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Xolani is a baby name of African origin, though its exact background is up for debate. Some say it's from the Zulu language, while others say it's from the Xhosa language. There's also some debate as to whether or not it's a name for boys or girls, so we're going to say you can use it for both. Either way, Xolani's pronunciation almost sounds like something out of Hawaii, and its literal “peaceful” meaning gives it a strong American appeal.

Meaning of the name Xolani:

African: Peace

Origin of the name Xolani:

Some people believe Xolani is derived from the Zulu word “uxolo,” which means “peace.” Others believe its origins are in Xhosa, which is spoken in South Africa. Both languages are quite similar, so it's possibly from both of them. Either way, the name's meaning is “peace.”

Symbolism of the name Xolani:

New parents may choose the name Xolani for their babies to honor their African heritage or to honor their passion for various cultures in Africa. It could also be a good choice to symbolize that you want your baby to live a peaceful life.

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Gender of the name Xolani:

Xolani is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Xolani:


Number of syllables in the name Xolani:


Emotion evoked from the name Xolani:

The baby name Xolani evokes images of someone who is outgoing and a great communicator.

Alternative spellings for the name Xolani:

  • Zolani
  • Xolanee
  • Xoloney
  • Xolanie

Nicknames for the name Xolani:

  • Xo
  • Lani

Popularity of the name Xolani:

According to the Social Security Administration, Xolani has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

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Great middle names for Xolani and their meanings:

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Famous people with the name Xolani:

  • Xolani Dlwati (priest)
  • Xolani Mahlaba (cricketer)
  • Xolani Mdaki (soccer player)
  • Xolani Mlambo (soccer player)
  • Xolani Maholo (soccer player)
  • Xolani Sotashe (South African politician)
  • Ibram Xolani Kendi (author)

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