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Gender: M Origin of Mandela: African surname

An African family name ripe for adoption in honor of Nelson Mandela, the South African activist imprisoned for almost thirty years for his antiapartheid activities.

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Famous People Named Mandela

Mandela Barnes, American politician from Wisconsin
Mandela Van Peebles (b. 1994), American actor; son of director Mario Van Peebles
Zion Mandela Samuelsson (b. 2014), son of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa

Pop Culture References for the name Mandela

The Mandela Effect, an alternate-universe theory named after Nelson Mandela