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.
Ohenwam f & m Igede
Means "God is my satisfaction" or "God has satisfied me" in Igede, spoken in Nigeria.
Ohuntuntun m & f Yoruba
Yoruba by Ibironke
Oilonye m & f Agatu
Means "a child is sweet" in Agatu.
Oiwehi m & f Agatu
Means "A child is a gift" in Agatu.
Oiwodu m & f Agatu
Means "a child is wealth" in Agatu.
Ojamalia f Nigerian
anambara
Ojifyoi m & f Agatu
Means "What is more than a child?" in Agatu.
Ojilima f Idoma
Means "honour, respect" in Idoma.
Ojo m African, Yoruba
This name is given when a child is born with the umbilical cord around their neck.
Okechwukwu m Igbo
Means "God's share" in Igbo.
Okenna m Igbo
derived from the combination of two words of the Igbo origin,"OKE" and "NNA" literally meaning "GREAT" and "FATHER".... [more]
Oki m Ijaw
Shark
Okieriete m Nigerian
This is the name of Okieriete Onaodowan, who plays Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the broadway show Hamilton.
Okon m Efik
Means "born at night" in Efik.
Okoye m Igbo (Archaic, ?)
This name originates from the Igbo tribe in Western Africa.... [more]
Oku m & f Efik
Means Priest
Okwuchukuw m Igbo
Means "God's word" in Igbo.
Olabisi f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy is multiplied" or "salvation increases" in Yoruba, composed of the element õlà "salvation, that which saves, cause of salvation" combined with bi-si "to multiply, increase, replenish"... [more]
Olabowale f Yoruba
Means "wealth has come home" in Yoruba.
Oladapo m Yoruba
Means "wealth has been mixed together" in Yoruba.
Oladeji m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "wealth has doubled" in Yoruba.
Oladepe f Yoruba
Means "complete wealth has come" in Yoruba.
Oladigbolu m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth has collapsed on me" in Yoruba.
Oladigbolu f & m Yoruba
First of the most-loyal governing antonym of the native black jew. The name was bestow to the only first kin of orunmila
Oladiipo m & f Yoruba
Means "honour is multiplied" in Yoruba.
Oladipupo m Yoruba
"Abundant Happiness" as told to me by a Nigerian immigrant I met named Oladipupo.
Olaedo f & m Igbo
OLAEDO Olaedo = Gold... [more]
Olaide m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth rolled in" in Yoruba.
Olajide m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "wealth arose" or "wealth has awakened".
Olamigoke m Yoruba
Means "my wealth has increased" in Yoruba.
Olaniran m Yoruba
Means "nobility (or wealth) has pedigree" in Yoruba.
Olaoluwa m & f Yoruba (Modern)
Means "the grace of God" or "the wealth of God" in Yoruba.
Olaseni m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth is achievable" in Yoruba.
Olasinbo m Yoruba
Means "wealth is on the way" in Yoruba.
Olasunkanmi m & f Yoruba
Means "God is by my side" in Yoruba.
Olatayo m & f Yoruba
Means "happiness" in Yoruba.
Olatokunbo m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth or nobility returns from overseas" in Yoruba. It is typically given to a child born abroad and later brought home.
Olatunde m Yoruba
Means "honour returns" or "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
Olaudah m History, Igbo (Anglicized, ?), Afro-American (Slavery-era)
Possibly a form of the Igbo name Olaedo. This was borne by former slave, anti-slavery campaigner and autobiographer Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797), the son of a West African village chief.
Olawale m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth has come home" in Yoruba.
Olayide f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth rolled in" in Yoruba.
Olekamma f Igbo
Means "how many are better?" in Igbo.
Olekwugoco m & f Agatu
Means "will of God" in Agatu.
Olisa m Igbo
Igbo form of Oscar.
Oloruntuba m Yoruba
Means "God is a king" in Yoruba.
Olotu m Idoma
Means "very courageous" in Idoma.
Olotu m Ijaw
Means "champion" in Ijaw.
