110 Beautiful Xhosa Names for Girls with Their Meanings

When it comes to naming children, the Xhosa tradition is one of the most fascinating in South Africa. Many Xhosa names refer to the child’s clan, religious belief, circumstances surrounding the birth, or the home/family into which the child was born. Generally, naming a kid in South Africa, particularly among the Xhosa people, is a big deal because you don’t just label your child for the sake of reference and identification, the name you give your child holds a lot of importance – this gives him or her a distinct identity based on the stipulated cultural norms.

Unique Xhosa Baby Girl Names

The Xhosa people have some of the loveliest names for baby girls and each name has its own story which might be a reference to a past event or a name that holds promises for the child’s future. More so, there is also no rule which prevents non-Xhosa people from adapting their names and it is quite common for modern people to name their children using any name they deem fit.

So, if you are not Xhosa and you are one of those that appreciate the culture and the names of the Xhosa people, below is a list of unique Xhosa baby girls names for your little one.

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1. Athandwa

  • Meaning: Loved
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

2. Ayakha

  • Meaning: Build
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

3. Anovuyo

  • Meaning: Joyful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

4. Abulele

  • Meaning: Thankful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

5. Amyoli

  • Meaning: The clan is happy
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

6. Alulutho

  • Meaning: Of great help
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

7. Ahluma

  • Meaning: The clan has grown
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

8. Avethandwa

  • Meaning: Truly loved
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

9. Alunamida

  • Meaning: None ending love/faith
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

10. Asiphesona

  • Meaning: Gift given to us (by God)
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

11. Amila

  • Meaning: They are firm
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

12. Avuyile

  • Meaning: They are delightful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

13. Aseza

  • Meaning: Still coming
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

14. Aluve

  • Meaning: Feel, be aware of
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

15. Amkhitha

  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

16. Akhinzolo

  • Meaning: Build peace
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

17. Abongile

  • Meaning: Thankful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

18. Asemahle

  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

19. Anathi

  • Meaning: They are with us
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

20. Afeziwe

  • Meaning: Fulfilled, done
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

21. Amahle

  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

22. Anele

  • Meaning: Sufficient
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

23. Amathuba

  • Meaning: Opportunities
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

24. Athenkosi

  • Meaning: Thankful
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

25. Anele

  • Meaning: Sufficient
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

26. Aphiwe

  • Meaning: Given, gift
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

27. Asive

  • Meaning: Let he/him hear us
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

28. Bungcwele

  • Meaning: Holiness
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

29. Bhongo

  • Meaning: Pride
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

30. Bomikazi

  • Meaning: Life
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

31. Buyiswa

  • Meaning: Brought back
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

32. Bulumko

  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

33. Bonga

  • Meaning: Give thanks
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

34. Bathathu

  • Meaning: They are three
  • Origin: Natie Xhosa

35. Bandile

  • Meaning: They have increased
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

36. Chulumanco

  • Meaning: Joy
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

37. Chuma

  • Meaning: Grow
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

38. Cebokazi

  • Meaning: Great plan
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

39. Cwenga

  • Meaning: Be still
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

40. Dumo

  • Meaning: Praise/Honor
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

41. Dambisa

  • Meaning: Relieve/soothe
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

42. Endinako

  • Meaning: What I have
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

43. Elethu

  • Meaning: Our hope/pride
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

44. Enzokuhle

  • Meaning: Do beautiful things
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

45. Emsulwa

  • Meaning: Innocent
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

46. Fundiswa

  • Meaning: Smart/educated
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

47. Faniswa

  • Meaning: One who looks like
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

48. Fezile

  • Meaning: Fulfill
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

49. Gcobanisa

  • Meaning: Be glad
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

49. Gugulethu

  • Meaning: Our pride
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

50. Gcina

  • Meaning: Keep
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

51. Hlumelo

  • Meaning: Growth
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

52. Hlumisa

  • Meaning: Make it grow
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

53. Hlalumi

  • Meaning: Keep standing firm
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

