Nigerian Submitted Names

Nigerian names are used in the country of Nigeria in western Africa.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Iniekenimi f & m Ijaw
Means "know only your own" in Igbo.
Iniemem f & m Efik
"Time of peace"
Inioluwa m & f Yoruba
Means "property of the lord" in Yoruba.
Inipere f & m Ijaw
Means "here is my wealth" in Ijaw.
Inyang m & f Efik
Irawo m & f Yoruba
Means "star" in Yoruba.
Iredia m Western African, Esan
Means "stay" in Esan. ... [more]
Irekanmi f African, Yoruba
"It is now my turn for good things"
Iremide f & m Yoruba
Means "my goodness has come" in Yoruba.
Ireti m & f Yoruba
Means "hope" in Yoruba.
Irorezi f Isoko (Rare)
Means "good thoughts" in Isoko.
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".
Iruuju m Igbo
Means "sorrowful" in Igbo.
Isiyaka m Hausa
Hausa form of Isaac.
Isiyaku m Hausa
Hausa form of Isaac.
Isma'ilu m Hausa
Hausa form of Ishmael.
Isomubo m Ijaw
Means "messenager" in Ijaw.
Isongke f & m Western African, Anaang
Means "nothing is impossible" in Anaang, spoken in Nigeria.
Isufu m Hausa
Hausa form of Joseph.
Itohan f Western African, Edo, Ijaw
Means "mercy" in Edo and "I don't wish you bad" in Ijaw.
Itohanosa f Western African, Edo
Means "the mercy of God" in Edo language.
Itonyo f & m Ijaw
Means "my thought" in Ijaw.
Ituaton m Ijaw
Means "remember me" in Ijaw.
Iwa f Afizere
Means "eve" in Afizere.
Iwalaye m & f Yoruba
THE IWALAYE / IWALAIYE IS THE NAME OF A FAMILY (A ROYAL NAME )IN THE YORUBA LAND,EFFO-AMURO, KOGI STATE.
Iyabo f Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
Iyabode f Ijaw
Means "poverty has come" in Ijaw.
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.
Iyeoka f Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother who speaks the word" in Yoruba.... [more]
Iyiomo m & f Yoruba
ondo region of western nigeris
Izon-ebi m & f Ijaw
Means "the Ijaw life is good" in Ijaw.
Jaachike m Igbo
Praise God's mighty power.
Jadesola f Yoruba
Means "emerge into wealth" in Yoruba.
Jegede m Nigerian (Modern)
A very active person that moves around a lot
Jesam m & f Nigerian (Modern)
Originally, an expression used to indicated ... [more]
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...
Jesusemen m Esan
Meaning: Jesus is enough for me
Jeta m Nigerian
Meaning unknown. A known bearer of this name is the Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata (b. 1974).
Jibirila m Hausa
Variant of Jibirilu.
Jibirilu m Hausa
Hausa form of Gabriel.
Jibrila m Hausa
Variant of Jibrilu.
Jibrilu m Hausa
Hausa form of Gabriel.
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 meaning “Friday”.
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.
Kallamu m Hausa
Kallamu means Musa in Hausa
Kalu m Igbo (Rare)
Kalu is a shortened name of, or derived from; Kamalu or Kamanu, 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]
Kamharida f Igbo
Means "may I not fall" in Igbo
Kanayochukwu m & f Igbo
Means "Let's keep asking God" in Igbo.
Kaneme m & f Igbo
Means "let's keep doing" in Igbo.
Kanye m African American, Igbo, Ewe, Yoruba, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
From the name of the town in Botswana.... [more]
Kaodinna m Igbo
Means "the way it pleases God" in Igbo.
Kaoni f Nigerian
Long awaited child
Kaosisochukwu m & f Igbo
Means "as it pleases God" in Igbo.
Kara f & m Western African, Ogoni, Khana
Means "pray, prayer" in Khana, a dialect of Ogoni language from Nigeria.
Kariara f Ijaw
Means "I prayed for her" in Ijaw.
Kariebi m & f Ijaw
Means "the blessing we prayed for" in Ijaw.
Karmami m Hausa
Means "cornstalk" in Hausa.
Kauna f Hausa
Means "love" in Hausa.
Kazah m & f Nigerian
Means "God" in Bajju.
Kebe m Mabaan, Nigerian
Meaning, "Strong man with no fear."
Kemelayefa m Ijaw
Means "nothing is greater than a human being" in Ijaw.
Kenechi m Igbo
Means "thank God" or "thanks be to God" in Igbo (compare Ekene, Chi 2).
Kenhinde m & f Yoruba
One coming last. Often used for the second of twins.
Keniabarido f & m Ogoni
Khana for "as it pleases God (for him to do)"... [more]
Kieruka f Igbo
Variant of Nkiruka.