Olu m Yoruba
Short form of names beginning with olu, derived from Yoruban oluwa, meaning "god; deity; lord".
Oluchukwu m & f Igbo
It means "God's handiwork".
Oludare m & f Yoruba
Means "God has not forsaken" in Yoruba.
Oludotun m & f Yoruba
Means "God becomes new" in Yoruba.
Olufela m Yoruba, Nigerian
Igbo name meaning "God expands wealth." Famous bearers include musician Fela Kuti.
Olukemi f Nigerian
Olukemi means 'God will take care ' it is possibly of Nigerian origin.
Olumuyiwa m Yoruba
Means "God has brought this" in Yoruba.
Oluranti m & f Yoruba
Means "the Lord remembers" in Yoruba.
Oluremi f Yoruba
Means "the lord consoles me" in Yoruba.
Olusegun m Yoruba
Means "God is victorious" in Yoruba. Also compare Oluwasegun. This is one of the middle names of British musician Seal Samuel, as well as the name of a former president of Nigeria.
Oluseyi m & f Yoruba
Means "God has done this" in Yoruba.
Olusola m & f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the Lord makes wealth" in Yoruba.
Oluwadamilare f Yoruba
Means "God has justified me" in Yoruba.
Oluwadarasimi m & f Yoruba
God is good to me
Oluwademilola f & m Yoruba
God crowns me with wealth
Oluwadurotimi f Yoruba
Means "God will stand by me" in Yoruba.
Oluwafemisola m Yoruba
This is borne by Nigerian actor, speaker and singer Oluwafemisola "Femi" Jacobs.
Oluwafeyisayo m & f Yoruba
Means "God has turned this gift into joy" in Yoruba.
Oluwafisayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added to my joy" in Yoruba.
Oluwagbemileke f Yoruba
Means "God lifted me high" in Yoruba.
Oluwagbotemi f Yoruba
Means "God has heard my prayers" in Yoruba.
Oluwajoba f & m Yoruba
Means "God reigns" in Yoruba.
Oluwakemi f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God cares for me" in Yoruba.
Oluwale m Yoruba
Means "my God has come home" in Yoruba.
Oluwamayowa m Yoruba
Means "the lord brought joy" in Yoruba.
Oluwamuyiwa m Yoruba
Means "the lord brought joy" in Yoruba.
Oluwandara f Yoruba
Means "God has done wonders" in Yoruba.
Oluwanifesimi m & f Yoruba
Nigerian, Yoruban. Meaning: `God loves me`.
Oluwaobafemi m Yoruba
God the king loves me... [more]
Oluwapamilerin m & f Yoruba
Means "the lord has made me laugh" in Yoruba.
Oluwaranti f & m Yoruba
Means "God remembers" in Yoruba.
Oluwaremilekun m & f Yoruba
Means "God has dried my tears" in Yoruba.
Oluwarotimi m & f Yoruba
Means "the Lord stays with me" in Yoruba.
Oluwaseun m & f Yoruba
Means "the Lord has made it" in Yoruba.
Oluwaseyitan f Yoruba
Means "the lord did this all" in Yoruba.
Oluwasola f & m Yoruba
Means "God brought prosperity" in Yoruba.
Oluwasolafunmi m & f Yoruba
Means "God has made wealth for me" in Yoruba.
Oluwateniola m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God spread the mat (or rug) of wealth" in Yoruba.
Oluwatimileyin m & f Yoruba
The name OLUWATIMILEYIN is of Yoruba language Origin in Nigeria which means "God Supported me".Children in Nigeria are widely named Oluwatimileyin because of the Cultural believe that the name holds a Prayer with it "God supported me" or "God, support me".
Oluwatobi m & f Yoruba
Means "God is great" in Yoruba.
Oluwatobiloba f & m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the lord is great as king" in Yoruba.
Oluwatomi m & f Yoruba
Means "God is enough for me" in Yoruba.
Oluwatomiwa m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God searched for me" in Yoruba.
