Nigerian Submitted Names

Nigerian names are used in the country of Nigeria in western Africa.
gender
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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
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”.
Daraima m Efik
Means "celebrate love" in Efik.
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.
Demekai m Nigerian (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Demekai.
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''
Dideoluwakusidede f Yoruba
Means "the coming of the lord is at hand" in Yoruba.
Diekololaoluwa f Yoruba
Means "god's blessing is not small" in Yoruba.
Diekololaoluwalayemi f Yoruba
Means "the wealth of god in my life cannot be measured" in Yoruba.
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.
Ditorusin f & m Ijaw
Means "leave it for God" in Ijaw.
Diyinrin f Ijaw
Means "live life carefully" in Ijaw.
Dooakpo f & m Ijaw
Means "peaceful world" in Ijaw.
Dookeme m Ijaw
Means "man of peace" in Ijaw.
Doubra m & f Ijaw
Means "will" or "desire" in Ijaw.
Douye m Ijaw
Means "desire" in Ijaw.
Doyinsola f Yoruba
Means "my wealth is sweet" in Yoruba.
Duateme f Ijaw
Means "guardian spirit" in Ijaw.
Dumlesi f & m Ogoni
Khana for "life/ prosperity is ahead" or "bright future"... [more]
Dumo m Ijaw
Dumo means Life Ibi Dumo means good life where Ibi means good .
Duro m & f Yoruba
Means "wait" in Yoruba.
Ebeleakpo f Ijaw
Means "sweet life" in Ijaw.
Ebelechukwu f Igbo
Means "God's mercy" in Igbo.
Eberechi f & m Igbo
The mercy of God
Ebi m & f Ijaw
Means "good" in Ijaw.
Ebiakpo m & f Ijaw
Means "good life" in Ijaw.
Ebibaratimi f & m Ijaw
Means "live life well" in Ijaw.
Ebidese f & m Ijaw
Means "love good things" in Ijaw.
Ebidisebofa m & f Ijaw
Means "there is no one that doesn't like good things" in Ijaw.
Ebidowei m Ijaw
A man who seeks good
Ebiegberi m & f Western African, Ijaw
Means "good news" in Ijaw.
Ebiere f Western African, Ijaw
Means "fine lady" in Ijaw.
Ebifinidei f & m Ijaw
Means "good things have been opened to me" in Ijaw.
Ebigba m Ijaw
Means "talk good" in Ijaw.
Ebikake f Ijaw
Means "accept good things" in Ijaw.
Ebimie m & f Ijaw
Means "do good" in Ijaw.
Ebimoboere f Ijaw
Means "woman who has brought good" in Ijaw.
Ebinimi f & m Ijaw
Means "recognise good" in Ijaw.
Ebiowei m Ijaw
Means "good man", "handsome man" or "kind-hearted man" in Ijaw.
Ebiundu m Ijaw
Means "good life" in Ijaw.
Ebiye m & f Ijaw
Means "a good thing" in Ijaw.
Ebizimor m & f Ijaw
Means "born in a good season" in Ijaw.
Ebrakumo f Ijaw
Means "don't forget me" in Ijaw.
Ebun f Yoruba, African
Meaning "gift" in Yoruba.
Edem m & f Efik
Means "last" or "God has delivered me" in Efik.
Edet m & f Efik
Means "market" in Efik and is given to babies born on market day.
Edetobo m Efik
Means "market day" in Efik.
Edidem m Efik
Means "chief" in Efik.
Edidiong f & m Efik
Means “blessing” in Efik.
Edikan m Efik
Means "victory" in Efik.
Ediwakima f & m Efik, Ibibio
"Abundance Love"
Edoghogho m & f African, Isoko, Edo
This name which means "Day of Joy," originates from the Isoko and Edo ethnolinguistic groups of Southern Nigeria which is located on the West Coast of Africa. Broken down, it means: "Ede - Day" and "Oghogho - joy" (Which is also very common as a name in both these cultures) When combined however, it morphs into the spelling: "Edoghogho" meaning "Day of Joy" or "The Day of Joy." Phonetically, it can be pronounced "Ed-o-ghor-ghor" with the "r" silent.
Edubamo f Ijaw
Means "honour me" in Ijaw.
Efem f Efik
Means "troubled" in Efik.
Effiom m Efik
Means "crocodile" in Efik.
