Kabelo Name Meaning & Origin

Kabelo

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Nicknames for Kabelo

Kabza, Kabie, KB, KayBee, Kabzozo, BabyK

Meanings and history of the name Kabelo

This is a Sesotho/Setswana/Sepedi name. It is most common among the Setswana and Sepedi speaking people but there are a lot of Basotho who give their children that name as well. This means that you can find people with this name in Lesotho, Botswana and South Africa. Its root word "aba" literally means "to share". So then, the main meaning of the name Kabelo is "what has been share to you/your share of something greater". It could mean "inheritance" or simply something that has been given to you. There are variations of this name in the different languages. Some being "Onkabetse" which means "HE has shared this with me, or HE has given me a share", "keabetswe" which means "this has been shared with me, or this has been given to be". Though Kabelo is generally a male name, Onkabetse and Keabetswe are female names.

Famous real-life people named Kabelo

Kabelo Mabalane - Musician
Kabelo Maleke - Social Anthropologist and HIV/AIDS Researcher

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