The results are in! The names most registered for 2015 have been released! Does your little one's name feature?
Stats SA published the list of baby names most registered during 2015 last week.
Junior was again the number 1 baby name for boys in South Africa, being the registered first name of 10 743 boys born in 2015.
Interestingly, most popular three names for both boys and girls, plus a sprinkling of others, are English names this year.
Also worth noting is that many South African names are unisex, like Melokuhle and Blessing, both of which appear on the top 10 lists for both genders.
*Weird and wonderful baby names lists!
*South Africa's top baby names for 2014
*Find a name in our South African baby names list with more than 4,000 names.
Top boys names in South Africa 2015/15
The number in brackets indicates the position of the name on the 2014 top South African baby names list.
1. Junior (1)
4. Bandile (2)
6. Siyabonga (4)
8. Lethabo (5)
30 strong baby names for boys
Top girls names in South Africa 2015
4. Amahle (9)
5. Minenhle (2)
6. Thandolwethu (10)
10. Lesedi (8)
30 Strong baby names for girls
Top most registered surnames of babies in South Africa 2015
Interestingly, these surnames are all Nguni (isiZulu, isiXhosa, isiNdebele and siSwati) clan names, apart from Mokoena (Sesotho) in number 6.
1. Dlamini (1)
2. Nkosi (5)
3. Ndlovu (4)
4. Khumalo (6)
The ABC of Xhosa names beautifully illustrated
The ABC of Setswana names beautifully illustrated
Source: Recorded Live Births: 2013-2015, Statistics South Africa, published 27 October 2016.
Find a South African baby name:
Parent24's baby name list has over 4,000 names, including Zulu, Xhosa and Seswati names, Pedi, Tswana and Sotho names, Venda, Ndebele, Tsonga, Afrikaans and popular English names. Click here to search a name:
Share your baby's name with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.