Effiong m & f Efik
Means "born on effiong" in Efik. Effiong is one of the traditional week days.
Efosa m Yoruba
meaning "God's Well" and is of Beninese origin
Efuru f Igbo
Means "daughter of heaven" in Igbo.
Eghonghon f Esan
Means "joy" in Esan.
Ego f Nigerian
Diminutive of Egobunma.
Ehi f Idoma
Means "gift" in Idoma.
Ehigoco m & f Agatu
Means "gift of God" in Agatu.
Ehiremen m Esan
My Destiny (It can also mean the Lord) has given me
Ehizefua m Esan
Means: my (Ehi) Destiny (ze) chooses (Efua) Light or what is white
Ejikeme m Igbo
Used mostly by the Igbos of West Africa. ... [more]
Ejimmadu m & f Igbo
I am with human being
Ekaete f Western African, Ibibio, Efik
Means "father's mother". It is given in honor of one's paternal grandmother.
Ekei m & f Efik
Ekejiuba m Nigerian
Chineke ji uba... [more]
Ekhoe m & f Western African, Edo
Means "mind" in Edo language.
Ekio m Western African, Ijaw
Means "wisdom" in Ijaw.
Ekiye m Ijaw
Means "remember me" in Ijaw.
Ekong m Efik
Means "war" in Efik.
Ekpa f & m Efik
Ekpedeme m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "who should share?" in Ibibio.
Ekpolayun m Ijaw
Means "it will reach you too" in Ijaw.
Ekwunife m & f Igbo
Means "don't make a secret open" in Igbo.
Ekwutosi m & f Igbo
Means "don't cause slander" in Igbo.
Elayokon f Ijaw
Means "take what reaches you" in Ijaw.
Elo f Esan
Means "face, eye" in Esan.
Elochukwu m & f Igbo
"elo" means plan while "chukwu" means God. "Elochukwu" means the plan of God or God's plan.
Eloghosa m & f Edo
Originated 4rm benin city,edo language..it means (its not hard for God)
Ema m & f Efik
Emaobong f Efik
Means "love of God" in Efik, derived from ema meaning "love" and obong meaning "God".
Emechebe m & f Igbo
Means "when it’s done then it’s thought about" in Igbo.
Emekan f Efik
Means "endurance supercedes everything" in Efik.
Emekemeabasi m & f Efik
Means "the Lord is able" in Efik.
Emeleakpo f Ijaw
Means "good life" in Ijaw.
Ememabasi m & f Efik
Means "peace of the Lord" in Efik, derived from emem meaning "peace" and abasi meaning "Lord".
Emembong m & f Ibibio
Means "peace of god" in Ibibio.
Ememobong m & f Efik
Means "peace of the God" n Efek, derived from emem meaning "peace" and obong meaning "God".
Eme-obong f Efik
Means "precious one of God" in Efik.
Emmsdan m & f Yoruba (Rare)
Means "excellence of God's Salvation" in Igala (a language in the Yoruboid branch, common to Nigeria), from Igala emms "excellence" and dan "God Our Salvation".
Emomu f & m Ijaw
Means "follow me home" in Ijaw.
Enderline f Nigerian (Modern, Rare)
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
Ene f Idoma
Means "mother" in Idoma.
Eneikedi f & m Ijaw
Means "look after your own" in Ijaw.
Enemo f & m Ijaw
Means "endurance" in Ijaw.
Eni m & f Yoruba
Short form of Eniola.
Enibraye f & m Ijaw
Means "my own" in Ijaw.
Eniye f Nigerian, Ijaw
Means "my child" in Ijaw.
Enoabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "gift of god" in Ibibio.
Enoba f Idoma
Means "mother of my husband" or "mother-in-law" in Idoma.
Eno-obong m & f Efik
Means "gift from God" in Efik.
Erebi f Ijaw
Means "the beauty of womanhood" in Ijaw.
Eremiemi f & m Ijaw
Means "my name shall survive" in Ijaw.
Eriayomi f Yoruba
My testimony of joy, "Ayomi" being "my joy."... [more]
Erin m & f Yoruba
Means "smile" in Yoruba.
Erinayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Notable bearer is Erinayo Wilson Oryema, Uganda's first African Inspector General of Police.
Eromosele m Esan
Means "prayer has been answered" in Esan.
