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Popular Zulu / Sotho / Pedi / Tswana / Venda baby names translated to Xitsonga

This is a Xitsonga baby name guide to assist Non-Tsonga parents who are keen on giving their newborns a Xitsonga name. The following baby names are the Xitsonga equivalent of popular Zulu, Sotho, Pedi & Venda names.

Hi Xitsonga,

BUSISIWE / SIBUSISO / LESEGO / PHATHUTSHEDZO, i;

  • KATEKANI (female) – Be Blessed
  • MIKATEKO (female) – Blessings

CEBILE / NOMCEBO / KHUMO, i;

  • FUMANI (male) – Be Wealthy
  • HLENGWANI (unisex) – Be Wealthy
  • KHUMU (unisex) – Wealth
  • RIFUMU (female) – Wealth
  • TSHOMBA (unisex) – Abundant Wealth

DUDUZILE / MATSHEDISO / TSHEDISO / RUDZANI, i;

  • KHONDLETELO / KHONDLETELANI (female) – Consolation / Console

JABULILE / JABULANI / NJABULO / NONJABULO / THOKO / THOKOZILE / THABO / LETHABO / MMATHABO / NTHABISENG / THABANG / TAKALANI / DAKALO, i;

  • MAKHANANI (female) – Ever Happy
  • NTSAKISO / NTSAKISI (female) – Make Happy
  • NTSAKO (unisex) – Happiness
  • TSAKANI (unisex) – Be Happy

MBALENHLE / MBALI / DIPALESA / PALESA, i;

  • XILUVA (female) – Flower

LINDIWE / LINDELWA / TEBELLO, i;

  • RINDZELA (unisex) – Expect (Something Good)’
  • RINDZELO (unisex) – Awaiting

MPUMELELO / KATLEHO (KALTELGO), i;

  • HLUVUKANI (male) – Be Progressive
  • NHLUVUKO (female) – Progress
  • TSHAMBULUKO (unisex) – Progress

NELISIWE/ ZANELE, i;

  • ENELO (female) – Content

KHANYISILE / KHANYISA / NOKUKHANYA / LESEDI (LESELI) / TSHEDZA, i; 

  • MASANA (female) – Morning Sunshine
  • N’HWEMBETI (unisex) – Ray of Sunlight
  • RIVONINGO (female) – Light
  • VANGAMA (female) – Shine Bright, Dazzle

NHLAHLA / NONHLANHLA / THAMSANQA / LEHLOHONOLO / MASEGO / MASHUDU, i;

  • NJOMBO (unisex) – Luck
  • NKATEKO (unisex) – Lucky

NKOSAZANA, i;

  • NGANAKATI (female) – Princess

LUNGILE / LUNGELO, i;

  • LULAMA (female) – Be Righteous
  • MUHLWANYI (unisex) – The one who spreads Goodness [Muhlwanyi wa vunene]
  • MUNENE (male) – Upright, Righteous
  • VUNENE (female) – Upright, Righteous

NOKUTHULA / THULANI / KGOTSO (KHOTSO) / KAGISO / MULALO, i; 

  • KURHULA (unisex) – Peace
  • MIYELANI (unisex) – Be Silent (Peaceful)
  • RHULANI (unisex) – Be Peaceful

NOMUSA / MUSA / MOSA / TSHILIDZI, i; 

  • TINTSWALO (female) – Grace
  • MUSA (unisex) – Kindness

NONHLE / BUHLE / BONTLE / DINTLE / ZWONAKA, i;

  • FUSI (unisex) – Garden, Symbol of Beauty
  • MBHURI (female) – Beautiful
  • NSASEKO (female) – Beauty
  • SASEKA (female) – Beauty
  • SASEKISA (female) – Beautify
  • XONGANI (female) – Be Beautiful

NOSIPHO / NOZIPHO / SIPHO / SIPHIWE / MPHO / DIMPHO (LIMPHO), KENEILOE (KENEILWE) / DINEO (LINEO) / NEO / KEFILWE / REFILOE (REFILOE) / ROFHIWA / TSHIFHIWA, i;

  • NYIKO (unisex) – Gift
  • TINYIKO (unisex) – Gifts, Talent
  • XIHIWA (female) – Gift

NQOBILE / MANQOBA / MOHAPI / OFENTSE / GUNDO / ROKUNDA / KUNDANI, i; 

  • MUHLURI (unisex) – Victor
  • PALANI (unisex) – Win, Overcome

SIBONGILE / BONGANI / BONGIWE / LEBOGANG (LEBOHANG) / MALEBO / KELEBOHILE / LIVHUWANI / NDHIVHUHO, i;

  • KHANIMAMBO (unisex) – Thankful, Grateful  
  • KHENSANI (unisex) – Give Thanks

SIYANDA / MZWANDILE / ANDILE / BANDILE / ANDANI, i;

  • ANDZANI (unisex) – Grow (in numbers)
  • ANDZISO (unisex) – Growth
  • KULANI (unisex) – Grow
  • NKULO (unisex) – Growth

THANDIWE / THANDEKILE / THANDO / NOTHANDO / LERATO / THATO / LUFUNO, i; 

