Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The 100 most popular Setswana personal names listed in alphabetical order

Part of my research is on Setswana personal names. I here list the top 100 Setswana personal names from my corpus of over 25 000 Setswana personal names. By (pl.) we mean that it is as if something is said to many people instead of an individual. I am writing a bilingual dictionary of Setswana personal names which will have over 16 000 entries.

Amogelang ---- receive; accept (pl.)
Akanyang ---- think (pl.)
Baboloki ---- saviours; people who save
Barulaganye ---- they come immediately one after the other
Boikanyo ---- a dependence
Boitumelo ---- happiness; joy
Bontle ---- beauty
Botshelo ---- life
Dikeledi ---- tears
Dineo ---- gifts
Dipuo ---- talks
Ditiro ---- acts
Gaone ---- of His (God)
Godiraone ---- it is Him (God) who acts or who does
Gofaone ---- it is Him (God) who gives
Goitsemang ---- who knows?
Goitsemodimo ---- it is God who knows
Goitseone ---- it is him (God) who knows
Gosego ---- lucky is he
Itumeleng ---- be happy; celebrate; rejoice
Kabelo ---- a gift
Kabo ---- that which has been given
Kagiso ---- peace
Karabo ---- answer
Keabetswe ----I have been given
Kealeboga ----thank you; I am thankful
Keamogetse ----I have received; I have been paid
Kedibonye ---- I have seen them
Kefilwe ---- I have been given
Keitumetse ---- I am happy; I am thankful
Kelebogile ---- I am thankful
Keneilwe ---- I have been given
Kenosi ---- I am alone
Kgomotso ---- comfort
Kgosi ---- chief; king
Kgosiemang ---- who is the chief
Khumo ---- wealth; riches
Khumoetsile ---- wealth has come
Lebogang ---- be thankful
Lesedi ---- light
Lesego ---- luck; a blessing
Lorato ---- love
Malebogo ---- thanks (noun)
Marea ---- Mary
Masego ---- blessings
Matlho ---- eyes
Matshidiso ---- condolences
Mmoloki ---- a saviour
Mmusi ---- governor; a ruler
Moagi ---- a builder; a resident
Modise ---- herdboy
Moeng ---- a guest; a visitor
Mogapi ---- one who confiscates
Mogorosi ---- one who brings the animals into the kraal in the evening
Mogotsi ---- the builder of fire
Mokgosi ---- a loud call for help
Molatlhegi ---- the lost one
Molefe ---- pay damages for her
Molefi ---- one who pay damages to another
Mompati ---- one who accompanies me
Mooketsi ---- one who increases
Morapedi ---- one who prays
Moremi ---- one who cuts with an axe
Moseki ---- one who appears before a court
Mosetsanagape ---- a girl again
Mosimanegape ---- a boy again
Mosweu ---- the light coloured
Mothibi ---- one who drives animals
Mothusi ---- a helper
Motlalepula ---- one who brings rain
Motsumi ---- a hunter
Mpho ---- a gift; a present
Neo ---- a gift; a present; that which is given
Oaitse ---- he knows
Obonye ---- he has seen
Odirile ---- he has done, created, made
Oduetse ---- he has paid
Ofentse ---- he has conquered; he is victorious
Olebile ---- he is watching
Olebogeng ---- thank Him (God)
Onalenna ---- He (God) is with me
Onkemetse ---- he is representing me; he is awaiting me
Ontlametse ---- He (God) has protected me; He (God) has tataken care of me
Oteng ---- He is there
Othusitse ---- He has helped
Otsile ---- He has come
Pono ---- sight
Pule ---- rain
Segomotso ---- a comfort
Sethunya ---- a flower
Tapologo ---- relaxation
Tebogo ---- thanks (noun)
Thapelo ---- prayer
Thatayaone ---- His (God) strength
Thato ---- Will; desire
Tshegofatso ---- Grace; Blessing
Tshenolo ---- Revelation
Tshepo ---- Trust
Tsholofelo ---- Expectation
Tuelo ---- Payment

113 comments:

Anonymous said...

pule goriana go tewa pula?nne ke sa itse waitse... mme ke ntse ke ipotsa gore go tewa eng.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Setswana se na le maina le mafoko a mothale o e.g. mma/mme

Anonymous said...

nice names

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Anonymous said...

aah!TUMELO ene o kae,kene ke tsaa gore ke lone leina lele itsegeng thata leo.