Ese m & f African, Edo
Eseimokumo m Ijaw
Don't talk bad of me
Eseoheose f Esan
Meaning: Free Gift of God
Eseose f Esan
Means: Gift of God
Eseose f Esan
Means "gift of God".
Eshu m African, Yoruba
A god of the Yoruba of West Africa.
Esikumo f & m Ijaw
Means "don't be afraid" in Ijaw.
Esosa m & f Western African, Edo
Means "God's gift" in Edo language.
Essien m Efik
Means "outside" in Efik.
Esu m & f Efik
Eteakamba m Efik
Efik origin, meaning, Great grand father,
Eteimowei m Ijaw
A man who saves
Etido f Efik
Means "good character" in Efik.
Etim m Efik, Ibibio
Efik and Ibibio of south eastern Nigeria, meaning to Care for, to prepare for.
Etok m Efik
Means "small" in Efik.
Etom m & f Nigerian
Etom means "life" it is from the people of cross river state in Nigeria
Eton m & f Efik
Etoro f Efik
Means "praise" in Efik.
Eucharis f & m Ancient Greek, Literature, Nigerian (Rare)
Derived from the Greek adjective εὔχαρις (eucharis) meaning "charming, gracious". It consists of Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good, well" combined with the Greek noun χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" (see Chares).... [more]
Evioghene f & m Isoko, Urhobo, Nigerian
It is a name beared by the isoko uhrobo language speaking people in Delta state, Nigeria.... [more]
Ezenwa m Igbo (Rare)
The name Ezenwa is an Igbo name meaning King, Prince, or Son of King
Ezeuzo m Igbo
Means "king of the road" in Igbo.
Ezinwanne m Igbo
nwanne, nwanneka"good companion or relative" igbo, african
Fa'idah f Hausa
Means "benefit, advantage" in Hausa.
Fa'iqah f Hausa
Means "surpassing, excellent" in Hausa.
Faithful m & f English (Archaic), English (Puritan), Literature, Nigerian
Virtue name meaning "loyal" or "having faith (in God)" that has been in use since the 16th century, initally mostly for boys, later also for girls.... [more]
Fa'izah f Hausa
Means "victorious" in Hausa.
Fanendo m Nigerian, African American (Rare)
Famous bearer of this name is Fanendo Adi, who is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for American club, Portland Timbers.
Fasingha m & f Ijaw
Means "a name never dies" in Ijaw.
Fatimoh f Thai (Muslim), Nigerian
Form of Fatimah used in Thailand and Nigeria.
Febechi f Nigerian
It's of African origin. It means, "worshipper of God"
Fechukwu m & f Igbo
Worship God
Fedude m & f Ijaw
Means "death has ended" in Ijaw. ... [more]
Fela m Yoruba, Nigerian
Diminutive of Olufela
Felagha f & m Ijaw
Means "death has not reached me" in Ijaw.
Fenure m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "we have riches" in Urhobo.
Fisayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "add to my joy" in Yoruba.
Folaoluwashade f Yoruba
Means "the wealth of god is my crown" in Yoruba.
Folasade f Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "honour confers a crown" or "rule with nobility" in Yoruba.
Folashade f Yoruba, Nigerian
Variant transcription of Folasade.
Foluke m & f African, Nigerian
means Placed in God's hands
Fowoke f Yoruba
Means "girl who is pampered with money" in Yoruba.
Foyinsola f Yoruba
Means "add honey to its wealth" in Yoruba.
Funebi m & f Ijaw
Means "education is good" in Ijaw.
Funere f Ijaw
Means "A Learned Woman"
Funfun m & f Yoruba
Yoruba name that means "Pure"
Funke f & m Yoruba
Short form of Olufunke and Funmike.... [more]
Funkuro m Ijaw
Means "knowledge is power" in Ijaw.
Funmi m & f Yoruba
Means "give to me" in Yoruba. It can be used as a short form of names containing funmi, such as Funmilola and Olufunmilayo.
Funmike f Yoruba
Means "given to me to cherish" in Yoruba.
Funmilola m & f Yoruba
Means "give me wealth" in Yoruba.
Fyiynfoluwa f Yoruba
Means "give praise to god, a person who never forgets to praise god for everything" in Yoruba.
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.
Gbadebo m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "returns with the crown" in Yoruba.
Gbekelolu m & f Yoruba
Means "it is left to God" in Yoruba.
Gbemi m Yoruba
Derived from the Yoruba gbé "(to) carry" (see: Gbemisola).
