho (zulu) Hail
Chulumacha (xhosa) Self-confident
Chwama (xhosa) Bushman
Chweba (zulu) Lake, lagoon, harbor, haven
Ciko (zulu) Gifted person, dancer or singer
Ciko (xhosa) Fluent, eloquent speaker
Cilonga (zulu) Trumpet
Combela (xhosa) To do one’s best
Cothoza (zulu) Walk carefully
Cwatha (zulu) Cloudless
   
D  
Daba (xhosa) Report, Message
Dabozo (xhosa) Rushing away
Dabu (zulu) Origin, source
Dabuka (zulu) Traditional custom
Dabulamanzi (zulu) Crosses the waters
Dada (xhosa) Float, swim
Dakasa (xhosa) Ramble, rove
Dala (xhosa) Create
Dalingcebo (zulu) Founder of wealth
Dalumzi (xhosa) Home-maker
Daluxolo (xhosa) Peace maker
Dandalazisa (xhosa) Make prominent, clear
Dangala (xhosa) Baboon
Daza (zulu) Obstinate, persistent
Dedelana (xhosa) Make way for each other
Dembeza (xhosa) Stately, dignified
Dengana (xhosa) Little fool
Ddithaba (sotho) Mountains
Delani (zulu) Be content or I am content now
Dida (zulu) Puzzle, mystery
Dibana (xhosa) Mix together, mingle
Dikobo (sotho) Praises
Dikotsi (SASe) Accidents
Diliza (xhosa) Break down, destroyer of evil
Dinfa (zulu) To wander, to be without a home
Dingane (zulu) One who is searching or Exiled
Dingikhaya (xhosa) One with no home
Dingindawo (xhosa) One with no space
Dinizulu (zulu) The one who satisfies the Zulus
Dino (sotho) An expert spearman, celebration
Dokoza (xhosa) To speak with a deep, rough voice
Donya (zulu) Star, white spot on face of an animal
Dubula (xhosa) To shoot
Dulusa (xhosa) Favorite, to stand out
Duma (xhosa) Shout of triumph
Duma (zulu) Thunder, rumble
Dumezulu (zulu) Something big, exciting
Dumile (xhosa) Notorious
Dumisa (xhosa) praise [in singular
Dumisane (zulu) Praising
Dumisani (zulu) Give praises
Dumisani (xhosa) praise [ in plural
Dumisile (zulu) Praised
Dumo (zulu) Fame, renown
Dundu (zulu) Reaching the top
Dundubala (zulu) Climax, reach the top
Dunga (xhosa) To fly away, scatter
Dungudela (xhosa) Vagabond, wanderer
Dunkunka (xhosa) A mystery
Dyebo (xhosa) Great harvest, abundance of food
Dyesha (xhosa) A well built youth
Dyoli (xhosa) Secret messenger
   
E  
Eethaba (zulu) Be happy
Ekoko (xhosa) Continue a journey
Elethu (zulu) It is Ours
Elona (xhosa) The very one
Engameli (zulu) President
Esaia (sotho) God is my salvation
Esihle (xhosa) beautiful
Eyona (xhosa) The very one, the best
   
F  
Falakhe (zulu) His inheritance
Fananaye (zulu) Resembling the other
Fanyana (zulu) Little boy
Fefo (sotho) Storm, tempest
Felokwakhe (zulu) Die for his own
Fenya (sotho) Conquer
Feza (xhosa) Accomplish, complete
Fezekile (xhosa) complemented
Fezile (xhosa) accomplished; fulfilled
Fikile (xhosa) Arrived
Fikile (zulu) He has been born
Filemone (sotho) Lover’s kiss or a kiss
Finyelela (zulu) To reach, to arrive
Fobela (zulu) To gulp down, take a large mouthful
Fokaza (xhosa) A great fellow
Fokazi (zulu) Stranger
Fophisa (sotho) Pacifier
Fowabo (zulu) His, her, their brother
Fowenu (zulu) Your brother
Fumanekile (xhosa) Recovered
Fundani (xhosa) Learn
Fundani (zulu) Learn
Fundisa (zulu) Teach
Fungile (xhosa) Vowed
Fuphi (xhosa) Short, Squat
Fuputsa (sotho) Think deeply
Fuza (zulu) Resemble, take after
Fuzile (xhosa) Genes
Fuzo (zulu) Heredity, resemblance
   
