Western African Names

Western African names include those from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. See also about African names.
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Yacouba m Western African
Form of Yaqub used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Yao m Western African, Ewe
Ewe form of Yaw.
Yaw m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
Yejide f Western African, Yoruba
Means "image of the mother" in Yoruba.
Yetunde f Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
Yewande f Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.