Here’s a list of Zulu names for boys and girls

Naming a child is beautiful, and some parents give it deep thought before coming to a conclusion on what name to give a child.

However, there a lot of things that influences the name a child bear. It could be the events surrounding the birth of the child, it could be the influence of the parents’ tradition.

Well, below are Zulu names for girls and boys.

ZULU NAMES FOR BOYS

Names that are filled with encouraging words:

  • Nqobizitha- Conquer the enemies
  • Mlungisi- The one who brings order
  • Bhekokwakhe- One who minds his own
  • Zenzele- Do it yourself
  • Zakhele- Create something for yourself
  • Bhekisisa- Cautious/ careful
  • Zithulele- A winner
  • Mzamo- Efforts/ attempts
  • Thandanani- Love one another
  • Thuthuka- Become a better person
  • Mpumelelo- Success
  • Mpilo- Life Lungelo- Right
  • Mandlakhe- Great efforts
  • Phila- Get well/live
  • Manqoba/Mnqobi – One who conquers in hopeless situations
  • Thulani- Be comforted

Feelings and Expectation inspired names:

  • Mthokozisi- The one who brings joy
  • Mandla- Power/strength
  • Nkosiyabo- The King
  • Philani- Majestic, precious, and unforgettable
  • Olwethu- He is ours
  • S’thembiso-Promise
  • Njabulo- Joy
  • Sipho- Gift
  • Lwandile-Love has intensified
  • Fanyana- Little boy
  • Lunga- Be kind
  • Kagiso- One who brings peace
  • Sandile/Andile- We have extended in number
  • Sibonelo- Example
  • Siphiwe- We have been given
  • Maphikelela- Preserves
  • Lwandle- Ocean
  • Msizi- Helper
  • Thando- love
  • Funani- Search/want
  • Bhekimuzi- Look after the household
  • Amahle- The beautiful one
  • SimphiweyiNkosi- He is our gift from God
  • Luyanda- Love is growing
  • Mthunzi- Shadow
  • Zanele/Sanele/Anele- We have enough
  • Langa- Bright as the sun
  • Jabulani- Be happy
  • Kgabu- To decorate richly
  • Mcebesi- One who brings wealth/ one who gives sound and wise advice
  • Vusumuzi- Rekindle the family
  • Thalente- Talent
  • Sifiso/Sfiso- Wish
  • Nkanyezi- Star
  • Luyanda- Love is growing
  • Xolani- Take it easy/ peace
  • Musa- Mercy/kindness
  • Siyanda- We are increasing
  • Thabani- Be joyful
  • Themba- Trust/hope
  • Nhlanhla/Thamsanqa- Luck
  • Olwethu- Love is ours
  • Lungani- Be good
  • Siyabonga- We are grateful

Names inspired by religion or politics:

  • Dumisani- Give praises
  • BongiNkosi- Be grateful to God
  • Sibusiso- Blessing
  • Ndumiso- Praise
  • Zwelethu- Our country/land
  • Bhekizizwe- Watch the nations
  • MusaweNkosi- Grace of God
  • Velaphi- Where from
  • Bhekumbuso- Looking after the dominion
  • MandleNkosi- Power of God
  • Bangizwe- Fighting for land
  • Nkosenye- One/Another king Solomon- Peace
  • Malibongwe- Let His name be praised
  • Sihawukele- Have mercy on us
  • Phiwokwakhe- He who was given what was rightfully his
  • Ntuthuko- Development
  • Shaka- Tribal leader
  • Sithembiso- Promise
  • Siyabonga- Grateful
  • Nkosinhle- The king is good
  • Sibongakonke- We are grateful for everything
  • Sphiwe/Simphiwe- We have received a gift
  • Londisizwe- Protect the nation
  • Zwelibanzi- Huge country
  • Siphelesihle- Beautiful gift
  • Zwelakhe- His land/country

Names inspired by the condition of the birth time

  • Langalibalele- When there was sunshine
  • Langelihle- Lovely day Ndleleni-
  • On the road Minenhle- Good day

ZULU NAMES FOR GIRLS

Names that are filled with encouraging words:

