Zulu is the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated population of about 10 million to 12 million people who live in Kwazulu-Natal. The Zulu nation, which is from the Nguni ethnic group, is not only found in South Africa; you can also find them in Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, and Eswatini. The people of Zulu are made up of over 150 clans.
All of these different clans that make up the Zulu nation are ruled by one Zulu king, who in turn reports to the president of South Africa. Each clan is also identified by unique clan names. Most people from the different clans, attach their clan names and surnames to their individual names as a means of identification. In this article, we have carefully put together a detailed list of the different Zulu clan names and last names, the name significance, and a list of some of the most prominent people from these clans.
To make it easier for you to navigate through this list and find a name that you will prefer, we have arranged the Zulu clan names in alphabetical order and have also put the different clan names and surnames separately.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter B
1. Clan Name – Bhebhe
Possible Last Names: Makhedama, Soyengwase, Nina bakaBhebhe kaMthendeka! Nina bakaSoqubel’ onjengegundwane! Nina baseSiweni, kwaMpuku yakwaMselemusi, kwaNogwence webaya! Dlomo weNdl’ ende! Sihlangu samavaka seswel’ ababhemu! Wen’ owalala nomunw’endunu, wavuka wawuncinda wawukhomb’ilanga! Makhul’emini abafokazana bekhul’ ebusuku! Zingwazi zempi yakwaNdunu! Njoman’ eyaduk’ iminyakanyaka, yatholakal’ onyakeni wesine; yabuye yatholakala ngowesikhombisa! Langeni, owavel’ elangeni!
Meaning/Significance: Bhebhe is believed to be a name that attracts kindness, willpower, and expressiveness.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Some of the notable people around the country who bear this clan name is Mkhululi Bhebhe, who joined the Joyous Celebration Choir to sing the popular song, ‘Tambira Jehovah.’ Another is Ngwabi Bhebhe, the first vice-chancellor of Midlands State University.
Other Comments: Both Zimbabweans and South Africans bear this name.
2. Clan Name – Bhembe
Possible Last Names: Mashinini, Guliwe, Cindi Bhengani: Singo, Nyambawu, Nivuke nikhwif’ilanga, Mmemezi kaHlangabeza, Ngcolosi!
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Emma Thandi Mashinini, a political leader and trade unionist, is one of the prominent people from the Mashinini clan.
Other Comments: This name is said to attract creativity, forthrightness, and companionship.
3. Clan Name – Bhuyeni
Possible Last Name: Sigwaxa
Other Comments: Like Bhembe, Bhuyeni is also believed to attract creativity, forthrightness, and companionship.
4. Clan Name – Biyase
Possible Last Names: Khathini, Ziqubu, Luphondo! Ngonyama yenduna.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Siphesihle Biyase, a gymnast who made name for South Africa in Belgium at the World Championships 2013. Dela Mansuet Biyase, an ordained Catholic priest for the Diocese of Mariannhill.
Other Comments: People from this clan have been known to place South Africa on the face of the global map with their outstanding achievements.
5. Clan Name – Biyela
Possible Last Names: Mgazi, Ntshangase, Menziwa, Mvundlane, Mgazi, Malandela, Ndabezitha! Luzumane kaNdaba! Bazume, Ndaba, balibele! Njezi kaXhoko! Mvundlane wasoKhabeni, Mbeng’ osinda abosi
Meaning/Significance: Biyela is a name that is believed to inspire realism, honesty, and exhilaration.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: One of the prominent people from this clan is Ntsiki Biyela, a winemaker and businesswoman who runs Aslina Wines.
6. Clan Name – Blose (Bhulose)
Possible Last Names: Ndelu, Shinga, Madiba (Madziba), Dimba, Duma, Mseleku, Bohlela! Phonsel’ obus’uMajonjobela! Othunga ligcwala lingethiwanga; ligcwal’ ukuhlakanipha! Noncengwa! Wen’ owancengw’ izintombi zathi sicel’ usishade, Bhulose! Chobile! Wen’ owachob’ izintwala zenkosazana! Shinga! Ak’shinganga mina, kwashing’ isibongo!
