Stats SA published the list of baby names most registered during 2015 last week.
Junior was again the number 1 baby name for boys in South Africa, being the registered first name of 10 743 boys born in 2015.
Interestingly, most popular three names for both boys and girls, plus a sprinkling of others, are English names this year.
Also worth noting is that many South African names are unisex, like Melokuhle and Blessing, both of which appear on the top 10 lists for both genders.
* NEW: SA's top baby names for 2016 (added September 2017)
Top boys names in South Africa 2015
The number in brackets indicates the position of the name on the 2014 top South African baby names list.
1. Junior (1)
4. Bandile (2)
6. Siyabonga (4)
8. Lethabo (5)
Top girls names in South Africa 2015
4. Amahle (9)
5. Minenhle (2)
6. Thandolwethu (10)
10. Lesedi (8)
Top most registered surnames of babies in South Africa 2015
Interestingly, these surnames are all Nguni (isiZulu, isiXhosa, isiNdebele and siSwati) clan names, apart from Mokoena (Sesotho) in number 6.
1. Dlamini (1)
2. Nkosi (5)
3. Ndlovu (4)
4. Khumalo (6)
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