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212 Beautiful Tsonga Baby Names

Hi Xitsonga, a name is a statement, instruction or a reminder to the individual, family, clan, ethnic group, and race; however, other names are honorary, symbolic and ancestral. We also have ancient names which we are still to verify their meanings; these names are in Mbai, Karanga, Lenge, etc.

MAVITO MA XITSONGA – A TO Y

[A]

  1. Ahlulani – Male. Separate (The Good from the Bad)
  2. Alani – Male. Refuse/Reject (The Bad)
  3. Amukelani – Unisex. Accept/Recognize
  4. Amukelo – Unisex. Acceptance
  5. Akani – Male. Build
  6. Andzisa – Unisex. Multiply (The Good)
  7. Andzani – Unisex. Grow (In Numbers)
  8. Andzisani – Unisex. Multiply (The Good)
  9. Andziso – Unisex. Growth

[B]

  1. Basani – Female. Be Pure
  2. Basambilu – Female. Pure Hearted
  3. Bombisani – Female. Adorn

[C]

  1. Chavani – Male. Be Afraid (of the Bad)
  2. Cukumetani – Male. Throw Away (The Bad)

 [D]

  1. Danisa – Female. Shame (The Enemy)
  2. Dzunani – Male. Be Proud
  3. Dzunisani – Unisex. Praise
  4. Dyondzani – Male. Learn
  5. Drondro (Dyondzo) – Unisex. Pool of Knowledge

[E]

  1. Endlani – Unisex. Deed
  2. Engetelo – Unisex. Addition (of Goodness)
  3. Entelo – Unisex. Depth
  4. Enelo – Female. Content

[F]

  1. Fanisa – Female. Be Exemplary
  2. Felani – Unisex. The One Worth Dying For
  3. Fikani – Male. Reach (a Higher Level)
  4. Fumani – Unisex. Be Wealthy
  5. Fundzhani – Male. Give Royal Respect
  6. Funungulo – Unisex. Revelation

[G]

  • Gavaza – Female. One who dresses elegantly

[H]

  1. Hanyani – Male. Live Long
  2. Hetisani – Unisex. Finish (What We Started)
  3. Hintekani – Female. Strive
  4. Hlamalani – Unisex. Wonder
  5. Hlanganani – Male. Unite
  6. Hlawulani – Unisex. Choose (The Right Path)
  7. Hlawuleka – Unisex. Chosen/ Perfect
  8. Hlayisani – Unisex. Protect
  9. Hlayiseka – Male. Be Safe
  10. Hlekani – Unisex. Laugh (The Hardship Has Ended)
  11. Hlengani – Unisex. Gather
  12. Hlomani – Male. Arm Yourselves
  13. Hlori – Female. Wonder
  14. Hlulani – Unisex. Be Victorious
  15. Horisani – Female. Heal
  16. Hlongavi – Unisex. The One Who Cannot be Enslaved

[K]

  1. Kambani – Male. Seek
  2. Kanelani – Female. Engage
  3. Katekani – Female. Be Blessed
  4. Khana – Female. Victory Dance
  5. Khensani – Unisex. Give Thanks
  6. Khomeleni – Unisex. Forgive
  7. Khongelani – Unisex. Pray
  8. Khinkhi – Unisex. Eventful
  9. Kotani – Male. Accomplish
  10. Kurisani – Female. Raise
  11. Kulani – Unisex. Grow
  12. Kurhula – Male. Peace

[L]

  1. Landzani – Unisex. Follow
  2. Langutani – Unisex. Behold
  3. Lavani – Male. Pursuit
  4. Lulama – Female. Be Righteous
  5. Luleka – Male. Correct The Way
  6. Lwandle – Unisex. Sea
  7. Langavi – Unisex. Flame

[M]