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Happy Mamlili Blose, member of KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature and a member of the African National Congress (ANC). Mpumelelo Bhulose, a renowned South African actor
7. Clan Name – Buthelezi
Possible Last Names: Shenge, Sokwalisa, Phungashe, Mnyamana kaNgqengelele! Mnandi ngamondi! Wen’ owadliwa ‘zindlovukazi zamlobolela! Nina ‘zinyawo ezimahhele, enaganis’ izintombi nanganye nangambili!
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Mangosuthu Buthelezi is one of the most prominent people from this clan. He is a South African activist who was actively involved in the fight against apartheid and a Zulu tribal leader. Sfiso Buthelezi, the South African Deputy Finance Minister, and Bishop B.M Buthelezi, the KwaZulu Regional Christian Council Chairperson, are some of the other noteworthy people.
8. Clan Name – Bophela
Possible Last Names: Hlomuka, Ngidi
Meaning/Significance: The name Bophela is one that is associated with prudence, shrewdness, and respectfulness.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Notable people from this clan include Dion Ngidi, a humanitarian; Khumbuzile Bophela, a South African molecular plant pathologist; and Barney Sibusiso Bophela, a renowned pianist, who played at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration.
9. Clan Name – Buleni
Possible Last Names: Sgwaza, Nkomedl’abantu, Sgwaca esagwac’ethafeni, Mlomula!
Meaning/Significance: The name Buleni is associated with kindness and dynamics.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Dr. Thembeka Chumile Nondumiso ‘T.C.N’ Buleni, a health care practitioner that specializes in dentistry, and Nomusa Buleni, a nurse, are two notable people from this clan.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter C
10. Clan Name – Caluza
Possible Last Name: Mnguni
Meaning/Significance: Caluza is associated with love, charisma, and freedom.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Notable people from this clan include: The SADTU’s provincial secretary in KwaZulu-Natal, Nomarashiya Caluza.
11. Clan Name – Cebekhulu
Possible Last Names: Nsele, Mafu, Nkunga, Nsele kaLindamkhonto! Nongalo, Mntungwa, Sothinyase! Linda kaMafu! Nina bakaMtoyi kaGobho! Mayinga kaNombedu; Oying’ izintaba zombili! Uying’ uMpehleya; wayinga noMaqhwakazi! Izintab’ ezinamancongo (amabizo) njengabantu! Intak’ ehlal’ umhlakuva wakhothama! Is’khov’ umahhehhe; singathi hhi, siyenanela! Senanel’ im’hlamb’ yamadod’ ingqubuzana!
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Wiseman Philani Cebekhulu, the CEO and Group MD of Cebekhulu Holdings, Zizamele Cebekhulu, the President of POPCRU, to mention but a few are some of the prominent people from this clan.
12. Clan Name – Cambi
Possible Last Names: Mathaba, Mbuyazi
Meaning/Significance: Cambi is a name that inspires enthusiasm and independence.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Some notable people from this clan include: late Inkosi Khayelihle Mathaba, who served as a member of the KZN Provincial House of Traditional Leaders and was a former IFP member of the provincial legislature.
13. Clan Name – Cele
Possible Last Names: Ndosi, Khumbuza, Dubandlela, Mlungisi, Magaya, Vico, Mshengu, Nzima, Mayane, Gugushe
Meaning/Significance: Cele is a name that inspires love, leadership, and fairness.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Khumbulani Cele, who played the role of Shaka Zulu in the mini-series; Azania Dudu Cele, an African history researcher, to mention but a few, are some of the prominent people from this clan.
14. Clan Name – Chamane
Possible Last Names: Gcugcwa, Nzama, Wosiyane
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Cyril Nzama, a retired South Africa footballer who participated in FIFA 2020, Dr. Enock Vusumuzi Nzama, head of the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Education Department and Mathabiso Chamane, Director: Finance at the National Heritage Council are some of the notable people from this clan.
15. Clan Name – Chili
Possible Last Name: Mdunge
Meaning/Significance: Chili is a name that inspires power and humility, an attribute that is associated with the notable people from this clan.
16. Clan Name – Chiliza
Possible Last Names: Mdunge, Bhoyiya, Mdzakudza
Meaning/Significance: Chiliza is a Zulu clan name that inspires excitement and politeness.
17. Clan Name – Chagwe
Possible Last Names: Mshengu, Nzima, Mayane, Gugushe
Meaning/Significance: The name Chagwe is associated with so much energy. People with this name are also believed to have the natural inclination to help people.