Oluwatoni m & f Yoruba (Modern, Archaic)
Means "the lord is worth having" in Yoruba.
Oluwatoniloba f Yoruba
Means "God is good to have a king" in Yoruba. This is the full given name of the winner of "Germany's Next Top Model" 2018, Oluwatoniloba Dreher-Adnuga.
Oluwatosin m & f Yoruba
Means "God is worth worshiping" in Yoruba.
Oluwatoyosi f & m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to rejoice unto" in Yoruba.
Oluwayemi f Yoruba
Means "I am deserving of God" in Yoruba.
Oluyemi m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "The lord is worthy of me" in Yoruba.
Oluyinka m & f Yoruba
This is a name use by the Abeokuta's family meaning " I'm surrounded by God".
Omanukwue m & f Igbo
Means "let the one who knows speak" in Igbo.
Ominira m & f Yoruba
Means "freedom, independence" in Yoruba.
Omodunni f & m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "having a child is joyful" in Yoruba.
Omojayogbe m Yoruba
Is an Ekiti name from the Yoruba speaking South-Western Nigeria.... [more]
Omolayo f Yoruba
Means "the child is joy" in Yoruba.
Omolola m & f Yoruba
Means "the child is wealthy" in Yoruba.
Omonefue f Western African, Edo
Means "the child is more than weight" in Edo language.
Omonigho m & f Urhobo
Omonigho is a name of Edoid (Benin, Isoko, Urhobo) origin and it means "A Child is greater than money."
Omoruyi m & f Western African, Edo
Means "son of glory" or "child is one's glory" in Edo language.
Omotanwa f Yoruba
Means "the child we searched for" in Yoruba.
Omotola f & m Yoruba
Means "child is as worthy as wealth" in Yoruba.... [more]
Omotunde m Yoruba
Means "the child has returned" 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]
Omoye f & m Nigerian
A name of African Origin meaning ‘a loved child’.
Ondoukari m Ijaw
Means "pray for long life" in Ijaw.
Ondoutuapere f & m Ijaw
Means "add more life to me" in Ijaw.
Onumajuru m Igbo
Means "let anger cease" in Igbo.
Oñumsinachi m & f Igbo
Means "my joy is from God" in Igbo.
Onwuegbunam m & f Igbo
Means "let death not kill me" in Igbo.
Onwutalobi m Igbo
Shortened form of the sentence ga adi makana onwu talu obi "you will live as death has claimed our entire family".
Onyeche f Idoma
Means "Who agrees?" in Idoma.
Onyedikachi m & f Igbo, African
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
Onyedikachukwu m Igbo
Means "who is like God?" in Igbo.
Onyekaozulu m Igbo
Means "who is self-sufficient?" in Igbo.
Onyemaechi m Igbo
Means "who knows tomorrow?" in Igbo.
Onyemechi m & f Igbo, Western African
Means "who knows tomorrow?" from Igbo onye "who", ma "knows" and echi "tomorrow".
Onyemelukwe m Igbo
Means "who has done evil and agreed to it?" in Igbo.
Onyemowo f Idoma
Means "Who knows God's thoughts" or "Who knows God's plans" in Idoma.
Onyenwuwa m Igbo
Means "who owns the world?" in Igbo.
Onyeyabocoma m & f Agatu
Means "Who can act as God?" in Agatu.
Onyinye f Nigerian
Igbo main that means gift.
Onyinyechukwu f & m Igbo, Nigerian
Means "God's gift" from Igbo onyinye meaning "gift, present" and chukwu meaning "God".
Opara f & m Igbo
Opara is common as a surname or literal word in Nigeria. The oldest son, who has inherited the rights and responsibilities of his father after his father has died.
Opukiri m Ijaw
Means "big land" in Ijaw.
Orakwue m Igbo
Means "let the folks have their say" in Igbo.
Orelias m & f Nigerian (Latinized, Rare)
Variation of Orelia meaning "Golden One". ... [more]
Oreoluwa m & f Yoruba
Means "gift from God" in Yoruba.
