Hausa Submitted Names

Hausa names are used by the Hausa people of northern Nigeria.
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ADAMU m Amharic, Swahili, Hausa
Amharic, Swahili, and Hausa form of ADAM.
ALBARKA f Hausa
Feminine form of BARAK (2).
ARZIKI f Hausa
Means "wealth, prosperity" in Hausa.
BALARABE m Western African, Hausa
Means "born on Wednesday" in Hausa from element laraba "Wednesday".
DANDAUDA m Hausa
Is the name given to Sulaiman
DAUDA m Hausa
Hausa form of DAVID.
FA'IDAH f Hausa
Means "benefit, advantage" in Hausa.
FA'IQAH f Hausa
Means "surpassing, excellent" in Hausa.
FA'IZAH f Hausa
Means "victorious" in Hausa.
GADO m Hausa
Means "bed" in Hausa. This name is traditionally given to the child born after twins.
GAGARE m Hausa
Means "unconquerable" in Hausa.
GIWA m Western African, Hausa
Means "elephant" in Hausa.
HADADANGI m & f Western African, Hausa
Means "joining of clans" in Hausa.
HADIZATU f Hausa
Hausa form of KHATIJAH.
HAMIDU m Hausa
Hausa form of Hamid.
HANKALI m & f Hausa
Means "intelligent" in Hausa.
HARUNA m Hausa
Hausa form of AARON, borrowed from Arabic HARUN.
HAUWA f Hausa
Hausa form of EVE, borrowed from Arabic HAWA.
HAUWA'U f Hausa
Hausa form of EVE.
HUSAINI m Hausa
Hausa form of HUSAYN.
IBIRO m Hausa
Diminutive form of IBRAHIMU.
IBRAHIMU m Hausa
Hausa form of ABRAHAM.
IDARA f Hausa
Means "joy" in Hausa.
IDIRISU m Hausa
Hausa form of Idris.
ILIYASU m Hausa
Hausa form of ELIAS.
ISIYAKA m Hausa
Hausa form of ISAAC.
ISIYAKU m Hausa
Hausa form of ISAAC.
ISMA'ILU m Hausa
Hausa form of ISHMAEL.
ISUFU m Hausa
Hausa form of JOSEPH.
JIBIRILA m Hausa
Variant of JIBIRILU.
JIBIRILU m Hausa
Hausa form of GABRIEL.
JIBRILA m Hausa
Variant of JIBRILU.
JIBRILU m Hausa
Hausa form of GABRIEL.
KALLAMU m Hausa
Kallamu means Musa in Hausa
KARMAMI m Hausa
Means "cornstalk" in Hausa.
KAUNA f Hausa
Means "love" in Hausa.
KYAUN m & f Hausa
Means "beautiful" in Hausa.
LAFIYA f Hausa
Means "health" in Hausa.
LAMINDE f Hausa
Etymology uncertain. Traditionally given to girls born on Thursdays.
LARABA f Hausa
Derived from the Arabic رَابِعَة‎ (rābiʿa) meaning "fourth". This name is traditionally given to girls born on Wednesdays.
LU'U-LU'U f Hausa
Means "pearl" or "diamond" in Hausa.
MAIKARIFI m Hausa
Means "the strong one" in Hausa.
MAILAFIA m Hausa
Means "easygoing" in Hausa.
MAIRAK f Hausa
Means "daughter of a chief" in East Hausa.
MAIRAMA f Hausa
Variant form of MARYAMA.
MAIRO f Hausa
Diminutive form of MARYAMA.
MALAMI m Hausa
Means "scholar" in Hausa.
MAMUDA m Hausa
Variant form of MUHAMMADU.
MANSURAH f Hausa
Means "supporter, victorious" in Hausa.
MIKA'ILA m Hausa
Hausa form of MICHAEL.
MOCTAR m Western African, Wolof, Fula, Manding, Hausa
Form of MUKHTAR used in West Africa.
NALADO m Hausa
Means "born on a Sunday" in Hausa.
NARAI f Hausa
Means "born on a Wednesday" in Sokoto Hausa.
NUHU m Hausa, Swahili
Hausa and Swahili form of Noah.
RAHAMA f Hausa
Means "mercy" in Hausa.
RAHILA f Hausa, Serbian
Hausa and Serbian form of RACHEL.
SA'IDU m Hausa
Hausa form of SA'ID.
SAKINAH f Hausa
Means "tranquility, peace of mind" in Hausa.
SALLAN m Hausa
Means "born on a feast day" in Hausa.
SANUSI m Indonesian, Malay, Nigerian, Fula, Hausa
From Arabic سَنُوسِيّ (sannūsī), the name of a Sufi order and clan that existed in Libya and the Sudan region. The sect was named after its founder, Muslim theologian Muhammad ibn Ali al-Sanusi (1787-1859).
SARATU f Hausa
Hausa form of SARA.
SHADARI m Hausa
Means "born during the cold season" in Hausa.
SHARIFIYA f Hausa
Means "born during Ramadan" in Hausa.
SHIBKAN m Hausa
Means "beans in the sowing season" in Hausa.
SULAIMANU m Hausa
Hausa form of SOLOMON.
SULEMANU m Hausa
Hausa form of SOLOMON.
TANKO m Hausa
Name given to a boy born after many girls.
TARANA f Hausa
Given for females who are born during the day.
TIJANI m & f Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
TSOFO m Hausa
Means "old" in Hausa.
TURAI f Hausa
Name given to a girl born on a Tuesday.
USUMAN m Hausa
Hausa form of OSMAN.
YAHAYA m Malay, Western African, Hausa
Malay and Hausa form of YAHYA.
YAƘUTU f Hausa
Refers to a sapphire, ruby, jacinth, corundum, or similar stone.
'YARJA f Hausa
Means "fair" in Hausa.
YOHANCE m Hausa
Means "God's gift" in Hausa.
YOHANSE f Hausa
Variant of YOHANCE.
ZAINABU f Hausa
Hausa form of ZAYNAB.
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