18. Clan Name – Chonco
Possible Last Name: Gambushe
Meaning/Significance: Chonco is believed to be a name that evokes efficiency, cooperation, and fervor.
19. Clan Name – Chule
Possible Last Name: Nxele
Meaning/Significance: The clan name Chule is associated with wealth, authority, and being a stimulator.
20. Clan Name – Cibane
Possible Last Name: Shongololo
Meaning/Significance: People who bear the name Cibane are believed to be caregivers, investigators, and courageous.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter D
21. Clan Name – Dimba
Possible Last Names: Dukada, Fanisa, Fenya, Nkundlande
Meaning/Significance: Dimba is a Zulu clan name that evokes leadership, courage, and open-mindedness.
22. Clan Name – Dladla
Possible Last Names: Gadlela, Vezi, Mgabadeli, Mhlophe
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include: Dr. Vezekile “Veve” Dladla, a Research Officer at Sugar Milling Research Institute; Pallance Dladla, a renowned South African actor; and Zandile Zeal Dladla, a famous radio personality.
23. Clan Name – Dlamini
Possible Last Names: Nkosi, Sibalukhulu, Mlangeni
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Late Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa Mbeki, an anti-apartheid activist and South African politician; Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, the wife of former South African president Jacob Zuma. Dr. Nkosazana has served in the position of South African Minister of Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Health, and former Chair of the African Union Commission. The popular Gospel and Jazz musician Swazi Dlamini is also from this clan.
Other Comments: The Dlamini clan is made up of many renowned people who have contributed to making the name of the clan famous in South Africa.
24. Clan Name – Dindi
Possible Last Names: Mhlongo, Mgabhi, Njomane
Meaning/Significance: The name Dindi is associated with people who are clever, great-minded, and strengthful.
25. Clan Name – Dube
Possible Last Names: Maqhama, Khushwayo, Nsizwakele, Shozi
Meaning/Significance: The name Dube is said to be associated with people who are smart and have a good understanding.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Lucky Dube is not just one of the prominent people from this clan, he is also one of the most popular Reggae musicians and Rastafarian in Africa. Other prominent celebrities from the Dube clan include Desmond Dube, South African music artist and entertainer, and Lillian Dube, the Muvhango actress. ANC provincial legislature member in KwaZulu-Natal. Bishop Vusi Dube is also from this clan.
26. Clan Name – Duma
Possible Last Names: Ntenga, Mthombeni, Lwandle
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Ndleleni Moses Duma, ANC Northwest provincial secretary; award-winning South African actors and actresses like Mnqobi Duma and Ntando Duma.
Other Comments: The people of Duma trace their history to the great lake region of Africa and pride themselves in the fact that people from the clan have contributed in one way or another to the growth of the Zulu nation and South Africa.
27. Clan Name – Dumakude
Possible Last Name: Shange
Meaning/Significance: Dumakude is associated with successful and joyful people.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include: The Principal at Umlazi High School in Durban, Vusi Dumakude; the Co-founder and Managing Director of Tanguliza Services, Marina Dumakude, and songwriter and actress Thuli Daisy Dumakude.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter G
28. Clan Name – Gabela
Possible Last Names: Lindamkhonto, Mnungwa
Meaning/Significance: The Zulu clan name Gabela is known to inspire a warrior and clan spirit among its bearers.
29. Clan Name – Gama
Possible Last Names: Shabangu, Mbokane, Mdluli, Manyoni
Meaning/Significance: Gama is a name that is believed to be associated with meticulousness, integrity, and inventiveness.
30. Clan Name – Gamede
Possible Last Names: Mkholwa, Sebenzekhaya, Mbede
Meaning/Significance: Gamede is a Zulu clan name that attracts righteousness, decisiveness, and versatility.
31. Clan Name – Gasela
Possible Last Names: Gazu Sibiya
Meaning/Significance: The Zulu clan name Gasela attracts companionship, idealism, and confidence.
32. Clan Name – Gaxa
Possible Last Names: Gubevu, Nokhala, Msuthu
Meaning/Significance: Gaxa is a name that denotes loyalty, steadfastness, and liveliness. With numerology of 6, this name is usually attached to people who feel every emotion in an intense way.