  1. Mahlori – Unisex. Wonders
  2. Makhanani – Female. Ever Happy
  3. Makungu – Unisex. Plan
  4. Marito – Female. Words
  5. Masana – Female. Morning Sunshine
  6. Masingita – Female. Miracles
  7. Masungulo – Unisex. Beginnings
  8. Matimba – Unisex. Power/Strength
  9. Matimu – Unisex. History made
  10. Mbhoni – Female. Witness
  11. Mbhuri – Female. Beautiful
  12. Mfanelo – Unisex. Noble Duty
  13. Mheho – Unisex. Direction
  14. Mikateko – Female. Blessings
  15. Miyelani – Unisex. Be Serene
  16. Mixo – Unisex. Dawn/Morning
  17. Mpfumelo – Female. Bond
  18. Mpimo – Unisex. Dimension/Measure
  19. Muhluri – Unisex. Victor
  20. Mulweri – Male. Defender/Protector
  21. Murisi – Male. Shepherd
  22. Musa – Unisex. Kindness
  23. Muvumbi / Mumbi – Unisex. Creator
  24. Murhi – Unisex. Cure (of Sorrow)
  25. Muvangi – Unisex. Trigger
  26. Munene – Male. Upright/ Righteous
  27. Masasani – Unisex. Helper
  28. Mutsemi – Male. The One Who Parts Evil
  29. Mongo – Male. Prime

[N]

  1. Ndzalama – Female. Emerald
  2. Ndzalo – Unisex. Abundance
  3. Neha – Female. Offer
  4. Nganakani – Male. Prince
  5. Nganakati – Female. Princess
  6. Nchamani – Unisex. The One Who Fears No One
  1. Nkulo – Unisex. Growth
  2. Nhlalala – Female. Honey Bird
  3. Nhlaluko – Male. Across The River (Victory)
  4. Nhlamulo – Unisex. Solution
  5. Nhlawuleko – Unisex. Chosen
  6. Nhlelo – Male. Selection
  7. Nhlengelo – Male. Sum (of Fortune/Goodness)
  8. Nhlengo – Male. Rally
  9. Nhleko – Unisex. Season of Laughter
  10. Nhlohlotelo – Unisex. Inspiration
  11. Nhlovo – Female. Autumn
  12. Nhluvuko – Unisex. Progress
  13. Njombo – Unisex. Luck
  14. Nkateko – Unisex. Lucky
  15. Nkavelo – Male. Our Share
  16. Nkoka – Male. Value/Worth
  17. Nkorwiso – Unisex. Satisfaction
  18. Ntlakuso – Female. Glory
  19. Nonisa – Female. Enrich
  20. Nsaseko – Female. Beauty
  21. Nseketelo – Unisex. Support
  22. Nsika – Male. Pillar/Strong Man
  23. Nsoma – Female. Family Anchor
  24. Nsovo – Unisex. Compassion/Mercy
  25. Nsuku – Unisex. Golden
  26. Ntivo – Unisex. Knowledge
  27. Ntiyiso – Unisex. Truth
  28. Ntsako – Unisex. Happiness
  29. Ntsakelo – Female. Gladness
  30. Ntsakisi – Female. Source of Happiness
  31. Ntsakiso – Female. Make Happy
  32. Ntsetselelo – Unisex. Mercy
  33. Ntshembo – Unisex. Faith/Trust
  34. Ntshovelo – Unisex. Harvest
  35. Ntshuxeko – Unisex. Freedom
  36. Ntsumi – Unisex. Angel
  37. Ntwelo – Female. Compassion
  38. Nyeleti – Female. Star
  39. Nyingiso – Unisex. Attention
  40. Nyiko – Unisex. Gift
  41. Nyoxana – Unisex. Excitement/ Joy
  42. N’wayitelo – Female. Smile

[P]

  1. Pfukani – Unisex. Rise
  2. Pfumelani – Unisex. Believe
  3. Pfunani – Female. Help
  4. Ponani – Female. Live To Tell The Tale
  5. Ponisa – Female. Deliver (From The Enemy)
  6. Pfumu – Unisex. Supremacy

