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.
Irorezi f Nigerian
A feminine Nigerian name. The meaning is loosely translated to "good thoughts". This name could also be a diminutive of the Nigerian name Orezi, meaning "precious".
Iwalaye m & f Yoruba
THE IWALAYE / IWALAIYE IS THE NAME OF A FAMILY (A ROYAL NAME )IN THE YORUBA LAND,EFFO-AMURO, KOGI STATE.
Iyabode f Yoruba
Yoruba for " mother has returned". When a the first girl child is born after the death of a grandmother, the child is given this name. Iya is the root word,which means mother. Such as Iyaba, wich means Grandmother.
Jesubori f Yoruba
Meaning "Jesus is the winner" or "Jesus overcomes" in Yoruba
Jesumbo m & f Yoruba
It is a Yoruba name,a tribe in South-Western Nigeria which mean "JESUS IS COMING BACK" and in Hebrew Maranatha
. It can be beared by both sexes reminding the hearer(s) of the second coming of the Lord Jesus who left this world over two thousand(2000) years ago...
Jeta m Nigerian
Meaning unknown. A known bearer of this name is the Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata (b. 1974).
Jobe f & m Igede
Means "give thanks" in Igede, spoken in Nigeria. Alternative meanings are "gratitude" or "be grateful".
Jummai f Hausa
From the Hausa Jumma'ā̀
Jumoki f & m African, Yoruba, Nigerian
Jumoki which in Nigerian means "everyone loves the baby". There is a dog on youtube named Moki
, which is short for Jumoki.
Kaito m & f Igbo
Means "let us glorify God" in Igbo.
Kaitochi f Igbo
The name originates from the Igbo tribe in the Eastern part of Nigeria, West Africa. It means "let us praise God"; referring to the Christian God.
Kalu m Igbo (Rare)
Kalu is a shortened name of, or derived from; Kamalu
, the deity of thunder. Kamalu is an important deity in the traditional belief system of the people of many subethnic Igbo people (an ethnic group of southeastern Nigeria)... [more
Kaneme m & f Igbo
Means "let's keep doing" in Igbo.
Kariebi m & f Ijaw
Means "the blessing we prayed for" in Ijaw.
Kemelayefa m Ijaw
Means "nothing is greater than a human being" in Ijaw.
Kenhinde m & f Yoruba
One coming last. Often used for the second of twins.
Kikelomo f Yoruba
Means "child whom everyone loves pampering" in Yoruba.
Kisi f & m Ogoni
Means "move/ go forward" or "progress" in Khana,... [more
Kokumo m & f Yoruba
Means "he will not die anymore" in Yoruba, typically given to an Abiku
child. Abiku are spirits that are believed to enter a pregnant woman and move in a constant cycle of birth, death, and rebirth... [more
Kolawole m Yoruba
Means "he brings nobility, wealth, honour, into the house" in Yoruba.
Kpadia m Ijaw
Meaning unknown. It was the name of an Ijaw king.
Kudirat f Yoruba
Possibly from the Yoruba kúdírátù
Kuma f Efik
Means "I'm still in love with you" in Efik.
Kunle m Yoruba
Means "much-praised home" or "home is full with honours" in Yoruba.... [more
Laazis m Tiv
Mr laazis is an english name of a gospel singer
Ladi f Hausa
From the Hausa Lahàdì
Lami f Hausa
From the Hausa Àlhàmîs
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.
Lebia f Ogoni
Means "pretty girl/ lady" or "good girl/lady" in Khana,... [more
Leke m Yoruba
Means "trimuph" in Yoruba. Often used as a short form of other names ending in leke
, such as Adeleke
Lelosa f Nigerian
Means "Follow God." in Benin; an ethnic group in Nigeria.
Lotambii'n m Igbo
Used by the Igbo fiction charachter Uzochi Lotambii'n Ihejirika, and has no meaning.
Magajiya f Hausa
Means "heiress" in Hausa. In some dialects this means "madam" and is avoided.
