Nigerian Submitted Names

Nigerian names are used in the country of Nigeria in western Africa.
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ÁÁRÓNÌ m Yoruba
Yoruba form of AARON.
ABADI m Ijaw
Means "a big sea" in Ijaw.
ABADIBO f & m Ijaw
Means "a person from the sea" in Ijaw.
ABASIAMA m & f Ibibio
Means "it is God that loves" in Ibibio.
ABAYOMI m & f Yoruba
Means "he came to bring me joy and happiness" or "I would have been mocked" in Yoruba.
ABDULLAHI m Somali, Nigerian
Form of ABDULLAH used in Somalia and Nigeria.
ABI f Nigerian
Means "owner" in Izere.
ABIOLA f & m African, African American (Modern), Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "born in honor" in Yoruba.
ABIONA f & m Yoruba
Means "born during a journey" in Yoruba.
ABISADE m & f Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABISO m Yoruba
Means "given" or "acquired" in Yoruba.
ABODERIN m Yoruba
Means "one who walks in the company of hunters" in Yoruba.
ABUCHI m & f Igbo
Means "song of God" in Igbo.
ACHIKE m Igbo
Means "take the things of the world easy" in Igbo.
ADA m Idoma
Means "father" in Idoma.
ADAKU f Igbo
Means "daughter of wealth" in Igbo.
ADAMMA f Igbo
Means "daughter of beauty" in Igbo.
ADAMU m Amharic, Swahili, Hausa
Amharic, Swahili, and Hausa form of ADAM.
ADAORA f Igbo
Means "the people's daughter" in Igbo.
ADEBIMPE f Yoruba
Means "the crown is complete" in Yoruba.
ADEBISI f Yoruba
Means "the crown has given birth to more" in Yoruba. This is the name of the (Nigerian) mother of British musician Seal Samuel.
ADEDAMOLA m Yoruba
Means "my crown mixed with blessing" in Yoruba.
ADEDOYIN f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown is now honey" in Yoruba.
ADEFUNKE f Yoruba
Means "the crown has given me to cherish" in Yoruba.
ADELAKUN m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown opens the womb" in Yoruba.
ADELEKE f Yoruba
Means "crown achieves happiness" in Yoruba.
ADELOWO m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown has honour" or "the crown has respect" in Yoruba.
ADEMOLA m Yoruba
Means "the crown along with wealth" or "the crown has been added to the wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEMUREWA f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown brought goodness" in Yoruba.
ADENIJI m Yoruba
Means "the crown has fame" in Yoruba.
ADENIKE f Yoruba
Means "the crown is to be treasured" in Yoruba.
ADENIYI m Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the crown is precious" in Yoruba.
ADEOLA f & m Yoruba
Means "crown of wealth" in Yoruba. It is also a surname.
ADEPERO f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown pacifies" or "the crown calms" in Yoruba.
ADERONKE f Yoruba
Means "crown has found something to pet" in Yoruba.
ADESIMBO f Yoruba
Means "noble birth" in Yoruba.
ADESINA f Yoruba
Means "the crown has opened the way" in Yoruba.
ADESOLA f Yoruba
Means "the crown honored us" in Yoruba.
ADESUA f Edo
Variant of ADESUWA.... [more]
ADESUWA f Edo
Means "in the midst of prosperity" in Edo.
ADETULA m Yoruba
Means "royalty survived again" in Yoruba.
ADETULE m Yoruba
Variant of ADETULA.
ADETUTU f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown is gentle" in Yoruba.
ADEWUMI m & f Yoruba
Means "royalty attracts me" in Yoruba.
ADEWUYI m & f Yoruba (Modern)
Means "royalty is prestigious" in Yoruba.
ADEYINKA f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown surrounds me" in Yoruba.
ADIA f Igede, Swahili
Means "queen" in Igede and "(valuable) gift" in Swahili, from Hausa adia "gift".
ADIAHAUDO f Ibibio
Means "first daughter of a second son" in Ibibio.
ADIGHEJI m Isoko (Rare)
Means "pillar of the house" in Isoko.
ADIM m & f Efik
ADOLE m Idoma
Means "father of the house" in Idoma.
ADUKE f Yoruba
Means "one (people) struggle(d) to care for" in Yoruba.
AFIANWAN f Ibibio
Means "fair lady" in Ibibio.
AFULUCHIANYA m Igbo
Means "does one see God?" in Igbo.
AGANJU m African Mythology, Yoruba
The son of OBATALA and ODUDUA. He marries his sister Yemaja and they produce a son named ORUNGAN ("air").
AGBANI f Nigerian
Meaning unknown.
