Hausa Submitted Names

Hausa names are used by the Hausa people of Niger and northern Nigeria.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Adamu m Amharic, Swahili, Hausa
Amharic, Swahili, and Hausa form of Adam.
Albarka f Hausa
Feminine form of Barak 2.
Altine f Hausa
From the Hausa Lī̀tìnîn meaning “Monday”.
Arziki f Hausa
Means "wealth, prosperity" in Hausa.
Asabe f Hausa
From the Hausa Àsabàr̃ meaning “Saturday”.
Azumi f Hausa
Means "month of fasting" in Hausa, traditionally given to girls born during Ramadan.
Balarabe m Western African, Hausa
Means "born on Wednesday" in Hausa from element laraba "Wednesday".
Binta f Hausa
From the Arabic بِنْت‎ (bint) meaning "daughter".
Dandauda m Hausa
Is the name given to Sulaiman
Ɗanjuma m Hausa
From the Hausa ɗan meaning “son of” and Jumma'ā̀ meaning “Friday”.
Ɗanladi m Hausa
From the Hausa ɗan meaning “son of” and Lahàdi meaning “Sunday”.
Ɗanlami m Hausa
From the Hausa ɗan meaninf “son of" and ‎ Àlhàmîs meaning “Thursday”.
Ɗantala m Hausa
From the Hausa ɗan meaning “son of” and Tàlātā̀ meaning “Tuesday”.
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.
Gajere m Hausa
Means "short" in Hausa.
Ganau m Hausa
From the Hausa ganī meaning “see". This name is traditionally given to boys born on the night of a full moon.
Giwa m Western African, Hausa
Means "elephant" in Hausa.
Gwaggo f Hausa
Means "aunt" in Hausa.
Hadadangi m & f Western African, Hausa
Means "joining of clans" in Hausa.
Hadizatu f Hausa
Hausa form of Khatijah.
Haƙurau m Hausa
From the Hausa hàƙurà meaning “be patient”.
Hamidu m Hausa
Hausa form of Hamid.
Hankali m & f Hausa
Means "intelligent" in Hausa.
Hassana m Hausa
Hausa form of Hasan and Hassan.
Hauwa'u f Hausa
Hausa form of Eve.
Husaini m Hausa, Indonesian, Malay
Hausa, Indonesian and Malay 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.
Jummai f Hausa
From the Hausa Jumma'ā̀ meaning “Friday”.
Kallamu m Hausa
Kallamu means Musa in Hausa
Karmami m Hausa
Means "cornstalk" in Hausa.
Kauna f Hausa
Means "love" in Hausa.
Kosau m Hausa
Means "well fed" in Hausa.
Kyaun m & f Hausa
Means "beautiful" in Hausa.
Ladi f Hausa
From the Hausa Lahàdì meaning “Sunday”.
Lafiya f Hausa
Means "health" in Hausa.
Lami f Hausa
From the Hausa Àlhàmîs meaning “Thursday”.
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.
Madaya f Spanish (Canarian, Archaic), Hausa (Archaic), Berber (Archaic)
From Guanche *madăyya, meaning "beautiful thing to see". Besides the Canary Islands, this name was also used in Northern Africa.
Magaji m Hausa
Means "heir" in Hausa.
Magajiya f Hausa
Means "heiress" in Hausa. In some dialects this means "madam" and is avoided.
Maigado m Hausa
Means "possessing the throne" in Hausa.
Maikarifi m Hausa
Means "the strong one" in Hausa.
Maikudi m Hausa
Means "possessing money" in Hausa.
Mailafia m Hausa
Means "easygoing" in Hausa.
Maina m Hausa
Means "prince" in Hausa.
Mairak f Hausa
Means "daughter of a chief" in East Hausa.
Mairama f Hausa
Variant form of Maryama.
Mairiga m Hausa
From the Hausa mài meaning "possessing” and rī̀gā meaning “gown”.
Mairo f Hausa
Diminutive form of Maryama.
Maiwada m Hausa
Means "possessing wealth" in Hausa.
Malami m Hausa
Means "scholar" in Hausa.
Mamuda m Hausa
Variant form of Muhammadu.
Mansurah f Hausa
Means "supporter, victorious" in Hausa.
Mantau m Hausa
From the Hausa mântā meaning "forget".
Masoro f Hausa
Means "small peppercorn" in Hausa.
Mika'ila m Hausa
Hausa form of Michael.
Muhtari m Hausa
Hausa form of Mukhtar.
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.
Ruƙayyatu f Hausa
Hausa form of Ruqayyah.
Sabo m Hausa
Means "new" in Hausa.
Sadau m & f Hausa
From the Hausa sā̀du meaning "get together”.
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.
Sallau m Hausa
From the Hausa sallā̀ meaning “prayer, religious holiday”.
Sambala f Hausa
Feminine form of Sambali.
Sambali m Hausa
Means "tall, well-formed" 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.
Sarki m Hausa
Means "chief" in Hausa.
Shadari m Hausa
Means "born during the cold season" in Hausa.
Shanono m & f Hausa
Means "drink milk" in Hausa. This name is traditionally given to a child born when calves are being delivered.
Sharifiya f Hausa
Means "born during Ramadan" in Hausa.
Shekarau m Hausa
From the Hausa shḕkarà meaning “spend the year”.
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.
Talatu f Hausa
From the Hausa Tàlātā̀ meaning "Tuesday”.
Tanko m Hausa
Name given to a boy born after many girls.
Tarana f Hausa
Given for females who are born during the day.
Tasalla f Hausa
From the Hausa ta meaning “of” and sallā̀ meaning "prayer, religious holiday”.
Tijani m & f Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
Tsofo m Hausa
Means "old" in Hausa.
Tunau m Hausa
Means "remember" in Hausa.
Turai f Hausa
Name given to a girl born on a Tuesday.
Usuman m Hausa
Hausa form of Osman.
Usumanu m Hausa
Hausa form of Uthman.
Uwa f Hausa
Means "mother" in Hausa.
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.
Yalwa m & f Hausa
Means "abundance" in Hausa.
'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.