Zulu 33 - Names for Baby Boys

Sweetness the novel has characters with Zulu names because it was born in the continent of Africa, where tradition decides how children get their names. 

My name tells a story about what went down between my parents and my grandfather.  Amazing! Hollywood move out of the way.  You know nothing about storytelling.

Names reflect parents’ wishes for themselves or the new baby.  Kids are also named after what happened when they were born.

NAME
MEANING
Fika
Arrive.
Mfundo
Education.
Lunga
Be good.
Langa
The sun.
Madoda
Men.
Thula
Be quiet.
Thulani
Be quiet (many people).
Themba
Hope.
Simphiwe
We have been given.
Muzi
Home.
Khaya
Home.
Musa
The kind one.
Zakhele
Build for yourself.
Zenzele
Do it for yourself.
Sandile
We are more.  We have multiplied.
Qeda
Finish.
Mandla
Strong. Powerful.
Jabulani
Be happy.
Duma
Famous.
Sipho
A gift.
Bafana
Boys.
Thamsanqa
Blessing.  Abbreviation ‘Thami’.
Phaphama
Wake up.
Vusumuzi
Rebuild the home.  Abbreviation ‘Vusi’.
Vusisizwe
Rebuild the nation.  Abbreviation ‘Vusi’.
Vika
Duck.  Avoid danger.
Lindani
You (many people) must wait.
Linda
Wait (one person should wait)
Mazwi
Words.
Nhlakanipho
Intelligence.  Abbreviation ‘Nhlaka’.
Bheki
Watch.
Simanga
Unusual. 
Xolani
Forgive.
Dudula
Push.
Muntu
A human being.  A person.
Sbonelo
Example.

 

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