G  
Gaba (xhosa) To overflow or to be vain
Gabadeli (zulu) He who acts with force
Gabadi (zulu) Earth
Gabangaye (zulu) Putting one’s trust on other; Faces in the sun
Gabhaza (xhosa) Travel freely and safely
Gajela (xhosa) Tall, stout person
Gamalakhe (zulu) His name
Gangi (zulu) Mischievous person
Gania (zulu) Clever
Ganiah (zulu) Clever
Ganya (zulu) Clever
Ganyah (zulu) Clever
Gatsha (zulu) Tree branch
Gazi (zulu) Strong personality
Gcinumuzi (zulu) Look after the house
Gcobani (xhosa) Be joyful
Geza (zulu) Handsome young man
Gibeli (zulu) Expert horseman
Gidima (xhosa) Run with speed
Gigitha (xhosa) Muse; daydream
Gijimani (zulu) A fast runner
Gijimi (zulu) Professional runner, messenger
Gitshima (xhosa) Messenger
Gobusetsa (sotho) Restoration
Goduka (zulu) Prodigal son, return home
Guduza (zulu) Walk about
Goemela (sotho) To represent someone’s place
Goiposeletsa (sotho) Revenge
Golekane (sotho) Enough, that will do
Goloka (sotho) To be righteous
Gozi (xhosa) An accident
Gqibelo (xhosa) Last one
Gugulethu (xhosa) Our pride
Gwazi (zulu) Warrior who is an expert with a spear
Gwebi (zulu) Judgemental
Gwedi (zulu) Skilled sculptor
Gwili (zulu) Rich, prosperous person
   
H  
Hlano (sotho) Five
Hlomela (xhosa) Insert
Hlumelo (xhosa) To grow up beautiful
Hlompho (sotho) Respect; Honour
Hluphizwe (zulu) He who harasses the nation
   
I  
Ibo (xhosa) First fruits
Ilola (sotho) To become strong
Impela (zulu) Truly
Isivile (xhosa) God has answered our prays
   
J  
Jabu (zulu) Rejoice
Jabulani (zulu) Be Happy
Jakobo (sotho) Substitute
Jama (zulu) Stand Still
Jama (xhosa) Stare
Jeremia (sotho) God will uplift
Jeroba (sotho) The breaker
Jeroba (sotho) The breaker
Jeso (sotho) God is my salvation
Jikela (xhosa) Go around
Jongephi (xhosa) Looking where
Jongikhaya (xhosa) Watching over the home
Jongilanga (xhosa) Watching over the sun
Jonginkosi (xhosa) Watching over the Lord
Jongiwe (xhosa) Look at me
Josefa (sotho) God will add
Jwayelani (zulu) Accustomed
   
K  
Kabello (sotho) Something shared
Kabelo (sotho) Gift, beautiful share
Kagiso (sotho) Peace, let’s build together
Kagiso (sotho) Peace, let’s build together
Kamohelo (sotho) Acceptance / Welcome
Kananelo (sotho) Approval / Appreciation
Kanelo (xhosa) Enough
Karabo (sotho) Answer
Katleho (sotho) Success
Kekeletso (sotho) Addition
Kelebogile (LSe) I am grateful
Kelebohile (SASe) I am grateful
Keneiloe (LSe) I have been given
Kerefese (sotho) Derived from English name Griffiths
Kethukuthula (sotho) Choose to be silent
Kgaitsedi (sotho) Brother
Kgaitsedi (sotho) Brother
Kgetha (sotho) To choose
Kgethang (SASe) Choose
Kgomotso (zulu) Tranquility
Kgosi (sotho) King
Kgothatso (sotho) Console, pacify
Kgotla (sotho) A place where wise men gather
Kgotso (SASe) Peace / Tranquility
Khabane (sotho) Valuable / Precious / Warrior
Khauhelo (sotho) Compassion / Pity
Khayalethu (zulu) Our home
Khethang (LSe) Choose
Khethukuthula (zulu) Choose to be quiet
Khulani (zulu) Growing up
Khulekani (zulu) Pray
Khewzi (zulu) Star
Khotso (LSe) Peace
Khotsofalang (LSe) Be satisfied
Khwezi (xhosa) Star
Khuselwa (xhosa) Protect
Khuthala (xhosa) Second of twins / be diligent
Khutso (sotho) Peace, harmony
Khuzani (xhosa) Rebuke
Kosan (zulu) A leader
Kotsi (sotho) Danger / accident
Kufika (zulu) It is beautiful
Kuhlekonke (zulu) All is well
Kuhlesbonge (zulu) We should be thankful
Kungoyolo (xhosa) It is with His Grace
Kutloano (LSe) Mutual understanding
Kutloisiso (LSe) Understanding
Kutlwano (SASe) Mutual understanding
Kutlwisiso (SASe) Understanding
Kwena (sotho) Crocodile
Kwanele (zulu) It is enough
   
