My husband and I recently welcomed our son into our family in a nontraditional way. He is a refugee from Africa, 17 years old. I am curious about the meaning of his name, Hakizimana. He is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, although he lived in a refugee camp in Rwanda from 6 months on. He speaks Kinyarwanda, which is spoken in Rwanda, but I don’t know if his name is part of that language or another. He goes by the name “Hakim” now in America, which means wise, but I’m not about to tell a teenage boy that his name means Wise. I would love to tell him what Hakizimana means though. Thank you for your help!
What a wonderful addition to your family! According to my research, Hakizimana was originally an Egyptian name, but prevalent in Rwanda. It means “God Saves Everything.” I have added it to our site.