AGHADINUNO m Igbo
Means "war is in the house" in Igbo.
AHAMEFUNA m & f Igbo
Means "may my name not be lost" in Igbo.
AIDEVO f Yoruba
Means "no one can change my destiny but God" in Yoruba.
AINA f Yoruba
Means "difficult birth" in Yoruba.
AINOSE f & m Esan
Means "no one is greater than God" in Esan.
AJANI m & f Jamaican Patois, Yoruba
Means "one (we) fought to have" in Yoruba.
AJOKE f Yoruba
Means "jointly beloved" in Yoruba.
AKACHUKWU m Igbo
Means "hand of God" in Igbo.
AKANDE m Yoruba, Nigerian
means "first born"
AKHERE m & f Western African, Esan
Means "the younger twin" in Esan.
AKIN m Yoruba
Means "the brave one" in Yoruba.
AKINBOLADE m Yoruba
Means "bravery comes with wealth" in Yoruba.
AKINFELA m Yoruba
Means "bravery expands the coast of wealth" in Yoruba.
AKINTUNDE m Yoruba
Means "bravery returns" in Yoruba.
AKOBUNDU m Igbo
Means "wisdom is life" in Igbo.
AKONAWE m Isoko
Means "let the teeth laugh" in Isoko.
AKPADIAHA m Ibibio
Means "first son of first daughter" in Ibibio.
AKPO m & f Edo
Means "short person" in Edo.
AKPOEBI f & m Western African, Ijaw
Means "life is good" in Ijaw.
AKPOMATUNEMIBOFA m & f Ijaw
Means "nobody has a knowledge of the world" in Ijaw.
AKPOMOFA f & m Ijaw
Means "the world is not as you think of it" in Ijaw.
AKU m Igbo
Means "wealth" in Igbo.
AKUNNA f Igbo
Means "father's wealth" in Igbo, from aku meaning "property, wealth" and nna meaning "father".
AKUWUEZIUKA f & m Igbo
Means "prosperity is a good talk" in Igbo.
AKWA m Efik, Ibibio
Means "elder, senior" in Efik and Ibibio.
AKWAOWO m Ibibio
Means "great man" in Ibibio.
ALABRAH m Ijaw
Means "how long" in Ijaw.
ALADEINYEFA f & m Ijaw
Means "nothing is superior to royalty" in Ijaw.
ALAERE f Ijaw
Means "queen, woman of substance" in Ijaw.
ALAOWEI m Ijaw
Means "noble man" in Ijaw.
ALATA f Ijaw
Means "royal wife" in Ijaw.
ALATARI m & f Ijaw
Means "king's love" or "love of royalty" in Ijaw.
ALAYINGI f Ijaw (Rare)
Means "royal mother" in Ijaw.
ALAZIDEI m Ijaw
Meaning "I have given birth to royalty" in Ijaw.
ALAZIMO f & m Ijaw
Means "born into royalty" in Ijaw.
ALBARKA f Hausa
Feminine form of BARAK (2).
ALERA f & m Ogoni
Means "enough" or "it is enough" in Khana.
AMADIOHA m Igbo, African Mythology
Means "man of the people" in Igbo. He is the Igbo god of thunder and lightning.
AMAITARI m Ijaw
Means "the town loves me" in Ijaw.
AMAKAMA m Ijaw
Means "feast for the town" in Ijaw.
AMAKEDI m Ijaw
Means "look upon the town" in Ijaw.
AMAKU m & f Efik
Of Eniong Origin
AMARACHUKWU f Nigerian, Igbo
Means "God's grace" in Igbo. (See AMARA and CHUKWU).
AMARI m African, Yoruba, Western African
A noted bearer was a Damel of Cayor, Amari Ngoné Ndella, who ruled from 1790 AD to 1809 AD. The Kingdom of Cayor was one of the largest of most powerful kingdoms in what is now Senegal, existing from 1549 AD to 1879 AD.
AMBO m & f Efik
AMENAGHAWON f & m Western African, Edo
Literally translated to "the water you shall drink" in Edo, from the proverb Amen na gha won ighi le se omwan rhae, meaning "the water you shall drink will surely come to be", implying that what is destined to be, will be.
AMOGECHUKWU f Igbo
Means "no one knows God's timing" in Igbo.
AMOKE f & m Yoruba
Means "loving stroke" in Yoruba.
ANAZIA f African American (Modern), Nigerian
Originally a Nigerian surname of unknown meaning.
ANEKWE m Igbo
Means "let the gods not agree to bad things" in Igbo.
ANIEBIETABASI m & f Ibibio
Means "Who is like god?" in Ibibio.
