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Popular South African girl names

#Name Meaning
1 AbigailThe father rejoices
2 AdelNoble, Kind
3 AdeleNoble
4 Adricoming from or resident of Adria
5 AlettaOf noble birth
6 AliciaOf noble birth
7 AlidaOf noble birth
8 Alomadove abbreviation of paloma
9 Altahigh
10 AmandaFrom the Latin word amanda, meaning "lovable." Literary; poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the seventeenth century.
11 AmeliaVariant of Amelia: From the Old German Amalburga, meaning labour and the Latin Aemilia.
12 Andreamanlike, manly, brave
13 Ané
14 AnelWind / God of the wind
15 Anelda
16 Angelique
17 AnikaDutch form of Anne.
18 AnitaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
19 AnjaFinnish and Slovene version of the given name Anna.
20 AnnaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
21 AnnekeLittle Ann
22 Annelinecharming, gracious
23 AnnelizeGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
24 AnnemarieGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
25 AnnemieBitter grace.
26 AnnetteVariant of Ann: A variant of Hannah introduced to Britain in the 13th century, made popular in the 14th century by the cult of St Anne. The form of the name varies with fashion:.
27 AnnikaVariant of Ann: A variant of Hannah introduced to Britain in the 13th century, made popular in the 14th century by the cult of St Anne. The form of the name varies with fashion:.