54. Hlonela

  • Meaning: Obey/Abide
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

55. Isipho

  • Meaning: The gift
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

56. Izibele

  • Meaning: Grace
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

57. Imihlali

  • Meaning: Rejoice
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

58. Iminathi

  • Meaning: (The Lord is) standing with us
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

59. Imange

  • Meaning: Stand by the Lord
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

60. Inam

  • Meaning: (The Lord is) with us
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

61. Iviwe

  • Meaning: (Prayers have) been heard
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

62. Ibongwe

  • Meaning: To be praised
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

63. Imibongo

  • Meaning: Thankfulness
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

64. Ivakele

  • Meaning: Prayers have been heard
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

65. Iyana

  • Full Name: Iyana imvula nentsikelelo zayo
  • Meaning: A rain of blessings
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

66. Jongikhaya

  • Meaning: One who watches over the home
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

67. Kamva

  • Meaning: Future
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

68. Khayone

  • Meaning: God didn’t make a sin by giving her to me
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

69. Kholo

  • Meaning: Faith
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

70. KhwezI

  • Meaning: Morning star
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

Scarce Xhosa Baby Girl Names

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71. Lakhiwe

  • Meaning: A home has been built
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

72. Lulibo

  • Meaning: First ripe fruits of a tree
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

73. Lwando

  • Meaning: Increment, increasing
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

74. Lingomso

  • Meaning: Tomorrow/ The future
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

75. Liqhamile

  • Meaning: Bright
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

76. Ligugu

  • Meaning: She is our pride
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

77. Manyano

  • Meaning: Being united
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

78. Mpumelelo

  • Meaning: Success
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

79. Melokuhle

  • Meaning: Stand for good things
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

80. Lithalethu

  • Meaning: Our light
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

81. Malime

  • Meaning: Home must stand
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

82. Luvuyo

  • Meaning: Of joy
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

83. Minentle

  • Meaning: Beautiful day
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

84. Mivuyo

  • Meaning: Joyfulness
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

85. Mfihlakalo

  • Meaning: Hidden
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

86. Mpilo

  • Meaning: Life
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

87. Minqweno

  • Meaning: Hope
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

88. Mawande

  • Meaning: May the house increase
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

89. Mayine

  • Meaning: Let it rain
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

90. Mikhulu

  • Meaning: Great hope
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

91. Kungawo

  • Meaning: By the power of God
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

92. Ivakele

  • Meaning: Prayers have been heard
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

93. Inam

  • Meaning: (The Lord is) with us
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

94. Simnikiwe

  • Meaning: We have been given by God
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

95. Milani

  • Meaning: Be firm in faith
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

96. Asiphesona

  • Meaning: Gift given to us (by God)
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

97. Khayone

  • Meaning: God didn’t make a sin by giving me her
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

98. Sumeya

  • Meaning: Never doubt God
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

99. Iviwe

  • Meaning: (Prayers have) been heard
  • Origin: Native Xhosa

100. Ntsika

  • Meaning: Pillar
  • Origin: Xhosa

101. Nande

  • Meaning: Increase
  • Origin: Xhosa

102. Nandile

  • Meaning: Increased
  • Origin: Xhosa

103. Nkazimulo

  • Meaning: Glory
  • Origin: Xhosa

104. Imange

  • Meaning: Stand by the Lord
  • Origin: Xhosa

105. Bungcwele

  • Meaning: Holiness
  • Origin: Xhosa

106. Iminathi

  • Meaning: (The Lord is) standing with us
  • Origin: Xhosa

107. Nolukholo

  • Meaning: Of faith
  • Origin: Xhosa

108. Buyiswa

  • Meaning: Brought back
  • Origin: Xhosa

109. Ndinani

  • Meaning: I am with you
  • Origin: Xhosa

110. Othalive

  • Meaning: One who hears the name of God
  • Origin: Xhosa

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