First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sipho mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sipho

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Germany says the name Sipho means "Gift" and is of Zimbabwe origin.
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Sipho means "A gift." and is of African origin.
  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Sipho is of Zimbabwe origin and means "Gift".
  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Sipho is of Xhosa-African origin and means "Gift of God".
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Alt. Meaning

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

I is for interest, you show in others.

P is for polite, naturally!

H is for hopeful, you see the bright side of things

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Notable Persons Named Sipho

Sipho was born in 1968 in KwaMashu. Sipho is also known as The Phoenix Strangler".




Sipho was born in 1920. He passed away in 1996.


Sipho Sibiya is a soccer player for the Seattle Pacific University, Vancouver Whitecaps (1986–2010), Edmonton Drillers (1996–2000), Montreal Impact, Milwaukee Wave, St. Louis Steamers (1998–2006), Edmonton Aviators, Cleveland Crunch, Baltimore Blast, Winnipeg Alliance FC, and Saskatoon Accelerators. Sipho was born on July 28th, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa.


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Popularity of Sipho as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sipho U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 84.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sipho

People with the last name Sipho are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sipho

  • How Popular is the name Sipho? As a last name Sipho was the 157,234th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sipho first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sipho is Wednesday, June 1st, 1938.
  • How unique is the name Sipho? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sipho. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sipho: Your name in reverse order is Ohpis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shopi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sipho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103 people with the last name Sipho.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sipho? Sipho is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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