  • Nomandia- Mother of strength
  • Thuthukile- Has become a better person
  • Nhlakanipho- Wisdom
  • Nqobile- Emerged victorious in a hopeless situation
  • Nomzamo- Mother of efforts/attempts
  • Nolwandle- Mother of oceans
  • Nolwazi/Ulwazi- Knowledgeable
  • Nkosingiphile- Lord, I’m in good health
  • Ayize- Let it happen Zenzile- Responsible for what you have become

Feelings and Expectation inspired names:

  • Nothando- Mother of love
  • Nobuhle- Mother of beauty ‘
  • Nomcebo- Mother of wealth
  • Nomathemba- Mother of trust/hope
  • Nomagugu- Mother of treasures
  • Nomathalente- Mother of talents
  • Nonhalanhla/Sinenhlanhla- Mother of luck
  • Noxolo- Mother of peace
  • Nonjabulo- Mother of joy
  • Nomusa/Nokulunga- Mother of mercy/kindness
  • Thabisa- Delight Thadie- Loved one
  • Owethu- She is ours
  • Ndondoloza- Prudence
  • Sizani- Be advantageous
  • Uluthando- She is love
  • Ntokozo- Joy/happiness
  • Gugulethu- Our treasure
  • Zibuyile- The dowry cows have come back
  • Mthunzi- Shade
  • Thembekile/Thembeka – Reliable/trustworthy
  • Thandeka- Lovely
  • Hlengiwe- Redeemed
  • Ntombizodwa- Lady
  • Duduzile- Consoled
  • Lukhona- It’s available N
  • okuthula- Tranquility and peace
  • Jabulile- Be cheerful, be happy
  • Mhambi- Traveler
  • Ayanda- She augments
  • Sizakele- Be helped Thandiwe- Beloved
  • Nofoto- Like her grandmother
  • Zinhle- Beautiful
  • Inyoni- Bird
  • Siphephelo- Place of peace
  • Khethiwe- The chosen one
  • Lerato- Love
  • Thalente- Talented
  • Mbalienhle- A beautiful flower
  • Zobuhle- Lady of beauty
  • Nonkululeko- Freedom
  • Amahle- The beautiful one
  • Thulisile- She who made things quiet
  • Gugu- Treasure Nandi- Sweet
  • Samukelisiwe- Welcomed
  • Nozipho- Bearer of gifts
  • Thobeka- Humble Lungile- Good/kind
  • Thembile- Trusting/hopeful

Names inspired by religion or politics:

  • Nozibusiso- Mother of blessings
  • Nobantu- Mother of people
  • Nomthandazo- Mother of prayer
  • Nozizwe- Mother of nations
  • Simphiwe- A gift
  • Khanyisile- Bringer of light
  • Silondile- Has protected us
  • Busisiwe- Blessed
  • Sindisiwe- Saved
  • Nkazimulo- Glory
  • Khulekani- salute
  • Yibanathi- Be with us
  • Dumusile- Has given praises
  • Siphesihle- Beautiful gift
  • Thembisile- The promised
  • Londiwe- Protected
  • Thandazile- Has prayed
  • Sibongile- We are thankful
  • Sibusisiwe- We are blessed

Names inspired by the condition of the birth time

    • Nomalanga- Mother of sunshine
    • Nomvula- Mother of rain
    • Nomasonto- Mother of churches/Sunday
    • Liyana- It’s raining

NAMES FOR TWINS (BOYS)

  • Manqoba and Mnqobi
  • Sandile and Andile
  • Sanele and Anele
  • Sifiso and Sfiso
  • Nhlanhla and Thamsanqa
  • Zenzele and Zakhele
  • Luyanda and Siyanda
  • Sibusiso and Ndumiso
  • MusaweNkosi and MandleNkosi
  • Bhekumbuso and Sithembiso

NAMES FOR TWINS(GIRLS)

  • Nolwazi and Ulwazi
  • Ayize and Zenzile
  • Nonhalanhla and Sinenhlanhla
  • Thembekile and Thembeka
  • Amahle and Zinhle
  • Nozizwe and Simphiwe
  • Busisiwe and Sindisiwe

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