Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Sesotho

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Origin of the BaSotho[1]

First King in History:Morena Mohlomi.

Current ruler or King :Morena Moshoeshoe (the fourth). The word Sotho in English means a brown tone or colour. It is believed that the nation named themselves BaSotho because of their skin colour or tone.

Language usage

Maele: idioms

Maelana /Dikapolelo: proverbs

Ditshomo :generational stories often told by elders in the community. These stories are fictional and are created to cultivate and develop discipline and lessons towards the upcoming generation or young ones.

Dipale: short -stories that are often happening in modern times .


Usage note[edit]

The Sesotho people live in Lesotho. Some of the nation is also available in South Africa especially in the Free State province and announced as the third language in the country. All the BaSotho nation is believed to be ruled by the King Moshoeshoe in Lesotho.

Some names are only used in pairs, for twins. These pairs are listed together here.

Girls' names[edit]

  • Arabang
  • Atile
  • Ausi
  • Baatsheba
  • Basetsana
  • Benya
  • Bertha
  • Bina
  • Bokang
  • Bongi
  • Bonolo
  • Buang
  • Diboko
  • Dibuseng
  • Difelile
  • Dikeledi
  • Dilahlwane
  • Dimakatso
  • Dineo
  • Dintle
  • Dipno & Dipnonyane
  • Dipuo
  • Disebo
  • Diteboho
  • Fumane
  • Futsana
  • Keneoue
  • Khauhelo
  • Lebadi
  • Lebone
  • Lerato
  • Letsha
  • Libiko
  • Lindelai
  • Lineo
  • Lisebo
  • Liseho
  • Makgokolotsa
  • Mamello
  • Mantsebo
  • Mantso
  • Mapotlaki
  • Masimong
  • Mathapelo
  • Matlakala
  • Matseliso
  • Matsepa
  • Mesea
  • Modiehi
  • Mohanuwa
  • Moipone
  • Moitheri
  • Monono
  • Mookgo
  • Mosa
  • Mosela
  • Moselantja
  • Mosele
  • Mosemodi & Mosemotsare
  • Motshehwa
  • Mpho
  • Naleli
  • Nkamoheleng
  • Nthasibeng
  • Nthuseng
  • Ntshediseng
  • Ntsoaki
  • Nyakallo
  • Palesa
  • Pula
  • Ramatla
  • Ratsebo
  • Sbongile
  • Sesi
  • Tebatso
  • Tebello
  • Tlalane
  • Tlhokomelo
  • Tlotliso
  • Tsebo
  • Tselane
  • Tseleng
  • Tsepiso
  • Tshepiso

Boys' names[edit]

Addington is popular for boys in Lesotho.

  • Amohelang
  • Atlarela
  • Bohlale
  • Dino
  • Fefo
  • Fenya
  • Hlano
  • Jeso
  • Kabelo
  • Kamohelo
  • Kananelo
  • Karabo
  • Katleho
  • Keisara
  • Kgotso
  • Khosi
  • Kutloisiso
  • Kweda
  • Leabua
  • Lebogo
  • Lebogang
  • Leeto
  • Lefu
  • Lefuma
  • Lerumo
  • Letsatsi
  • Lewatle
  • Litsehoana
  • Makalo
  • Masilo & Masilonyane
  • Masopha
  • Matla
  • Matsimela
  • Moeshoeshoe
  • Mohavi
  • Mohloki
  • Moiketsi
  • Mokhasi
  • Molefi & Molefinyane
  • Mopotlaki
  • Mpho
  • Moshoeshoe
  • Motseki
  • Motsumi
  • Nwakedi
  • Nhofeela
  • Nku
  • Ntai & Ntaiyane
  • Ntja
  • Phehello
  • Pheijna (means youngest child)
  • Polo
  • Potlako
  • Potso
  • Pule
  • Rapula
  • Reaotlotla
  • Rethabile
  • Sefako
  • Sehlolo
  • Sello
  • Serame
  • Setene
  • Sontaha
  • Tebeho
  • Teboho
  • Tefo & Tefelo
  • Teko
  • Thabo
  • Thapelo
  • Thebe
  • Thoriso
  • Thota
  • Thuso
  • Tieho
  • Tlali
  • Tlhokomela
  • Tlotliso
  • Tseliso
  • Tsepo
  • Tsietsi
  • Tsotang
  • Tuma
  • Tumelo
  • Tumisang

Surnames[edit]