ANIEFIOK m & f Nigerian, Ibibio
Means "who knows tomorrow?" in Ibibio.
ANIEKANABASI m Western African, Ibibio, Nigerian
Means "who is greater than God?" in Ibibio.
ANIEKPENO m & f Ibibio
Means "Who would have given me?" in Ibibio.
ANIYOM m & f Efik
ANJOLAOLUWA f Yoruba
Enjoying the blessings/wealth of God
ANUOLUWAPO m & f Yoruba
Means "God's mercy is plenty" in Yoruba.
ANYA-KATI m & f Afizere
Means "favour" in Afizere.
ANYIM m Nigerian
A notable bearer is Anyim Pius Anyim, a Nigerian politician.
APAADI m Yoruba
Means "hell" in Yoruba.
APAPA m Ijaw
Means "groundnut" in Ijaw.
ARALOLA f Yoruba
Means "family is wealth" in Yoruba.
ARCHIBONG m Efik
Anglicised version of the Name Asibong.... [more]
ARUK f Efik
Of Eniong Origin
ARUKUBU f & m Ijaw
Means "a child born in a canoe" in Ijaw.
ARZIKI f Hausa
Means "wealth, prosperity" in Hausa.
ASABI f Yoruba
Means "one selected for birth" in Yoruba.
ASANYE m & f Efik
ASEYIOWU m Yoruba
Means "success" in Yoruba.
ASHILAME m Nigerian, Eggon
Means "he saves me" in Eggon.
ASIAN m & f Ibibio
Means "one who is proud" in Ibibio.
ASISAT f Nigerian
The name of the professional woman football player Asisat Oshoala, playing for FC Barcelona.
ATAI m & f Efik
ATERI f Nigerian, Eggon
Means "victory" in Eggon.
ATIBA m & f Yoruba
Means "understanding" in Yoruba.
ATSEN m Afizere
Atsen which means"Visitor" is a male given name among the Afizere people of Nigeria. who are predominantly in Jos Plateau and Bauchi State Nigeria.
ATSI m Afizere
Means "priest" in Afizere.
AWARAN m & f Ijaw
Means "a child born during the august break in the rainy season" in Ijaw.
AWUGOCO m & f Agatu
Means "wonder of God" in Agatu.
AYABA f African American (Rare), Yoruba (Rare), Nigerian (Rare), African (Rare)
From the Yoruba ayaba meaning "queen".
AYAKPO f & m Ijaw
Meaning "new world or life" in Ijaw.
AYANFEOLUWA f & m Yoruba
It means the Lord's beloved
AYANMO m & f Yoruba
Means "fate" in Yoruba.
AYEBATONYE m & f Ijaw
Means "what God has destined" or "destiny" in Ijaw.
AYEBAYE m & f Ijaw
Means "God's property" in Ijaw.
AYIBAEMI f & m Ijaw
Means "God exists" in Ijaw.
AYIBAIFIE f Ijaw
Means "God's own time" in Ijaw.
AYIBANUA f & m Ijaw
Means "thank God" in Ijaw.
AYIBATONBARA f & m Ijaw
Means "the will of God" in Ijaw.
AYINDE m & f Yoruba
Means "we gave praises and he came" in Yoruba.
AYOBAMI m & f Yoruba
Means "joy has met me" in Yoruba.
AYODEJI m Yoruba
Means "joy has become two" in Yoruba.
AYOKA f Yoruba
Means "one we rejoice to pluck" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDELE m & f Yoruba
Means "my joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "the joy of success" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDUN f Yoruba
Means "joy is sweet" in Yoruba.
AYUBA m Nigerian
From أيّوب (ayyūb), the Arabic form of JOB.
AZU m Igbo
Means "fish" in Igbo.
AZUBIKE m Igbo
Variant of AZUBUIKE.
AZUKA m Igbo
Means "the past is greater" or "my back is greater" in Igbo.
BADE m Nigerian
The use of the name in Nigeria is likely due to the Bade Emirate, a traditional state in Yobe State, Nigeria, the home of the Bade people.
BALARABE m Western African, Hausa
Means "born on Wednesday" in Hausa from element laraba "Wednesday".
BANKOLE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "build my house for me" in Yoruba.
BARIDAKARA f & m Ogoni
Means "God answers prayer(s)" in Khana.
BARIDILO m & f Ogoni
God is with me
BARIKPOA m Ogoni
Means "God save" in Khana.
BARILEDUM m Ogoni (Modern)
Means "God is alive" in Khana.
BARINEDUM m & f Khana, Gokana, Ogoni
"God give life".
BARISUA f & m Ogoni
Means "God knows" in Khana.
BATIFEORI m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "how we want it to be" in Yoruba.