28 Anri
29 Antionettebeyond price
30 Antoinetteinvaluable
31 AntonetteThe invaluable
32 Anzeldivine helmet
33 AshleyLives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'. Both a male and female name.
34 BeatrixBringer Of Joy
35 BelindaFrom the Old German Betlindis, which is derived from the word for snake.
36 BenitaWest-Brabant name
37 Bernelee
38 BiancaWhite; shining. A variant of the French Blanche.
39 BiankaWhite; shining. A variant of the French Blanche.
40 CarienClean and pure
41 Carinclean or pure
42 Carinaclean or pure
43 Carlameans the same as guy
44 CarliFree
45 CarmenGarden. The Spanish form of the Hebrew Carmel. Famous bearer: Bizet's opera 'Carmen', first performed in 1875.
46 Catharinaclean or pure
47 CeciliaGhost
48 Chandre
49 Chané
50 ChanePlant
51 ChantalSong
52 ChanteSinger. To sing. Song.
53 ChantelSinger. To sing. Song.
54 ChantelleSinger. To sing. Song.
55 CharleneFeminine form of Charles: From the Old English 'ceorl' meaning man.
56 CharmaineTemptation
57 Charne
58 Christaanointed
59 Christellecombination christ and elle
60 Christinaanointed
61 Christineanointed
62 Chrizelda
63 CindyDimunitive of Cynthia, Lucinda, and Cinderella.
64 Clarissabright, shiny, glossy
65 CorneThe horned
66 CorneliaThe horned
67 DaleneSmall valley. Abbreviation of Madeline.
68 DanelleGod is my judge
69 DaniellaGod is my judge
70 Danikamorning
71 Denisefertility
72 DoreenA variant of Doirean, derived from a Celtic word meaning sullen.
73 ElaineShining light. An Old French form of Helen.
74 ElanaTorch
75 Elandi
76 Elanilighting
77 EleanorGod is my light
78 ElizabethGod has sworn
79 ElizeGod has sworn
80 Elizma
81 Elizna
82 Elmari
83 Elmarie
84 Elreaz
85 ElsabeDedicated to god
86 ElsjeNoble
87 Elzette
88 Emmagreat great
89 EngelaAngel
90 Erikaruler of the Law
91 EstelleStar. A variant of Estella.
92 Geraldinespear
93 GerdaStrong with the spear
94 GertruidaThe powerful with the spear
95 GretchenPearl
96 GwendolineHonestly. Blessed. White eyebrows. White circle
97 Hanlie
98 Hannetjie
99 Hanri
100 HeidiOf noble birth
101 HeleenTorch, the shining, brilliant
102 Helenatorch, the radiant
103 Hermienarmy, force
104 IlseGod has sworn
105 IlzeDedicated to god
106 IsabelGod has sworn
107 JacobaVariant of Jacobina: Supplanter. Feminine version of the name Jacob, used occasionally in Scotland.
108 Jacquelinehe heel grip
109 Janaderived from the Sabijnenkoning Titus Tatius
110 JaneYahweh is gracious
111 JanetteGod is gracious
112 JanineYahweh is gracious
113 JeanetteGod is gracious
114 Jenniferfruitful
115 JessicaRich. God beholds. The daughter of Shylock in Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice'.
116 Jodine
117 JohannaYahweh is gracious
118 JoleneCompound of Jo and the feminine name element -ene.
119 JuanitaGod is gracious
120 Karenthe ever pure, pure
121 Karien
122 KarinPure
123 KarlaFeminine variant of Charles meaning manly.
124 Karlienmeans the same as guy
125 LanaRock
126 LarissaCheerful
127 Lealion
128 LeanaDerived from an Irish Gaelic of Helen: (light;beautiful woman); variant of Liana: (youthful;bond).
129 Leandi
130 LeandraStrong and brave as a lion
131 Leandri
132 Leandrie
133 Leanelion, hard
134 Leonielion
135 LetitiaJoy
136 Lianathe juvenile or dedicated to Jupiter
137 LieslGod has sworn
138 Lindashield of linden wood
139 LindieSnake.
140 LisaGod has sworn
141 LizaGod has sworn
142 LizeGod has sworn
143 Lizel
144 Lizelle
145 LizetteDedicated to god
146 LorindaModern variant of Lora and Laurie referring to the laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory.
147 Louiseglorious war hero
148 Lynetteidol
149 Madeleinvariant of Magdalena
150 MadeleineDiminutive of Madeleine: Woman of Magdala. Tower.
151 MadelynTower
152 Magdataken from Mary Magdalene
153 Magdalenataken from Mary Magdalene
154 MandieAbbreviation of Amanda, meaning worthy of being loved.
155 Marelise
156 Marelize
157 Marimarjoram (herb). Also known as Marjoram Herb Sausage or
158 Mariashapely clean
159 Mariaan
160 Marianashapely clean
161 MariannaCombination
162 Marieshapely clean
163 Marietteshapely clean
164 Marikemarjoram (herb). Also known as Marjoram Herb Sausage or
165 Marilize
166 Marinashapely clean
167 Marindathe embittered
168 MarisaVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
169 MariskaSea Of Bitterness
170 Maritsamarjoram (herb). Also known as Marjoram Herb Sausage or
171 MaritzaSea Of Bitterness
172 Marleneshapely clean
173 Marlishapely clean
174 Marlize
175 Marthathe biblical figure Marta
176 Maryke
177 Marynathe embittered
178 MeganOne who is strong and mighty.
179 Melanieblack, dark in color
180 Melindahoney
181 MelissaBee
182 MerciaPeople of the borderland. From Mercia. Compassion; forbearance.
183 MiaMy. Also a variant of Maria: Wished for child; rebellion.
184 Miane
185 Miané
186 Mianke
187 MichaelaHebrew for "Who is like God"
188 MichelleHebrew for "Who is like God"
189 MiekeGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
190 MikaylaThat
191 MonicaVariant of Mona.
192 MoniqueVariant of Mona: madonna. Wise.
193 NadiaHope
194 NadineHope
195 NatashaChrist
196 NatasjaBirthday (of Christ)
197 NicolaConqueror of the people
198 NicoleConqueror of the people
199 Nicolene
200 Nicolettevictor by the people, loved by all
201 Nikitavictor by the people, loved by all
202 Ninathe ever pure, pure
203 OdetteHeritage
204 Petrorock
205 Petronellarock
206 ReinetteAdvice, counsel
207 ReneReborn.
208 Rethaornament
209 Rianavariant of Rianna, Rianne
210 Rijnalda
211 Rinaclean or pure
212 RochelleLittle Rock
213 RoelienFamous in the country
214 Ronel
215 RonellGuides, ruler, Mighty mighty
216 RozanneRose / bush
217 SamanthaListen; name of God.
218 SandraUnheeded prophetess. A diminutive of Casirnir, Cassandra, or Catherine. In Homer's 'The Iliad' Cassandra's prediction of the fall of Troy was unheeded. Also used as an independent name. Also a feminine of Alexander (defender of man).
219 Sanet
220 ShaniCrimson
221 SimoneGod has heard
222 Sonet
223 SonjaWisdom
224 Stephaniecrown or wreath
225 Stephné
226 Sumari
227 Suné
228 Sunesun
229 Susanwater lily
230 Susara
231 SuzetteLily. Variant of Hebrew Susannah. In the apocryphal Book of Tobit Susannah courageously defended herself against wrongful accusation. White lilies grew in the Biblical city of Susa in Persia.
232 TaniaN / A
233 TanyaFairy Queen
234 TarinaHigh hill
235 Tessawoman working at harvest
236 Theresawoman working at harvest
237 VanessaButterfly.
238 Verushkatrue
239 VickiAbout Winning, conqueror
240 Wilmawith the will as strong as a helmet
241 Wilnafirm defender
242 Yolandaviolet
243 Yolandeviolet
244 Yolandi
245 Yolandie
246 Yvonne(Bow) Yew
247 ZeldaN / A
248 Zelna
249 Zelri
250 Zonica

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