ZULU NAMES
Names for people in isiZulu (Zulu) with their meanings

Female names

Bhekisisa - To be careful, cautious
Bikwaphi - Where should the report be sent?
Busisiwe - She has been blessed
Cebile - Rich
Duduzile - Consoled
Fikile - She has arrived/is born
Hlengiwe - Nursed
Jabulile - She is happy
Khanyisile - She has brought light / happiness
Khulelaphi - Where should she grow up?
Lindiwe - We have been waiting for her
Lungile - The good one
Makhosazana - Princesses
Mbalenhle - Beautiful flower
Mbhali - Rose
Mpumelelo - Success
Nelisiwe - Satisfied
Nhlahla - Luck
Nkosazana - Princess
Nobuntu - Mother of human kindness
Nokukhanya - Mother of light or enlightenment
Nokuthula - Mother of quietness / peace
Nomakholwa - Mother of believers
Nombuso - One who has kingdom / joyous celebration
Nombuyiselo - Mother of restoration
Nomcebo - Mother of wealth
Nompilo - Mother of health
Nomsa - Faith
Nomthandazo - Mother of prayer
Nomusa - Mother of grace
Nonhlanhla - Mother of luck
Nonhle - Mother of beauty
Nonkululeko - Mother of freedom
Nosipho - Mother of a gift
Nozipho - Mother of gifts
Nqobile - She has conquered
Ntombifuthi - It's a girl again
Ntombikayise - Father's girl
Ntombizodwa - Girls only
Phindile - Repetition
Samukelisiwe - We have been allowed to receive
Sibongile - We give thanks
Sindisiwe - Saved
Siphiwe - We have been given
Sithokozile - We are happy
Siyanda - We are growing
Sonto - Sunday
Thandekile - The loved one
Thandiwe - She is loved
Thathani - Take
Thembeka - Trustworthy
Thembekile - Trusted
Thembelihle - Good hope
Thembisile - She has promised
Thoko - Happiness
Thokozile - Happy
Tholakele - She has been found / born
Vumile - She has agreed
Zanele - They are enough
Zondlile - She has nourished herself


Male names

Dumisani - Praise
Bangizwe - Fighting for land or born during a civil war
Bheka - Look, watch, take care of
Bhekabantu - Look after the people
Bhekinkosi - Look to the King (God)
Bhekisisa - Watch carefully
Bhekimuzi - Look after the household or descendents
Bhekizifundiswa - Watch (and learn from) the educated ones
Bongani - Give thanks
Dumisani - Give praises
Fanyana - Little boy
Hluphizwe - He who harasses the nation
Khulekani - Pray
Lindani - Wait/Be Patient
Lungile - The good one
Lungelo - Right
Malusi - Shepherd
Mandla - Power or energy
Maphikelela - He who perseveres See also Mphikeleli
Matshana - Little stones
Mfanafuthi - It's a boy again
Mgwazeni - Stab him
Mhambi - Traveller
Mncedisi - Helper
Mndeni - Family or descendents
Mondli - Feeder
Mphikeleli - He who perseveres See also Maphikelela
Mpinkulu - Big or great war
Mpumelelo - Success
Mthandeni - Love him
Mthunzi - Shadow
Musawenkosi - God's grace
Mzikayise - Father's household
Mzwandile - The family has increased
Ncelebana - Spy
Ndleleni - On the road
Ndumiso - Praise (noun)
Nkosenye - One king or another king
Nhlanhla - Luck Compare with "Nonhlanhla"
Nkosinhle - The King (ie God) is good
Nsizwa - Young man
Philani - To be alive
Phiwokwakhe - He who was given what was rightfully his
Sibusiso - Blessing
Sifiso - A wish
Sinenhlanhla - We have luck (we are fortunate)
Sinethemba - We have hope
Sinoxolo - We have peace (we are peaceful)
Siphesihle - Good gift
Siphiwe - We have been given
Sipho - Gift
Sithembiso - Promise
Thamsanqa - Luck
Themba - Hope
Thulani - Be quiet
Velaphi - Where from?
Vusumuzi - Raise (develop) the household or descendents
Zenzele - Do for self
Zibonele - See for yourself
Zithulele - He is quiet


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J. Olivier (2009)
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