  • Bereng
  • Borotho
  • Chabeli
  • Chobokoane
  • Diaho
  • Hlalele
  • Hlojeng
  • Kabi
  • Kali
  • Kapane
  • Karabo
  • Khaketla
  • Khalema
  • Khetsi
  • Khoabane
  • Khoboli
  • Khoeli
  • Khomari
  • Koaeana
  • Kolobe
  • Kopo
  • Lebaka
  • Lebenthle
  • Lebesa
  • Lebitsa
  • Leboela
  • Lebona
  • Lebusa
  • Lechesa
  • Lehloenya
  • Lehohla
  • Lejaha
  • Lekhanya
  • Lenka
  • Lepheana
  • Lephoto
  • Lepota
  • Lerotholi
  • Lesaoana
  • Lesenyeho
  • Letete
  • Letseka
  • Letsie
  • Letsoela
  • Letuka
  • Lipholo
  • Liphoto
  • Maama
  • Mabaleha
  • Mabathoana
  • Mabote
  • Macheli
  • Mafa
  • Mafatle
  • Mafisa
  • Mahao
  • Mahase
  • Mahloane
  • Majara
  • Majoro
  • Makakole
  • Makara
  • Makhakhe
  • Makhele
  • Makhetha
  • Makhoahle
  • Makoa
  • Makoae
  • Malebo
  • Malefane
  • Maleke
  • Malepa
  • Malete
  • Maliehe
  • Mapetla
  • Maphalo
  • Masilo
  • Masoabi
  • Masupha
  • Matela
  • Matete
  • Mathaba
  • Matla
  • Matlali
  • Matlanyane
  • Matsepe
  • Matsoso
  • Metsing
  • Moabi
  • Moahloli
  • Moeketsi
  • Moeletsi
  • Moeti
  • Mofoka
  • Mofokeng
  • Mofolo
  • Mohale
  • Mohapeloa
  • Mohapi
  • Mohasi
  • Mohasoa
  • Mohau
  • Mohlomi
  • Mohloki
  • Moiloa
  • Mokete
  • Mokhele
  • Mokhesi
  • Mokhethi
  • Mokhothu
  • Mokitimi
  • Mokoena
  • Mokoma
  • Mokone
  • Mokose
  • Mokuoane
  • Molapo
  • Molefe
  • Molefi
  • Moleko
  • Moleleki
  • Molelekoa
  • Moletsane
  • Molisana
  • Molise
  • Moloi
  • Molupe
  • Monaheng
  • Monare
  • Monethi
  • Montsi
  • Monyake
  • Monyane
  • Moorosi
  • Mopeli
  • Moremoholo
  • Morobe
  • Morojele
  • Mosala
  • Moshabesha
  • Moshoeshoe
  • Moshweshwe
  • Mosili
  • Mosito
  • Mosoeunyane
  • Mosothoane
  • Mota
  • Mothae
  • Mothibe
  • Mothibeli
  • Motlali
  • Motlomelo
  • Motsamai
  • Motseki
  • Motsoane
  • Moyo
  • Mpakanyane
  • Mphana
  • Mpholo
  • Mphongoa
  • Mphutiane
  • Mpota
  • Ncheke
  • Nhlapo
  • Nkhabu
  • Nkhahle
  • Nkhasi
  • Nkoe
  • Nkopane
  • Nkuebe
  • Nkune
  • Ntaote
  • Ntene
  • Nteso
  • Nthako
  • Ntho
  • Nthonyana
  • Nthunya
  • Ntobo
  • Ntoi
  • Ntsane
  • Ntsekhe
  • Ntsoele
  • Phafoli
  • Phakisi
  • Phamotse
  • Pheko
  • Pitso
  • Posholi
  • Pule
  • Pulumo
  • Putsoa
  • Putsoane
  • Qhobela
  • Ramafole
  • Ramaili
  • Ramaisa
  • Ramochalla
  • Rampai
  • Retere
  • Seatile
  • Sebatane
  • Seboka
  • Seeiso
  • Sefali
  • Sehloho
  • Seitlheko
  • Sekese
  • Sekhesa
  • Sekhonyana
  • Sekoati
  • Sekonyela
  • Selebalo
  • Sello
  • Sephelane
  • Sephoda
  • Shale
  • Shoai
  • Taoana
  • Tau
  • Thabane
  • Thamae
  • Theko
  • Thite
  • Thoahlane
  • Thokoa
  • Thulo
  • Tlali
  • Tlebere
  • Tsehlo
  • Tsenoli
  • Tshabalala
  • Tsie
  • Tsiu
  • Tsolo
  • Moshoeshoe's nation