33. Clan Name – Gazu
Possible Last Names: Sotobe, Qwabe
Meaning/Significance: Gazu is a unique name that inspires originality, directedness, and agreeableness.
34. Clan Name – Gcaba
Possible Last Names: Thembela, Nombela, Mbuso
Meaning/Significance: Gcaba is known to invoke persistence, gratitude, and spontaneity.
35. Clan Name – Gcabashe
Possible Last Names: Qwabe, Mnguni
Meaning/Significance: The name Gcabashe has numerology of number 1, which indicates that bearers of the name are natural leaders. This name is believed to attract ingenuity and honesty.
36. Clan Name – Gcumisa
Possible Last Names: Ngwazi, Gcwensa, Mzulwini, Ndimande
Notable Bearers Of The Name: One of the prominent people from this clan is Inkosi Swayimani Gcumisa, who served as Inkosi from October 3, 1894, until his death on September 15, 1934.
37. Clan Name – Gcwabaza
Possible Last Names: Thusi, Sishange, Mfene, Msuthu.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Mr. Ndabakayise Erasmus Gcwabaza, an ANC member and the former Secretary of the SACP Pinetown zone.
38. Clan Name – Gina
Possible Last Names: Ndaba, Magadlela, Bukhosini, Mhlungu wasendlunkulu, ncama ngethusi, mageza ngobisi.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter H
39. Clan Name – Hadebe
Possible Last Names: Mthimkhulu, Bhungane
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Some of the notable people from this clan include: Edward Hadebe, a South African footballer; Monde Hadebe, a rugby union player, and Siyabonga Radebe, an entertainer.
40. Clan Name – Hlabisa
Possible Last Names: Ngotsha, Mdinwa, Songiya, Somfula
Meaning/Significance: Hlabisa is a Zulu name that means ‘to calm down’ in the English language. It is also the name of a settlement in KwaZulu-Natal.
41. Clan Name – Hlatshwayo
Possible Last Names: Mhayise, Mavuso, Swazi, Cebisa
Meaning/Significance: The name means ‘the stabbed one.’
Notable Bearers Of The Name: One of the notable people from this clan is Thulani Tyson Hlatshwayo, an Orlando Pirates FC defender.
42. Clan Name – Hlongwa
Possible Last Names: Gabhisa, Mtumaseli, Lange, Khawula, Gence
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Bavelile Gloria Hlongwa, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and a Member of the National Assembly, is one of the notable people from this clan.
43. Clan Name – Hlongwane
Possible Last Names: Ngwane, Sangweni, Zikhali
Meaning/Significance: The name Hlongwane is believed to attract happiness, and individuals who bear this name are said to be versatile, expressive, and idealistic.
Notable Bearers Of The Name: One of the notable people from this clan is Bongokuhle Hlongwane, a footballer who plays for the South African national team and Maritzburg United FC.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter J
44. Clan Name – Jali
Possible Last Names: Bhengu, Ngcolosi, Dlabazane, Ngwane
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include the one-time Minister of Defence of South Africa, Fezile Bhengu. Reverend Nicholas Bhenkinkosi Heptworth Bhengu, the convener of the African Back to God Crusade from the Assemblies of God Church, is another prominent person.
45. Clan Name – Jama
Possible Last Names: Dlamini, Mzizi, Sijadu
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Thabo Mbeki, the anti-apartheid activist and the former president and vice president of South Africa, is from this clan. Also, the popular American rapper Doja Cat is from those clans.
46. Clan Name – Jiyane
Possible Last Names: Nkamzwayo, Mehloluhlaza, Ntsele
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Benny Niyane, a businessman, who was the former director and a shareholder at VR Laser System. Thamsanqua Jiyane, the Chief Executive Officer: Advanced Manufacturing at Transnet, to mention but a few, are some of the notable people from this clan.
47. Clan Name – Jiji
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent persons from this group include John Tengo, a political activist and editor of the first South African Newspaper to be written in Xhosa; Professor Davidson Tengo, a South African educationalist and politician, who is the founder of the ‘All African Convention.’
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter K
48. Clan Name – Khanyile
Possible Last Name: Ngwane
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Vusumuzi Philip Ngwane, the chairman and founding managing director of Thebe Investment Corporation, the oldest black economic company in South Africa, is one of the most prominent people from this clan. Also, Dr. Nokukhanya Khanyile, a digital-savvy medical doctor, is another prominent person from this clan.
