Western African names include those from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. See also about African names.
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SeihiafTiv The name Originates from Tiv and it means "Peaceful Bird" or "One of a kind"
SiendoumManding This name is originally from the Arabic name Said. Among West Africa's Manding people, mainly in Northern Cote d'Ivoire in places like Kong, Dabakala, Satama Sokura and Sokoro. A variant of the name in Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea where the same Mande people with differing dialects live, Seydou... [more]
Uchef & mIgbo Means "wisdom, intention, common sense, will" in Igbo. ... [more]
Uchechukwum & fIgbo, 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]
UdumamIgbo 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.
WaribokofIjaw 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]
Yeggul-ngonm & fWolof Wolof 'death prevention' name meaning "s/he has not reached the afternoon".
YemajafYoruba Contraction of the Yoruba words Iye, meaning "mother"; ọmọ, meaning "child"; and ẹja, meaning "fish"; roughly translated the term means "mother of fish children.”
YemanyáfYoruba This name is the name of an Orishá (a feminine deity/goddess) of the Yoruba pantheon. The goddess is also popular in Brazil.
YemayafYoruba 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]
Yemim & fYoruba Means "I am honourable" in Yoruba.
YemọjafAfrican 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.