Yoruba Submitted Names

Yoruba names are used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria.
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ÁÁRÓNÌmYoruba
Yoruba form of Aaron.
ABAYOMIm & fNigerian, Yoruba
Means "he came to bring me joy and happiness" or "I would have been mocked" in Yoruba.
ABIOLAf & mAfrican, African American (Modern), Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "born in honor" in Yoruba.
ABIONAf & mYoruba
Means "born during a journey" in Yoruba.
ABISADEm & fYoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABISOmYoruba
Means "given" or "acquired" in Yoruba.
ADEBIMPEfYoruba
Means "the crown is complete" in Yoruba.
ADEBISIfYoruba
Means "the crown has given birth to more" in Yoruba. This is the name of the (Nigerian) mother of British musician Seal Samuel.
ADEDAMOLAmYoruba
Means "my crown mixed with blessing" in Yoruba.
ADEDOYINf & mYoruba
Means "the crown is now honey" in Yoruba.
ADEFUNKEfYoruba
Means "the crown has given me to cherish" in Yoruba.
ADELAKUNmNigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown opens the womb" in Yoruba.
ADELEKEfYoruba
Means "crown achieves happiness" in Yoruba.
ADELOWOmNigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown has honour" or "the crown has respect" in Yoruba.
ADEMOLAmYoruba
Means "the crown along with wealth" or "the crown has been added to the wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEMUREWAf & mYoruba
Means "the crown brought goodness" in Yoruba.
ADENIJImYoruba
Means "the crown has fame" in Yoruba.
ADENIKEfYoruba
Means "the crown is to be treasured" in Yoruba.
ADENIYImYoruba, Nigerian
Means "the crown is precious" in Yoruba.
ADEOLAf & mYoruba
Both a Yoruba surname and a given name meaning "crown of wealth.”
ADEPEROfNigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown pacifies" or "the crown calms" in Yoruba.
ADERONKEfYoruba
Means "crown has found something to pet" in Yoruba.
ADESIMBOfYoruba
Means "noble birth" in Yoruba.
ADESINAfYoruba
Means "the crown has opened the way" in Yoruba.
ADESOLAfYoruba
Means "the crown honored us" in Yoruba.
ADETULAmYoruba
Means "royalty survived again" in Yoruba.
ADETUTUf & mYoruba
Means "the crown is gentle" in Yoruba.
ADEWUMIm & fYoruba
Means "royalty attracts me" in Yoruba.
ADEWUYIm & fYoruba (Modern)
Means "royalty is prestigious" in Yoruba.
ADEYINKAf & mYoruba
Means "the crown surrounds me" in Yoruba.
ADUKEfYoruba
Means "one (people) struggle(d) to care for" in Yoruba.
AGANJUmAfrican Mythology, Yoruba
The son of Obatala and Odudua. He marries his sister Yemaja and they produce a son named Orungan ("air").
AIDEVOfYoruba
Means "no one can change my destiny but God" in Yoruba.
AINAfYoruba
Means "difficult birth" in Yoruba.
AJANIm & fJamaican Patois, Yoruba
Means "one (we) fought to have" in Yoruba.
AKANDEmYoruba, Nigerian
means "first born"
AKINmYoruba
Means "the brave one" in Yoruba.
AKINBOLADEmYoruba
Means "bravery comes with wealth" in Yoruba.
AKINFELAmYoruba
Means "bravery expands the coast of wealth" in Yoruba.
AKINTUNDEmYoruba
Means "bravery returns" in Yoruba.
AMARIm & fYoruba, African American, African, Western African
A noted bearer was a Damel of Cayor, Amari Ngoné Ndella, who ruled from 1790 AD to 1809 AD. The Kingdom of Cayor was one of the largest of most powerful kingdoms in what was is now Senegal, existing from 1549 AD to 1879 AD.
AMOKEf & mYoruba
Means "loving stroke" in Yoruba.
ANUOLUWAPOm & fYoruba
Means "God's mercy is plenty" in Yoruba.
APAADImYoruba
Means "hell" in Yoruba.
ARALOLAfYoruba
Means "family is wealth" in Yoruba.