Orezi m & f Nigerian
A unisex name from a Nigerian origin meaning "Precious, your heart desire".
Orieji f Igbo
Old school Igbo name
Orisabunmi f Yoruba
Means "the gods have provided for me" in Yoruba.
Osaretin m Western African, Edo
Means "God is strength" in Edo language.
Osatohamwen m & f Western African, Edo
Means "the mercy of God is upon me" in Edo language.
Ose m & f Esan
Means "god" in Esan. This is also the short form of names that begin in this element.
Osehonlen m & f Esan
GOD HAS HEARD, SAME AS SAMUEL
Osemegbe m & f Esan
Means "God is too good" in Esan.
Osemundianmen m & f Esan
Means "God is standing with me" in Esan.
Oseremen m Esan
Means: God has given me.
Osezua m Esan
"IS GOD THAT GIVES WEALTH" ... [more]
Oshun f African, Yoruba
The Yoruba goddess of love and pleasure, beauty, and diplomacy and is associated with money. Oshun is a very generous goddess and benign to mankind, but also possesses an extraordinary temper, which is difficult to sway.
Osine m Edo
Means "God is great" in Edo.
Osita m Igbo
Osita is a shorter form of Osita di nma which means from today onwards it will be better.
Ositadimma m Igbo
Meaning: from today things will be good... [more]
Osondu m Igbo
Means "race of life" in Igbo.
Otaiku m Yoruba (Modern, Rare)
This name means a hard stone can not die. In Ijebu land, which a part of the "Yoruba" race, a fine polished hard stone commonly found in the bed of rivers is called Ota. ... [more]
Oto-obong f Efik
Means "from God" in Efik.
Otu m Efik
Means "chief; king" in Efik.
Otuekongabasi f Efik
Means "warrior" in Efik.
Owariladei f & m Ijaw
Means "we have come home" in Ijaw.
Oweikorogha m Ijaw
Means "men will never fall" in Ijaw.
Oweiyai m Ijaw
Means "Jesus Christ" in Ijaw.
Owro m Urhobo
OWRO male child, meaning shining eyes, original urhobo ethnic groups in Nigeria
Oya f Yoruba, African Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
Literally means "she (who) tore" in Yoruba. ... [more]
Oyabrade f Ijaw
Means "I have forgotten my worries" in Ijaw.
Oyebisi m & f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "honour gave birth to more" in Yoruba.
Oyenike f Yoruba
Means "the title has need of pampering" or "honor has care" in Yoruba.
Oyetunde m Yoruba
Means "honour has returned" in Yoruba.
Oyin f Yoruba
Means "honey" in Yoruba.
Oyinbodei f Ijaw
OYINBODEI is an ijaw tribe name of west africa meaning "OUR MOTHER HAS RETURNED" A name given to children believed to have #REINCARNITATED
Oyindamola f & m Yoruba
Means "honey mixed with wealth" in Yoruba.
Oyinedidei f & m Ijaw
Means "God has cared for me" in Ijaw.
Oyinkansola f Yoruba
Means "sweetness is dropped into wealth" in Yoruba.
Oyintari f & m Ijaw
Means "God loves me" in Ijaw.
Ozichi f & m Igbo, African
The name originates from Eastern part of Nigeria from the Igbo speaking states. Predominatly from Imo state.... [more]
Ozioma m & f Igbo
Means, "God's good news" in Igbo.
Ozoemena m Igbo
Means " let what has happened before not happen again" in Igbo.
Paaye m Ijaw
Means "all things will pass in this world" in Ijaw.
Pamilekunayo m & f Yoruba
Means "cause me to cry tears of joy" in Yoruba.
Pekeikakai f & m Ijaw
Means "morning star" in Ijaw.
Pere f & m Ijaw
Means "wealthy" in Ijaw.
Pereagbe m & f Ijaw
Means "wealth suits me" in Ijaw.
Pereama m Ijaw
Means "rich town" in Ijaw.