L  
Lamorena (sotho) Sunday
Langa (xhosa) Sun
Langalibalele (zulu) Shining sun
Lathitha (xhosa) The sun rise
Leabua (sotho) You speak (Plural or courteous)
Leauoa (sotho) From Sho lauoa (to be advised)
Lebala (sotho) Forget the lost child – I am
Lebitso (sotho) Name
Lebo (sotho) Short form of Lebohang (be thankful)
Lebogo (sotho) Thanksgiving
Lebohang (sotho) Be thankful
Lebona (sotho) The one who sees
Lefa (sotho) Inheritance
Lefathse (sotho) Earth
Lefu (sotho) Death / Misfortune
Legadima (sotho) Flash of lightning
Legotlo (sotho) Mouse
Lehlimo (sotho) Luck, fortune
Lehlohonolo (sotho) Luck
Leitsibolo (sotho) First born, oldest child
Lekgotla (SASe) Court of law
Lekhotla (LSe) Court of law
Lelethu (xhosa) It’s ours (inheritance)
Lemoha (sotho) Take cognisance
Lemohang (sotho) Take cognisance
Lenka (sotho) Taker
Lenong (sotho) Eagle
Lentswe (sotho) Voice
Leoatle (sotho) Ocean
Lepolesa (sotho) Police officer
Leratadima (sotho) Clear skies
Lerato (sotho) Love
Lereko (sotho) Abundance / Merciful
Lerubishi (sotho) Owl
Lerumo (sotho) Blade – edge of a spear, cloud
Lesebo (sotho) Gift from the ancestors
Lesedi (SASe) Light / illumination
Leseli (LSe) Light / illumination
Leswao (sotho) Token
Lethu (zulu) Ours
Letlapa (sotho) Rock
Letlotlo (sotho) Treasure
Letlotlo (sotho) Treasure
Letsatsi (sotho) Sun or Day
Letsie (sotho) Chieftain, leader of the tribe
Letsoalo (sotho) Fear / Apprehension
Letsopa (sotho) Clay, earth
Letswalo (sotho) Fear / Apprehension
Lewatle (sotho) Ocean
Liboko (LSe) Praises
Lifa (xhosa) Inheritance
Lihle (xhosa) Beautiful
Likhaya (xhosa) Our home
Likotsi (LSe) Accidents
Linda (zulu) Waiting
Lindani (zulu) Wait/Be Patient
Lindani (xhosa) Await
Lindela (xhosa) Await
Lindelani (zulu) Wait
Lindikhaya (xhosa) Take care of your home
Lindile (zulu) Waited
Lindisizwe (xhosa) Waiting for a country
Lingisile (xhosa) Make things right
Lisolethu (xhosa) Eye for us
Litha (zulu) Ray of Light
Liwa (xhosa) Rock of ages
Lizo (xhosa) Alm
Lizwi (zulu) He is the Voice
Londisizwe (zulu) Protect the nation / take care of the nation
Lonwabo (xhosa) Happiness
Lubabalo (xhosa) Grace
Lulamile (xhosa) Tamed
Lundi (xhosa) Horizon (of dreams)
Lunga (zulu) Be good and kind
Lungelo (xhosa) Right
Lungelo (zulu) Right
Lungile (zulu) The good one
Lungisile (xhosa) Make things right
Luthando (xhosa) Love
Luvo (zulu) Opinion
Luxolo (xhosa) Peace
Luyanda (zulu) It (Love) is growing
Luyolo (xhosa) Pleasure
Luzuko (xhosa) Glory
Lwandile (zulu) It (love) has intensified
Lwandle (xhosa) Sea
Lwando (xhosa) To increase a family
Lwazi (xhosa) Knowledge
Lwazi (zulu) Knowledge
   
