Names and Surnames in South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 59 million people, it is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres (471,445 sq mi). South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg. About 80% of South Africans are of Black African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian, and multiracial ancestry.

  • Language: Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population: 55.7M
  • Currency: ZAR (R)
  • Calling Code: +27
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Most Common Surnames In South Africa :
# Surname
1 Dlamini
2 Nkosi
3 Ndlovu
4 Khumalo
5 Sithole
6 Mahlangu
7 Mokoena
8 Mkhize
9 Mthembu
10 Zulu
Most Common Names In South Africa :
Male Name Female Name
Johannes Maria
David Elizabeth
John Anna
Michael Sibongile
Sipho Johanna
Joseph Lindiwe
Bongani Martha
Jan Busisiwe
Daniel Patricia
Sibusiso Zanele
Random Names in South Africa by Name Generator :
Male Name
James Naidoo
Thabo Louw
Jacobus Majola
Sandile Hlongwane
Thomas Mthethwa
Jan Mabaso
Mandla Mathebula
Tshepo Zwane
Peter Adams
Bonginkosi Dladla
Female Name
Mpho Adams
Thandiwe Motaung
Nokuthula van der Merwe
Margaret Louw
Nomsa Zondi
Nonhlanhla Vilakazi
Sibongile Dlamini
Patricia Buthelezi
Phumzile Mbatha
Lindiwe Khumalo
Closest Countries to South Africa by Given Names:
Country %
Zimbabwe 34.00%
Bahamas 31.00%
Malawi 29.00%
Papua New Guinea 29.00%
United States 29.00%
Solomon Islands 28.00%
Uganda 28.00%
Ghana 28.00%
England 27.00%
Trinidad and Tobago 26.00%
Ireland 26.00%
Closest Countries to South Africa by Surnames:
Country %
Swaziland 22.77%
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