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Enitan actually means Legend. In Yoruba, Eni is used to qualify personality not possession which is rather Oni. Look at Oniranu for example, it means 'someone with a lot of vices' (possessive) and Eniola means 'person of wealth' which in turn means a wealthy person, same as Eni-eye (glorious person). The initial translation of Enitan as person of story doesn't therefore mean storyteller as the name doesn't mean they have story but that they are the story, hence Legend. Eni-Itan (someone something has happened to long ago that's massive enough to remember them as) Eniyan-Itan, a reference person. [noted -ed]
DEVENCRIS  5/23/2017
1. ENITAN is applicable to females as well [noted -ed]
2. The name is not given lightly. It is given when the birth circumstances of a child are fraught with major issues, sometimes of a scandalous nature.
3. "Person of Story" is a transliteration. A more correct translation is "A Person with history".
― Anonymous User  5/10/2010
It means 'a child of history' in Yoruba.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2005
It is also a woman's name.
Enitan  8/8/2005
Itan is what the Yorùbá peoples of Africa call the sum total of all the myths, songs, histories and other cultural concepts which make up their religion and society. The itan are accepted as historically factual, and can be used to settle disputes. Enitan is one who knows all the stories, a learned person.
yinka  6/1/2005

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