Shona Submitted Surnames

Shona names are used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ANOTIDAISHEShona
Anotidaishe means "the Lord loves us".
ASANTEShona
Meaning unknown.
CHAMAPIWAShona
Chamapiwa means "that which you have been given". It is a call to appreciate that which you have from God
CHENAIShona
Chenai means "Be clean, be hygienic or come out clean"
CHIKOMBOREROShona
CHIKOMBORERO means "a blessing".
CHIROTOShona
Meaning unknown.
CHIWESHEShona
Meaning unknown.
DAMBUDZOShona
Dambudzo means "that which causes suffering or trouble". #The Zimbabwean writer, Dambudzo Marechera is a famous bearer of this name".
DANGAREMBGAShona
Meaning unknown.
DUDZAIShona
Dudzai means "Speak it out, confess it".
FARAIShona
Farai means "Rejoice, be happy".
GWINYAIShona
Gwinyai means "be strong".
HATENDIShona
Meaning unknown.
ISHEANESUShona
Isheanesu means "The Lord is with us".
JEYIShona
Porcupine. Wamambo. Strong, Courageous, Joyful and loving.
KYAGUMBOShona
Meaning unknown.
MAJANGEShona
Meaning unknown.
MATHEMAShona
Meaning unknown.
MAWEREShona
Meaning unknown.
MBANGWAShona
Meaning unknown.
MOMBESHORAShona
Meaning unknown.
MOYOShona
Meaning unknown.
MUDZURIShona
Meaning unknown.
MUFAROShona
Mufaro means "Joy, happiness". It is a name of rejoicing
MUSHOHWEShona
Meaning unknown.
MUZOREWAShona
Meaning unknown.
MWARUWARIShona
Meaning unknown.
NENGOMASHAShona
Meaning unknown.
ONAIShona
Onai means "See, observe". #It is a name that calls the hearer to see or observe that which happened".
ONGAIShona
It is a form of the Shona name Vongai.
RANGARIRAIShona
Rangarirai means "Remember, think over, consider".
RUFAROShona
It is a form of the Shona name Mufaro.
TAFARAShona
Tafara means "We are happy or we rejoice". It is a name of rejoicing
TAWANDAShona
Tawanda means "We have increased or multiplied". #It is a name acknowledging the birth of a child as an increase to the family".
TINETARIROShona
Tinetariro means "We have hope". Usually given to declare that we have our hope in God.
TONDERAIShona
Tonderai means "Remember". This name is given as a call to remember a particular event or to remember one's origins.
VIMBAIShona
Vimbai means "Have hope, trust". It is a call to have hope or to trust in
VONAIShona
It is a form of the Shona name Onai.
VONGAIShona
Vongai means "be thankful, or appreciative".
WADZANAIShona
Wadzanai means "Have fellowship, visit each other, be on good terms". The name may be given as a call to family to come together in fellowship, visiting and being on good terms
WONAIShona
It is a form of the Shona name Onai.
WONGAIShona
It is a form of the Shona name Vongai
YEUKAIShona
Yeukai means "Remember". This name is given as a call to remember a particular event or to remember one's origins.
ZADZISAIShona
Zadzisai means "you must fulfil - a pledge or promise". The name is given as a reminder to fulfil a pledge or promise.
ZIVAIShona
Zivai means "you must know".
ZIVANAIShona
Zivanai means "You must know each other". #This name is a call to family and relatives to get to know each other by visiting and fellowship - usually so that they do not drift apart"
ZOROROShona
Zororo means "rest". #It may be given to mean that the parent has rested after the birth of this child". Zimbabwean politician Zororo Duri was a well known bearer of this name.
ZUVAShona
Zuva means "sun or day".
ZVAITIKAShona
Zvaitika means "It has happened". This name may be given as a celebration that something that was desired or awaited has finally happened.