ASABIfYoruba
Means "one selected for birth" in Yoruba.
ASEYIOWUmYoruba
Means "success" in Yoruba.
ATIBAm & fYoruba
Means "understanding" in Yoruba.
AYOBAMIm & fYoruba
Means "joy has met me" in Yoruba.
AYODEJImYoruba
Means "joy has become two" in Yoruba.
AYOKAfYoruba
Means "one we rejoice to pluck" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDELEm & fYoruba
Means "my joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOOLAm & fYoruba
Means "the joy of success" in Yoruba.
BATIFEORImYoruba (Rare)
Means "how we want it to be" in Yoruba.
BEJIDEmYoruba
Means "(one that) come(s) with rain" in Yoruba.
BIODUNm & fYoruba
Means "born during a festival" in Yoruba.
BISIm & fYoruba
Short form of names containing bisi, such as Adebisi.
BOLADEm & fYoruba
Means "comes with wealth" in Yoruba.
BOLUWAJIm & fYoruba
Means "wakes up with the lord" in Yoruba.
BUKOLAm & fYoruba
Means "adds to wealth, success" in Yoruba.
BUKUNMIm & fYoruba
Means "add to me" in Yoruba.
BUSAYOm & fYoruba
Means "added joy" in Yoruba.
BUSOLAm & fYoruba
Means "added wealth" in Yoruba.
CLAIf & mYoruba
Meaning unknown.
DAMILOLAm & fYoruba
Means "God makes me wealthy" in Yoruba.
DUROm & fYoruba
Means "wait" in Yoruba.
EBUNfYoruba, African
Meaning "gift" in Yoruba.
EMMSDANm & fYoruba (Rare)
Means "excellence of God's Salvation" in Igala (a language in the Yoruboid branch, common to Nigeria), from Igala emms "excellence" and dan "God Our Salvation".
ENIm & fYoruba
Short form of Eniola.
ERINm & fYoruba
Means "smile" in Yoruba.
ERINAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Notable bearer is Erinayo Wilson Oryema, Uganda's first African Inspector General of Police.
ESHUmAfrican, Yoruba
A god of the Yoruba of West Africa.
FOLASADEfYoruba, Nigerian
Means "honour confers a crown" or "rule with nobility" in Yoruba.
FOLASHADEfYoruba, Nigerian
Variant transcription of Folasade.
FUNFUNm & fYoruba
Yoruba name that means "Pure"
FUNKEfYoruba
Means "given to me to pet" in Yoruba.
FUNMIm & fYoruba
Means "give to me" in Yoruba. It can be used as a short form of names containing funmi, such as Funmilola and Olufunmilayo.
FUNMILAYOfYoruba
Means "give me joy" in Yoruba.
FUNMILOLAm & fYoruba
Means "give me wealth" in Yoruba.
GBADEBOmNigerian, Yoruba
Means "returns with the crown" in Yoruba.
GBEMImYoruba
Derived from the Yoruba gbé "(to) carry" (see: Gbemisola).
GBOYEGAmYoruba
Means "lifts chieftaincy up" in Yoruba.
GORIOLAmYoruba
Means "climbed to the top of wealth" in Yoruba.
IBUKUNfYoruba
Means "blessings; an addition" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form for names starting with Ibukun.
IFEOLUWAm & fNigerian, Yoruba
Means "love of God" or "God's will" in Yoruba.
IKEOLUWAfNigerian, Yoruba
Means "the care of God" in Yoruba.
IKIDAOLAm & fYoruba
full of wealth
INIOLUWAm & fYoruba
Means "property of the lord" in Yoruba.
IREKANMIfAfrican, Yoruba
"It is now my turn for good things"
IREMIDEf & mYoruba
Means "my goodness has come" in Yoruba.
IWALAYEm & fYoruba
THE IWALAYE / IWALAIYE IS THE NAME OF A FAMILY (A ROYAL NAME )IN THE YORUBA LAND,EFFO-AMURO, KOGI STATE.
IYABOfYoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
IYABODEfYoruba
Yoruba for " mother has returned". When a the first girl child is born after the death of a grandmother, the child is given this name. Iya is the root word,which means mother. Such as Iyaba, wich means Grandmother.