Anonymous said...

ke batlela ngwanake leina le monate le Setswana, mare ga go tle leina le ke le batlang.mo godimo ga mo ga ke na di suggestion. kopa thusa ya lona ka maina a mangwe a Setswana.

Claudia said...

Great list, thanks! It would be useful to know which were male and which were female names . . .

Victoria said...

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I was down in the Kalahari desert, in South Africa, teaching the young adults there. Being only 17 myself, this was the best experience of my life. I was honoured when they gave me a Setswana name: 'Lebo'. I now wonder what exactly that means? Does it come from Lebogang ---- be thankful? Or what exactly does that mean?

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Anonymous said...

what about kitso le molemo.Omphile le Lemogang
p.s victoria you are right it does mean be thankful and it can come from Lebogang,Kelebogile,Molebogeng, Relebogile, Or Olebogeng

Anonymous said...

Setswana names are mostly events driven.Mostly they can be broken into sentences, as smebony will be answering whatever or whoever has cross his or her way. They can olso be gender sensetive but most gender related name will start with Rra for male and Mma for female e.g Rrapula for a guy Mmapule for a lady. And remember rain is pula. But it was nice to see proper interpretations of setswana names

Anonymous said...

Dumelang Batswana. Onkemetse directly translated can mean either he's waiting 4 me or representing me, bt beware it does mean that in a name. Rather just: he (God) is representing me. Same as Thato it does nt mean desire in a name.

All in all bravo zulu 2 the names compiler u'v done ur research.

Anonymous said...

Leina la ngwanake ke Isago,ne e le la nthla ke le utlwa ka go nne nna ke mo Tsonga. le monate e le tota!

Anonymous said...

My child is called Modie and was given by my mother from Rustenburg from a place called Moruleng and further a place called Magong. I speak Tswana but I have failed to find out what MODIE means. Please find out for me. She keeps on asking me the meaning of the name. Nkaitumela go itse tlhaloso ya leina leo.

Anonymous said...

My child is called Modie and was given by my mother from Rustenburg from a place called Moruleng and further a place called Magong. I speak Tswana but I have failed to find out what MODIE means. Please find out for me. She keeps on asking me the meaning of the name. Nkaitumela go itse tlhaloso ya leina leo.

blog-designer said...

MODIE appears to be a short form for MODIEGI, one who delays - a name usually given to a child who was born after the due date! Setswana does that with many names such as SEGA for SEGAMETSI, MOTLALE for MOTLALEPULA and many others

blog-designer said...

What names mean is a complex matter. I read two objections by one of the commentators. These are: (1)Onkemetse directly translated can mean either he's waiting 4 me or representing me, bt beware it does mean that in a name. Rather just: he (God) is representing me. (2) Thato does not mean "desire" in a name. My response is this: We can never absolutely know what the givers of names intended the names to mean, although we can derive the meaning from our knowledge of the names themselves. It, is possible that Onkemetse could mean "s/he is representing" me; there is even another meaning that I have not listed, which is "YOU are representing me". The meaning concerning God, as suggested by the commentator above, is also possible. Second, Thato can mean "desire" especially that both desire and 'will' are related, especially if we are using the noun form. e.g. His will/desire is that all people should be saved. In that usage, Thato becomes similar with Keletso & I believe it is a possible meaning.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine is pregnant and looking for tswana name for a boy starting with K,and wants to know the meaning of Omphemetse/phemelo

Anonymous said...

Dumela.Ke tlhoka thuso ya gago ka bonako. Leina la kgaitsadi ke Ntagi, mme ga go ope yo itseng thlaloso ya lone. Please Help

Anonymous said...

Dumelang Batswana, I would very much love it if u guys would give me a list at least 25 rear nd beautiful setswana names not forgetting they should have meaning eg Lesiba, ke maina a ke batlang le one. Ke lebogela thusa ya lona batswana. A modimo a letshogofatshe. T.M.K(Mafikeng)

Anonymous said...

NNA NKA RATA GOITSE GORE LEINA LA MATSIE LE RAYA ENG

Anonymous said...

