are used by Afrikaans
speakers in the countries of South Africa and Namibia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
bekker is a regional form of Dutch bakker which means Baker
Brought to South Africa by settlers of French decent some time in the past 300 years. Sometimes also a given name for boys.
The name Engelbrecht has multiple translations, including "Angle Glorious" and "Bright Angel".
KAT Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Jewish
Means "Cat" in Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans, perhaps originally a nickname for someone who owned a cat or somehow resembled a cat.
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
Prinsloo is an Afrikaans surname. The name is derived from the dutch word Prins (meaning prince), and a loo suffix meaning clearing in the forest. Variant spellings include Prinzloo and Prinslo.
THERON Southern African, Afrikaans, Occitan
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations in Occitanie named Théron or Thérond, ultimately from Latin torus
meaning "elevation, height, embankment". A famous bearer is South African and American actress Charlize
VAN NIEKERK Afrikaans, Southern African
Topographic name for any of the various locations named Nieuwerkerk in The Netherlands or Nieuwerkerken in Belgium. The name itself means "of the new church" from Dutch van
meaning "of" combined with nieuw
meaning "new" and kerk
VAN ROOYEN Afrikaans
van Rooyen related to van Rooijen
, is an Afrikaans and Dutch toponymic surname. May be rooted from the Rhine area of the Netherlands, possibly having meant "from Rhine" originally... [more]