JADESOLAfYoruba
Means "emerge into wealth" in Yoruba.
JESUBORIfYoruba
Meaning "Jesus is the winner" or "Jesus overcomes" in Yoruba
JESUMBOm & fYoruba
It is a Yoruba name,a tribe in South-Western Nigeria which mean "JESUS IS COMING BACK" and in Hebrew MARANATHA. It can be beared by both sexes reminding the hearer(s) of the second coming of the Lord Jesus who left this world over two thousand(2000) years ago...
JUMOKIf & mAfrican, Yoruba, Nigerian
Jumoki which in Nigerian means "everyone loves the baby". There is a dog on youtube named Moki, which is short for Jumoki.
KEHINDEm & fYoruba
Means "one who comes second" in Yoruba. It is typically given to the second of twins.
KENHINDEm & fYoruba
One coming last. Often used for the second of twins.
KOKUMOm & fYoruba
Means "he will not die anymore" in Yoruba, typically given to an Abiku child. Abiku are spirits that are believed to enter a pregnant woman and move in a constant cycle of birth, death, and rebirth... [more]
KOLAPOmYoruba
Means "gather wealth together" in Yoruba.
KOLAWOLEmYoruba
Means "he brings nobility, wealth, honour, into the house" in Yoruba.
KSHANTINEYAHfHebrew, African, Yoruba
Is a hebrew name meaning the most beautiful child. It also means most loved with The ending YAH abbreviation of Yahweh this name means God is alway with this child.
KUNLEmYoruba
Means "much-praised home" or "home is full with honours" in Yoruba.... [more]
LEKEmYoruba
Means "trimuph" in Yoruba. Often used as a short form of other names ending in leke, such as Adeleke.
MOBIISOLAfYoruba
meaning- literal translation "i gave birth to her in wealth" basically this child was born into a wealthy family,one highly esteemed in society. though the name is not gender selective, it is almost always used for females
MODUPEf & mYoruba
Means "I thank (God)"... [more]
MODUPE-OLUWAm & fYoruba, African
Combination of Yoruba Modupe "I thank" or "thank you" and Oluwa meaning "God, lord".
MOJERISOLAOLUWAf & mYoruba
I am a witness of God's goodness
MOJIfYoruba
Means "I rise" or "I wake" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form of names beginning with moji, such as Mojisola.
MOJOYINADEm & fYoruba
Means "I enjoyed the splendor of being royalty" in Yoruba.
MOLAYONINUOLUWAf & mYoruba (Rare)
Means "I have joy in the Lord" in Yoruba.
MORADEKEfYoruba
Means "I have gotten something precious to pamper" in Yoruba.
MORENIKEfYoruba
Means "I have found someone to pamper" in Yoruba.
MUYIWAmYoruba
Short form of Oluwamuyiwa.
OBAfYoruba, African Mythology
Mythology: the goddess who rules the rivers.
OBAFEMImNigerian, Yoruba
Means "the king loves me" in Yoruba.
ODAFINmYoruba (?)
Literally meaning 'lawmaker' or 'the establisher of laws'.
OHUNTUNTUNm & fYoruba
Yoruba by Ibironke
OJOmAfrican, Yoruba
This name is given when a child is born with the umbilical cord around their neck.
OLABISIf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Yoruba unisex name meaning "joy is multiplied" or "salvation increases", composed of the element õlà "salvation, that which saves, cause of salvation" combined with bi-si "to multiply, increase, replenish"... [more]
OLABOWALEfYoruba
Means "wealth has come home" in Yoruba.
OLADAPOmYoruba
Means "wealth has been mixed together" in Yoruba.
OLADEPEfAfrican, Yoruba
complete wealth has come
OLAIDEm & fYoruba
Means "wealth rolled in" in Yoruba.
OLAJIDEmNigerian, Yoruba
Means "wealth arose" or "wealth has awakened".
OLAMIGOKEmYoruba
My wealth has increased
OLANIRANmYoruba
Means "nobility (or wealth) has pedigree" in Yoruba.
OLAOLUWAm & fYoruba (Modern)
Means "the grace of God" or "the wealth of God" in Yoruba.
