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Olabisif & mWestern 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]
Oluwatimileyinm & fYoruba 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".
OmotundemYoruba 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]
Omoyef & mNigerian A name of African Origin meaning ‘a loved child’.
OrnicarmPopular Culture, Western African (Rare) From the phrase Mais où est donc Ornicar? that is a mnemonic of the French coordinating conjunctions. The phrase is also the title of a movie and part of the French Chuck Norris fact Chuck Norris knows where Ornicar is.
OshunfAfrican, 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.
OtaikumYoruba (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]
OumoufWestern African Western African form of Umm (also compare Umama). This name is found in Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Niger, and other regions, more often than not within Muslim communities.
SanusimIndonesian, 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).