49. Clan Name – Khathi
Possible Last Names: Nandisa, Mbende, Sotobe, Phakathwayo, Sibiya
Notable Bearers of The Name: The Khathi clan has produced a lot of prominent people like the popular DJ Tira and his wife. Junior Khathi, the son of DJ Tira, is also a prominent person from this clan.
50. Clan Name – Khwela
Notable Bearers of The Name: Sandile Khwela, a former HR executive at Aspen Pharmacare, Sandile Khwela, a midfielder at Maccabi FC Johannesburg, and Sbonelo Khwela. a canoeing champion, are some of the prominent people from this clan.
51. Clan Name – Khoza
Possible Last Names: Mlotshwa, Msuthu, Ndlandla
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Dudu’ Lady D’ Khoza, a renowned radio host and MTN Radio Award Winner. She is the founder of Lucky Dube Trust. Another noteworthy mention is Sthembiso ‘SK ‘Khoza, the popular South African actor famous for his role as Shaka in ‘The Queen.’ Abdul Khoza is another entertainer that comes from this clan. Other prominent people from this clan include Mbuso Khoza, Dr. Reuel Khoza, Dr. Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza, to mention but a few.
Other Comments: Khoza clan of the Zulu kingdom is also full of prominent people who are contributing to the growth of the Zulu kingdom and South Africa.
52. Clan Name – Khubisa
Possible Last Names: Nkomo, Ncube
Notable Bearers of The Name: Nhlanhlakayise Moses Khubisa, a renowned South African politician and the former Secretary-general of the National Freedom Party, is a prominent person from this clan.
53. Clan Name – Kunene
Notable Bearers of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include: Professor Mazisi Kunene, who related closely with some of the big names in the African National Congress like Oliver Tambo and Moses Mabhida. Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, Miss South Africa 2016, and Madala Kunene, a renowned musician, are other prominent people from this clan.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter L
54. Clan Name – Lamula
Possible Last Names: Zinyane, Mpangazitha, Bantwini, Mthonti, Mthembu, Lutholoni, Mdlenevu.
55. Clan Name – Langa
Possible Last Names: Sothole, Ngwane, Mcwayne
Notable Bearers of The Name: Pius Nkonzo Langa, a former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and Mandela Langa, a poet and story writer, are prominent people from this clan.
56. Clan Name – Lembede
Possible Last Name: Ndima
Notable Bearers of The Name: Anton Muziwakhe Lembede, one of the founding fathers of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), and Busisana Lembede a lecturer at Wits University are some of the prominent people from this clan.
57. Clan Name – Lukhele
Possible Last Names: Mdluli, Nzimande
Notable Bearers of The Name: Prominent people from the Lukhele clan are Thando Lamula, an international tax collector; Mnqobi Lamula, the founder of Syonco sound and event; and Mbhobozeni Lamula.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter M
58. Clan Name – Madela
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Bongiwe Madela, a gospel artist, and Zinhle Madela, an upcoming singer from Mandeni, are some of the prominent people from this clan.
59. Clan Name – Madlala
Possible Last Names: Mpumuza, Bhengu, Sishi, Khabalidaka, Nodlomo
Notable Bearers Of The Name: South African Deputy Minister of Defense, who served from 1999 to 2004, Nozizwe Charlotte Madlala is one of the prominent people from this clan. The Madlala clan has produced other prominent people like Dr. Protas Madlala, an anti-apartheid fighter, and the Madlala brothers, a legendary music group.
60. Clan Name – Madondo
Possible Last Names: Mnguni, Mnquhe
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include: Renowned South African journalist and writer Bongani Madondo; and Khulekani Madondo, a South African footballer who plays for Baroka FC.
61. Clan Name – Madonsela
Possible Last Names: Kunene, Mntimande
Notable Bearers Of The Name: This clan name has been borne by some Zulu people who are of notable mention, like Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela, an Advocate and Professor of Law, who assisted in drafting out the final constitution of the South African promulgate by Nelson Mandela. Another prominent individual from the Madonsela clan is Sipjo Madonsela, the Chief Executive Officer of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
62. Clan Name – Mafuleka
Possible Last Names: Ndinisa, Mbhobho kaBikwayo, Masibekela, Mlaba, Mazalankosi azala uDlambula azala uLubelo, Mzomba, Ndlela zinomswani njengezendlovu, nina eningawudli uNogwaja, Mageza ngobisi abanye begeza ngodaka, Mtima, Thuliswayo, Ngwane, Bhejelibomvu!!!