M  
Mabhuti (xhosa) endearment for little brother
Madoda (xhosa) Men
Mafatle (sotho) Probably adapted from “mafatla” which means a bald head showing old age and wisdom
Magabaru (sotho) Greedy, voracious
Mahlatse (sotho) Good luck, good fortune
Mahlibe (sotho) Sunrise, dawn
Mahlubandile (xhosa) The clan has increased
Mahumo (sotho) Riches, Wealth
Majoni (xhosa) Soldier
Makalo (sotho) Perplexity / Surprise / Bewilderment
Makgotla (SASe) Courts of law
Makhaya (zulu) Homes
Makhotla (LSe) Courts of law
Makukhanye (xhosa) Let there be light
Malefane (sotho) One who pays
Malibongwe (xhosa) Let it be praised
Malibongwe (zulu) Let His name be praised
Malusi (zulu) Shepherd
Malusi (xhosa) Shepherd
Mamello (sotho) Patience
Mandilakhe (xhosa) Let me build
Mandla (xhosa) Power
Mandla (zulu) Power
Mandlakhe (zulu) Strength / Power / His efforts
MandleNkosie (zulu) The power of God
Manelesi (zulu) Satisfier
Mangaliso (xhosa) Wonderful
Manqoba (zulu) The one who conquers in hopeless situations
Maphikelela (zulu) He who perseveres See also Mphikeleli
Mareka (sotho) Warlke; Martial
Maru (sotho) Clouds
Masakhane (xhosa) Let’s build another one
Masibulele (xhosa) Let’s give thanks
Masilo (sotho) Son of a beautiful daughter
Masopha (sotho) Chieftan; leader of the tribe
Matanzima (xhosa) Mouthful
Matseliso (LSe) Consolation
Matshana (zulu) Little stones
Mathapelo (LSe) Mother of prayer (or person called Thapelo)
Mathomo (sotho) First born
Matla (sotho) Strength
Mattheu (sotho) Gift of God
Maudua (sotho) Spider’s web
Mavo (xhosa) Experiences
Mbasa (xhosa) Medal
Mbingeleli (xhosa) Priest
Mbongiseni (zulu) Help one to say thank you
Mbulelo (xhosa) Thankfulness
Mbuyiselo (xhosa) Restoration
Mcebisi (xhosa) Counsellor
Mcebo (zulu) Wealth
Mduduzi (zulu) Bring hope
Melithaya (xhosa) He must stand by his home
Melumzi (xhosa) Represent home
Menzi (xhosa) The Doer
Menzi (zulu) Creator
Mfanafuthi (zulu) It’s a boy again
Mfundo (zulu) Education
Mesuli (xhosa) Wipe
Methuli (xhosa) The unloader
Mfuneko (xhosa) Need
Mgwazeni (zulu) Stab him
Mgcineni (xhosa) Keep him
Mhambi (zulu) Traveller
Mibono (xhosa) It was our dream.
Mihlali (xhosa) Rejoice
Minenhle (zulu) Having a good or lovely day
Misumzi (xhosa) Will build our home
Mkhokeli (xhosa) Leader
Mkhumbuleni (zulu) Let’s remember him
Mkhuseli (xhosa) The shielder
Mlungisi (zulu) The one who brings order
Mmeli (zulu) Lawyer
Mmutla (sotho) Thorn
Mncedisi (xhosa) Helper
Mncedisi (zulu) Helper
Mndeni (zulu) Family or descendants
Mndeni (zulu) Family
Mnotho (zulu) Our wealth
Mnqobi (zulu) Conquer
Mnyamezeli (xhosa) Endure
Modirakhutso (sotho) Peacemaker
Modise (SASe) Short form of Modisana
Moeketsi (sotho) The Multiplier / Proliferator
Moeletsi (sotho) Advisor
Moetapele (sotho) Leader
Mohapi (sotho) Victor
Mohato (sotho) Step
Mohau (sotho) Pity / mercy
Mohlomi (sotho) Wisest of leaders
Mohua (sotho) Mercy
Moithuti (sotho) Scholar
Mojalefa (sotho) Heir
Mokgethi (SASe) Chooser / one who will choose
Mokhasi (sotho) Crawler
Mokhethi (LSe) Chooser / one who will choose
Mokhethi (LSe) Chooser
Molahlegi (sotho) Abundance
Molahlehi (sotho) The Lost One
Molapo (sotho) Stream / River
Molatodi (sotho) One who denies everything
Molise (LSe) A short form of Molisana
Moluleloa (LSe) We have long awaited your arrival
Molwantwa (sotho) An expert spearman, fighter
Monamedi (sotho) Passenger
Mondli (zulu) Feeder
Mongezi (xhosa) Addition
Monosinosi (sotho) Alone, only
Mosela (sotho) Tail
Moselantja (sotho) Dog’s tail
Mosemodi (sotho) Boy from the legends
Mosemotsane (sotho) Boy from the legends; twin
Moshanyana (sotho) Boy
Mosiuoa (sotho) The Abandoned One
Motabogi (sotho) A fast runner
Motaki (sotho) artist
Motlalentwa (sotho) Brings war; fighter
Motlalepule (sotho) The Rain Bringer
Motsamai (sotho) Traveller
Motsumi (sotho) The seeker
Mpendulo (xhosa) Answer
Mpendulo (zulu) Reply
Mphafane (sotho) Praises God
Mphikeleli (zulu) He who perseveres See also Maphikelela
Mphikeleli (zulu) He who perseveres
Mpho (sotho) Gift
Mpilo (xhosa) Health
Mpilo (zulu) Life
Mpinkulu (zulu) Big or great war
Mpucuko (zulu) Civilization
Mpumelelo (xhosa) Success
Mpumelelo (zulu) Success
Mqondisi (zulu) Director
Msizi (zulu) Helper
Mthandeni (xhosa) Love him
Mthandeni (zulu) Love him
Mthanjiswa (xhosa) Annointed
Mthetheleli (xhosa) Advocate
Mthimkhulu (xhosa) Big tree
Mthobeli (xhosa) Obedience
Mthobisi (zulu) The one who made things quiet
Mthokozisi (zulu) The one who gives joy
Mtholephi (zulu) Where was he found
Mthunzi (xhosa) Shadow
Mthunzi (zulu) Shadow
Mthuthuzele (xhosa) Comforter
Mthuthuzeli (xhosa) Comforter
Musa (zulu) Grace
MusaweNkosi (zulu) Having the Grace of God
Muzikayise (zulu) He who builds his father’s home
Mvuseselo (zulu) Revival
Mxolisa (xhosa) The one who brings peace
Mxolisi (xhosa) Maintain peace
Mzamo (zulu) Attempts, puts in effort
Mzikayise (zulu) Father’s household
Mzikayise (zulu) Father’s household
Mzimasi (xhosa) Attend
Mzingisi (xhosa) Perseverance
Mzoxolo (xhosa) Home of peace
Mzukisi (xhosa) Praiser
Mzwakhe (xhosa) His home
Mzwakhle (zulu) His home
Mzwamadoda (xhosa) Home for men only; family where men dominate
Mzwamandla (zulu) Powerhouse
Mzwandile (zulu) The family has increased
Mzwandile (xhosa) Home has increased
Mzwenhlanhla (zulu) Home for good fortune
   
