Statistics South Africa (SSA) revealed the list of top baby boy and girl names in 2015 alongwith surnames.The registration of births in South Africa is administered by the DHA.

Junior was again the number 1 baby name for boys in South Africa while Precious occupied the first name for girls. Interestingly, most popular three names for both boys and girls, plus a sprinkling of others, are English names this year.

Top 10 Boys and Girl Names, South Africa 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Baby Boy Names, South Africa 2015

Rank Boy Names Numebr of Birth
1 Junior 10 743
2 Blessing 5 819
3 Gift 4 898
4 Bandile 4 078
5 Prince 3 721
6 Siyabonga 3 713
7 Melokuhle 3 513
8 Lethabo 3 280
9 Banele 2 864
10 Samkelo 2 748

Top 10 Baby Girl Names, South Africa 2015

Rank Girl Names Numebr of Birth
1 Precious 6 598
2 Princess 4 762
3 Angel 4 684
4 Amahle 3 998
5 Minenhle 3 347
6 Thandolwethu 3 204
7 Melokuhle 2 997
8 Blessing 2 919
9 Faith 2 906
10 Lesedi 2 851

Top 10 Surnames, South Africa 2015

No. Surname Numebr
1 Dlamini 6 497
2 Nkosi 5 674
3 Ndlovu 5 633
4 Khumalo 5 383
5 Sithole 4 470
6 Mokoena 3 993
7 Mkhize 3 769
8 Mthembu 3 426
9 Ngcobo 3 409
10 Mahlangu 3 388

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