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Top baby names

Top Baby Names

Are you starting to think about what name you’re going to give your little one? Well, maybe we can help with a bit of inspiration.

Every year, Stats SA publishes the most popular names in the country. This is based on information recorded by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) so have a look at the top names in each province and see if something appeals to you.

Western Cape: Boys

  • Liam

  • Enzokuhle

  • Joshua

  • Noah

  • Othalive

  • Luke

  • Caleb

  • Kungawo

  • Alunamda

  • Elijah

Western Cape: Girls

  • Melokuhle

  • Enzokuhle

  • Othalive

  • Mia

  • Alunamda

  • Leah

  • Iminathi

  • Ava

  • Faith

  • Isabella

Eastern Cape: Boys

  • Enzokuhle

  • Alunamda

  • Kungawo

  • Othalive

  • Melokuhle

  • Likuwe

  • Lingomso

  • Lubanzi

  • Iminathi

  • Luphawu

Eastern Cape: Girls

  • Enzokuhle

  • Alunamda

  • Iminathi

  • Melokuhle

  • Othalive

  • Likuwe

  • Khayone

  • Lingomso

  • Kungawo

  • Olothando

Northern Cape: Boys

  • Lethabo

  • Amogelang

  • Junior

  • Jayden

  • Leano

  • Bokamoso

  • Katlego

  • Ofentse

  • Lebogang

  • Omaatla

Northern Cape: Girls

  • Reatlegile

  • Remofilwe

  • Rethabile

  • Omolemo

  • Onthatile

  • Rorisang

  • Reneilwe

  • Tshegofatso

  • Warona

  • Omaatla

Free State: Boys

  • Lethabo

  • Katleho

  • Amohelang

  • Letlotlo

  • Bokamoso

  • Kamohelo

  • Bokang

  • Lesedi

  • Mpho

  • Siyabonga

Free State: Girls

  • Amohelang

  • Bokamoso

  • Rethabile

  • Relebohile

  • Omphile

  • Bonolo

  • Oratilwe

  • Lethabo

  • Lesedi

  • Naledi

KwaZulu-Natal: Boys

  • Enzokuhle

  • Lubanzi

  • Melokuhle

  • Bandile

  • Ayabonga

  • Bayanda

  • Lethokuhle

  • Banele

  • Philasande

  • Alwande

KwaZulu-Natal: Girls

  • Enzokuhle

  • Asemahle

  • Okuhle

  • Lisakhanya

  • Emihle

  • Melokuhle

  • Esihle

  • Ziyanda

  • Luthando

  • Aphelele

North West: Boys

  • Lethabo

  • Amogelang

  • Onthatile

  • Bokamoso

  • Ofentse

  • Oratile

  • Katlego

  • Reatlegile

  • Omphile

  • Kamogelo

North West: Girls

  • Onthatile

  • Reatlegile

  • Remofilwe

  • Rethabile

  • Amogelang

  • Olerato

  • Tshegofatso

  • Rorisang

  • Omolemo

  • Lethabo

Gauteng: Boys

  • Lethabo

  • Siyabonga

  • Bokamoso

  • Omphile

  • Thato

  • Lesedi

  • Ofentse

  • Karabo

  • Amogelang

  • Bokang

Gauteng: Girls

  • Amahle

  • Lethabo

  • Lesedi

  • Naledi

  • Bokamoso

  • Omphile

  • Karabo

  • Rethabile

  • Amogelang

  • Siphesihle

Mpumalanga: Boys

  • Blessing

  • Melokuhle

  • Siyabonga

  • Junior

  • Siphosethu

  • Lwandle

  • Lethokuhle

  • Nkosenhle

  • Bandile

  • Banele

Mpumalanga: Girls

  • Melokuhle

  • Amahle

  • Minenhle

  • Okuhle

  • Lethokuhle

  • Thandolwethu

  • Siphesihle

  • Sphesihle [without the first "i"]

  • Hlelokuhle

  • Angel

Limpopo: Boys

  • Lethabo

  • Katlego

  • Ofentse

  • Amogelang

  • Phenyo

  • Mpho

  • Kamogelo

  • Tshegofatso

  • Blessing

  • Karabo

Limpopo: Girls

  • Lethabo

  • Amogelang

  • Tshegofatso

  • Ofentse

  • Omphile

  • Rethabile

  • Karabo

  • Lesedi

  • Kamogelo

  • Katlego