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Popular Baby Names in South Africa, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in South Africa, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Statistics South Africa, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Melokuhle and Enzokuhle. Here are South Africa’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019: Girl N…
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Nomina Africana: Journal of African Onomastics / Vol. 34 (1)

Nomina Africana: Journal of African Onomastics / Vol. 34 (1) | Name News | Scoop.it
The current issue of the Journal of African Onomastics Nomina Africana Nr. 34 (1) has just been published. You may enjoy the below-mentioned articles therein:

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Ayanda

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Photo by Zen Chung on Pexels.com Origin: Zulu, Xhosa, NdebeleMeaning: "they are increasing."Gender: unisexi-AHN-dah The name is from a Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele phrase, meaning "they are increasing." Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/ayandahttps://briefly.co.za/25257-50-uncommon-xhosa-names-boys-girls-meaning-2020.html
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Tamílọ́rẹ

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Photo by Any Lane on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "give me a gift."Gender: femininePronunciatioh: TAH-mee-LOH-reh This lyrical gem looks like a cross between Tammy & Lora, but is actually a Yoruba feminine name. It comes from the Yoruba phrase, ta mí lọ́rẹ, literally, "give me a gift." It would make a lovely and unique option for…
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Adaora

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Photo by Emma Bauso on Pexels.com Origin: IgboMeaning: "daughter of all."Gender: feminine(ah-DOH-rah) The name sounds exactly like Adora, being composed of the Igbo elements, ada (daughter) and ora (all). A common short form is Ada. Source Microsoft Word - Igbo Dictionary Version Nov 06.DOC (columbia.edu)
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Eseoghene

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Origin: UrhoboMeaning: "God's gift."Gender: unisex The name is from the Urhobo language, meaning "God's gift." A common short form is Ese. Sources http://www.waado.org/UrhoboCulture/Names/UrhoboNames_Oyibo.htmhttps://www.behindthename.com/name/eseoghene
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Akachi

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Photo by Rakicevic Nenad on Pexels.com Origin: IgboMeaning: "hand of God."Gender: unisexAH-kah-CHEE The name is composed of the Igbo words, aka (hand) and chi (God). Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/akachihttps://www.igbostudy.com/blog/igbo-names-for-your-baby-boy
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Ayokunlé

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Photo by Maria Orlova on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "joy fills the house."Gender: masculinePronunciation: I-yo-KOON-ley The name is composed of the Yoruba words ayọ̀ (joy) kún (fill, complete, add to) & ilé (house). Short forms are Ayo & Kunlé. Sources https://yorubaname.com/entries/Ayokunlehttps://medium.com/@ayocanada/hello-my-name-is-ay%E1%BB%8D%CC%80ku%CD%81nle%CD%81-53b1a26dc577https://www.behindthename.com/name/ayokunle
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Ayomikun

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Photo by Kamaji Ogino on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "my joy is full."Gender: unisexPronunciation: I-yo-ME-koon The name is composed of the Yoruba words ayọ̀ (joy); mi (my) and kún (full). A common short form is Ayo. Sources https://yorubaname.com/entries/Ayomikunhttps://findaname.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/a-to-z-of-yoruba-names/
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Morayo

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Photo by Guilherme Almeida on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "I see joy; I found joy."Gender: femininePronunciation: moh-RYE-o The name is composed of the Yoruba words mo (I), rí (see, find) & ayo (joy). Sources https://www.yorubaname.com/entries/Morayo
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Omolola

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Photo by Godisable Jacob on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "the child is wealth."Gender: femininePronunciation: OH-moh-LOH-lah The name is composed of the Yoruba words ômô (child) and öröôlá (wealth). It is often shortened to Lola. A notable bearer is British actress, Lola Young (nee Margaret Omolola), Baroness Young of Hornsey (b. 1951). Sources http://www.yorubaname.com/entries/Omololahttps://www.behindthename.com/name/omolola/submitted
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Nnenna

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Photo by David Kuko on Pexels.com Origin: IgboMeaning: "father's mother."Gender: femininePronunciation: NEN-nah The name comes from the Igbo meaning "father's mother," it is sometimes given to girls who families believe the father's mother has been reincarnated. Sources https://www.mdhumanities.org/wp-content/uploads/Igbo-Glossary-for-Purple-Hibiscus.pdfhttps://www.behindthename.com/name/nnennahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nnennahttps://www.igbostudy.com/blog/igbo-girl-nameshttp://www.ijhssi.org/papers/vol9(6)/Series-1/H0906014253.pdf
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Baby Name Duo: Kipchoge & Keino –

Baby Name Duo: Kipchoge & Keino – | Name News | Scoop.it
Kipchoge “Kip” Keino, 1972 Kenyan middle- and long-distance runner Kipchoge Keino (pronounced kip-CHOH-gay KAY-noh) won a total of four medals at two different Summer Olympics: the 1968…
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Damilọ́lá