Tsholofela actually means hope as well and tshepo could mean the same thing as well they have multi meanings but this is really cool we're trying to give my cousin's daughter a beautiful setswana name re lebogela se o se dirang motho wa batho

Keofitlhetse o agile motse... said...

Nte ke latlhele la motla-pitsong: Mongwe o batla go itse gore maina a latelang a raya go reng:
Modie: it means delay him/her.
Ntagi: From Nnotagi (alcohol), what makes me drunk.
Mmatsie: its not Matsie but Mmatsie. go na le ditshenekegi tse di jang mabele di bediwa tsie. Tsie e na le dinako tse e tlang go tlhasela ka tsona. Mme bana ba ba belegwang fa e tlhasetse ba bidiwa bo Mmatsie jalo le jalo.

fa lo balta go itse thata... botsang nna Keofitlhetse morwa Lekwe setlogolo sa Ra-Mooketsi. gilbert.lekwe@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

whats the meaning of my name SEEMOLE

Anonymous said...

whats the meaning of my name SERATI?

sweetserati said...

My name is also Serati, it means loved one, beloved, something like that. It's difficult to translate it absolutely accurately, but i'd say beloved

Anonymous said...

I'm expecting a baby girl very soon and haven't decided on a name yet. How can I get a hold of your book?

Anonymous said...

Dumelang Batswana, nna leina la me ke Madiale fela ga ke itse gore le raya eng, nka itumela thata fa le ka nthusa ka tlhaloso kgotsa yo o nang le karabo a ka e romela mo go nna go edithm@kmsa.com

Anonymous said...

Please help. My name is Tsike- what does it mean? I believe it is a Tswana name.

Anonymous said...

botsa motho yo o neng a go fa leina leo Kitse gore one a na le eng mo monaganong

Anonymous said...

HELLO... DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT OMPHEMETSE MEANS

Anonymous said...

What does the name Rakhupe means?

mopster said...

Dumelang botlhe, nna leina lame ke Omphemetse meaning: He (Lord/God) protected me or in other connotations, "blessed me". Mme batho bale bantsi be tlwaetse Phemelo which also translates to Blessing or protection depending on how one uses it. Ke itumela fa mogaetsho a bua puo ya gaetsho go e atisa, gonne mo metlheng ya gompieno rona rele basha re latlhegelwa ke puo ya rona bogolo segolo gofeta diteme tse dingwe tsa se afrika. A re tshegetseng morwarre ka go tsamaisa lefoko ka leleme le reipelang kalona Kea leboga,(Pula motswana, pula) nna ke Omphemetse Tumisang wa baa Moagi, losika lwa Ra-Diale kwa Phokeng ke mofokeng ka tsalo, mmanape a tshukudu!.........mopster.wordpress.com

Tebogo Thaga said...

Dumelang! Nna ke Tebogo ka lebitso, Ke rata goitse gore Boingotlo ekaya eng? (meaning of Boingotlo) Pula Batswana!!!

Morwadi wa ba-Pitso said...

u know that lump on your throat when you get overwhelmed by something? yep.
ke mosetsana wa Mofokeng,Ke morwadi wa ba-Pitso kwa phokeng.lame leina ke Motheo (meaning foundation) Magano.ke senyela gae sa mmaphatswana.

ke itumelela fa pua ya rona e tshegediwa jaana. i really really appreciate it.

og said...

ke kopa le ntlhalosetse leina le ONKGOPOTSE

Kevin1 said...

KE kopa thuso ka leina Boineelo mmogo le Mokoma

Anonymous said...

My name ke MOKAITSANE nd i cant seem 2 find out wat it means please help me out

Kena said...

Dumelang, My husband and i've been tyring concieve since 2008, and now for he is great and only him(God) can say its possible and a YES. Ke mo mmeleng. Yanong ke batla leina le tlo go thlalosa what i've been through. I'm thinking, Phenyo, Refentse. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

i am a muslim, i am looking for a Botswana name to give to my child. thats how i reached this site

Anonymous said...

i would like to find out what the names Nchadi and Shadi mean...

Anonymous said...

Ke ratile thata ebile ke lebogela tiro e o dirang.ke kopa thuso ka maina a a simololang ka R, a abasimane le basetsana.