Pereasuodei f Ijaw
Means "wealth has entered me" in Ijaw.
Perebo f & m Ijaw
Means "person of wealth" in Ijaw.
Pere-ere f Ijaw
Means "rich woman" in Ijaw.
Perezimo f & m Ijaw
Means "born into wealth" in Ijaw.
Pinaere f Ijaw
PINAERE an ijaw tribe name of west Africa meaning "LIGHT SKINNED WOMAN" Pina
Pipeloluwa f & m Yoruba
Means "God is perfect" in Yoruba.
Poukon m & f Ijaw
Means "born on the riverside" in Ijaw.
Prezi m Ijaw
Means "born to affluence" in Ijaw.
Qidy m Igbo
Variant of Chidi.
Quamdeen m Yoruba
Means "pillar of (the) faith" in Yoruba.
Rafiatu f Yoruba
Variation of Rafiah.
Rahama f Hausa
Means "mercy" in Hausa.
Ritek m & f Afizere
Means "goodness" in Afizere.
Rotimi m Yoruba
Means "stay with me" or "stand by me" in Yoruba. Sometimes used as a short form for Olurotimi or Oluwarotimi.
Rotji m Nigerian, Ngas
A common name used among the Jos Plateau people of Nigeria. Meaning of the name is "love has come"
Ruƙayyatu f Hausa
Hausa form of Ruqayyah.
Sabo m Hausa
Means "new" in Hausa.
Sadau m & f Hausa
From the Hausa sā̀du meaning "get together”.
Sa'idu m Hausa
Hausa form of Sa'id.
Sakinah f Hausa
Means "tranquility, peace of mind" in Hausa.
Salemite m Efik
Means "offspring of peace" in Efik.
Sallan m Hausa
Means "born on a feast day" in Hausa.
Sallau m Hausa
From the Hausa sallā̀ meaning “prayer, religious holiday”.
Sambala f Hausa
Feminine form of Sambali.
Sambali m Hausa
Means "tall, well-formed" in Hausa.
Sanama f Efik, Ibibio
"completely pure"
Sanusi m Indonesian, Malay, Nigerian, Fula, Hausa
From Arabic سَنُوسِيّ (sannūsī), the name of a Sufi order and clan that existed in Libya and the Sudan region. The sect was named after its founder, Muslim theologian Muhammad ibn Ali al-Sanusi (1787-1859).
Saratu f Hausa
Hausa form of Sara.
Sarki m Hausa
Means "chief" in Hausa.
Saro m Ogoni
Means "first son" in Khana.
Segun m Western African, Yoruba
Means "be victorious, conquer" in Yoruba.
Seiakumokumo f Ijaw
Means "do not take me in a bad way" in Ijaw.
Seihia f Tiv
The name Originates from Tiv and it means "Peaceful Bird" or "One of a kind"
Sele f & m Ijaw
Means "judge or plan carefully" in Ijaw.
Seledebo m & f Ijaw
Means "the chosen one" in Ijaw.
Selekumo m Ijaw
Means "don't abound me" in Dagbani.
Semshak m African, Nigerian, Ngas
A common name used among the Jos Plateau people of Nigeria. Meaning "stay together"
Shadari m Hausa
Means "born during the cold season" in Hausa.
Shanono m & f Hausa
Means "drink milk" in Hausa. This name is traditionally given to a child born when calves are being delivered.
Sharifiya f Hausa
Means "born during Ramadan" in Hausa.
Shekarau m Hausa
From the Hausa shḕkarà meaning “spend the year”.
Shibkan m Hausa
Means "beans in the sowing season" in Hausa.
Simi f Yoruba
Short form of Simidele.
Simidele f Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba. ... [more]
Sinmiloluwa f & m Yoruba
Means "rest in the lord" in Yoruba.
Sira f Ogoni
Means "first daughter" in Khana.
Somtochukwu f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "praise God with me" in Igbo.
Sonomo f & m Ijaw
Means "seven" in Ijaw. It is typically given to a seventh child, or a child born prematurely in the seventh month.