[R]

  1. Rhandzu – Female. Lovely
  2. Rhangani – Male. Be The Pioneer
  3. Rhulani – Unisex. Be Peaceful
  4. Rifumu – Male. Wealth
  5. Rimukani – Female. Remember
  6. Rindzela – Unisex. Expect (Something Good)
  7. Ringeta – Unisex. Keep Trying
  8. Ripfumelo – Female. Belief
  9. Risima – Unisex. Value
  10. Risimati – Male. Valuable
  11. Risuna – Female. Pleasant Scent
  12. Rito – Unisex. Voice of Honour
  13. Rivoningo – Female. Light

[S]

  1. Sana – Female. Warm Sunray
  2. Sarisa – Female. Bid Farewell
  3. Saseka – Female. Beauty
  4. Sasekisa – Female. Beautify
  5. Sisimuka – Female. Rise
  6. Singila – Female. Nurture
  7. Saleleni – Unisex. Remainder

 [T]

  1. Teka – Male. Grasp
  2. Tengisa – Female. Purify
  3. Tintswalo – Female. Grace
  4. Tinyiko – Unisex. Gifts
  5. Tirhani – Unisex. Work Together
  6. Tiyisela – Unisex. Endure
  7. Tiyiselani – Unisex. Have Endurance
  8. Tlangelani – Unisex. Rejoice
  9. Tsakani – Unisex. Be Happy
  10. Tenga – Unisex. Be Tranquil
  11. Tshikani – Unisex. Leave (The Wrong Ways)
  12. Twelani – Female. Have compassion
  13. Tsundzuka – Unisex. Remember

[V]

  1. Vangama – Female. Shine Bright / Dazzle
  2. Vonani – Unisex. Behold
  3. Vukona – Female. Presence
  4. Vukosi – Male. Royalty
  5. Vulani – Unisex. Speak Volumes
  6. Vulombe – Female. Honey
  7. Vurhonga – Unisex. East/Dawn
  8. Vutivi – Female. Knowledge
  9. Vutlhari – Unisex. Wisdom
  10. Vutsonga – Unisex. East/Dawn
  11. Vuxa – Female. Dawn
  12. Vutomi – Unisex. Life

[W]

  1. Welani – Female. Cross the River (Conquer Obstacles)
  2. Wisani – Female. Rest
  3. Werhu – Unisex. Ours

[X]

  1. Xiavelo – Female. Share
  2. Xichavo – Female. Respect
  3. Xihiwa – Female. Gift
  4. Xihlengo – Female. Honey Comb
  5. Xisungulo – Unisex. The Beginning
  6. Xihlamariso – Unisex. Surprise
  7. Xikombiso – Unisex. Example
  8. Xilaveko – Female. Need
  9. Xilombe – Unisex. Sweet Voice
  10. Xiluva – Female. Flower
  11. Xiluvelo – Unisex. Throne / Shrine
  12. Xitshembiso – Unisex. Promise
  13. Xivono – Unisex. Vision
  14. Xongela – Male. Defend (Stand Up For The Weak)
  15. Xongisa – Female. Beautify

[Y]

  1. Yinhla – Male. Cornerstone
  2. Yerhu – Unisex. Ours

Help us grow this database and share the names of your family members which did not make the list.


 
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99 Comments

  1. Hi

    Thank you for the work you have done.. Really impressive. However some explainations don’t add up for example Mikateko is Blessings and you have Nkateko as Lukcy. Surely that’s not correct.. But overall mi tirhe kahle swinene.

     
    1. Hi khensa nseketelo,

      Tsunduka, vito na rito swa hambana ndlela leyi swi tirhisiwaku ha kona. Ku thya is all about context, vito a ri landeli nawu wa hundzuluxo. Vito ri vumbiwa hi xiyimo kumbe xikongomelo. Na tshemba u kota ku twisisa ku swi ta hi yini Nkateko na Mikateko swi nga fani loko swi ri Mavito na Marito.

