are used by the Hausa people of Niger and northern Nigeria.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
GADO m Hausa
Means "bed" in Hausa. This name is traditionally given to the child born after twins.
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.
MAIRAK f Hausa
Means "daughter of a chief" in East Hausa.
NARAI f Hausa
Means "born on a Wednesday" in Sokoto 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).
SHADARI m Hausa
Means "born during the cold season" in Hausa.
TANKO m Hausa
Name given to a boy born after many girls.
TARANA f Hausa
Given for females who are born during the day.
TURAI f Hausa
Name given to a girl born on a Tuesday.
YAƘUTU f Hausa
Refers to a sapphire, ruby, jacinth, corundum, or similar stone.