Kikelomo f Yoruba
Means "child whom everyone loves pampering" in Yoruba.
Kinfeosioluwa f Yoruba
Means "I may love you more (my lord)" in Yoruba.
Kisi f & m Ogoni
Means "move/ go forward" or "progress" in Khana,... [more]
Kofoworola f Yoruba
Means "my wealth was not bought" in Yoruba.
Koko m & f Efik
"namesake" shortened form for kokoete; male. That is father's namesake, 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]
Kolapo m Yoruba
Means "gather wealth together" in Yoruba.
Kolawole m Yoruba
Means "he brings nobility, wealth, honour, into the house" in Yoruba.
Kosau m Hausa
Means "well fed" in Hausa.
Kosisochi m & f Igbo
Kosisochi Meaning: As it Pleases God. ... [more]
Kosisochukwu m & f Igbo
Means "as it pleases God" in Igbo.
Kpadia m Ijaw
Meaning unknown. It was the name of an Ijaw king.
Kponoabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "honour god" in Ibibio.
Kudighe m & f Ibibio
Kudighe means 'fear not'... [more]
Kudirat f Yoruba
Possibly from the Yoruba kúdírátù meaning "power".
Kufreabasi m & f Ibibio, Efik
Means "do not forget God" in Ibibio and Efik.
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]
Kunombarang m & f Afizere
Means "God has added" in Afizere.
Kunomnok m & f Afizere
Means "God has given" in Afizere.
Kuroyefa m & f Western African, Ijaw
Means "nothing is difficult in life" in Ijaw.
Kuyikabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "do not doubt god" in Ibibio.
Kwento m Igbo
Means "let me live long" in Igbo.
Kyaun m & f Hausa
Means "beautiful" in Hausa.
Laazis m Tiv
Mr laazis is an english name of a gospel singer
Ladi f Hausa
From the Hausa Lahàdì meaning “Sunday”.
Lafia m & f Yoruba
Means "life". ... [more]
Lafiya f Hausa
Means "health" in Hausa.
Lah m Ogoni
Means "second son" in Khana.
Lami f Hausa
From the Hausa Àlhàmîs meaning “Thursday”.
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.
Latorunwa f Yoruba
Means "one who has descended from heaven" in Yoruba.
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.
Lekia m Ogoni
Means "good journey" in Khana.
Lelosa f Nigerian
Means "Follow God." in Benin; an ethnic group in Nigeria.
Lera f & m Ogoni
Means "praise" in Khana,... [more]
Lerabari f & m Ogoni
Means "praise God" in Khana,... [more]
Lolia f Ijaw
Means "star" in Ijaw.
Longji m Western African, Ngas
Means "wealth has come" in Ngas, spoken in Nigeria.
Lotambii'n m Igbo
Used by the Igbo fiction charachter Uzochi Lotambii'n Ihejirika, and has no meaning.
Loveth f Nigerian (Modern)
Newly invented name, currently popular in Nigeria.
Luckere f Ijaw
Means "lucky woman" in Ijaw.
Lu'u-lu'u f Hausa
Means "pearl" or "diamond" in Hausa.
Mabayoje m & f Yoruba
Means "do not destroy joy" in Yoruba.
Machie m & f Nigerian
Meaning the "replacement of a lost gem"
Madaya f Spanish (Canarian, Archaic), Hausa (Archaic), Berber (Archaic)
From Guanche *madăyya, meaning "beautiful thing to see". Besides the Canary Islands, this name was also used in Northern Africa.
Magaji m Hausa
Means "heir" in Hausa.
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.
Maigado m Hausa
Means "possessing the throne" in Hausa.
Maikarifi m Hausa
Means "the strong one" in Hausa.
Maikudi m Hausa
Means "possessing money" in Hausa.
Mailafia m Hausa
Means "easygoing" in Hausa.
Maina m Hausa
Means "prince" in Hausa.
Mairak f Hausa
Means "daughter of a chief" in East Hausa.
Mairama f Hausa
Variant form of Maryama.
Mairiga m Hausa
From the Hausa mài meaning "possessing” and rī̀gā meaning “gown”.
Mairo f Hausa
Diminutive form of Maryama.
Maiwada m Hausa
Means "possessing wealth" in Hausa.
Majekodunmi m & f Yoruba
Means "do not let it be a thing of pain" in Yoruba.
Malami m Hausa
Means "scholar" in Hausa.
Mamuda m Hausa
Variant form of Muhammadu.
Mansurah f Hausa
Means "supporter, victorious" in Hausa.
Mantau m Hausa
From the Hausa mântā meaning "forget".
Mashgash m & f Igbo
Posh name. Meaning: Intelligence and beauty
Masoro f Hausa
Means "small peppercorn" in Hausa.
