Shona Submitted Surnames

Shona names are used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Anotidaishe Shona
Anotidaishe means "the Lord loves us".
Chamapiwa Shona
Chamapiwa means "that which you have been given". It is a call to appreciate that which you have from God
Chenai Shona
Chenai means "Be clean, be hygienic or come out clean"
Chikomborero Shona
CHIKOMBORERO means "a blessing".
Chiroto Shona
Meaning unknown.
Chiweshe Shona
Meaning unknown.
Dambudzo Shona
Dambudzo means "that which causes suffering or trouble". #The Zimbabwean writer, Dambudzo Marechera is a famous bearer of this name".
Dangarembga Shona
Meaning unknown.
Dudzai Shona
Dudzai means "Speak it out, confess it".
Farai Shona
Farai means "Rejoice, be happy".
Gwinyai Shona
Gwinyai means "be strong".
Hatendi Shona
Meaning unknown.
Isheanesu Shona
Isheanesu means "The Lord is with us".
Jeyi Shona
Porcupine. Wamambo. Strong, Courageous, Joyful and loving.
Kyagumbo Shona
Meaning unknown.
Majange Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mathema Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mawere Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mbangwa Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mombeshora Shona
Meaning unknown.
Moyo Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mudzuri Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mufaro Shona
Mufaro means "Joy, happiness". It is a name of rejoicing
Mushohwe Shona
Meaning unknown.
Muzorewa Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mwaruwari Shona
Meaning unknown.
Nengomasha Shona
Meaning unknown.
Onai Shona
Onai means "See, observe". #It is a name that calls the hearer to see or observe that which happened".
Ongai Shona
It is a form of the Shona name Vongai.
Rangarirai Shona
Rangarirai means "Remember, think over, consider".
Rufaro Shona
It is a form of the Shona name Mufaro.
Tafara Shona
Tafara means "We are happy or we rejoice". It is a name of rejoicing
Tawanda Shona
Tawanda means "We have increased or multiplied". #It is a name acknowledging the birth of a child as an increase to the family".
Tinetariro Shona
Tinetariro means "We have hope". Usually given to declare that we have our hope in God.
Tonderai Shona
Tonderai means "Remember". This name is given as a call to remember a particular event or to remember one's origins.
Vimbai Shona
Vimbai means "Have hope, trust". It is a call to have hope or to trust in
Vonai Shona
It is a form of the Shona name Onai.
Vongai Shona
Vongai means "be thankful, or appreciative".
Wadzanai Shona
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
Wonai Shona
It is a form of the Shona name Onai.
Wongai Shona
It is a form of the Shona name Vongai
Yeukai Shona
Yeukai means "Remember". This name is given as a call to remember a particular event or to remember one's origins.
Zadzisai Shona
Zadzisai means "you must fulfil - a pledge or promise". The name is given as a reminder to fulfil a pledge or promise.
Zivai Shona
Zivai means "you must know".
Zivanai Shona
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"
Zororo Shona
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.
Zuva Shona
Zuva means "sun or day".
Zvaitika Shona
Zvaitika means "It has happened". This name may be given as a celebration that something that was desired or awaited has finally happened.