BEBEBOMOBO f & m Ijaw
Means "interpreter" in Ijaw.
BEDUNA m Nigerian, Ngas
The name BEDUNA is from plateau state Nigeria which means" is it bad? its a question name, when someone utter a word that is not good and didn't come to pass then you can ask him BEDUNA " is it bad?
BEJIDE m Yoruba
Means "(one that) come(s) with rain" in Yoruba.
BEKE m & f Ijaw, Ogoni
Means "America" or "American" in Khana and "English" in Ijaw.
BEKEARA f Ijaw
Means "Englishwoman" in Ijaw.
BEKES f Ijaw
Short form of BEKEARA.
BELEUZI f & m Ijaw
Means "first born" in Ijaw.
BEREDUGO f & m Ijaw
Means "judgement" in Ijaw.
BERITDA m Ngas
BERITDA in Ngas language of plateau state means."""it turns out to be good?... [more]
BETABASI m & f Ibibio
Means "wait for god" in Ibibio.
BIBINIDEI f Ijaw
Means "I have believed or accepted" in Ijaw.
BIBOYE f Ijaw
Means "destiny" in Ijaw.
BIDEMI m & f Yoruba
Means "born awaiting me" in Yoruba.
BIEBELE f & m Ijaw
Means "joyful" in Ijaw.
BIODUN m & f Yoruba
Means "born during a festival" in Yoruba.
BISI m & f Yoruba
Short form of names containing bisi, such as ADEBISI.
BOBOLAYEFA f Ijaw
Means "nothing can be compared to my own" in Ijaw.
BOBOMIEGHA f Ijaw
Means "I didn't do it on my own" in Ijaw.
BODISERE f Ijaw
Means "she likes to come to the world" in Ijaw.
BOKIDARA m & f Ibibio
Means "accept with joy" in Ibibio.
BOLADE m & f Yoruba
Means "comes with wealth" in Yoruba.
BOLOUIKIE m & f Ijaw
Means "think of the future" in Ijaw.
BOLUWAJI m & f Yoruba
Means "wakes up with the lord" in Yoruba.
BOMO f & m Ijaw
Means "praise" in Ijaw.
BOUKAZI m & f Ijaw
Means "a child born in a bush" in Ijaw.
BUBOUPAKUMO f Ijaw
Means "don't grow alone" in Ijaw.
BUKOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "adds to wealth, success" in Yoruba.
BUKUNMI m & f Yoruba
Means "add to me" in Yoruba.
BUNMI m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "(God) gave me" in Yoruba.
BURABARI f & m Ogoni
Means "God's will" in Ogoni.
BUSAYO m & f Yoruba
Means "added joy" in Yoruba.
BUSOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "added wealth" in Yoruba.
BUWOZI m & f Ijaw
Means "a child whose feet came out first before the head during birth" in Ijaw.
CHAT f Nigerian
F, Bajju name from nigeria; it means, love or like
CHEKWUBECHUKWU m & f Igbo
Means "hope in God" in Igbo.
CHIAZAM f & m Igbo
God has answered my prayer. ... [more]
CHIAZO m & f Igbo
From CHI (2) and Azo, "battle, struggles".
CHIAZOR f & m Igbo (Anglicized)
An Igbo name that became noticeable about the 1960's..Meaning: God saves or God is the one that saves or God has saved. This name is tone and dialect dependent.
CHIBUIFEM m & f Igbo (Latinized, Rare)
An emerging name common among the people of south-eastern zone of nigeria. It was first coined and named by the family of Sir Christopher Anthony Chibuife Onyia. It means "God is my light" or "God is the light to my pathway so I fear no evil and don't grope in darkness... [more]
CHIBUZOR f & m Igbo
Means "God is the way" in Igbo.
CHIBWELA f Igbo
All we know that the chi in Igbo means GOD
CHIDERA m Igbo
Means "God is here" in Igbo.
CHIDILI m Igbo
Means "God be with me" in Igbo.
CHIDINMA f Igbo
F - CHIDINMA or CHIDIMMA - "God is good"
CHIDIOMIMI m Igbo
"God is Mysterious"... [more]
CHIDIRIM f & m Igbo
Means "God is With me" in Igbo.
CHIEDOZIE m Igbo
Means "God will repair" in Igbo.
CHIEJINA m & f Igbo
Means "let the night not come" in Igbo.
CHIEKWE m & f Igbo
Means "CHI (god) has allowed it" in Igbo.
CHIGBATA m Nigerian
Igbo man and he is from Anambra state,Nigeria
CHIGOZIE m & f Igbo
Means "God bless" in Igbo.