  • LONDZOKANI (unisex) – Express Love
  • RHANDZU / RHANDRU / RHANDJU (female) – Lovely
  • RIRHANDZU / LIRANDJU / LIRHANDRU (female) – Love

THEMBEKA / THEMBEKILE / THEMBA / THEMBALETHU / SINETHEMBA / THEMBA / TSHEPANG / MMATSHEPO / TSHEPO / TSHOLOFELO / LUTENDO, i;

  • NTSHEMBO (unisex) – Faith / Trust
  • N’WETANI (unisex) – Waxing Crescent Moon, Symbol of Hope

DUMISANI / NDUMISO / NONDUMISO / BOKANG / NDUVHO / RENDANI, i;

  • DZUNISANI (unisex) – Praise
  • MAPHATA (unisex) – Praise

MANDLA / MAANDA, i;

  • MATIMBA (unisex) – Power, Strength
  • SWONGHASI (unisex) – Strength

SITHEMBISO / TSHEPISO, i;

  • NHLAMBANYISO (unisex) – Promise, Declaration
  • XITSHEMBHISO (unisex) – Promise

NKULULEKO / NONKULULEKO, i;

  • NTSHUXEKO (unisex) – Freedom

OLWETHU / OWETHU / WARONA, i;

  • YERHU / WERHU (unisex) – Ours

AMOHELANG / KAMOHELO, i;

  • AMUKELANI (unisex) – Accept, Recognize
  • AMUKELO (unisex) – Acceptance

MPENDULO / ARABANG / KARABO, i;

  • NHLAMULO (unisex) – Answer, Solution

DIMAKATSO (LIMAKATSO) / DEMBE, i;

  • MAHLORI (unisex) – Wonders
  • MASINGITA (female) – Miracles
  • SINGITA (female) – Miracle
  • XIHLAMARISO (unisex) – Surprise

HLOMPHO / HULISANI, i;

  • FUNDZHANI (male) – Give Royal Respect
  • XICHAVO (female) – Respect

KHAUHELO (KGAUGELO), i;

  • TWELANI (female) – Have compassion

KUTLOANO (KUTLWANO), i;

  • NTWANANO (unisex) – Understanding, Agreement

LEFA, i;

  • NDZHAKA / NDRHAKA (unisex) – Legacy, Inheritance

MOHAU, ZWELANI i;

  • NSOVO (unisex) – Compassion / Mercy
  • NTSETSELELO (unisex) – Mercy
  • RIVUVU (unisex) – Mercy

MORATUOA (MORATUWA) / STHANDWA, i;

  • XIRHANDZWA / XIRHANDWA / XIRHANDRWA – Loved / Darling

NALEDI / NKANYEZI, i;

  • GONGOMELA (unisex) – Planet Mercury, Nyeleti ya Vusiku (Night Star)
  • MAHLAHLE (unisex) – Planet Venus, Nyeleti ya Mixo (Morning Star)
  • NYELEKATI (female) – Planet
  • NYELETI (female) – Star

NYAKALLO, i;

  • NYOXANA (unisex) – Excitement, Joy

PABALLO / THEBE, i;

  • HLAYISANI (unisex) – Protect
  • XITLHANGU (male) – Shield, Symbol of Protection

PHETOHO, i;

  • NDZULUKANI (unisex) – Change

PONTSHO, i; 

  • NHLAVUTELO (unisex) – Revelation

PULA / PULANE / PULE / PULENG, i;

  • MATHONSI (male) – Mathonsi ya mpfula (Rain Drops)
  • SEWULA (unisex) – Rain, 1st Rain of the Season

SECHABA (SETJHABA) / MASECHABA / SIZWE, i;

  • RIXAKA (unisex) – Nation, Ethnic Group, Tribal Grouping, Clan

TAU / BHUBESI, i; 

  • MATSUNE (male) – Superior, Alpha Male, Nghala ya Matsune (Alpha Lion)
  • NDZAWU (female) – Lioness
  • NGHALA (male) – Lion

TIISETSO, i;

  • TIYISELANI (unisex) – Persevere, Be Strong
  • VULEHAMBILU (unisex) – Perseverance

TUMELO / TENDANI / RUTENDO / THENDO, i;

  • RIPFUMELO (female) – Faith, Belief

LEWATLE / LWANDLE, i;  

  • LWANDLE (unisex) – Ocean

MMUSI, MBUSO / NOMBUSO, i;

  • FUMU / PFUMU / MPFUMO / MFUMO (unisex) – Kingdom
  • MFUMELO (unisex) – Governance

MODISE, MELUSI, i;

  • MURISI (male) – Herder
  • NDZISI (male) – Herder

ELELWANI, SKHUMBUZO, i; 

  • RIMUKANI (female) – Remember
  • TSUNDZUKANI / TSUNDRUKANI / TSUNDUKANI (unisex) – Remember

MUTALI, BOTLHALE, NHLAKANIPHO, i;

  • VUTLHARI (unisex) – Intelligence, Wisdom

SHANDUKANI / TSHANDUKO, i;

  • NDZULUKANI (unisex) – Change

VHUTSHILO / BOPHELO / BOTSHILO MPILO / NOMPILO, i;

  • VUTOMI (unisex) – Life

WANGA, OWAMI, i;

  • WANGA (unisex) – Mine **same pronunciation as in Tshivhenda**

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