M – Boys Names

Mabhuti (Xhosa) endearment for little brother Madoda (Xhosa) men Mafatle (Sesotho) probably adapted from “mafatla” which means a bald head showing old age and wisdom Makalo (Sesotho) Perplexity / Surprise / Bewilderment Makgotla (Sesotho) Courts of law Makhotla (Sesotho) Courts of law Malefane (Sesotho) One who pays Makukhanye (Xhosa) let there be light Malibongwe (Xhosa) […]

N – Boys Names

Nath (Zulu)i: Short for Nkosinathi Ncelebana (Zulu)- Spy Ndleleni (Zulu) – On the road Ndothusile (Xhosa) shocked Ndumiso (Zulu) – Praise (noun) Neo (Setswana) a gift; a present; that which is given Neo (Sesotho) Gift Nhlakanipho (Zulu): Wisdom Nhlanhla (Zulu)- Luck Compare with “Nonhlanhla” Njabulo (Zulu): Happiness Njongo (Xhosa) aim / goal Nkoe (Sesotho) Tiger […]

O – Boys Names

Oagile (Sesotho) Household has been firmly built Oaitse (Setswana) he knows Oatile (Sesotho) Household has been firmly built Obonye (Setswana) he has seen Odirile (Setswana) he has done, created, made Oduetse (Setswana) he has paid Odwa (Xhosa) only Ofentse (Setswana) he has conquered; he is victorious Olebile (Setswana) he is watching Olebogeng (Setswana) thank Him […]

P – Boys Names

Paseka (Sesotho) Easter Phahamo (Sesotho) Eminence Phakamile (Xhosa) uplifted Phaphama (Xhosa) awake Pheello (Sesotho) Perseverance/insistence Phetoho (Sesotho) Change Phethisi (Sesotho) Completion / Execution Pheko (Sesotho) Remedy / Cure Phila (Zulu): In good health Philani (Zulu): Be well Phiwokwakhe (Zulu) – He who was given what was rightfully his Phumelele (Xhosa) succeeded Phumlani (Xhosa) rest [in […]

Q & R – Boys Names

Qaqambile (Xhosa) brightness Qondile (Xhosa) undestood   Reaboka (Sesotho) We are full of praise Realeboha (Sesotho) We are thankful Reaotlotla (Sesotho) We praise His name (Glory to God) Refiloe (Sesotho) We have been given Refilwe (Sesotho) We have been given Remaketse (Sesotho) We’re surprised Rethabile (Sesotho) We are happy

S – Boys Names

Sabelo (Xhosa) share Sakhiwo (Xhosa) structure Sakhile (Zulu): We have built Samkelo (Xhosa) acceptance Sandile (Xhosa) increase Sandile (Zulu): We have increased Sanele (Zulu): We are satified / have enough S’bonelo (Zulu) – example Sbu (Zulu): Short for Sibusiso Sechaba (Sesotho) Nation Sehloho (Sesotho) Cruelty Sehlolo (Sesotho) Disaster Sello (Sesotho) Wailing Senzile (Xhosa) we have […]

T – Boys Names

Tebello (Sesotho) Expectation ( Vigil or Wake = Tebelo ) Tebogo (Setswana) thanks (noun) Teboho (Sesotho) Gratitude Tefo (Sesotho) Payment/reward Thaba (Sesotho) Mountain Thabang (Sesotho) Be happy Thabiso (Sesotho) Joy-bringer Thabo (Sesotho) Happiness Thando (Zulu): Love Thamsanqa (Zulu)- Luck Thamsanqa (Xhosa) lucky boy Thandisizwe (Xhosa) love the nation Thanduxolo (Xhosa) peace-lover Thapelo (Setswana) prayer Thapelo […]

U,V,W,X & Y – Boys Names

Ulwazi (Zulu): The one with knowledge   Velaphi (Zulu)- Where from? Velile (Xhosa) appeared Vile (Xhosa) to hear Viwe (Xhosa) to be heard Vusi (Zulu): Builder of the home Vusumuzi (Zulu): Builder of the home Vuyani (Xhosa) gladness   Wandile (Zulu): You are extra Wandile (Xhosa) increase of home Welile (Xhosa) crossed over Wonga (Xhosa) […]

Z – Boys Names

Zakhele (Xhosa) build Zamekile (Xhosa) attempted Zamikhaya (Xhosa) trying to make a home Zamile (Xhosa) attempted Zaminkosi (Xhosa) trying the lord Zandisile (Xhosa) made more Zanemvula (Xhosa) bringing the rain Zenzele (Zulu)- Do for self Zenzile (Xhosa) caused himself Zibonele (Zulu)- See for yourself Zilindile (Xhosa) they are waiting Zithembe (Zulu): Trust yourself Zithulele (Zulu)- […]

A – Girls Names

Abongile (Xhosa): thankfulness Akhona (Xhosa): present Amahle (Zulu): The beautiful ones Amohelang (Sesotho) Receive Amukelani (Zulu): Accept Anathi (Xhosa): they are with us Andile (Zulu): They have extended, the family is growing Andisiwe (Xhosa): more increase Andiswa (Xhosa): increase Aphiwe (Xhosa): they are given Arabang (Sesotho) Reply / Respond Asanda (Xhosa): Still Increasing Aviwe (Xhosa): […]

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