63. Clan Name – Magubane
Possible Last Names: Thole, Nkomose, Sothole, Ndlandla
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Peter Mahubane, a renowned photographer who has worked for ‘Drum’ magazine, is one of the most prominent people from this clan.
64. Clan Name – Mahlobo
Possible Last Names: Sokhela, Nzuza
Notable Bearers Of The Name: David Mahlobo, the Deputy Minister of Human Settlement, Water, and Sanitation, is one of the most prominent persons from the Mahlobo clan.
65. Clan Name – Majola
Possible Last Names: Macingwane, Mchunu
Notable Bearers of The Name: Some of the prominent people from this clan include: Bryan Majola, a psychiatrist and a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Witwatersrand. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Zachariah Mojola, is another renowned person who is of the Mojola tribe, as well as Vusumuzi Majola, a choreographer who has worked in the popular TV series Rhythm City.
66. Clan Name – Majozi
Possible Last Names: Mnqamu, Gwanyana, Mbhulangwe
Notable Bearers of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include: Thokozani Majozi, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria; Edmund Majozi, the Director of Temi Construction; Mxolosi Mgingqeni Majozi, also known as Zulu Boy, a South African music artist; and Thobeka Majozi, a famous Instagram celebrity.
67. Clan Name – Makhanya
Possible Last Names: Duze, Mnguni, Yeyeye
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Joseph Makhanya, a South African footballer who plays as a midfielder for Moroka Swallows FC; Leonard Makhanya, a Swaziland boxer; and Mondli Makhanya, a journalist and the editor-in-chief to City Press, are all prominent people from this clan.
68. Clan Name – Makhaye
Possible Last Names: Shombela, Mdeke, Nyawokhulu
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clam include the KwaZulu Natal MEC for Local Government Housing and Traditional Affairs, Dumisani Makhaye, and Ms. Mandisa Makhaye, a lecturer at the Department of Criminal Justice in the University of Zululand.
69. Clan Name – Makhathini
Possible Last Name: Mncwabe
Notable Bearers of The Name: Some of the prominent people from this clan are: Nduduzo Makhathini, a South African jazz musician, and Elijah Mkhathini, a boxer.
70. Clan Name – Makhaza
Possible Last Names: Luvuno, Sokhela
Notable Bearers of The Name: Zama Mkhaza of Strategic Brand Communication and Wilmot Makhaza, the managing director of Phodozo Medical, are prominent people from this clan.
71. Clan Name – Makhoba
Possible Last Names: Sengwayo, Ncwane
Notable Bearers of The Name: David Makhoba, a regional court magistrate, and Mondli Makhoba, a South African actor, who has played in popular TV series like Generations, are prominent people from this clan.
72. Clan Name – Makhunga
Possible Last Name: Phethela
Notable Bearers of The Name: Some prominent people from the Makhunga clan include: Sipho Makhuga, the Human Resources Manager at Grindrod; Sphelele Makhunga, a model; and Andile Caleb Makhunga, the co-founder of Rolfo South Africa.
73. Clan Name – Manyoni
Possible Last Names: Mlotshwa Manzi: Nonkululeko, Qomazitha, Nyokayebululu, Njinji
Other comments: Manyoni is also the name of a town in Tanzania
74. Clan Name – Mathebela
Possible Last Names: Nsele, Lindamkhonto, Mthembu, Sodiza, Ntongadli
75. Clan Name – Mbamali
Possible Last Names: Mveni, Thobeni, Nhlanhlampofu Mbambo Goba, Magoza, Mdunge
76. Clan Name – Mbuyisa
Possible Last Names: Mlotshwa, Sikhunyana, Mbuyazi, Mbonambi, Dube
Meaning/Significance: The name Mbuyisa is believed to be associated with people who have an open spirit and easily get along with others.
77. Clan Name – Mhlongo
Possible Last Names: Njomane, Langeni, Makhedama, Khuyameni Dladla, Gadlela
Meaning/Significance: People who answer Mhlongo are said to be optimistic, expressive, and they find it easy to persuade others.
