Zulu Common Names


Female

Busiswa
Buhle
Pholile
Vumile
Sebentile
Zakhiti
Zhetsi
Khetsiwee
Fizile
Kanyi
Thobile


Male

Langa
Simphiwe
Tupelo
Themba
Velabe
Thando
Sandile

Name Meaning 
Aba to share out 
Abelo free gift 
Babavana tall and slender person 
Bafana boys 
Cakaza to scatter 
Cathula toddling, learning to walk 
Cetshwayo one who has been betrayed 
Dabu origin 
Dabuko traditional custom, origin 
Dabulamanzi crosses the waters 
Dade sister 
Dingane exiled or the little exiled 
Mpande the great root of a tree 
  
  


Work Cited

Samaki(2001). African Names (Reclaim Your Heritiage). Struik Publishers. ISBN 1-86872-685-1