N  
Nathi (zulu) God is with us
Ncelebana (zulu) Spy
Ndleleni (zulu) On the road
Ndonsa (zulu) Bright morning star
Ndothusile (xhosa) Shocked
Nduduzo (zulu) Make one feel better
Ndumiso (zulu) Praise
Ndumiso (xhosa) Psalms
Neo (sotho) Gift
Neziswa (xhosa) Be fulfilled
Ngenzokwami (zulu) I do what I want
Nghamula (sotho) Rich Man
Nguvu (sotho) Power
Nhlakanipho (zulu) Wisdom
Nhlanhla (zulu) Luck
Nhlanhla (xhosa) Opportunities
Nikhil (zulu) Complete, whole, entire
Njabulo (zulu) Joy
Njongo (xhosa) Aim / Goal
Nkanyezi (zulu) Star
Nkanyiso (zulu) Light
Nkoe (LSe) Tiger
Nkoeneane (Nkoenyane) (LSe) Little Tiger
Nkokheli (xhosa) Leader
Nkosenye (zulu) One king or another king
Nkosi (zulu) He will rule
Nkosinathi (zulu) God is with us
Nkosingiphile (zulu) Given by God
Nkosinhle (zulu) The King (ie God) is good
Nkosiphendule (zulu) God has answered
Nkosiphendule (xhosa) Lord has answered
Nku (sotho) Sheep
Nkululeko (xhosa) Freedom
Nkululeko (zulu) Freedom
Nkwe (SASe) Tiger
Nkwenyane (SASe) Little Tiger
Nonyana (sotho) Bird
Nqabisile (xhosa) hidden
Nqobani (zulu) You must conquer
Nqobizitha (zulu) Conquer the enemies
Nsizwa (zulu) Young man
Ntando (xhosa) will
Nthofeela (sotho) Thing
Ntja (sotho) Dog
Ntlonipho (xhosa) Respect
Ntsu (sotho) Eagle
Ntuthuko (zulu) Development
Ntwa (sotho) War
Nyameko (xhosa) with endurance
Nyaniso (xhosa) Truthfulness
   