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Nigerian actress, Damilola Adegbite Origin: YorubaMeaning: "God makes me wealthy."Gender: unisexPron: DAH-MEE-LOH-LAH (equal emphasis) The name is composed of the Yoruba dá…l'ọ́lá (to make wealthy by God) and mi (me). Another form is Dánlọlá. It is borne by Nigerian model and actress, Dámilọ́la Adégbìtẹ́ (b. 1985). Sources User-submitted name Damilola - Behind the NameName Entry…
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Aráolúwa, Àràolúwa

Aráolúwa, Àràolúwa | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Ben Mack on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "the Lord's kin" or "the Lord's Miracle."Gender: unisexPronunciation: AH-raw-OH-loo-wah These are separate names but they have identical pronunciation. The former is from the Yoruba phrase ará-olúwa (the Lord's kin), while the latter is derived from àrà-olúwa, meaning, (the Lord's wonder). A common short form is Ara. Sources…
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Sagal

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Photo by luizclas on Pexels.com Origin: SomaliMeaning: "morning star."Gender: femininePronunciation: SAH-gul The name is a traditional Somali female name meaning "morning star." Sources Sagal - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and StatisticsSomali name - WikipediaappendixE.pdf (heartlandntbc.org)
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Ajani

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Photo by George Jr Kamau on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "one whom we fought to have."Gender: unisexPronunciation: AH-JAH-NEE The name is a Yoruba unisex name which is usually given to a child where the parents were having a hard time having children or a child who was in a high risk pregnancy. It is from the…
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Ẹ̀bùnolúwa

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Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "the Lord's gift."Gender: feminineE-boo-noo-LOO-wah The name is composed of the Yoruba words ẹbùn (gift) and olúwa (the Lord). Other forms are Ẹ̀bùn & Ẹ̀bùnolú. Sources https://yorubaname.com/entries/Ebunoluwahttps://www.behindthename.com/name/ebun/submitted
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Ésosa

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Photo by Any Lane on Pexels.com Origin: EdoMeaning: "God's gift."Gender: masculine The name is from the Edo language meaning "God's gift." Sources https://www.legit.ng/1178489-popular-edo-names-meaning.htmlhttps://www.behindthename.com/name/esosa/submitted
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Hodan

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Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Origin: SomaliMeaning: "rich."Gender: femininePronunciation: HOH-dahn The name comes directly from the Somali word for "rich." Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/hodanhttps://www.heartlandntbc.org/assets/training/mini-fellowship/PediatricToolBox/CDC/ed_training/EthnographicGuides/Somalia/chapters/appendixE.pdfhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_name
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Kehinde

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Photo by Derek Dolro on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaGender: unisexMeaning: "one who comes second."Pronunciation: KEH-HEEN-DEH The name is composed of the Yoruba words kẹ́hìn "comes last" and dé "arrives." The name is usually given to the 2nd oldest twin. A common short form is Kenny. A Hispanicised form used in Latin-America & the Caribbean among people…
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Chukwudi

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Photo by Dazzle Jam on Pexels.com Origin: IgboMeaning: "God exists."Gender: masculineCHUCK-WOOD-DEE The name is an Igbo male name meaning "God exists." A notable bearer is British actor, Chuk Iwuji (b. 1975). A common short form is Chuk, which sounds exactly like Chuck. Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/chukwudihttps://www.mdhumanities.org/wp-content/uploads/Igbo-Glossary-for-Purple-Hibiscus.pdfhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chukwudi
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Ẹ̀ríolúwa

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Photo by TUBARONES PHOTOGRAPHY on Pexels.com Origin: YorubaMeaning: "witness or evidence of God."Gender: unisexPronunciation: AIR-ee-oh-LOO-wah The name is composed of the Yoruba words ẹ̀rí (witness; evidence) & olúwa (God). A common short form is Eri. Sources https://www.yorubaname.com/entries/Erioluwahttps://www.legit.ng/1132521-unique-yoruba-names-meanings.html
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Oghenetega

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Photo by Chad Kirchoff on Pexels.com Origin: UrhoboMeaning: "God is worship-worthy."Gender: unisexPronunciation: OH-gheh-ne-TEH-gah The name is an Urhobo unisex name meaning "God is worship-worthy." Common short forms are Oghene & Tega. Sources http://www.waado.org/UrhoboCulture/Names/UrhoboNames_Oyibo.htmhttp://www.nigerian.name/w/index.php/Oghenetega
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Baby Name Duo: Kipchoge & Keino –

Baby Name Duo: Kipchoge & Keino – | Name News | Scoop.it
Kipchoge “Kip” Keino, 1972 Kenyan middle- and long-distance runner Kipchoge Keino (pronounced kip-CHOH-gay KAY-noh) won a total of four medals at two different Summer Olympics: the 1968…
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