Hausa Names

Hausa names are used by the Hausa people of Niger and northern Nigeria.
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Abubakar m Western African, Hausa, Fula
Form of Abu Bakr used in Nigeria.
Aisha f Arabic, Urdu, Western African, Eastern African, Hausa, Swahili, African American
Means "living, alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. Her name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
Aishatu f Western African, Hausa
Hausa variant of Aisha.
Alhaji m Western African, Hausa
Means "the pilgrim" in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic حَجّ (hajj) meaning "pilgrimage, hajj". It is typically a title, not a name.
Alheri f Western African, Hausa
Means "the charitable, the good" in Hausa, from Arabic خير (khayr).
Aliyu m Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Ali 1.
Amina f Arabic, Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh, Eastern African, Western African, Swahili, Hausa
Alternate transcription of Arabic Aminah 1 or Aminah 2, as well as the form in several other languages.
Aminu m Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Amin.
Asabe f Western African, Hausa
From Hausa Asabar meaning "Saturday" (of Arabic origin).
Asma'u f Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Asma.
Ayuba m Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Job.
Balarabe m Western African, Hausa
Means "born on Wednesday" in Hausa, derived from Laraba "Wednesday".
Bello m Western African, Fula, Hausa
Possibly from Fula ballo meaning "helper". This name was borne by Muhammad Bello (1781-1837), the second leader of the Sokoto Caliphate.
Ɗanjuma m Western African, Hausa
From Hausa ɗa "son" and Jumma'a "Friday".
Ɗanladi m Western African, Hausa
From Hausa ɗa "son" and Lahadi "Sunday".
Ɗanlami m Western African, Hausa
From Hausa ɗa "son" and Alhamis "Thursday".
Hadizatu f Western African, Hausa
Hausa variant form of Khadija.
Halima f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Western African, Eastern African, Hausa, Swahili
Alternate transcription of Arabic حليمة (see Halimah), as well as the usual form in several other languages.
Halimat f Western African, Hausa
Hausa variant of Halima.
Halimatu f Western African, Hausa
Hausa variant of Halima.
Hamisu m Western African, Hausa
From Arabic خامس (khamis) meaning "fifth", sometimes added to a given name to indicate the fifth sibling bearing it.
Haruna 2 m Western African, Hausa, Fula
Hausa and Fula form of Harun.
Hauwa f Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Hawa.
Jamila f Arabic, Urdu, Western African, Hausa
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميلة (see Jamilah), as well as the usual Urdu and Hausa form.
Jatau m Western African, Hausa
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
Jummai f Western African, Hausa
From Hausa Jumma'a meaning "Friday" (of Arabic origin).
Kyauta m & f Western African, Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
Ladi f Western African, Hausa
From Hausa Lahadi meaning "Sunday" (of Arabic origin).
Lawal m Western African, Hausa
From Arabic أوّل (awwal) meaning "first". It is sometimes added to the name of the first of multiple siblings who share the same given name.
Mamman m Western African, Hausa
Contracted form of Muhammadu.
Muhammadu m Western African, Hausa, Fula
Hausa and Fula form of Muhammad.
Musa m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Western African, Hausa
Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Hausa form of Moses.
Rabiu m Western African, Hausa
From Arabic رابع (rabi') meaning "fourth", sometimes added to a given name to indicate the fourth sibling bearing it.
Salisu m Western African, Hausa
From Arabic ثالث (thalith) meaning "third", sometimes added to a shared given name to indicate the third sibling bearing it.
Sani 2 m Western African, Hausa
From Arabic ثان (thani) meaning "second". If two or more siblings share the same given name, this name may be appended to that of the second.
Shehu m Western African, Hausa
From Arabic شيخ (shaykh) meaning "elder, chief, sheikh", a title of Usman dan Fodio (1754-1817), the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate.
Talatu f Western African, Hausa
From Hausa Talata meaning "Tuesday" (of Arabic origin).
Umar m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian, Western African, Hausa
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
Umaru m Western African, Hausa
Hausa variant of Umar.
Usman m Urdu, Indonesian, Western African, Hausa
Urdu, Indonesian and Hausa form of Uthman.
Yalwa f & m Western African, Hausa
Means "abundance" in Hausa.