O  
Oagile (sotho) Household has been firmly built
Oatile (sotho) Household has been firmly built
Odwa (xhosa) Only
Olothando (zulu) That love of God
Olwethu (xhosa) Our own
Onele (xhosa) enough
Ongama (xhosa) To stand out, to tower over
Onke (xhosa) all
Onwaba (xhosa) To be contented, satisfied
Othembela (xhosa) Put your trust in God.
Othusa (xhosa) To be startled, surprised
Oupanyana (sotho) Small grandfather (from Afrikaans: oupa)
Owam (xhosa) Belonging to me, mine
Owethu (zulu) Ours
   
P  
Paki (xhosa) Witness
Paolosi (sotho) Little one
Paseka (sotho) Easter
Phakama (zulu) Stand up
Phahamo (sotho) Eminence
Phakamile (xhosa) Uplifted
Phaphama (xhosa) awake
Phazamisa (zulu) Troublesome
Pheello (sotho) Perseverance/insistence
Pheijana (sotho) Youngest child, Last born
Phesheya (zulu) Overseas
Pheko (sotho) Remedy / Cure
Phethisi (sotho) Completion / Execution
Phetho (sotho) Complete
Phetoho (sotho) Change
Phetolo (sotho) Answer
Phila (zulu) I am in good health
Philani (zulu) To be alive; to be well
Phindile (zulu) Repetition
Phiwayinkosi (zulu) Given by the Lord
Phiwokwakhe (zulu) He who was given what was rightfully his
Phumelele (xhosa) Succeeded
Phumelela (zulu) Prosperity
Phumulani (zulu) Rest
Phumlani (xhosa) rest [in plural]
Phumzile (xhosa) rested
Phutheho (sotho) Congregation or collection
Piti (sotho) Derived from Afrikaans name Piet
Polo (from Polomashwashe) (sotho) Alligator
Poloko (sotho) Safety
Potsiso (sotho) Question
Potso (sotho) Ask
Pule (sotho) Rainy / In the rain
   
Q  
Qaqambile (xhosa) brightness
Qaphelani (zulu) Be Observant
Qedusizi (zulu) End misery
Qhude (zulu) Rooster
Qiniso (zulu) Truthful
Qondile (xhosa) Understood
   
R  
Rapulane (sotho) Father of soft rain
Reaboka (sotho) We are full of praise
Realeboha (sotho) We are thankful
Reaotlotla (sotho) We praise His name (Glory to God)
Refiloe (LSe) We have been given
Refilwe (SASe) We have been given
Remaketse (sotho) We?re surprised
Rethabile (sotho) We are happy
Rolihlahla (xhosa) Shaking the branch of a tree / Troublemaker
   
