ISIXHOSA NAMES
Names for people in isiXhosa (Xhosa) with their meanings

Female names

Anele - Enough
Babalwa - Gifted
Fezeka - Accomplishment
Gugulethu - Our pride
Inam - God is with us
Khuselwa - Being protected
Lindiwe - Have waited
Lulama - Someone who is kind and sweet / Straight
Mandisa - Sweet
Ndileka - Dignity
Nikelwa - Offering
Nobantu - Mother of humanity
Nobuntu - Mother of kindness
Nofanele - Suitable
Nokhanyo - Mother of enlightenment
Nomathamsanqa - Mother of Luck
Nombulelo - Mother of thanks
Nomgcobo - Happiness
Nomphelo - The end
Nomqondiso - Caution
Nomsa - Faith
Nomthandazo - Mother of prayer
Nonkululeko - Freedom
Nosine - Born on Thursday
Noxolo - Peace
Ntatu - Born on Wednesday
Ntombizanele - Girls are enough
Ntombizodidi - Precious girls
Ntombizodwa - Girls only
Sanele - We are enough now
Sinethemba - We are trusting
Siyamthanda - We love you
Thandeka - She is loved
Thandiswa - She is in love
Thandiwe - She is loving
Thembeka - trusted
Vela - Appear
Xola - Stay in Peace
Zola - Quietness


Male names

Alakhe - Will build our home
Anathi - With us (referring to ancestors)
Andile - Growing
Bongani - Praise you all
Fikile - He has arrived
Isivile - God has answered our prays
Kanelo - Enough
Lelethu - Our own
Likhaya - Our home
Lisolethu - Eye for us
Liwa - Rock of ages
Lwazi - Knowledge
Mbulelo - Thanks
Mbuyiselo - Restoration
Mcebisi - Adviser
Mfuneko - Need
Mihlali - Rejoice
Misumzi - Will build our home
Mncedisi - Helper
Mpendulo - Answer
Mthuthuzele - Comforter
Mzingisi - Perseverance
Ndumiso - Psalms
Ntlonipho - Respect
Odwa - When you only have boys
Paki - Witness
Phumzile - He has given us the rest
Rolihlahla - Shaking the branch of a tree / Troublemaker (Middle name for former president Nelson Mandela)
Samkelo - Welcome/ Acceptance
Sandla - Help
Simphiwe - We have been given
Sipho - Gift
Sipho - Gift
Siyabulela - Grateful
Siyabulela - Thank you
Siyamthanda - We love him
Vuyo - Rejoice
Xola - Stay in Peace
Zanemvula - The rain bringer


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J. Olivier (2009)
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