Mboso m Ibibio, Nigerian
From the ibibio speaking tribe of Nigeria in West Africa.
Mboutidem m & f Ibibio
Means "faith" in Ibibio.
Meenuba m Igbo
Means "make/cause wealth" in Igbo.
Megafu m & f Igbo
Means "do for all to see" in Igbo.
Mej m Gusii, Ibibio (Latinized, Archaic)
Ibibio form of Mike and Gusii form of Matt.
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.
Mene f & m Ogoni
Means "rich/ wealthy" in Khana,... [more]
Menebue m Ogoni
Means "Paramount Ruler", "Chief of a Community" or simply "A King"
Menegbo f & m Ogoni
Means "wealthy/ rich friend" in Khana,... [more]
Mfọn m & f Ibibio
Means "grace" in Ibibio.
Mgbemena m & f Igbo
Means "whenever it's done" in Igbo.
Mika'ila m Hausa
Hausa form of Michael.
Mmagwulaku f Igbo
Means "beauty that exhausted wealth" in Igbo.
Mmayen f Efik
Efik origin, Child's mother, alias for grandmother,
Mmemabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "I do love god" in Ibibio.
Mmenimabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "I do believe god" in Ibibio.
Mmenyenemem m & f Ibibio
Means "I now have peace" in Ibibio.
Mmesomachukwu m & f Igbo
Means "the kindness of God" in Igbo.
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
Mobolaji f & m Yoruba
Means "born of wealth" in Yoruba.
Modadeola m Yoruba
Means "man wearing a crown of wealth or affluence" in Yoruba.
Modupe f & m Yoruba
Means "I thank (God)"... [more]
Modupe-oluwa m & f Yoruba, African
Combination of Yoruba Modupe "I thank" or "thank you" and Oluwa meaning "God, lord".
Modurolọrilerioluwa m & f Yoruba
Means "one who stands on the promise of god" in Yoruba.
Mofolorunsọ m & f Yoruba
Means "one who is placed in god's care" in Yoruba.
Mofoluwakemi f Yoruba
Means "given for the lord's blessing" in Yoruba.
Mojerisolaoluwa f & m Yoruba
I am a witness of God's goodness
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.
Molayoninuoluwa f & m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "I have joy in the Lord" in Yoruba.
Monubai f & m Ijaw
Means "born on Monday" in Ijaw.
Moradeke f Yoruba
Means "I have gotten something precious to pamper" in Yoruba.
Morenike f Yoruba
Means "I have found someone to pamper" in Yoruba.
Morolaoluwa f Yoruba
Means "I have seen the slender of the lord God" in Yoruba.
Motimifagha f & m Ijaw
Means "I will not end like this" in Ijaw.
Muhtari m Hausa
Hausa form of Mukhtar.
Munachim f & m Igbo
Means "me and my God". It can be used as a nickname for Munachimso.
Munachimso f Igbo
Means "me and my God".
Munachiso f & m Igbo
Means "God is with me" in Igbo.
Muogboo m Igbo
Means "let the spirits intervene or settle the matter" in Igbo.
Muyiwa m Yoruba
Short form of Oluwamuyiwa.
Nalado m Hausa
Means "born on a Sunday" in Hausa.
Namatinbo m & f Ijaw
Means "a hunter" in Ijaw.
Narai f Hausa
Means "born on a Wednesday" in Sokoto Hausa.
Nauwara f Nigerian
Derived from Arabic نَيِّر (nayyir) meaning "luminous, brilliant".
Ndidiamaka f Igbo
Means "patience is very good" in Igbo.
Ndubuisi m & f Igbo
Means "life is foremost" in Igbo.
Ndudi f Igbo
Means "there is life" in Igbo.
Nduefuna m & f Igbo
Means "let life not be lost" in Igbo.
Ndukari m Ijaw
Means "pray for long life" in Ijaw.
Nengimote f & m Ijaw
Ijaw name Meaning "OVERCOMER OR VICTORY" NENGI for short
Nenritdung f African, Ngas, Nigerian
A common name used among the Jos Plateau people of Nigeria. Meaning "God is good"
Nenrot f & m African, Ngas, Nigerian
A common name used among the Jos Plateau people of Nigeria. Meaning "God loves"
Ngoebi m & f Ijaw
Means "money is good" in Ijaw.
Ngozichukwu f Western African, Igbo
Means "God's blessing", derived from Igbo ngozi "blessing" and Chukwu "God".
Nifemi f Yoruba
Means "love me" in Yoruba.
Nkechika f Igbo
The one God gave me is the best.
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.
Nkem m & f Igbo
Nkemakolam f Igbo
Means "let me not lose mine" in Igbo.
Nkeoma f & m Igbo
Means "that which is good" in Igbo.
Nkpoikankeabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "nothing is hard for god" in Ibibio.
