Yoruba Submitted Names

Yoruba names are used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria.
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ÁÁRÓNÌ m Yoruba
Yoruba form of Aaron.
ABAYOMI m & f Yoruba
Means "he came to bring me joy and happiness" or "I would have been mocked" in Yoruba.
ABIOLA f & m African, African American (Modern), Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "born in honor" in Yoruba.
ABIONA f & m Yoruba
Means "born during a journey" in Yoruba.
ABISADE m & f Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABISO m Yoruba
Means "given" or "acquired" in Yoruba.
ADEBIMPE f Yoruba
Means "the crown is complete" in Yoruba.
ADEBISI f Yoruba
Means "the crown has given birth to more" in Yoruba. This is the name of the (Nigerian) mother of British musician Seal Samuel.
ADEDAMOLA m Yoruba
Means "my crown mixed with blessing" in Yoruba.
ADEDOYIN f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown is now honey" in Yoruba.
ADEFUNKE f Yoruba
Means "the crown has given me to cherish" in Yoruba.
ADELAKUN m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown opens the womb" in Yoruba.
ADELEKE f Yoruba
Means "crown achieves happiness" in Yoruba.
ADELOWO m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown has honour" or "the crown has respect" in Yoruba.
ADEMOLA m Yoruba
Means "the crown along with wealth" or "the crown has been added to the wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEMUREWA f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown brought goodness" in Yoruba.
ADENIJI m Yoruba
Means "the crown has fame" in Yoruba.
ADENIKE f Yoruba
Means "the crown is to be treasured" in Yoruba.
ADENIYI m Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the crown is precious" in Yoruba.
ADEOLA f & m Yoruba
Means "crown of wealth" in Yoruba. It is also a surname.
ADEPERO f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the crown pacifies" or "the crown calms" in Yoruba.
ADERONKE f Yoruba
Means "crown has found something to pet" in Yoruba.
ADESIMBO f Yoruba
Means "noble birth" in Yoruba.
ADESINA f Yoruba
Means "the crown has opened the way" in Yoruba.
ADESOLA f Yoruba
Means "the crown honored us" in Yoruba.
ADETULA m Yoruba
Means "royalty survived again" in Yoruba.
ADETULE m Yoruba
Variant of Adetula.
ADETUTU f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown is gentle" in Yoruba.
ADEWUMI m & f Yoruba
Means "royalty attracts me" in Yoruba.
ADEWUYI m & f Yoruba (Modern)
Means "royalty is prestigious" in Yoruba.
ADEYINKA f & m Yoruba
Means "the crown surrounds me" in Yoruba.
ADUKE f Yoruba
Means "one (people) struggle(d) to care for" in Yoruba.
AGANJU m African Mythology, Yoruba
The son of Obatala and Odudua. He marries his sister Yemaja and they produce a son named Orungan ("air").
AIDEVO f Yoruba
Means "no one can change my destiny but God" in Yoruba.
AINA f Yoruba
Means "difficult birth" in Yoruba.
AJANI m & f Jamaican Patois, Yoruba
Means "one (we) fought to have" in Yoruba.
AJOKE f Yoruba
Means "jointly beloved" in Yoruba.
AKANDE m Yoruba, Nigerian
means "first born"
AKIN m Yoruba
Means "the brave one" in Yoruba.
AKINBOLADE m Yoruba
Means "bravery comes with wealth" in Yoruba.
AKINFELA m Yoruba
Means "bravery expands the coast of wealth" in Yoruba.
AKINTUNDE m Yoruba
Means "bravery returns" in Yoruba.
AMARI m African, 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.
AMOKE f & m Yoruba
Means "loving stroke" in Yoruba.
ANUOLUWAPO m & f Yoruba
Means "God's mercy is plenty" in Yoruba.
APAADI m Yoruba
Means "hell" in Yoruba.
ARALOLA f Yoruba
Means "family is wealth" in Yoruba.
ASABI f Yoruba
Means "one selected for birth" in Yoruba.
ASEYIOWU m Yoruba
Means "success" in Yoruba.
ATIBA m & f Yoruba
Means "understanding" in Yoruba.
AYABA f African American (Rare), Yoruba (Rare), Nigerian (Rare), African (Rare)
From the Yoruba ayaba meaning "queen".
AYINDE m & f Yoruba
Means "we gave praises and he came" in Yoruba.
AYOBAMI m & f Yoruba
Means "joy has met me" in Yoruba.
