Nigerian Submitted Names

Nigerian names 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.
Toluwanimi m & f Yoruba
Means "I belong to God" in Yoruba.
Tomi f Nigerian
Nigerian for "sufficient"
Tonye m & f Ijaw
Short form of Ayibatonye.
Tor m Tiv
Means "king" in Tiv.
Toroabasi m & f Ibibio
Means "thank god" in Ibibio.
Tosin m & f Western African, Yoruba
Short form of Oluwatosin.
Toyin f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "worthy of praise" in Yoruba. It is also used as a short form of Oluwatoyin.
Toyosi m & f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "something to rejoice about" in Yoruba, also used as a short form for other names ending in -toyosi including Olutoyosi or Oluwatoyosi.
Tsofo m Hausa
Means "old" in Hausa.
Tuburuode m Western African, Ijaw
Means "they have moved northward" in Ijaw.
Tunau m Hausa
Means "remember" in Hausa.
Tunde m Yoruba
Means "returned again" in Yoruba, more often used as a short form of other Yoruba names ending in tunde, such as Babatunde and Olatunde.
Turai f Hausa
Name given to a girl born on a Tuesday.
Ubonemem m & f Efik (Modern)
Means "offspring of peace" in Efik.
Ubong m & f Efik
Means "my glory" in Efik.
Uche f & m Igbo
Means "wisdom, intention, common sense, will" in Igbo. ... [more]
Uchechukwu m & f Igbo, African
Based on the IGBO belief in a Supreme deity, Chukwu whose decision or will is final in the determination of human fate or destiny. It is a combination of two words of the Igbo (IBO), language, UCHE (WISH,WILL,THOUGHT) and CHUKWU (GOD)... [more]
Uchenna m & f Igbo
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
Udemeobong m Efik
Means "my share from God" in Efik.
Udo m Efik
Means "second son" in Efik.
Udofia m Efik
Means "fourth son" in Efik.
Udofia m Ibibio
Means "third son" in Ibibio.
Udofot m Efik
Means "fourth son" in Efik.
Udoh m Efik
Means "second son" in Efik.
Udoh-udoh m Efik
Means "third son" in Efik.
Udom m Efik
Means "right" in Efik.
Udonna m Igbo
Means "Father's Peace" in Igbo.
Udonne f Igbo
Means "Mother's Peace" in Igbo.
Uduakabasi m & f Ibibio, Efik
Means "will of God" in Ibibio and Efik.
Uduma m Igbo
The name means serenity, quietness. It's derived from the deity god of river, Uduma mmiri. A deity believed to be responsible for maintaining stillness of the waters in ohafia community in Igbo race.
Ufot m Efik
Means "third son" in Efik.
Ugo m & f Igbo
It means "Eagle". Other forms are Ugochukwu or Ugochi meaning "Eagle of God", and Ugonna meaning "Eagle of the Father".
Ugonna m Igbo
Meaning "eagle of the father" or "father's glory" in Igbo.
Ugwu m Igbo
From Igbo Ùgwù meaning "respect; reverence; dignity" or Úgwú meaning "hill, mountain; highland" or also "north". ... [more]
Uke m Igbo
God's Blessing/ Igbo Origin
Ukeme f Efik
Means "ability" in Efik.
Ukeme m Ibibio
Means "strength" in Ibibio.
Ukoakpan m Ibibio
Means "brave first son" in Ibibio.
Ukpahyugoco m & f Agatu
Means "power of God" in Agatu.
Ukpong m & f Efik
Ukpono m & f Ibibio
Means "respect" in Ibibio.
Ukume f Nigerian
"Ukume" means "sound of rain in water/ river" in nigerian
Uloma f Igbo
Means "beautiful home" in Igbo.
Ulu f Igbo
Given for the second-born female.
Umoh m & f Efik
Means "born during a festival" in Efik.
Umoh m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
Unwana m & f Ibibio
Means "light" in Ibibio.
Unwanaabasi m Efik
Means "Lord's light" in Efik.
Urenna f Igbo
Means "father's pride" in Igbo.
Usen m Efik
Means "the day" in Efik.
Usorọ m & f Ibibio, Efik
Means "festival" in Ibibio and Efik.
Usuman m Hausa
Hausa form of Osman.
Usumanu m Hausa
Hausa form of Uthman.
Utibe m Efik
Means "marvelous: wonderful" in Efik.
Utibeima f Nigerian
The name means wonderful love in ibibio. Ibibio is an ethnic group in Nigeria
Utin m & f Ibibio
Means "sun" in Ibibio.
Uwa f Hausa
Means "mother" in Hausa.