Anonymous said...

omphile, omphemetse le tshepiso bone ba kae bagaetsho?

OFENTSE said...

leina la me ke OFENTSE :) I must say I really adore my Tswana culture

Anonymous said...

Dumelang betsho!

Ke kopa thuso ka tlhaloso ya leina la Lesiba/Lesifa. Mokau wa me o le ratela ngwana wa rona fa e ka tla e le mosimanyana.

PMak

Anonymous said...

Here goes the meaning of Lesiba:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesiba

Anonymous said...

I am married to a moTswana who doesn't speak the language fluently. I love the language and would like to learn it and also teach it to my kids. Are there any audios that one can buy to learn?

Anonymous said...

Leina le mme ke Kearabetswe, I think its a beautiful name for a baby girl...yet I what I'm going to name my son/daughter.

Anonymous said...

Dumelang betsho!
Ntlhalosetsang leina la me 'Mmoni' ke na le ideanyana mme ke batla clarification i think. Ke kopa tlhaloso, le ka sekgoa le setswana please. Kealeboga thata.

Anonymous said...

Dumelang! Please let me know what the name 'Laone' means in Setswana. Kealeboga in advance

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would like to know what Kaelo means?

Anonymous said...

It is commendable that you have taken your time to understand these Setswana names. Just like others who have spoken before me, most of these names have been translated directly which takes away the beauty of the Setswana names.It takes an understanding of the culture of Batswana to get to know how truly poetic most of these names are. Batswana are very humble, modest and God fearing, hence why most names will be related to God. E.g to say the name Boikanyo means a dependence makes no sense whatsoever. "Go ikanyega" essentially means to be reliable, trustworthy and deserving of faith by others. So Boikanyo implies a feeling of faith that all will be well and being Motswana, you immediately seek the Almighty as the ultimate provider of remedy. However you may choose to translate this name you will not be far from what i have just said, beyond that the name will loose meaning in the Setswana context.

Anonymous said...

what does Leatuka and Tukiso means,this are my daughters' names.

Anonymous said...

Ntagi is a Kalanga name. It can be directly translated as "The first"or the one who started something

Anonymous said...

Dumelang bagaetsho, Leina ja me ke Lebogang. Ngwanake ene ke Tshiamo. Nka itumela fa lo ka nthusa ka thlaloso ja Tshiamo. Ke Motswana, mme ga nka ke itse loleme lwa me gonne Rra one asa lo itse sentle. Nka itumela fa lo ka nthusa ka sereto sa Mmusi (bakgatla)

Palesa said...

-Didintle.....Ditiro tsa Modimo (God's works are beautiful)
-Thoriso.....Praises of God

Othabetswe said...

Kena Othabetswe - ke thabetswe (they are happy for me)
Kenna Olebogetswe - ke lebogetswe (I'm thanked for in advance)
Kenna Pontsho(show)

Anonymous said...

Ke kopa tlaloso ya leina Sampaku

Popi said...

Ke tlaa leka ka bojotlhe go tlhalosa mangwe a maina jaaka go kopile babadi.
Boingotlo = Humility
Leatuka = it is burning (love or lamp)
Phemelo =(fortress, shield of protection)
Laone = Of Him (Word of God)
Madiale, is a female version of Diale, which is plural form of Seale, Seale means, a hint, to take note.
Onkgopotse = He remembered me.
Boineelo = To surrender
Nchadi = a nickname derived from Mosadi, meaning a woman.

Tumi said...

Dumelang

Ke solofetse leseanyana monakong esa fediseng pelo mme im looking for a nice not so popular Tswana name.

Nka lebogela thuso ya lona.

mpho said...

Ngwana wa me wa mosetsana o filwe leina la Kaone ke bagolo kwa Botswana, n ka rata fa leka nthusa ka tlhaloso ya lona le maina a basimana a simololang ka K mme a sa tlwaelega. Pula!!

Solofelang said...

Nna bagetsho kea gana gore Maria ke leina la setswana. fa ke le phoso ke kopa go lemoswa gore ka lebaka lefe.

Anonymous said...

Ke kopa thuso ka leina la Theo, ke batla go le fa first born yame,i luv the name,iz one of the celebrities' bt i dnt knw the meaning, plz help

Anonymous said...

