Dad Nqobile heard the name when he was younger and vowed to give it to his son.
The Zimbabwean-born youngster and his family had only been in England for three months when he was snapped up at an after-school football club.
Proud dad Nqobile, 42, a nurse of Bradford, West Yorks, said: “It’s strange, he was given this name and now he seems to be full of talent. It means the same in our language as it does in English, being gifted.
“But I always tell him that talent doesn’t come easily and you have to keep practising.”