Most Popular Xhosa Baby Names

Countries with the Greatest Xhosa Influence

The map below is intended to provide a general reference for countries where Xhosa baby names are most frequently seen. It is by no means an exhaustive list of countries with Xhosa influence. Countries with the most influence include South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho, Zambia, Namibia, and Mozambique.

Common Themes in Names with Xhosa Origins

This word cloud was created using some of the most common words used in the meanings of names with Xhosa origins.

heard mother have people pillar hope king bright one sun blessing something xhosa been loved happiness child bring future good give beauty blessed being growth gift clan great build family you grow more come thank peace light can joy god will word home happy born our love girls beautiful lord

Popular Xhosa Names Among Americans

The origin of the names below are determined by users. If you disagree with any of the names, be sure to click the name and submit your vote for the origin you believe to be most accurate.

Boy Names

Rank5 Year TrendNameSince 1879
#1-Onesimo582
#2-Nkosi346
#3-Zuko62
#4-Xolani19
#5-Phor8
#6-Themba5
#7-Sitha5
#8-Chuma5

Girl Names

Rank5 Year TrendNameSince 1879
#1-Zola7.9k
#2Milani4.8k
#3-Iyana4.8k
#4-Inga4.0k
#5-Noma1.9k
#6-Liyana799
#7-Amila609
#8-Yola587
#9-Mandisa374
#10-Milisa312
#11-Litha261
#12-Sumeya234
#13-Khaya217
#14-Anda194
#15-Macala155
#16-Xolani155
#17-Thandiwe100
#18-Yolani97
#19-Azile96
#20-Lolitha96
#21-Xola69
#22-Tumeka65
#23-Anelisa52
#24-Anele43
#25-Latita38
#26-Thandi36
#27-Zhari36
#28-Tango33
#29-Khanya29
#30-Kwanda29
#31-Anga15
#32-Chamisa14
#33-Thandie13
#34-Chumani11
#35-Nelisa11
#36-Yonda10
#37-Sitha8
#38-Zenani8
#39-Tandeka7
#40-Zolani6
#41-Ayanda6
#42-Zerayah5
#43-Amahle5

Last Names

Rank10 Year TrendName2010 Census
#1-Penwell1.8k
#2-Milani1.4k
#3-Mahle1.2k
#4-Inga1.0k
#5-Zola974
#6-Oyama962
#7-Muma782
#8-Linam718
#9-Anda682
#10-Tango554
#11-Yanda519
#12-Kuhle367
#13-Bongo303
#14-Lundi292
#15-Busi285
#16-Monde280
#17-Thandi267
#18-Sanga262
#19-Sango227
#20-Chuma208
#21-Tunzi178
#22-Buhle173
#23-Songe169
#24-Lulo168
#25-Zinzi159
#26-Olona152
#27-Bahle148
#28-Noma146
#29-Liso141
#30-Zama136
#31-Bonke132
#32-Avela127
#33-Macala117
#34-Nkosi115
#35-Imbo112
#36-Dlamini108
#37-Avile106
#38-Sipho103
#39-Enama101

More Names from Countries Influenced by Xhosa Names

We've included the list below to expand the list by showing even more names that are not listed above. The names below may not be of Xhosa origin according to our users, but they are popular in related countries.

Births for first names are taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set. Any totals for last names are the number of people with the last name as of the last US census.

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