Ke kopa hlaloso ya leina Gaolopelwe,people ask me what it means and I just don't have clarity.

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Setlogolo sa Bakgatla said...

Dumela mogaetsho! Leina Omphemetse le raya gore He protected me. Modimo o mphemetse(derived from go femela/sireletsa). Itz a very beautiful name, my lil brother le ena ke Omphemetse(Omphe).

boikanyo said...

setswana realy have lots of mean i apreciate to be tswana boy

Tebogo Mothupinyane said...

Tota go monate go nna motswana ruri. mare fela fa ele maina a mangwe one ruri a tshegisa

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone,I'm expecting my 1st child and I'm so happy.Pls give me a list of unique,beautiful n meaningful setswana names.Thanx

Anonymous said...

dumelang bagaetso, ke kopa motswana yo o tlhololo a nthuse ka tlhaloso ya leina la Mmamodisa/se

Anonymous said...

Go wena Anonimase :Maina a setswana kea:Raditlhase
Kwape
Raboshwedi
Mmakwakwadi
Bontekane
O tla itlhophela

Anonymous said...

Dumelang bagaetsho
Nna ke kopa tlhaloso ya maina -Oagile & Kagontle

Anonymous said...

Ke ne ke nagana gore Boikanyo e raa gore- fithfullness

Anonymous said...

Dumelang

Ke kopa tlhaloso ya maina alatelang:

Leago
Kagoentle
Kaboentle

Anonymous said...

Please help with the meaning of the following name
*Gontse

Mokgabo said...

Pula bagaetsho .
Mma ke itumelela tlhaloso ya gago e e tsepameng. O opile kgomo lenaka. My twin boys names are Ponatshego and Phemelo
Ponatshego = Revelation , how God showed Himself (to me)
Phemelo = my Fortress, my shield of protection
This was the same year my only late brother was brutally murdered , and hence had no other sibling, I was blessed with them . They obviously can never replace him but amid everything I have since and am constantly reminded that He is my fortress, he will protect me and is always there with me , I am never alone.

Anonymous said...

Kene ka Bona leina la Kabo mme ka lerata, mme ga kene ke simolla go itse gore ke imile kene ke batla go thaya ngwanake Entle. Kabe ke ke kopanya maina a amabedi kamotheya KaboEntle. Batho ba bantsi bale rata leina le. Ke nagana tsatsi Modimo angkgopolang a nneya mpho enngwe ke tlo month neya OabileAmantle.Gosejwang ke leina lame

Anonymous said...

What does "Kgalaletso" mean??? Plz help I am a pedi

Anonymous said...

ke rata maina a thata...bogolo jang ka gore la me le teng fa....

Anonymous said...

nna ke khutsafalo,ke solofela go bona ngwana mo dikgweding tse tlang mme ke tla mmitsa Atlego-sucsess

kamza said...

Dumelang bagaeso
Nna ka leina ke Kamogelo(Acceptance).

Responding to some of the comments or questions asked,starting with Ntagi:From my knowledge,Ntagi could mean 'bright','kganya','Lesedi' EG: Go tagile felo fa,meaning 'its bright out here/go lesedi felo fa'
Letago/Lesedi/Kganya-brightness.

Matsie could mean 'a female locust',Tsie-Locust.

Anonymous said...

good morning Batswana,

I am married to a tswana man who stays in Pretoria and does not know that deep tswana i love very much. kindly assist with translation of the following names
Moshete
Modiri
Montshioa
Molemo

Ditebogo

Anonymous said...

Do any of you know what Gomolemo means?

Anonymous said...

Leina lame ke Kgotsofatso, "Satisfaction" ke le rata thata, very beautiful for a girl

Anonymous said...

Rra ke nna kele mo Bloemfontein,kwa gae re ba Rolong,fela gago sana ope yo o setseng yo o kang nthusang kago shea ngwana leina. In 9 weeks time I'll be giving birth to a baby Girl,I would like her to name her with a Unique Tswana name...ke ne ke nagana 'Tshegohaco or Katlego' ka gonne she is really a Blessing to me,she came unexpectatly fela I'm grateful go nna le ene. I've achived so much for the past few years...ka jaalo ekare leina la gagwe le ka bontsha Appreciation,Happiness,Gratefulness nd dt I'm blessed. Ke kopa thusho ya gago. Ke nna Rebotsamang Tau mo Mangaung. Ke a leboga in advance

Anonymous said...