S  
   
Sabelo (xhosa) share
Sakhile (zulu) We have built
Sakhiwo (xhosa) structure
Sandla (xhosa) Help
Sandile (xhosa) increase
Sandile (zulu) We have increased
Sanele (zulu) We are satisfied or we have enough
Samkelo (xhosa) acceptance
S’bonele (zulu) Example
Sbu (zulu) Short for ‘Sibusiso’
Sduduzo (zulu) Make one feel better
Sechaba (LSe) Nation
Segokgo (sotho) Spider
Sehloho (sotho) Cruelty
Sehlolo (sotho) Disaster
Sekgolokhane (sotho) Wanderer
Sello (sotho) Wailing
Senzile (xhosa) we have done
Senzo (zulu) Deed
Seokgo (sotho) Spider
Seretse (sotho) Mud
Setene (sotho) Derived from Afrikaans surname Steyn
Setjhaba (SASe) Nation
Sfiso (zulu) Wish
Shaka (zulu) Founder of the zulu empire
Shakah (zulu) Founder of the Zulu empire
Sibabalwe (xhosa) blessed
Sibongile (zulu) We are thankful
Sibongiseni (zulu) Be thankful with us
Sibusiso (zulu) Blessing
Sicelo (xhosa) petition
Sidima (xhosa) stature
Sifiso (zulu) A wish or what we have wished for
Sigqibo (xhosa) decision
Sihle (zulu) Beautiful feeling
Silumko (xhosa) wiseman
Sikhosiphi (zulu) Where are we
Simangaliso (xhosa) Wonderful
Simphiwe (xhosa) Given
Simphiwe (zulu) We have been given him
Sinenhlanhla (zulu) We have luck (we are fortunate)
Sinelizwi (xhosa) we have a voice
Sinoxolo (zulu) We have peace (we are peaceful)
Siphelele (zulu) We are complete
Siphelele (xhosa) enough
Siphesihle (zulu) Good gift
Siphiwe (zulu) We have been given
Sipho (zulu) Gift
Sipho (xhosa) Gift
Siphosethu (xhosa) our gift
Siseko (xhosa) foundation
Sithembiso (zulu) Promise
Siyabonga (zulu) We thank you
Siyabulela (xhosa) Grateful or thank you
Siyamanga (xhosa) Welcoming him
Siyaya (xhosa) we are going
Sizamile (xhosa) We have tried
Sizani (zulu) You all help
Sizwe (zulu) Nation
S’kulekile (zulu) We’ve prayed
Slindile (zulu) Waiting
Songezo (xhosa) Addition
Songezwa (xhosa) Fold
Sontaga (sotho) Sunday
Sontaha (sotho) Sunday
Sonwabile (xhosa) happiness
Sonwabo (xhosa) Happiness
Spamandla (zulu) Give us strength
Sqalesihle (zulu) Beautiful
Sthembiso (zulu) Promise
Swazi (xhosa) Stick
   
T  
T’sehla (sotho) Yellow Man (“Lion’s Cub”)
Tseliso (LSe) Consolation
Tsepo (LSe) Hope
Tsoeu (LSe) White one
Tau (sotho) Lion
Tebalo (sotho) Forget
Tebello (sotho) Expectation ( Vigil or Wake = Tebelo )
Tebogo (sotho) Thanks, Gratitude
Teboho (sotho) Gratitude
Tefo (sotho) Payment/reward
Tekano (sotho) Equal
Thaba (sotho) Mountain
Thabang (sotho) Be happy or Come to bring Happiness
Thabiso (sotho) Joy-bringer
Thabo (sotho) Happiness
Thabo (zulu) Happiness
Thalente (zulu) Talent
Thamsanqa (zulu) Luck
Thamsanqa (xhosa) lucky boy
Thandabantu (zulu) Fond of others
Thandanani (zulu) You all love one another
Thandisizwe (xhosa) love the nation
Thando (zulu) Love
Thandoluhle (zulu) Good love
Thanduxolo (xhosa) peace-lover
Thapeli (sotho) Appeal
Thapelo (sotho) Prayer / Plea
Thato (sotho) Love
Thebe (sotho) Shield
Themba (zulu) Hope and trust
Thembalethu (xhosa) our hope
Thembani (xhosa) hope
Thembelani (zulu) Have faith
Thembinkosi (zulu) Trust the lord
Thembinkosi (xhosa) trust the Lord
Thembisile (zulu) Promise
Thoriso (sotho) Praise
Thozama (xhosa) Be quiet
Thukile (xhosa) Shocked
Thulani (zulu) Be quiet
Thulasizwe (zulu) Nation
Thuso (sotho) Help
Thuto (sotho) Lesson
Thuthuka (zulu) Become a better person
Tiisetso (sotho) Perseverance
Tlali (sotho) Fulfilled
Tlhokomelo (sotho) Care, being careful
Tlholo (sotho) Victory
Tlompha (sotho) Respect
Tlotliso (sotho) Honour
Tsebo (sotho) Knowledge
Tsela (sotho) Path
Tshediso (SASe) Consolation
Tshepo (SASe) Hope, Endeavor, Trust
Tshokolo (sotho) He Struggles
Tshwaetso (sotho) Affection
Tshwarelano (sotho) Reconciled, Forgiveness
Tshwarelo (sotho) Forgiveness
Tshwelelo (sotho) Prosperous
Tsie (sotho) Locust
Tsietsi (sotho) Predicament / dilemma
Tsotang (sotho) “Amazement” or “Astonishment”
Tsweu (SASe) White one
Tumelo (sotho) Faith or Believe
Tumile (sotho) The One who is Famous
Tumisang (sotho) Give praise
Tumiso (sotho) Praise to God
Tshawe (xhosa) From the Nomatshawe clan
Tyelovuyo (xhosa) Gladstone
   
