are used in the country of Nigeria in western Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abadibo f & m Ijaw
Means "a person from the sea" in Ijaw.
Abagbe f Nigerian
The meaning of Abagbe is we begged to have this one to lift up
Abasiama m & f Ibibio, Efik
Means "it is God that loves" or "God's love" in Ibibio and Efik.
Abayomi m & f Yoruba
Means "he came to bring me joy and happiness" or "I would have been mocked" in Yoruba.
Abeke f Yoruba
Means "one begged to care for" in Yoruba.
Aboderin m Yoruba
Means "one who walks in the company of hunters" in Yoruba.
Achike m Igbo
Means "take the things of the world easy" in Igbo.
Adaego f Igbo
An Igbo name meaning "daughter of wealth".
Adaku f Igbo
Means "daughter of wealth" in Igbo.
Adaora f Igbo
Means "the people's daughter" in Igbo.
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.
Ademola m Yoruba
Means "the crown along with wealth" or "the crown has been added to the wealth" in Yoruba.
Adeola f & m Yoruba
Means "crown of wealth" in Yoruba. It is also a surname.
Adesuwa f Edo
Means "in the midst of prosperity" in Edo.
Adia f Igede, Swahili
Means "queen" in Igede and "(valuable) gift" in Swahili, from Hausa adia
Adole m Idoma
Means "father of the house" in Idoma.
Aduke f Yoruba
Means "one (people) struggle(d) to care for" in Yoruba.
Aidevo f Yoruba
Means "no one can change my destiny but God" in Yoruba.
Ainose f & m Esan
Means "no one is greater than God" in Esan.
Akeredolu m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "one who becomes prominent at a young age" or "he who reduces (humbles) himself in order to become king" in Yoruba.
Akinfela m Yoruba
Means "bravery expands the coast of wealth" in Yoruba.
Akpo m & f Edo
Means "short person" in Edo.
Akpomofa f & m Ijaw
Means "the world is not as you think of it" in Ijaw.
Akunna f Igbo
Means "father's wealth" in Igbo, from aku
meaning "property, wealth" and nna
Alaere f Ijaw
Means "queen, woman of substance" in Ijaw.
Alatari m & f Ijaw
Means "king's love" or "love of royalty" in Ijaw.
Alazidei m Ijaw
Meaning "I have given birth to royalty" in Ijaw.
Alera f & m Ogoni
Means "enough" or "it is enough" in Khana.
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.
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.
Anekwe m Igbo
Means "let the gods not agree to bad things" in Igbo.
Anietie m Efik
Means "who could you compare to God?" in Efik.
Anyim m Nigerian
A notable bearer is Anyim Pius Anyim, a Nigerian politician.
Aret f Efik
Means "born on a market day" in Efik.
Arukubu f & m Ijaw
Means "a child born in a canoe" in Ijaw.
Asabi f Yoruba
Means "one selected for birth" in Yoruba.
Asisat f Nigerian
The name of the professional woman football player Asisat Oshoala, playing for FC Barcelona.
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.
Awaran m & f Ijaw
Means "a child born during the august break in the rainy season" in Ijaw.
Ayakpo f & m Ijaw
Meaning "new world or life" in Ijaw.
Ayanti m & f Efik
Means "will you remember me?" in Efik.
Ayebatonye m & f Ijaw
Means "what God has destined" or "destiny" in Ijaw.
Ayinde m & f Yoruba
Means "we gave praises and he came" in Yoruba.
Ayoka f Yoruba
Means "one we rejoice to pluck" in Yoruba.
Azibo m Nigerian
Azibo means “youth” in Nigerian. It also means “Earth” in Egyptian.
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.
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.
Beritda m Ngas
BERITDA in Ngas language of plateau state means."""it turns out to be good?... [more
Biodun m & f Yoruba
Means "born during a festival" in Yoruba.
Bodisere f Ijaw
Means "she likes to come to the world" in Ijaw.
Bola f Yoruba
Short form of Bolanle
, meaning "wealth coming". It is composed of bo
("come, coming") plus ǫlà
Boluwatife f Yoruba
Means "as god wishes, one who follows the will of god" in Yoruba.
Boukazi m & f Ijaw
Means "a child born in a bush" in Ijaw.
Bukola m & f Yoruba
Means "adds to wealth, success" 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
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
Chiemeela m Igbo
This is a name that is given among the Igbos usually it has a celebratory undertone to it. It is formed by joining two words "CHI-EMEELA" - "God thank you" Chi-God
and Emeela-thank you/well done
Usually it is given to baby boys when the parents are satisfied or do not wish to have more children, especially if the gender of the child was sought after.
Chikamara m & f Igbo
Means "God knows best" or "God is wisdom" 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.
Chineto f & m Igbo
"God praises" "God uplifts" "God glorifies" "God gives talent"
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.
Chionye m Igbo
Means "God will give to him what he prays for" in Igbo.