Gbeneowei m Ijaw
Means "complete man" in Ijaw.
Gbolahun f Yoruba
Means "show the wealth" in Yoruba.
Gboyega m Yoruba
Means "lifts chieftaincy up" in Yoruba.
Gesebo f & m Ijaw
Means "the just" in Ijaw.
Gesekeme m Ijaw
Means "upright man" in Ijaw.
Gesiye f & m Ijaw
Means "genuine" in Ijaw.
Ginikanwa f & m Igbo
Means "what is greater than a child" in Igbo.
Giwa m Western African, Hausa
Means "elephant" in Hausa.
Godslove m & f Nigerian (Modern), English
The combination of God is love, God's love. "Meaning God's kind of love" or "God is love"
Godstime m & f Nigerian
From the English phrase God's time.
Golibe f Igbo
Short form of Golibenachukwu.
Golibenachukwu f Igbo
Means "rejoice the Lord" in Igbo.
Goriola m Yoruba
Means "climbed to the top of wealth" in Yoruba.
Gowon m African, Ngas, Nigerian
A common name used among the Jos Plateau people of Nigeria.
Goyit m Ngas
Foresight, seer, one who sees the future. The name is used in reference to a visionary.
Gwaggo f Hausa
Means "aunt" in Hausa.
Gwhd f Western African, Anaang
Means “disgraceful; unworthy being” in Anaang.
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.
Heineken m Ijaw
Probably derived from the Dutch surname Heineken.... [more]
Husaini m Hausa, Indonesian, Malay
Hausa, Indonesian and Malay form of Husayn.
Ibiro m Hausa
Diminutive form of Ibrahimu.
Ibok m & f Efik
Ibrahimu m Hausa
Hausa form of Abraham.
Ibukun f Yoruba
Means "blessings; an addition" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form for names starting with Ibukun.
Ibukunoluwa m & f Yoruba
Means "God's blessing" in Yoruba.
Idara f Hausa
Means "joy" in Hausa.
Idem m & f Efik
Idiebimo f & m Ijaw
Means "take care of me" in Ijaw.
Idim m & f Efik
Idirisu m Hausa
Hausa form of Idris.
Idongesit m & f Ibibio
Means "comfort" in Ibibio.
Idorenyin m & f Ibibio
Means "hope" in Ibibio.
Ife f Yoruba
It means “February” and “Love” ... [more]
Ifedapo m & f Yoruba
Means "love came together" in Yoruba.
Ifedayo f Yoruba
Means "love turned to joy" in Yoruba.
Ifejika m Igbo, Nigerian
Why we are greater; What I have is greater;
Ifemelu f Igbo, Literature
Ifemelu is the name of the main protagonist in 'Americanah' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Ifeoluwa m & f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "love of God" or "God's will" in Yoruba.
Ifetayo f Nigerian (Rare)
A name of African descent meaning "love brings joy".
Ifetundun f Yoruba
Means "love is sweet" in Yoruba.
Ifeyinwa f & m Igbo
Igbo (Nigerian)
Ifiemi f & m Ijaw
Means "there is time for everything" in Ijaw.
Igunikeme m Ijaw
Means "stranger" in Ijaw.
Iheanyichukwu m Igbo
Means "there is nothing God cannot do" in Igbo.
Ihotu f Idoma
Means "love" or "like" in Idoma.
Ihunanya f Igbo
Means "love" in Igbo.
Ihuomachukwu f Igbo
Means "good face of god" in Igbo.
Ikemba m Igbo
Means "strength of a nation" or "power of the people" in Igbo.
Ikeoluwa f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the care of God" in Yoruba.
Ikidaola m & f Yoruba
full of wealth
Ikiemoye f & m Ijaw
Means "thoughts" in Ijaw.
Ikuromo f & m Ijaw
Means "encourage me" in Ijaw.
Iliyasu m Hausa
Hausa form of Elias.
Ima f Ibibio
Means "love" in Ibibio.
Imohimi m & f Western African, Edo
Means "I have a support" in Edo language.
Imose f Western African, Edo
Means "beauty" in Edo.
Inemesit f & m Western African, Ibibio
Means "happiness" in Ibibio.
Ini f & m Western African, Ibibio
Means "time" in Ibibio.... [more]
Iniabasi m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's time" in Ibibio.
Inibrakemi f Ijaw
Means "your destiny is in your hands" in Ijaw.