Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Black South African

Usage noteEdit

90% of South Africans are Black. These come mostly from the Zulu and Xhosa tribes. For South Africans descended from immigrants, see the lists of Dutch surnames, English surnames, French surnames, Jewish surnames, Japanese surnames, and the list goes on.

Girls' namesEdit

  1. Akhona
  2. Anathi
  3. Anisha
  4. Atshadi
  5. Ayanda
  6. Ayele
  7. Bathabile
  8. Bhanoyi
  9. Busiswa
  10. Buyelwa
  11. Buyiswa
  12. Fundiswa
  13. Funeka
  14. Hauna
  15. Hlamalani
  16. Inganathi
  17. Leleti
  18. Linda
  19. Lindiwe
  20. Lulala
  21. Lulama
  22. Lyanda
  23. Makatse
  24. Makena
  25. Makhosozana
  26. Mandisa
  27. Mavivi
  28. Mesi
  29. Mpho
  30. Mphonyana
  31. Nande
  32. Nandiphe
  33. Nkosazana
  34. Nkosinathi
  35. N’nonseng
  36. Nobantu
  37. Nobathembu
  38. Nokuthula
  39. Nomalanga
  40. Nomasonto
  41. Nomatyala
  42. Nombeko
  43. Nomhle
  44. Nomonde
  45. Nomzansi
  46. Nonkumbi
  47. Nontsikelelo
  48. Nonyameko
  49. Nozizwe
  50. Onthatile
  51. Ntiti
  52. Ntozake
  53. Phetuxolo
  54. Pumzile
  55. Sanki
  56. Sankie
  57. Shange
  58. Siboniso
  59. Simthembile
  60. Siphiwe
  61. Siyabulele
  62. Sponono
  63. Thandeka
  64. Thandi
  65. Thandiswa
  66. Themba
  67. Tinyiko
  68. Tovhowani
  69. Unathi
  70. Xolelwa
  71. Zenani
  72. Zintle
  73. Zinzi
  74. Zola
  75. Zukisa

Boys' namesEdit

  1. Akhona
  2. Anisha
  3. Anuiyelewa
  4. Ayanda
  5. Ayele
  6. Ayize
  7. Bokang
  8. Bonginkosi
  9. Cetshwayo
  10. Chaka
  11. Chophezidudleni
  12. Dimi
  13. Dingaan
  14. Dingane
  15. Dinizulu
  16. Es’kia
  17. Gatsha
  18. Jabu
  19. Khela
  20. Lewele
  21. Liod
  22. Luthuli
  23. Luzuko
  24. Luanda
  25. Mabhuza
  26. Magashe
  27. Makhenkesi
  28. Mangaliso
  29. Mangisi
  30. Mangosuthu
  31. Masibulele
  32. Mbengeni
  33. Mbongeni
  34. Mcwaviseni
  35. Med
  36. Mninwa
  37. Mohale
  38. Mokete
  39. Mongane
  40. Mpilo
  41. Mpumelele
  42. Mthunzi
  43. Munyadizwa
  44. Mveli
  45. Mxolisi
  46. Nameni
  47. Nandiphe
  48. Ndaweni
  49. Nkenke
  50. Nkosi
  51. Nkosinathi
  52. Ntombiziyamkhweba
  53. Olwethu
  54. Paki
  55. Phetuxolo
  56. Qunta
  57. Rolihlahla
  58. Serake
  59. Sibusiso
  60. Simthembele
  61. Sipho
  62. Siyabulele
  63. Sokhaya
  64. Thabang
  65. Thabiso
  66. Thabo
  67. Themba
  68. Tsediso
  69. Unathi
  70. Xola
  71. Xolelwa
  72. Yera
  73. Zukisa
  74. Zuko
  75. Zwelakhe