OLASENIm & fYoruba
Means "wealth is achievable" in Yoruba.
OLASUNKANMIm & fYoruba
Means "God is by my side" in Yoruba.
OLATAYOm & fYoruba
Means "happiness" in Yoruba.
OLATOKUNBOm & fYoruba
Means "wealth or nobility returns from overseas" in Yoruba. It is typically given to a child born abroad and later brought home.
OLATUNDEmYoruba
Means "honour returns" or "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
OLAWALEm & fYoruba
Means "wealth has come home" in Yoruba.
OLORUNTUBAmYoruba
Means "God is a king" in Yoruba.
OLUmYoruba
Short form of names beginning with olu, derived from Yoruban oluwa, meaning "god; deity; lord".
OLUDAREm & fYoruba
Means "God has not forsaken" in Yoruba.
OLUMUYIWAmYoruba
Means "God has brought this" in Yoruba.
OLURANTIm & fYoruba
Means "the Lord remembers" in Yoruba.
OLUSEGUNmYoruba
Means "God is victorious" in Yoruba. Also compare Oluwasegun. This is one of the middle names of British musician Seal Samuel, as well as the name of a former president of Nigeria.
OLUSEYIm & fYoruba
Means "God has done this" in Yoruba.
OLUSOLAm & fNigerian, Yoruba
Means "the Lord makes wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWAFEMISOLAmYoruba
This is borne by Nigerian actor, speaker and singer Oluwafemisola "Femi" Jacobs.
OLUWAJOBAf & mYoruba
Means "God reigns" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKEMIfYoruba
Means "God cares for me" in Yoruba.
OLUWALEmYoruba
Means "my God has come home" in Yoruba.
OLUWAMAYOWAmYoruba
Means "the lord brought joy" in Yoruba.
OLUWAMUYIWAmYoruba
Means "the lord brought joy" in Yoruba.
OLUWANDARAfYoruba
Means "God has done wonders" in Yoruba.
OLUWANIFESIMIm & fYoruba
Nigerian, Yoruban. Meaning: `God loves me`.
OLUWAOBAFEMImYoruba
God the king loves me... [more]
OLUWAPAMILERINm & fYoruba
Means "the lord has made me laugh" in Yoruba.
OLUWARANTIf & mYoruba
Means "God remembers" in Yoruba.
OLUWAROTIMIm & fYoruba
Means "the Lord stays with me" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUNm & fYoruba
Means "the Lord has made it" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYITANfYoruba
Means "the lord did this all" in Yoruba.
OLUWASOLAf & mYoruba
Means "God brought prosperity" in Yoruba.
OLUWASOLAFUNMIm & fYoruba
Means "God has made wealth for me" in Yoruba.
OLUWATENIOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "God spread the mat (or rug) of wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOBIm & fYoruba
Means "God is great" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOBILOBAf & mNigerian, Yoruba
Means "the lord is great as king" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOMIm & fYoruba
Means "God is enough for me" in Yoruba.
OLUWATONIm & fYoruba (Modern, Archaic)
Means "the lord is worth having" in Yoruba.
OLUWATONILOBAfYoruba, German
Means "God is good to have a king" in Yoruba. This is the full given name of the winner of "Germany's Next Top Model" 2018, Oluwatoniloba Dreher-Adnuga.
OLUWATOSINm & fYoruba
Means "God is worth worshiping" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYOSIf & mNigerian, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to rejoice unto" in Yoruba.
OLUYEMImYoruba (Rare)
Means "The lord is worthy of me" in Yoruba.
OLUYINKAm & fYoruba
This is a name use by the Abeokuta's family meaning " I'm surrounded by God".
OMINIRAm & fYoruba
Means "freedom, independence" in Yoruba.
OMODUNNIf & mYoruba (Rare)
Means "having a child is joyful" in Yoruba.
OMOJAYOGBEmYoruba
Is an Ekiti name from the Yoruba speaking South-Western Nigeria.... [more]
OMOLAYOfYoruba
Means "the child is joy" in Yoruba.
OMOLOLAm & fYoruba
Means "the child is wealthy" in Yoruba.