Bonjour, I just love you name Kagiso khaole... Je t'aime beaucoup..

<3

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Anonymous said...

I wish i was fluent in setswana.
The names are beautiful.
May you please translate the below names that i would love to give my for my future baby.

Motheo
Monewa

Anonymous said...

Dumelang bagaetsho,nna leitibolo la me Remmogo ka leina nd I'm expecting my second child late this year,ke ratile leina la Kopano le Motheo,lo naganang ka ona,la Isago lona?

Anonymous said...

Hi
Pls help -the name Kaelo- wat does it mean? I luv de name,but I dnt knw de exact meaning

Anonymous said...

Nna ke rata maina a Botlhale, Tlhalefo, Tlhompo, Tlhomamo

Anonymous said...

Refentse, karabo/Oarabile/Rearabilwe....

Anonymous said...

Wow! Nyc name! ISAGO

Anonymous said...

THoriso, Ditebogo, Gomolemo, Omolemo, Refentse, Relesego

Anonymous said...

Dumelang Batswana

Nna ke ne ke ithaya kere le KATLEGO ke leina la Setswana? Kana nako nngwe re kopakopanya Setswana le Sestho.

Anonymous said...

Dumelang...

Ke kopa go botsa gore courage/courageous e ra goreng ka setswana?

Anonymous said...

katlego ke setswana,katleho ke sesotho

Lefa Lalla said...

Hi can someone please let me know what the meaning of the name Omolemo please

Anonymous said...

Good Day...

I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter, I had no name in mind but the one thing I wanted was a nice meaningful Setswana name, want on the internet and I find this page. Funny thing I loved all the names but all one got my eye the most, Khumoetsile, wealth has come. The beauty of her name it really had a meaning cause by that time me and her father were not working but by the grace of God he found a job and later I also found work.

Anonymous said...

What does Thathego mean? is it a male or female name?

Anonymous said...

Dumelang banna ba thari e ntsho :) gopolang tlhe gore ga se maina otlhe a Setswana a anang le bokao. A mangwe ke maina a a sa tlhalosegeng, segolo fa o leka go a tlhalosa ka sekgoa.

Anonymous said...

Dumelang bana ba thari e ntsho :) gopolang tlhe gore ga se maina otlhe a Setswana a anang le bokao. A mangwe ke maina a a sa tlhalosegeng, segolo fa o leka go a tlhalosa ka sekgoa.

Anonymous said...

Dumelang Batswana, ke kopa tlhaloso ya leina "Regomoditswe" ka sekgoa

Pule Herman Mokubyane said...

Pule ke nna kare a maina a mantle tota.

Anonymous said...

We are sharing a name there,Seemole. Its a beautiful name and I've also been looking tlhe.

Anonymous said...

Dumelang Batswana. Ke kopa tlhaloso ya leina GABOHELE/KGABOHELE please

Anonymous said...

Dumelang batho ba bantle jaaka nna ! Nna leina laame ke Koketso kwa Moruleng. Maitemogelo aame a maina a setswana ke gore a monaaate e le ruri, mme e bile ke lo neela aa latelang..Peo ( seed ) le Sebaga ( cultural necklace ) for women. Ke a leboga , letsa ke go neeele a mangwe 083 998 1559

Anonymous said...

hi am looking for the meaning of Laone

Anonymous said...

KAELO is a boy name meaning GUIDANCE OR GUARDIAN

Anonymous said...

Dumwlang Batswana ke kopa tlhaloso ya leina le Seothaeleng.

Neo Cindi said...

Hi

I am looking to name our child Leano but would like to encompass the entire meaning which is "His divine plan". what is the seTswana word for 'Divine"?

Anonymous said...

My baby's name is Marang Leabua Motlagomang. My husband is tswana and I just love tswana names

Anonymous said...

Lebo can come from Lebogang- be thankful, Kealeboga- I am thankful, Malebogo- thanks, Olebogeng- thank Him, so it had something to do with being thankful or giving thanx