SurnamesEdit

  1. Akhalwaya
  2. Bacela
  3. Bali
  4. Balindlela
  5. Baloyi
  6. Bapela
  7. Bhasin
  8. Biko
  9. Boesak
  10. Bokwe
  11. Botha
  12. Buthelezi
  13. Cele
  14. Chabeli
  15. Chinamano
  16. Chosane
  17. Chuenyane
  18. Dalindyebo
  19. Dana
  20. Dandala
  21. Dladla
  22. Dlamini
  23. Duka
  24. Dyantyi
  25. Galada
  26. Gobodo
  27. Gola
  28. Goniwe
  29. Gqoba
  30. Gqozo
  31. Gumede
  32. Gwamanda
  33. Gwavu
  34. Gwaxula
  35. Hadebe
  36. Holomisa
  37. Jadezweni
  38. Jabavu
  39. Kani
  40. Kekana
  41. Kgopong
  42. Khoza
  43. Khumalo
  44. Kolisi
  45. Kubatsi
  46. Kumalo
  47. Kunene
  48. Lata
  49. Latakgomo
  50. Lbvolu
  51. Leseme
  52. Luthuli
  53. Lutuli
  54. Luvoyo
  55. Mabandla
  56. Mabaso
  57. Macozoma
  58. Madhlopa
  59. Madikizela
  60. Magubane
  61. Mahlambeni
  62. Mahlangu
  63. Maimela
  64. Maisela
  65. Majola
  66. Makeba
  67. Makete
  68. Makgetla
  69. Makhubela
  70. Makwetla
  71. Malangeni
  72. Malanje
  73. Malinga
  74. Malope
  75. Maluleke
  76. Mamaboki
  77. Manci
  78. Mandela
  79. Mantashe
  80. Manzini
  81. Mapisa
  82. Mase
  83. Masekela
  84. Maseko
  85. Mashinini
  86. Masondo
  87. Matanzima
  88. Mathebula
  89. Mathibela
  90. Mathivha
  91. Matlala
  92. Matshikiza
  93. Mayekiso
  94. Mazibuko
  95. Mazwai
  96. Mbalula
  97. Mbatha
  98. Mbeki
  99. Mbelu
  100. Mbonyana
  101. Mchunu
  102. Mdladlana
  103. Mfeketo
  104. Mhlaba
  105. Mhlongo
  106. Mhlungu
  107. Mjempu
  108. Mkhize
  109. Mkhwanazi
  110. Mlambo
  111. Mlamla
  112. Modise
  113. Mofokeng
  114. Mogajane
  115. Mogotsci
  116. Mogudi
  117. Moikangoa
  118. Mojapelo
  119. Moketsie
  120. Mokganyetsi
  121. Mokoena
  122. Molebatsi
  123. Molefe
  124. Moleketi
  125. Moloi
  126. Moraba
  127. Mosethli
  128. Moshesh
  129. Mosikili
  130. Mosime
  131. Motala
  132. Motlhabi
  133. Motseki
  134. Motsepe
  135. Motshekgo
  136. Moutlana
  137. Moyo
  138. Mphahlele
  139. Mqhayi
  140. Msimanga
  141. Msuwana
  142. Mthembu
  143. Mthethwa
  144. Mthombothi
  145. Mtshali
  146. Mtyanda
  147. Muribwathoho
  148. Mvovo
  149. Mxenge
  150. Mzamane
  151. Naude
  152. Ncamashe
  153. Ncobo
  154. Ncube
  155. Ndingane
  156. Ndlebe
  157. Ndlovu
  158. Ndodana
  159. Ndulula
  160. Ndungane
  161. Ngakame
  162. Ngcobo
  163. Ngcuka
  164. Ngobeni
  165. Ngonyama
  166. Ngubane
  167. Ngwenya
  168. Nkabinde
  169. Nkomo
  170. Nkondo
  171. Nkosi
  172. Nkwinti
  173. Noko
  174. Nokwe
  175. Nongqayi
  176. Nongxa
  177. Nonkumbi
  178. Noruwana
  179. Notshe
  180. Nqakula
  181. Ntapane
  182. Ntini
  183. Ntlali
  184. Ntlhe
  185. Ntuli
  186. Nxumalo
  187. Nyatsumba
  188. Phatudi
  189. Phiri
  190. Pityana
  191. Punguzwa
  192. Qoboza
  193. Radebe
  194. Ramaala
  195. Ramaphosa
  196. Ramasodi
  197. Renene
  198. Rothele
  199. Sandile
  200. Sangqu
  201. Sebe
  202. Sekhukhune
  203. Sepeng
  204. Serenyane
  205. Sharangabo
  206. Sibanda
  207. Sibiya
  208. Sigcau
  209. Sigcawu
  210. Sindiswa
  211. Singana
  212. Sisulu
  213. Sithole
  214. Skweyiya
  215. Sobukwe
  216. Soga
  217. Sonjica
  218. Sontonga
  219. Tambo
  220. Tengo
  221. Thloloe
  222. Thugwane
  223. Tladinyane
  224. Tsebe
  225. Tshabalala
  226. Tshwete
  227. Tutu
  228. Tyala
  229. Vavi
  230. Vusani
  231. Ximiya
  232. Xuma
  233. Zulu
  234. Zwane
  235. Zuwela