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Popular South African boy names

#Name Meaning
1 Adricoming from or resident of Adria
2 AdriaanOne from the city of Adria
3 AidenLittle Fire
4 Albertbeautifully by noble behavior
5 AlbertusExalted, shining with fame
6 AlexanderGuardian
7 Alwynfriend
8 Andre
9 Andrémanlike, manly, brave
10 AndriesManly
11 Anrich
12 Anru
13 Antoninvaluable
14 AntonieThe invaluable
15 ArendHe who reigns as an Eagle
16 ArmandArmy man; soldier. Famous Bearer: romantic actor Armand Assante.
17 ArnoHe who reigns as an Eagle
18 AshlinLives at the ash tree pool.
19 Awie
20 BarendBear Brave
21 Bennathe blessed
22 Bernardstrong and brave as a bear
23 BertieDiminutive of Bertrand: Intelligent; Glorious raven. French form of the German Bertram, meaning bright-raven. Philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell. Some scholars believe the second syllable of Bertrand derived from a word meaning shield.
24 BrandonDerived from a surname and place name based on the Old English for 'hill covered with broom'. Broom is a prolific weed. Also, 'From the beacon hill'.
25 Brianhigh
26 Burgerprotector of the army
27 Burgert
28 Carela non-noble freeman
29 CharlDude, man, big or free man, Male, strong
30 Chrisanointed
31 Christiaananointed
32 ChristoFollower
33 ChristopherChristopher is an English given name for men. It changed from a Greek name "Christophoros", which means "bearing Christ" or "Christ-bearer". It is a combination of 2 Greek words: Christos (Christ) and phero (to bear, to carry).
34 CliveCliff. Lives at the cliffs. From an English surname and place name. Famous bearer 18th century British soldier and statesman Robert Clive was known as 'Clive of India'.Lives at the cliffs.
35 CobusHe grabbed the heel, He will protect
36 CoenraadExperienced in counseling
37 Coenrad
38 CorneThe horned
39 CorneliusThe horned
40 CyrilMaster; lord.
41 DanieGod is my duty doer
42 DanielGod is my judge
43 DavidDavid is a both used as a male given name and a surname, and is mostly a given name in English and French Hebrew origin. The name was derived from the Hebrew name "Dawid", which means "Darling" or "Beloved". David is often shortened to "Dave/Davey/Davie/Davy". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel in the 10th century BC.
44 Dawidbeloved
45 De Villiers
46 DeanFrom a surname derived from the Old English 'denu', meaning valley. Famous bearers: American actor and singer Dean Martin, American statesman Dean Acheson.
47 DeandreMasculinity
48 DeonNoble (nobility)
49 DerickRuler
50 DesmondFrom South Munster. An Irish surname referring to Munster: (one of ancient Ireland's five regions.).
51 Dewaldthe brave among the people, by his courage conspicuous among the people
52 Dewalt
53 DianDivine. Mythological ancient Roman divinity Diana was noted for beauty and swiftness; often depicted as a huntress. Also Diana Princess of Wales.
54 Dihan
55 Dirkpowerful among the people
56 Dirkie
57 Divan
58 Drian
59 Drikusruler King
60 DuanDark, small
61 DwayneDark
62 DylanSon of the wave, born near the sea, influence. Famous bearers: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, American folk singer Bob Dylan.
63 EbenStone.
64 Edrich
65 EmielGentle, friendly, competitor
66 EthanStrong. Constancy. Famous bearer: Ethan Allen, soldier in the American War of Independence.
67 EtienneCrown. French form of Stephen.
68 Eugene
69 Evanthe archer
70 EvertStrong or brave as a boar
71 Florisbloom
72 Fourie
73 FrancoA Frenchman
74 FrancoisFree; a free man.
75 FransVariant of Franz: Frenchman.
76 FreddieDiminutive of Frederic: From the Old German name Frithuric, meaning peaceful ruler.
77 Frederikpowerful protector
78 GabrielMan of God. God's able-bodied one. Famous bearer: The archangel Gabriel, who appears several times in the Bible.
79 GavinA Scottish derivative of the Old German name Gawin, meaning 'district of land'. Also a variant of the Scottish name Gawain, meaning little hawk or white hawk.
80 Georgeeditor of the Earth
81 Geraldruler with the iron spear
82 GerhardStrong with the spear
83 GerhardusStrong with the spear
84 GerritStrong with the spear
85 GertStrong with the spear
86 GideonGreat Warrior. Historical origin: Gideon was a judge of Israel who won many battles with his faith. Recounted in the Book of Judges.
87 GiovanniYahweh is gracious
88 Gustavwho is praised
89 HannesYahweh is gracious
90 HannoGod is gracious
91 Hanro
92 Hanru
93 Hardus
94 Heinruler King
95 Heindrich
96 Heinrichruler King
97 Helgard
98 Hencohomeland, power, ruler
99 Hendré
100 Hendrikruler King
101 Henniehomeland, power, ruler
102 HenningYahweh is gracious
103 Henricoruler King
104 Henro
105 Henroe
106 Henryruler King
107 HermanWarrior
108 HermanusMasculinity
109 Isakhe will laugh
110 IvanYahweh is gracious
111 Jacohe heel grip
112 Jacobhe heel grip
113 Jacobushe heel grip
114 Jacqueshe heel grip
115 JadenJehovah has heard. A Biblical name.
116 JanGod is merciful
117 Jan-HendrikGod is merciful
118 JancoGod is gracious
119 Jandre
120 JannesYahweh is gracious
121 JannieYahweh is gracious
122 Jasonto heal. Jason is a character of Greek mythology
123 Jaspertreasurer
124 Jaun-Jacques
125 Jaydena contemporary spelling variant of the given name Jadon.
126 Jc
127 JeanYahweh is gracious
128 JeremiaYahweh founds
129 JohanYahweh is gracious
130 Johandre
131 JohannYahweh is gracious
132 JohannesYahweh is gracious
133 JohnJohn is a given name used for boys in the English language but it originated from a latin form of The Greek name "Ioannes and Iohannes". At first, it was known as Hellenized Jews then transfered to Hebrew name Yohanan meaning "Graced by God" or Yehohanan meaning "God is Gracious".