CHIJIOKE m Igbo
Means "God apportions gifts" in Igbo.
CHIKAMARA m & f Igbo
Means "God knows best" or "God is wisdom" in Igbo.
CHIKANMA f & m Igbo
Means "God is the best" in Igbo.
CHIKODINAKA f African, Igbo
Means "in God's hands" in Igbo.
CHIKWENDU m Igbo, African
This name - Chikwendu is a typical Igbo name. It is an "expressive" wish or desire for God (Chi) to 'allow, permit or grant' (kwe) life (ndu) to someone you consider dear.... [more]
CHIMAMANDA f Igbo
Means "my God will not fail me" in Igbo. A famous bearer is Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
CHIMDINDU m Igbo
Means "my God is alive" in Igbo.
CHINASAOKWU m Igbo
Means "God is my advocate" in Igbo.
CHINCIA f Igbo
Variant of CHINASA.
CHINELO m Igbo
Meaning the 'The thoughts of personal God'. 'Chi' meaning in igbo
CHINEMERE m & f Igbo
Means "God is doing" in Igbo.
CHINENYE f Western African, Igbo
Means "God gives" or "God is giving" in Igbo (compare CHICHI, CHINYERE).
CHINETO f & m Igbo
"God praises" "God uplifts" "God glorifies" "God gives talent"
CHINUA m African, Nigerian, Igbo
meaning: god's own blessing... [more]
CHINUALUMOGU m Igbo
Means "may God fight on my behalf" in Igbo. This was the full birth name of Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), a Nigerian writer.
CHINWEMMERI f & m Igbo
Chinwe is a short form of a variety such as Chinwendu, Chinweizu, Chinwemmeri and others. Chinwe in itself means "God's own." Chinwemmeri means "God's own victory." These names are synonymous with the Igbo ethnic group from the south eastern Nigeria.
CHINWENDUM m & f Igbo (Modern, Rare)
Means "I am consecrated to God" or "I am owned by God" in Igbo.
CHIONYE m Igbo
Means "God will give to him what he prays for" in Igbo.
CHISOM f Igbo
Means "God follows me" in Igbo.
CHIWETEL m Igbo
Means "God brings" in Igbo.
CHUKWUBUIKEM m Igbo
Means "God is my strength" in Igbo.
CHUKWUCHETA m Igbo
Means "let God remember" in Igbo.
CHUKWUDUBEM m & f Igbo
Means "God, lead me" in Igbo.
CHUKWUDUMEBI m & f Igbo
Means "God is living with me" in Igbo.
CHUKWUEBUKA m & f Igbo
Derived from the word CHUKWU and the meaning is split between two separate words, "chukwu" and "ibuka" meaning "God" and "YOU ARE GREAT".... [more]
CHUKWUENEKA m Igbo
Means "God has dealt kindly with" in Igbo.
CHUKWUMAEZE m Igbo
Means "God knows the king" in Igbo.
CHUKWUNENYE m Igbo
Igbo name from Eastern Nigeria. It originates from the belief that children are gifts from God and means "God gives". The feminine variant is CHINENYE, which also has the same meaning
CHUKWUNWIKE m & f Igbo
Means "God has the power" in Igbo.
CLAI f & m Yoruba
Meaning unknown.
DAMILOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "God makes me wealthy" in Yoruba.
DANDAUDA m Hausa
Is the name given to Sulaiman
DARAMFON m & f Ibibio
Means "rejoice at grace" in Ibibio.
DAUBODE m Ijaw
Means "father has returned" in Ijaw.
DAUDA m Hausa
Hausa form of DAVID.
DAULAYEFA m Ijaw
Means "nothing can be compared to a father" in Ijaw.
DEJI m & f Nigerian
Transferred use of the surname DEJI.
DELE m Nigerian
An uncommonly used name from the West African country of Nigeria. This name is commonly pronounced as 'Deli' but this is not the real way on how to pronounce this name.
DEOBIA m Nigerian
Short form of OLADEOBIA.
DERIFAGHA f & m Ijaw
Means "laughter can never end" in Ijaw.
DEZY m Edo (Modern)
''You cant block God's path or you can not block ones destiny; diminutive of Aigbodezzy''
DIJI m Igbo
Means "a farmer" in Igbo.
DIMIEN m & f Ijaw
Means "God's work" or "the hand of God" in Ijaw.
DININI m Ijaw
Meaning "mercy" or "pardon" in Ijaw.
DINOBI f & m Igbo
Means "Beloved" relate to Nwadinobi
DISEMI f Ijaw
Means "I like it" in Ijaw.
DISEYE f & m Ijaw
Means "desired" in Ijaw.
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