Notable Bearers of The Name: One of the notable persons from this clan is South African actor, media personality, and choreographer, Somizi Mhlongo.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter N
78. Clan Name – Ndlovu
Possible Last Names: Gatsheni, Boyabenyathi
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Some of such people include Regina Mary Ndlovu, a renowned motivational speaker, singer, artist, and the founder of Dynamite Dynamic Explosion; Sandile Ronald Ndlovu, a footballer; Sipho Charles Ndlovu, a music artist and a host of others. This list will not be complete without mentioning Duma ka Ndlovu, a film producer, poet, journalist, and the founder of Word Of Mouth Productions.
Other Comments: When the Zulu nation is mentioned, you cannot keep the clan of Ndlovu out of their success story because of some of the prominent people from this clan that has made efforts in bringing the name of this clan to the forefront.
79. Clan Name – Ngcobo
Possible Last Names: Mavela, Fuze, Mapholoba, Mbili
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Ngcobo is another prominent clan in the Zulu kingdom. It is a name that has been borne by renowned individuals who, by their works, have put the clan name at a pace of prestige. Some of the actors, actresses, and entertainers from this clan include Bheki Ngcobo, Shiyani Ngcobo, James Ngcobo, Thulani Ngcobo, etc. Jabulani Ngcobo, a renowned author and forex trader, is also from this clan and the SA Cargo Services CEO, Themba Ngcobo.
80. Clan Name – Ngiba/Ngidi
Possible Last Names: Mlungwana, Zikhungwini, Hlomuka, Bophela, Dlokwe, lwendlovu, Mlalazi, kaNoxhaka Mnguni Khuzwayo
81. Clan Name – Ngwenya
Possible Last Name: Mtimande
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include: Sipho Psyfo Ngwenya, famous for being a former presenter of YoTV and actor; Dumisani Ngwenya, prominent footballer; Sipho Ngwenya, a politician; Takudzwa Ngwenya, a rugby player; Godfrey Ngwenya, a military commander; Mbali Ka Ngwenya, an actress; and a host of others.
82. Clan Name – Nzimande
Possible Last Names: Mphephethwa, Mdluli, Mdlobhiya, Mangcamane
Other Comments: 3000 people have been recorded to bear the name Nzimande
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter P
83. Clan Name – Phakathi
Possible Last Names: Mncwango, Sigagu, Juqula
Meaning/Significance: Phakathi is a Zulu name that means ‘within or between.’
Notable Bearers Of The Name: One of the prominent people from this clan is BI Phakathi, also known as South Africa’s secret Santa, who advocates for individuals to find their purpose and gives gifts to the needy.
84. Clan Name – Phoswa
Possible Last Names: Nyoni, Gengeshe
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Wendy Phoswa, a senior lecturer of Physiology and Anatomy at the University of South Africa, is one of the most prominent people from this clan.
85. Clan Name – Phungula
Possible Last Name: Mdlovu
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Simphiwe Phungula, a law lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is a prominent person from the Phungula clan.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter Q
86. Clan Name – Qwabe
Possible Last Name: Gumede
Notable Bearers of The Name: One of the most prominent persons from the Qwave Clan is Ntozoko Qwabe, a Rhodes Scholar who was one of the founders of the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign, which took place at the University of Oxford.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter S
87. Clan Name – Sangweni
Possible Last Names: Hlongwane, Ngwane, Zikhal
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Renowned people from this clan include: Siyabonga Sangweni, a South African footballer, and Thamsanqa Sangweni, a footballer who plays for Chippa United FC.
88. Clan Name – Shabalala
Possible Last Name: Mshengu
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Late Legendary music artist Joseph Shabalala, who founded the music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, of which he was the director, is a prominent person from the Shabalala clan.
89. Clan Name – Shozi
Possible Last Name: Mthiya
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Jessica Monalanga Shozi, a TV personality, actress, and radio DJ, who has been featured in series like MTV Shuga and Rhythm City, is one of the prominent persons from the Shozi clan.
90. Clan Name – Sokhulu
Possible Last Name: Mthiyane
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Linda Sokhulu, who received a nomination for the award of best actress at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2014, is one of the most renowned persons in this clan.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter T
91. Clan Name – Thabethe
Possible Last Name: Mangede
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Thando Thabethe, the beautiful and talented South African actress, is one of the prominent people from this clan.
