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AKAMMBOÑAAfJola Means "she tries it for nothing" or "she does it there for nothing" in Jola-Fonyi. This is applied to a woman in reference to her repeated failure to carry a pregnancy to term, implying the bearer gets pregnant in vain.
AMARImAfrican, Yoruba, Western African A noted bearer was a Damel of Cayor, Amari Ngoné Ndella, who ruled from 1790 AD to 1809 AD. The Kingdom of Cayor was one of the largest of most powerful kingdoms in what is now Senegal, existing from 1549 AD to 1879 AD.
AMENAGHAWONf & mWestern African, Edo Literally translated to "the water you shall drink" in Edo, from the proverb Amen na gha won ighi le se omwan rhae, meaning "the water you shall drink will surely come to be", implying that what is destined to be, will be.
ASAASEASAm & fAkan Means "the land is finished" in Akan. The implication of this name is that there is no more land for the dead to be buried - so the child is encouraged to live as there will be no more space for his/her burial.
BEDUNAmNigerian, Ngas The name BEDUNA is from plateau state Nigeria which means" is it bad? its a question name, when someone utter a word that is not good and didn't come to pass then you can ask him BEDUNA " is it bad?
BEEMONImDagbani "Founder of Gushegu and Karaga" "Name of one of the sons of Naa Gbewaa"
BEJIDEmYoruba Means "(one that) come(s) with rain" in Yoruba.
BEKEm & fIjaw, Ogoni Means "America" or "American" in Khana and "English" in Ijaw.