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.
Ohenwam f & m Igede
Means "God is my satisfaction" or "God has satisfied me" in Igede, spoken in Nigeria.
Ojifyoi m & f Agatu
Means "What is more than a child?" in Agatu.
Ojo m African, Yoruba
This name is given when a child is born with the umbilical cord around their neck.
Okenna m Igbo
derived from the combination of two words of the Igbo origin,"OKE" and "NNA" literally meaning "GREAT" and "FATHER".... [more
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.
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
Oladapo m Yoruba
Means "wealth has been mixed together" 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
Oladipupo m Yoruba
"Abundant Happiness" as told to me by a Nigerian immigrant I met named Oladipupo.
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.
Olu m Yoruba
Short form of names beginning with olu
, derived from Yoruban oluwa
, meaning "god; deity; lord".
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.
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.
Oluwafemisola m Yoruba
This is borne by Nigerian actor, speaker and singer Oluwafemisola "Femi" Jacobs.
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".
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.
Oluyinka m & f Yoruba
This is a name use by the Abeokuta's family meaning " I'm surrounded by God".
Omonigho m & f Urhobo
Omonigho is a name of Edoid (Benin, Isoko, Urhobo) origin and it means "A Child is greater than money."
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’.
Onwutalobi m Igbo
Shortened form of the sentence ga adi makana onwu talu obi
"you will live as death has claimed our entire family".
Onyemowo f Idoma
Means "Who knows God's thoughts" or "Who knows God's plans" in Idoma.
Opara f & m IgboOpara
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.
Orakwue m Igbo
Means "let the folks have their say" in Igbo.
Orezi m & f Nigerian
A unisex name from a Nigerian origin meaning "Precious, your heart desire".
Ose m & f Esan
Means "god" in Esan. This is also the short form of names that begin in this element.
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.
Osita m Igbo
Osita is a shorter form of Osita di nma which means from today onwards it will be better.
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
Otu m Efik
Means "chief; king" in Efik.
Owro m Urhobo
OWRO male child, meaning shining eyes, original urhobo ethnic groups in Nigeria
Oyenike f Yoruba
Means "the title has need of pampering" or "honor has care" 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
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.
Perebo f & m Ijaw
Means "person of wealth" in Ijaw.
Pinaere f Ijaw
PINAERE an ijaw tribe name of west Africa meaning "LIGHT SKINNED WOMAN" Pina
Poukon m & f Ijaw
Means "born on the riverside" in Ijaw.
Prezi m Ijaw
Means "born to affluence" in Ijaw.
Rotji m Nigerian, Ngas
A common name used among the Jos Plateau people of Nigeria. Meaning of the name is "love has come"
Sadau m & f Hausa
From the Hausa sā̀du
meaning "get together”.
Sallau m Hausa
From the Hausa sallā̀
meaning “prayer, religious holiday”.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Suanu f & m Ogoni
Means "wisdom, knowledge" in Khana.
Sulola f Yoruba
Of Yoruba origin, but the meaning of the name is yet unknown to me.
Suoyo f & m Ijaw
Means "profit or gain" in Ijaw.
Talatu f Hausa
From the Hausa Tàlātā̀
Tanko m Hausa
Name given to a boy born after many girls.
Tarana f Hausa
Given for females who are born during the day.
Taribi m & f Ijaw
Means "ask for or seek love" 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.
Tima m Efik
Means "remember love" in Efik.
Timidi m Ijaw
Means "live to see" or "witness" in Ijaw.
Titi f Yoruba
Means "forever" in Yoruba and is typically a short form for names starting with Titi
such as Titilayo
Tokunbo m & f Yoruba
Means "returned from overseas". It is often given to children born abroad and brought home.