Zulu, Xhosa
"you're responsible for what you've become"

Zenzile Origin and Meaning

The name Zenzile is a girl's name meaning "you're responsible for what you've become".

Zenzile derives from the word uzenzile, meaning "you bought this upon yourself." It was the given name of Miriam Makeba, a singer known as Mama Africa. Her mother gave Makeba the name after a difficult delivery because she had previously been warned that she was unlikely to survive the pregnancy.

Zen is a fashionable nickname option.