Jola Submitted Names

Jola names are used in southern Senegal.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ajaŋa m Jola
Means "girl" in Jola-Fonyi.
Akammboñaa f Jola
Means "she tries it for nothing" or "she does it there for nothing" in Jola-Fonyi. This is applied to a woman in reference to her repeated failure to carry a pregnancy to term, implying the bearer gets pregnant in vain.
Jilañulo f & m Jola
Means "we have come back" in Jola.
Karambeni f Jola
Means "to help you" in Jola.
Ketugay m & f Jola
Means "Die till you get tired of it" in Jola. This name is given to an infant who is believed to be a spirit child who has been coming and going between life and death.