Sope m & f Yoruba
Means "be grateful" in Yoruba.
Sordum f & m Ogoni
Means "time of life" in Khana.
Sorle f & m Ogoni
Khana for "there's time" (as in, you have time to do something)... [more]
Sorniabari f & m Ogoni
Means "when it pleases God" in Khana, (when it pleases God for him to do something, like "God's time")... [more]
Sowunmi m Yoruba, African
Means "the sorcerer is attractive to me" in Yoruba.
Suanu f & m Ogoni
Means "wisdom, knowledge" in Khana.
Sulaimanu m Hausa
Hausa form of Solomon.
Sulemanu m Hausa
Hausa form of Solomon.
Sulola f Yoruba
Of Yoruba origin, but the meaning of the name is yet unknown to me.
Sunebari m & f Ogoni
Means "give to God" in Khana.
Sunubai f & m Ijaw
Means "born on Sunday" in Ijaw.
Suoton f Ijaw
Means "as planned" in Ijaw.
Suoyo f & m Ijaw
Means "profit or gain" in Ijaw.
Taio m Yoruba, Papuan
Variant of Tayo 1. A famous bearer is the singer Taio Cruz.
Talatu f Hausa
From the Hausa Tàlātā̀ meaning "Tuesday”.
Tamaralaifa f & m Western African, Ijaw
Means "there's none like God" in Ijaw.
Tamuno-imim m Ijaw
Means "there is God" in Ijaw.
Tamunotonye m & f Western African, Ijaw
Means "God's will" or "God's favour" in Ijaw.
Tanko m Hausa
Name given to a boy born after many girls.
Tarana f Hausa
Given for females who are born during the day.
Tari f & m Western African, Ijaw
Means "love" in Ijaw.
Taribi m & f Ijaw
Means "ask for or seek love" in Ijaw.
Tariere f Ijaw
Means "the loved woman" in Ijaw.
Tarimbele m & f Ijaw
Means "love is sweet" in Ijaw.
Tariperedei m & f Ijaw
Means "love has been given to me" in Ijaw.
Tasalla f Hausa
From the Hausa ta meaning “of” and sallā̀ meaning "prayer, religious holiday”.
Tayo m & f Yoruba
Means "worth joy" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form of names ending in tayo, such as Olatayo.
Tejumola f Yoruba
Means "one who looks forward to better days" in Yoruba.
Tekena f & m Ijaw
Means "hear my plea" in Ijaw.
Temilola f Yoruba
Means "mine is wealth" in Yoruba.
Temiloluwa m & f Yoruba
Means "God is mine" in Yoruba.
Temitayo f & m Yoruba
Means "mine is worthy of joy" in Yoruba.
Teniayo f Yoruba
Means "foundation of joy" in Yoruba.
Tersoo m Tiv
Tersoo means "the father,like"
Tiekuromo f & m Ijaw
Means "let's stand firmly" in Ijaw.
Tienepre f Ijaw
Stand for me
Tijani m & f Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
Tijani m & f Yoruba
Means "unmatched greatness" in Yoruba.
Tima m Efik
Means "remember love" in Efik.
Timidi m Ijaw
Means "live to see" or "witness" in Ijaw.
Timieri m & f Ijaw
Means "live to see" in Ijaw.
Tinnie f & m Igbo
Used for very small children.
Tiri f & m Western African, Ijaw
Means "outsider" in Ijaw.
Titi f Yoruba
Means "forever" in Yoruba and is typically a short form for names starting with Titi such as Titilayo.
Titilola f & m African, Yoruba
Means "wealth is forever" in Yoruba.
Tiyamiyu m Yoruba
Mans "my mother is the dearest" in Kwa.
Toba m Yoruba
Short form of Oloruntuba.
Tobechukwu m Igbo
Means "praise God" in Igbo.
Tokoni f Ijaw
Means "praise" in Ijaw.
Tokunbo m & f Yoruba
Means "returned from overseas". It is often given to children born abroad and brought home.