134 John-PaulYahweh is gracious
135 Jordanearth, land
136 Joubertgorgeous, shiny, radiant
137 JuanYahweh is gracious
138 Juandre
139 Jurie
140 JustinRighteous
141 Karelmeans the same as guy
142 Keaganson
143 KeenanDescendant
144 KevinKevin is a male name of Gealic/Irish origin. On of the earliest people who carried the name was Saint Kevin, although it is not a biblical name.Kevin in Irish is: Caoimhghín. Caoimhghín comes from the Irish caomh which means: "kind, honest, handsome".
145 KianAncient
146 Kobushe heel grip
147 Kylenarrow (le passage)
148 LeanStrong and brave as a lion
149 Leonlion
150 Liamwith the will as strong as a helmet
151 LianThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
152 Louisglorious war hero
153 Lourensthe award-winning
154 Louwthe award-winning
155 LuanUprising.
156 Luhan
157 Luhandre
158 LukasMasculinity
159 Machielhe is like God
160 MagielWho is like God
161 Malan
162 MarcelDedicated to Mars, Roman god of war, warrior
163 Marcoson of Mars
164 MarinusFrom the sea
165 MarioWarring.
166 MariusMasculinity
167 MarkMark is popularly used as a male given name in English language or many European countries. Originally, it was from old Latin "Mart-kos" meaning "consecrated to the god Mars", "God of war" or "to be warlike". This name Mark is formed from Marcus. The author of the second Gospel in the New Testament was Saint Mark, He is the patron saint of Venice.
168 Markusson of Mars
169 MarlouFrom the sea
170 Marnus
171 Marthinuswar
172 MartinServant Of Mars, God Of War
173 MathysGift
174 MatthewGift of the Lord
175 MichaelThe name Michael is usually used for males and can be changed to Michèle, Michelle, Michaela, Mechelle, Micheline, and Michaelle for female or even Mychal for either male or female. Michael is a Hebrew name meaning "Who is like God?". In English, it is shortened as Mike, Mikey, Mickey or Mick.
176 MischaWho resembles God
177 Morne
178 Mynhardt
179 NardusStrong or brave as a bear, strong or brave as a lion or strong by grace
180 NeilVariant of Neill: Champion.
181 NicoConqueror of the people
182 Nicolaasvictor by the people, loved by all
183 NielChampion
184 Paulsmall or modest
185 PetrieVariant spelling of Petri.
186 Petrusrock
187 PhillipFond of horses. One of the biblical 12 apostles.
188 Pienaar
189 Pierrerock
190 Pietrock
191 Pieterrock
192 Quentinthe fifth
193 Quintonthe fifth
194 RameezA symbol
195 Regardt
196 Reghardt
197 RenierDeciding warrior
198 ReubenHebrew name, usually explained as `behold, a son'. Also Hebrew name, usually explained as `behold, a son'. Also connected to the words the mother, Leah, spoke at his birth; `The Lord has seen my misery; now my husband will love me' (Gen. 29,32). Ruben sav
199 RiaanOriginating from Adria (Venice) dull black, dark
200 Ricardostrong, brave
201 Ricostrong, brave
202 Rikusruler King
203 RobertRobert is a masculine given name and surname. It is a Germanic name, from Old High German Hrodebert which means "bright with glory". Hruod means "fame, glory". Berht means "bright".
204 RohanRed-haired; red.
205 Ruaan
206 RuanRising
207 RubenBehold a son.
208 RudiAbbreviation of Rudolph: Famed wolf.
209 RudolphFamous
210 Ruhann
211 Rupertbeautifully by fame
212 RyanKingly. Famous Bearer: American actor Ryan O'Neal.
213 Ryno
214 SarelDude, man, man free
215 SchalkProbably shortening Godschalk (see also-wag),.
216 SelwynProsperous friend
217 ShaneVariant of Sean: Irish variant of John: God is gracious; gift from God.
218 ShaunYahweh is gracious
219 SionGod is with us
220 StefanCrown; wreath. Variant of Stephen.
221 StephanCrown; wreath. Variant of Stephen.
222 StephanusCrown
223 Sybrandvictory, victory
224 Theogodsend
225 TheunisFlower
226 Tiaan
227 TrevorSea
228 Tyroncountry
229 Van Zyl
230 VernonAlder tree grove. Aristocratic surname brought to England at the time of the Norman conquest.
231 VictorVictor
232 Villiers
233 WaldoVariant of Walter rules;. Conquers
234 Walterruler of the army
235 WayneCraftsman; wagon-wright; wagon driver. Famous Bearer: U.S. Actor John Wayne (1907-1979).
236 Wernerprotector of the army
237 WesselArmy defender
238 Wian
239 Wickus
240 Wikus
241 Wilhelmwith the will as strong as a helmet
242 Willemwith the will as strong as a helmet
243 Williamwith the will as strong as a helmet
244 Williewith the will as strong as a helmet
245 WynandBrave in battle
246 Xaviernew home
247 ZanderAbbreviation of Alexander.
248 Zandre
249 ZekeDiminutive of Ezekiel: God strengthens, or may God strengthen.

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