Uwem m & f Ibibio, Efik
Means "life" in Ibibio and Efik.
Uwemediemoh m & f Efik
Means "health is wealth" in Efik.
Uwemedimoh m & f Efik
Means "life is wealth" in Efik,
Uyai f Efik
Means "beauty" in Efik.
Uyobong m Efik
Means "God's voice" in Efik.
Uzo f & m Nigerian
Short form of Uzoamaka.
Uzoaku f Igbo
Means "a way to wealth" in Igbo.
Uzoamaka f Igbo, African
Means "a good path" in Igbo.
Uzoamani f Igbo
Means "the road to aspirations" in Igbo.
Uzoechina m & f Igbo
Means "let the road not be closed" in Igbo.
Uzondu m Igbo
Means "way/road of life" in Igbo.
Waibodei m & f Ijaw
Means "has returned again" in Ijaw.
Walshak m Ngas
WAL means "cry", shak means "one another''. Which Literally means Feel for one another
Wandoo m & f Tiv
Means "a child is good" in Tiv.
Wariboko f Ijaw
Wariboko and Tomanotanye Davies were conjoined female twins born in Nigeria in 1953 to Mrs Veronica Davies, who came from the Delta region of Northern Nigeria. Her husband was from the Ijaw people of that region... [more]
Waridabo m & f Ijaw
Means "lord of the household" in Ijaw.
Wenikado f & m Ijaw
Means "I have worked too much" in Ijaw.
Wina f African, Nigerian
means gift of God
Woyengiemi m & f Ijaw
Means "God is alive" in Ijaw.
Woyinbode f & m Ijaw
Means "God has come" in Ijaw.
Woyinkule m Ijaw
Means "thank God" in Ijaw.
Wura f Yoruba
Means "gold" in Yoruba.
Wuraola f Yoruba
Means "gold of wealth" or "shining treasure of wealth" in Yoruba.
Yaabari m & f Ogoni
Means "thank God" in Khana.
Yahaya m Malay, Western African, Hausa
Malay and Hausa form of Yahya.
Yaƙutu f Hausa
Refers to a sapphire, ruby, jacinth, corundum, or similar stone.
Yalwa m & f Hausa
Means "abundance" in Hausa.
'Yarja f Hausa
Means "fair" in Hausa.
Yarra f & m Western African, Yoruba, Kanga, Nago, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "child" in Yoruba.
Yemaja f Yoruba
Contraction of the Yoruba words Iye, meaning "mother"; ọmọ, meaning "child"; and ẹja, meaning "fish"; roughly translated the term means "mother of fish children.”
Yemanyá f Yoruba
This name is the name of an Orishá (a feminine deity/goddess) of the Yoruba pantheon. The goddess is also popular in Brazil.
Yemaya f Yoruba
Yemaya, an African Goddess originally from the Yoruba religion, represents a mother's love for her children, for birthing, creating, for home and family. She represents connectivity to the creation of life and the process and continuation of caring for... [more]
Yemi m & f Yoruba
Means "I am honourable" in Yoruba.
Yemọja f African Mythology, Yoruba
Derived from the Yoruba phrase Yeye emo eja meaning "mother whose children are like fish". She is the mother goddess and patroness of birth of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, worshipped primarily by women.
Yeni m Yoruba
Means "fit" in Yoruba.
Yetty f Nigerian
Diminutive of Yetunde.
Yinlayefa f Ijaw
Means "nothing can be compared to a mother" in Ijaw.
Yohance m Hausa
Means "God's gift" in Hausa.
Yohanna f Amharic, Swedish (Rare), Nigerian (Rare), Various
Amharic form of Johanna as well as a variant in other languages. In Amharic, this makes it the feminine form of Yohannes.
Yohanse f Hausa
Variant of Yohance.
Yoroakpo f Ijaw
Means "a woman's life" in Ijaw.
Zainabu f Hausa
Hausa form of Zaynab.
Zayyan m & f Arabic (Rare), Nigerian (Rare), Muslim
From Arabic زَيْن (zayn) meaning "beautiful, handsome, nice" (see Zayn).
Zina f & m Ogoni
Means "star" in Ogoni.
Ziola m & f Ijaw
Means "the last born" in Ijaw.
Ziperela f & m Ijaw
Means "born to meet wealth" in Ijaw.
Zorle m Ogoni
Means "wealth is here" in Ogoni.
Zoubo f & m Ijaw
Means "a traveller" in Ijaw.
Zubeidat f Avar, Nigerian
Avar form of Zubaida also used by Nigerian Muslims.
Zuo m & f Ijaw
Means "protection" in Ijaw.