92. Clan Name – Thango
Possible Last Names: Sibaya, Jiyane
Meaning/Significance: Thango is a Zulu name that means ‘protector.’
93. Clan Name – Thembekwayo
Possible Last Names: Mhlabandlovu, Mtimande, Dlamane, Masina
94. Clan Name – Thwala
Possible Last Names: Mnyamande, Nyembe, Motha
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Siyabonga Thwala, the handsome South African actor, who has exceptional acting talent, is from this clan.
95. Clan Name – Thusi
Possible Last Names: Sishange, Dlebenkomo, Mlotshwa, Mfene
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Pearl Thusi, the renowned South African model, actress, and TV personality, is one of the prominent people from this clan.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter W
96. Clan Name – Wanda
Possible Last Names: Mathetha, Mphankomo
Other Comments: According to Wikipedia, Wanda is a female name of Polish origin
97. Clan Name – Wela
Possible Last Name: Yeye
98. Clan Name – Weza
Possible Last Names: Mthalane Kweyama, Mnembe
Other Comments: Weza is also the name of a settlement in KwaZulu-Natal
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter V
99. Clan Name – Vilakazi
Possible Last Names: Mphephethwa, Jili, Binda
Notable Bearers Of The Name: The Mamelodi Sundowns FC player, Sibusiso Vilakazi, is one of the most prominent persons from this clan.
100. Clan Name – Vumase
Possible Last Names: Sikhumbane, Mfumu
Other Comments: Vumase is the 222,049th most popular name in the world.
101. Clan Name – Vumisa
Possible Last Name: Nkala
Meaning/Significance: People with this name are believed to achieve their goals only through hard work.
102. Clan Name – Vundla
Possible Last Name: Gigaba
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Peter Vundla, the founder of the first black-owned advertising agency, is one of the renowned people from this clan.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter X
103. Clan Name – Xhakaza
Possible Last Names: Bhengu, Nondela
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include: Nkosindiphile Xhakaza, a member of the City Council, City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, and Yandiswa Xhalaza, an educationalist.
104. Clan Name – Ximba
Possible Last Names: Mlaba, Nondlela, Msuthu, Thusi
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Vusi Ximba, the late South African songwriter, comedian, and musician, is a renowned person from the Ximba clan
105. Clan Name – Xulu
Possible Last Names: Makhathini, Gxabhashe, Sonkophe, Jiba
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Siyanda Xulu, a professional football player, who plays for the South Africa national team, is a prominent person from the Xulu clan.
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter Y
106. Clan Name – Yengwa
Possible Last Names: Gwamanda, Sondini
Meaning/Significance: This name is believed to attract creativity and friendliness
107. Clan Name – Yeni
Possible Last Names: Shibase, Zondi
Zulu Clan Names That Starts With Letter Z
108. Clan Name – Zama
Possible Last Names: Dingila, Nombhoco, Gcugcwa, Wosiyane
109. Clan Name – Zibani
Possible Last Names: Zikhonjwa, Nontanda
110. Clan Name – Zikhali
Possible Last Names: Sangwani, Hlongwane, Ngwane
111. Clan Name – Zincume
Possible Last Names: Mhlongo, Njomane
112. Clan Name – Zindela
Possible Last Names: Malinga, Mlotshwa, Shazi, Cebekhulu
113. Clan Name – Zungu
Possible Last Name: Manzini
Notable Bearers Of The Name: One of the most prominent persons from the Zungu clan is Sandile Zungu, a businessman and president of the Black Business Council and founder of Zico. Other prominent people include Zinzile Zungu, an actress, voice artist, and presenter who is famous for presenting at SABC3; Bongani Zungu, a footballer who plays for Amiens SC and the South African national team. The gospel artist Thinah Zungu is also from this clan.
114. Clan Name – Zwane
Possible Last Names: Mangethe! Zikode ka Ndabansele ka Linda Mkhonto
Notable Bearers Of The Name: Prominent people from this clan include Rita Zwane, the founder of Imbizo Sishanyama – Busy Corner; Smiso Zwane, a rapper; Themba Zwane, a footballer who plays for the South Africa national team and Mamelodi Sundowns FC; Stephina Zwane, the co-founder of Aza TV and a film director.