       
    2. Hi I jst want help by the definition of the (tlhamolo) it pronounced like that in sepedi i don’t knw hw to write it in xitsonga.pls help

       
  2. Hello

    May you pls assist with translation

    1. Messenger of God
    2. My Righteous one
    3. The Lord is faithful
    4. Wondorous light

     
  3. Am excepting twins in the next 24 hours. Kindly assist me with the names that begins or ends with the same two letters. Unisex names.
    URGENGTLY.

     
  4. Hi there!

    Thank you so much for the site.

    I’ve recently reconnected with my shangaan roots, started learning the language and my paternal family also wants to gift me with a shangaan name. They have Nduvazi, Makhanani, Resimati, Ramasela & Ngilazi as common names in the family. Please assist with the definitions.

    Thanks,

    Esewu

     
      1. Mhlavsi does not have a specific meaning, it’s just a female name. More like Mkhacani in the case of males

         
  5. My name is Hlamarisa. I couldn’t find my name on the list and I was hoping that I would finally learn the meaning of my name because I do not know what it means.

     
  6. Ohio guys

    I’m a Zulu expecting a Tsonga boy, don’t know how should I name him. Pls help. We’ve been trying to have a baby but it didn’t happen at that time but finally there is one coming. I want a name that will relate to this story.

     
      1. I’ve been in that situation as well we are expecting our nunuberry we gonna name her Unahina ( he’s with us) or Hikatekile ( we are blessed)

         
  7. Mahlori=miracles
    masingita=miracles
    Ndhavuko=Tradition
    Vutivi=Wisdom
    Gingirikani=be active
    Tinjhombo=blessings
    Ntokoto=exprience
    Ripfumelo=faith
    Miyelani=be quite
    Murisi=Gracer/Sherpered
    Sagwadi=gift/s

     
  8. I should say that I am very impressed by the value and quality ascribed to our beautiful language by the administrators. Ndzi ba mandla ndzi vuyelela, Khanimamba.

    Risimu= Song (good song): Female
    Nkiyasi= A beautiful woman (femle)
    Mulunghisi= He who corrects or fixes
    Mahlahle= A bright morning star
    Maxelo= Good weather or good atmosphere
    Nxongotelo= Director, usually of animals during shepherding
    Tsalwa= A script
    Ntikelo= Weight or dignity
    Ndhuma= Fame or popularity
    Madambi= He that is careless
    Anakanyani= Think (plural)
    Xivono= vision

     
  9. How can we contact you @admin. I have been searching for contacts in this web page but didn’t find any.

    How can I talk to you guys telephonically?

     
  10. My mum passed on and she was forever happy and her name was “Makhanane” so I wanted the meaning of that name because my wife is pregnant and we want to name her after my mum with the same name.

    On your meanings you have “Makhanani” are the names the same?

    Please assist.

     
  11. Hi,

    Ndzi kombela ku pfuniwa hi nhlamuselo ya Vito ra NKWETSIMO.

    I know KWETSIMO = Hlawuleka ( from the Bible context) which is Holy in English

    Marha NKWETSIMO ani swi koti kuyi hlamusela niri Rhandza ngopfu, for Nwana wa mufana Ndzi nga nwu langutela . inkomu

     
  12. My daughter her name is Iwanga meaning she is mine.My elder daughter is Tswa-Shang and this merely state that she is a combination of Tswana and Shanghai and her daughter is Yilani. Keep up the good work.Makhanani and Makhanane is the same thing though I’m not sure about the meaning.

     
  13. Rhavi
    Xitluka
    Ritavi
    Lula
    Shisalandyaku
    Guwahati
    Fuma
    Tshopani
    Langa
    Hatimoyansuku
    Tsaka
    These are some of the suggested names of Tonga origin.

     
  14. Uvuxeni
    I need to know the meaning of the name ‘Hatlani’ as well as ‘Hasani’
    Thank you in advance.

     

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