U  
Ulwazi (zulu) The one with knowledge
Unathi (zulu) He (God) is with us
   
V  
Velabahleke (zulu) Amuser
Velaphi (zulu) Where from?
Velaphi (zulu) Where do you hail from?
Velile (xhosa) Appeared
Vile (xhosa) to hear
Viwe (xhosa) to be heard
Vukani (zulu) Rise and shine
Vusi (zulu) Short for Vusumuzi – meaning builder of the home
Vusumuzi (zulu) Raise (develop) the household or descendents
Vusumuzi (zulu) Builder of the home
Vuyani (xhosa) gladness
Vuyo (xhosa) Rejoice
Vuyo (zulu) Joy
   
W  
Wandile (xhosa) increase of home
Wandile (zulu) You are extra
Welile (xhosa) crossed over
Wenzile (zulu) It has been done
Wonga (xhosa) status
Wushe (xhosa) From the Nomawushe clan
   
X  
Xhegu (zulu) Old Man
Xhibeni (zulu) Kitchen
Xola (xhosa) Stay in Peace
Xolani (zulu) You all have peace
Xolani (xhosa) calm down
Xolile (xhosa) Forgiven
Xolisa (xhosa) Apologise
   
Y  
Yekile (xhosa) stop
Yengwayo (zulu) The tempted
   
Z  
Zakhele (xhosa) build
Zama (zulu) Try
Zamani (zulu) Try again
Zamekile (xhosa) attempted
Zamikhaya (xhosa) trying to make a home
Zamile (xhosa) Attempted
Zaminkosi (xhosa) trying the lord
Zandisile (xhosa) made more
Zanemvula (xhosa) The rain bringer
Zenzele (zulu) Do for self
Zenzile (xhosa) Caused himself
Zibonele (zulu) See for yourself
Zifihlephi (xhosa) Where can you hide
Zinwe (xhosa) Appreciation
Zilindile (xhosa) they are waiting
Zithembe (zulu) Trust yourself
Zithulele (zulu) He is quiet
Zukile (xhosa) Calmed
Zukisani (xhosa) praise
Zuko (xhosa) glory
Zuzumuzi (zulu) Household beneficiary
Zwelibani (zulu) Broad country
Zwelikude (zulu) Far away

2 thoughts on “ALL BOYS

  1. More entires:

    Dumakude – Thunders into the distance
    Nala – Sufficiency/abundance
    Nganani (Swazi) – How great (he) is
    Saphiwa – We have been given
    Siqinise – Strengthen us
    Siphephelo – Refuge
    Zanokuhle – Brings goodness

  2. Hi please add the following names
    Thembisa (xhosa) meaning- Promise
    Yolisa (xhosa) meaning – Bring happiness
    Noxolo (xhosa) meaning – Peace
    Ndaedzo(venda) meaning – Message
    Rhulani (tsonga) meaning – Be peaceful

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