50+ most popular South African female names

50+ most popular South African female names

South Africa is one of the many diverse countries in Africa. The country has over 50 million people and about five racial groups. These are indigenous Black South Africans, Whites, Afrikaans, Asians, and people of colour. Black South Africans have four major ethnic groups. There are several subgroups within these ethnic groups. Zulu and Xhosa people have the highest population. This country has different naming systems depending on the ethnic communities. South African female names are charming, sweet to the ear and carry various meanings.

South African female names
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Other than indigenous black names, Afrikaans in South Africa also have cute names. They follow a West Germanic naming system with their names and a few twists to English names. Every ethnic community has a way of stylizing their names.

South African girl names

South African names are influenced by different things. Traditional names are guided by distinct cultures, natural events, and the circumstance in which a child is born. Some names are influenced by Europeans and colonialists. Some South African female names are short with few syllables while others are long. The following are short and cute South African female names.

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  • Amahle - The beautiful one
  • Thulile - Quiet, peaceful
  • Nandi - Sweet
  • Thenjiwe - The trusted one
  • Annika - Grace
  • Palesa - Flower
  • Thandiwe - Loving one

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  • Zinhle - The girls are good, beautiful
  • Arno - Eagle
  • Imka - Water
  • Kaya - Restful place
  • Zandile - They have multiplied
  • Lerato - Love
  • Lindiwe - Waited for
  • Noxolo - Peace
  • Zanele - Enough
  • Mpho - Gift, blessing
South African female names
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  • Kholwa - Believe
  • Bonolo - Ease
  • Thembeka - Reliable, trustworthy
  • Londiwe- Protected

Popular South African female names

The longer the name, the more lovely it sounds. Popular South African male middle names are sometimes used by females. South African female monikers like Thusi and Thandie have been popularized by celebrities like Pearl Thusi, and Thandie Newton.

  • Busisiwe - Blessed
  • Mbalenhle - Beautiful flower
  • Duduzile - Consoled
  • Ntombifuthi - A girl again
  • Xolisile - We are sorry
  • Ndondoloza - Prudence

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  • Gabisile - Has made people envious, but they won't get it
  • Nkazimulo - Glory
  • Thuthukile - Better person
  • Gugulethu - Our treasure
  • Hlengiwe - Redeemed
  • Mieke - Afrikaans for water
  • Jabulisile - She has brought joy
  • Khanyisile - Has brought light
  • Khethiwe - The one who is chosen
  • Zibuyile - The dowry cows have come back
  • Nobantu - Mother of people
  • Oratile - origin
  • Nkosingiphile - The Lord gave me
  • Thabisa - To bring joy
  • Nobuhle - Mother of beauty, goodness
South African female names
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  • Nolwandle - Mother of oceans
  • Philisiwe - Healed

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  • Nomalanga - Mother of sun, Sunshine
  • Samukelisiwe - We have received a gift
  • Dikeledi - Tears
  • Nomandla - Mother of strength
  • Gugulethu - Pride
  • Sibongile - We are grateful
  • Nomasonto - Mother of Sundays
  • Sibusisiwe - We're blessed
  • Nomathalente - Mother of talents

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Every ethnic community is proud of its culture. This includes the naming system and the names. Many South Africans have adopted the naming system that includes having a European name, a surname, and a last name both of which are ethnic. The best thing about giving your baby girl South African female names is that she will cherish the name and grow to be the good girl her name emboldens her to be.

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