Nmachi f Igbo, African
The name means "beauty of God" in Igbo.
Nnaemeka m Igbo
God the father has done great also related to chukwuemeka
Nnamso m & f Ibibio
Means "What have I done?" in Ibibio.
Nnebuogor f Igbo
Means "mother is a gift" in Igbo.
Nnedi f Igbo
Diminutive of Nnedimma.... [more]
Nneoma f Igbo
"Good mother"
Nosa m Western African, Edo
Means "what God says" in Edo language.
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.
Nsidibeabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "What is hidden before God?" in Ibibio.
Nsuukidem m & f Ibibio
Means "humility" in Ibibio.
Nua f Ogoni
Means "second daughter" in Khana,... [more]
Nubari f & m Ogoni
Khana for "God's thing"... [more]
Nuhu m Hausa, Swahili
Hausa and Swahili form of Noah.
Nwaaku f Igbo
Means "child of wealth" in Igbo.
Nwaamaka f Igbo (Rare)
Allegedly means "child is good".
Nwaanyiabia f Igbo
Means "a woman has come" in Igbo.
Nwabueze m Igbo
Means "child is king" in Igbo.
Nwabugo f Igbo
Means "child is glory" in Igbo.
Nwachukwu m Igbo
Means "child of God" in Igbo.
Nwakaego f Igbo
Means "child surpasses money" in Igbo.
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.
Nwankasiobi m & f Igbo
Means "child of consolation" 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.
Nwaokocha m Igbo
Means "son of a fair man" in Igbo.
Nwinuamene m & f Ogoni
Child bring riches/wealth
Nyam m Afizere
Means "deer" in Afizere.
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.
Obafemi m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the king loves me" in Yoruba.
Obiajulu m Igbo
Obiajulu is an Igbo name; and it simply means my heart has cool down.
Obianuju f Igbo
Means "born at the time of plenty" in Igbo.
Obichukwu m Igbo, Nigerian
"Heart of God," which could be the same as OBINNA.... [more]
Obinna m Igbo, Nigerian
Means "dear to my father", literally "father's heart" from Igbo obi "heart" (compare Obi) combined with nna "father" (compare Ikenna, Adanna)... [more]
Obinze m Igbo, Literature
The love interest of Ifemelu in 'Americanah' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Obioma f & m African, Igbo, Nigerian
Grace, Goodness, Favor. Literally - "Good Heart"
Obiora m Igbo
Means "the mind of the people" in Igbo.
Obong m Efik
Means "God" in Efik.
Obumneke m & f Igbo
Meaning: "Am I The Creator?"... [more]
Obumneme m & f Igbo
Means "am I the one causing it?" in Igbo.
Ocogbe m & f Agatu
Means "God is great" in Agatu.
Ocogbolan m & f Agatu
Means "God does not sleep" in Agatu.
Ocoje m & f Agatu
Means "God knows" in Agatu.
Ocolodah m & f Agatu
Means "God has authority" in Agatu.
Ocolohili m & f Agatu
Means "God is wise" in Agatu.
Ocolongwa m & f Agatu
Means "to God be thanks" in Agatu.
Odafin m Yoruba (?)
Literally meaning 'lawmaker' or 'the establisher of laws'.
Odayi m Ijaw (Anglicized)
Means "of his father" in Ijaw.
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 "it's", di "in", na "the", aka "hand" (compare Akachi) and Chukwu "God".
Odion m Western African, Esan
Means "the elder twin" in Esan.
Odirachukwunma m & f Igbo
Means "once it pleases God" in Igbo.
Odo m & f Efik
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]
Oduwa m Western African, Edo
Means "road to wealth" in Edo.
Ofonime m & f Efik
Means "it's good to be patient" in Efik.
Ofu m Idoma
Means "power, strength" in Idoma.
Ofure m & f African, Esan, Nigerian
Means "peace, it is well" in Esan.
Ogbodo m & f Igbo
Ogbodo is an ancient name. It is used/ popularly heard in the Eastern part of Nigeria. ... [more]
Ogbotubo f & m Ijaw
Means "child of the soil" in Ijaw.
Ogezimo m & f Ijaw
Means "born during a festival" in Ijaw.
Oghenegaren m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "God is great" in Urhobo.
Ogheneoboakpororo m Isoko, Urhobo, Nigerian
Its origin is isoko and uhrobo, in Delta state, Nigeria. ... [more]
Oghenevwemu m & f Urhobo
Means "God owns all things" in Urhobo.
Ogochukwu m & f Igbo
means "God's favour"... [more]
Ogola f & m Ijaw
Means "judgement" in Ijaw.
Ogonoebi m Ijaw
Means "the sky is beautiful" or "heaven is beautiful" in Ijaw.
Ohejitahi m & f Igede
Means "God with us" in Igede, spoken in Nigeria.