Mahari m & f Yoruba
Means "one who forgives" or "forgiver" in Yoruba.
Mairak f Hausa
Means "daughter of a chief" in East Hausa.
Mairiga m Hausa
From the Hausa mài
meaning "possessing” and rī̀gā
Mashgash m & f Igbo
Posh name. Meaning: Intelligence and beauty
Megafu m & f Igbo
Means "do for all to see" in Igbo.
Melubari m Ogoni
It is known among the Ogoni people of Southern Nigeria and it means "who is God?"
Membolu m Igbo
Means "do something to me and I retaliate" in Igbo.
Menari m & f Igbo
Means "do more than is expected" in Igbo.
Menebue m Ogoni
Means "Paramount Ruler", "Chief of a Community" or simply "A King"
Mmayen f Efik
Efik origin, Child's mother, alias for grandmother,
Mobiisola f Yoruba
meaning- literal translation "i gave birth to her in wealth" basically this child was born into a wealthy family,one highly esteemed in society. though the name is not gender selective, it is almost always used for females
Modadeola m Yoruba
Means "man wearing a crown of wealth or affluence" in Yoruba.
Moji f Yoruba
Means "I rise" or "I wake" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form of names beginning with moji
, such as Mojisola
Mojoyinade m & f Yoruba
Means "I enjoyed the splendor of being royalty" in Yoruba.
Moradeke f Yoruba
Means "I have gotten something precious to pamper" in Yoruba.
Muogboo m Igbo
Means "let the spirits intervene or settle the matter" in Igbo.
Narai f Hausa
Means "born on a Wednesday" in Sokoto Hausa.
Nauwara f Nigerian
Derived from Arabic نَيِّر (nayyir)
meaning "luminous, brilliant".
Nkeirouka f Western African, Igbo
This is the name of Russian curler Nkeirouka Ezekh. Her father is of Nigerian Igbo descent, and her mother of Chuvash.
Nkeoma f & m Igbo
Means "that which is good" in Igbo.
Nnaemeka m Igbo
God the father has done great also related to chukwuemeka
Nseobong f & m Ibibio, Nigerian
Ibibio, Nigeria. means I look up to God. When all hope is lost, you must look up to God
Nsidibe m Nigerian
It mean nothing can be hidden from God. The name of many Nigerian Princes.
Nwakanma f Igbo
This feminine name means "Child is better" in Igbo.
Nwakauba m & f Igbo
Means "a child is more valuable than wealth" in Igbo.
Nwankwo m Igbo
Means "born on Nkwo market day" in Igbo. Nwankwo Obiora is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Académica de Coimbra as a defensive midfielder.
Nyimenka f Nigerian
Nyimenka is used in Nigeria, particularly in Eleme, and means 'good mother.'
Oba f Yoruba, African Mythology
Means "king, ruler" in Yoruba. It can refer to Obaluaye
, a spirit associated with infectious disease and healing.
Obiajulu m Igbo
Obiajulu is an Igbo name; and it simply means my heart has cool down.
Obiora m Igbo
Means "the mind of the people" in Igbo.
Obumneme m & f Igbo
Means "am I the one causing it?" in Igbo.
Odera m & f Nigerian
Nigerian name meaning "fate, fortune, destiny".
Odinakachukwu m & f Igbo
Means "it's in the hand of God" in Igbo, from o
"hand" (compare Akachi
) and Chukwu
Odu m & f Yoruba
A name from the Yoruba language of Nigeria, possibly meaning "womb" but more likely meaning "mystery", in particular to refer to the sacred mystery of God. ... [more
Ofonime m & f Efik
Means "it's good to be patient" in Efik.
Ofu m Idoma
Means "power, strength" in Idoma.
Ogbodo m & f Igbo
Ogbodo is an ancient name. It is used/ popularly heard in the Eastern part of Nigeria. ... [more
Ogezimo m & f Ijaw
Means "born during a festival" in Ijaw.
Ogonoebi m Ijaw
Means "the sky is beautiful" or "heaven is beautiful" in Ijaw.