OMOTUNDEmYoruba
Means "the child has returned" in Yoruba, typically given to an Abiku child. Abiku are spirits that are believed to enter a pregnant woman and move in a constant cycle of birth, death, and rebirth... [more]
OREOLUWAm & fYoruba
Means "gift from God" in Yoruba.
OSHUNfAfrican, Yoruba
The Yoruba goddess of love and pleasure, beauty, and diplomacy and is associated with money. Oshun is a very generous goddess and benign to mankind, but also possesses an extraordinary temper, which is difficult to sway.
OTAIKUmYoruba (Modern, Rare)
This name means a hard stone can not die. In Ijebu land, which a part of the "Yoruba" race, a fine polished hard stone commonly found in the bed of rivers is called Ota. ... [more]
OYAfYoruba, African Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
Literally means "she (who) tore" in Yoruba. ... [more]
OYEBISIm & fNigerian, Yoruba
Means "honour gave birth to more" in Yoruba.
OYENIKEfYoruba
Means "the title has need of pampering" or "honor has care" in Yoruba.
OYETUNDEmYoruba
Means "honour has returned" in Yoruba.
OYINDAMOLAf & mYoruba
Means "honey mixed with wealth" in Yoruba.
OYINKANSOLAfYoruba
Means "sweetness is dropped into wealth" in Yoruba.
PIPELOLUWAf & mYoruba
It is God`s attribute
QUAMDEENmYoruba
Means "pillar of (the) faith" in Yoruba.
RAFIATUfYoruba
Variation of Rafiah.
SADEfAfrican, Yoruba
Short form of Folasade.
SEGUNmYoruba
Means "be victorious, conquer" in Yoruba.
SIMIfYoruba
Short form of Simidele.
SIMIDELEfYoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba. ... [more]
SOPEm & fYoruba
Means "be grateful" in Yoruba.
SOWUNMImYoruba, African
Means "the sorcerer is attractive to me" in Yoruba.
SULOLAfYoruba
Of Yoruba origin, but the meaning of the name is yet unknown to me.
TAIWOm & fYoruba
Means "taste the world" in Yoruba. It is typically given to the first born of twins.
TAYOm & fYoruba
Means "worth joy" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form of names ending in tayo, such as Olatayo.
TEMILOLAfYoruba
Means "mine is wealth" in Yoruba.
TEMILOLUWAm & fYoruba
Means "God is mine" in Yoruba.
TEMITAYOf & mYoruba
Means "mine is worthy of joy" in Yoruba.
TITILOLAf & mAfrican, Yoruba
Means "wealth is forever" in Yoruba.
TIYAMIYUmYoruba
Mans "my mother is the dearest" in Kwa.
TOBAmYoruba
Short form of Oloruntuba.
TOKUNBOm & fYoruba
Means "returned from overseas". It is often given to children born abroad and brought home.
TOLULOPEf & mYoruba
Means "to the Lord be Praise" in Yoruba.
TOYOSIm & fNigerian, Yoruba
Means "something to rejoice about" in Yoruba, also used as a short form for other names ending in -toyosi including Olutoyosi or Oluwatoyosi.
TUNDEmYoruba
Means "returned again" in Yoruba, more often used as a short form of other Yoruba names ending in tunde, such as Babatunde and Olatunde.
WURAfYoruba
Means "gold" in Yoruba.
WURAOLAfYoruba
Means "gold of wealth" or "shining treasure of wealth" in Yoruba.
YEMAJAfAfrican Mythology, Yoruba
Derived from the Yoruba phrase Yeye emo eja meaning "mother whose children are like fish". She is the mother goddess and patroness of birth of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, worshipped primarily by women.
YEMANYÁfYoruba
This name is the name of an Orishá (a feminine deity/goddess) of the Yoruba pantheon. The goddess is also popular in Brazil.
YEMAYAfYoruba
Yemaya, an African Goddess originally from the Yoruba religion, represents a mother's love for her children, for birthing, creating, for home and family. She represents connectivity to the creation of life and the process and continuation of caring for... [more]
YEMIm & fYoruba
Means "I am honourable" in Yoruba.
YENImYoruba
Means "fit" in Yoruba.