AYODEJI m Yoruba
Means "joy has become two" in Yoruba.
AYOKA f Yoruba
Means "one we rejoice to pluck" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDELE m & f Yoruba
Means "my joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "the joy of success" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDUN f Yoruba
Means "joy is sweet" in Yoruba.
BANKOLE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "build my house for me" in Yoruba.
BATIFEORI m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "how we want it to be" in Yoruba.
BEJIDE m Yoruba
Means "(one that) come(s) with rain" in Yoruba.
BIDEMI m & f Yoruba
Means "born awaiting me" in Yoruba.
BIODUN m & f Yoruba
Means "born during a festival" in Yoruba.
BISI m & f Yoruba
Short form of names containing bisi, such as Adebisi.
BOLADE m & f Yoruba
Means "comes with wealth" in Yoruba.
BOLUWAJI m & f Yoruba
Means "wakes up with the lord" in Yoruba.
BUKOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "adds to wealth, success" in Yoruba.
BUKUNMI m & f Yoruba
Means "add to me" in Yoruba.
BUSAYO m & f Yoruba
Means "added joy" in Yoruba.
BUSOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "added wealth" in Yoruba.
CLAI f & m Yoruba
Meaning unknown.
DAMILOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "God makes me wealthy" in Yoruba.
DURO m & f Yoruba
Means "wait" in Yoruba.
EBUN f Yoruba, African
Meaning "gift" in Yoruba.
EFOSA m Yoruba
meaning "God's Well" and is of Beninese origin
EMMSDAN m & f Yoruba (Rare)
Means "excellence of God's Salvation" in Igala (a language in the Yoruboid branch, common to Nigeria), from Igala emms "excellence" and dan "God Our Salvation".
ENI m & f Yoruba
Short form of Eniola.
ERIN m & f Yoruba
Means "smile" in Yoruba.
ERINAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Notable bearer is Erinayo Wilson Oryema, Uganda's first African Inspector General of Police.
ESHU m African, Yoruba
A god of the Yoruba of West Africa.
FISAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "add to my joy" in Yoruba.
FOLASADE f Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "honour confers a crown" or "rule with nobility" in Yoruba.
FOLASHADE f Yoruba, Nigerian
Variant transcription of Folasade.
FUNFUN m & f Yoruba
Yoruba name that means "Pure"
FUNKE f & m Yoruba
Short form of Olufunke and Funmike.... [more]
FUNMI m & f Yoruba
Means "give to me" in Yoruba. It can be used as a short form of names containing funmi, such as Funmilola and Olufunmilayo.
FUNMIKE f Yoruba
Means "given to me to cherish" in Yoruba.
FUNMILAYO f Yoruba
Means "give me joy" in Yoruba.
FUNMILOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "give me wealth" in Yoruba.
GBADEBO m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "returns with the crown" in Yoruba.
GBEMI m Yoruba
Derived from the Yoruba gbé "(to) carry" (see: Gbemisola).
GBOYEGA m Yoruba
Means "lifts chieftaincy up" in Yoruba.
GORIOLA m Yoruba
Means "climbed to the top of wealth" in Yoruba.
IBUKUN f Yoruba
Means "blessings; an addition" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form for names starting with Ibukun.
IFEDAPO m & f Yoruba
Means "love came together" in Yoruba.
IFEDAYO f Yoruba
Means "love turned to joy" in Yoruba.
IFEOLUWA m & f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "love of God" or "God's will" in Yoruba.
IFETUNDUN f Yoruba
Means "love is sweet" in Yoruba.
IKEOLUWA f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the care of God" in Yoruba.
IKIDAOLA m & f Yoruba
full of wealth
INIOLUWA m & f Yoruba
Means "property of the lord" in Yoruba.
IREKANMI f African, Yoruba
"It is now my turn for good things"
IREMIDE f & m Yoruba
Means "my goodness has come" in Yoruba.
IWALAYE m & f Yoruba
THE IWALAYE / IWALAIYE IS THE NAME OF A FAMILY (A ROYAL NAME )IN THE YORUBA LAND,EFFO-AMURO, KOGI STATE.
IYABO f Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
IYABODE f Yoruba
Yoruba for " mother has returned". When a the first girl child is born after the death of a grandmother, the child is given this name. Iya is the root word,which means mother. Such as Iyaba, wich means Grandmother.
IYEOKA f Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother who speaks the word" in Yoruba.... [more]
IYIOMO m & f Yoruba
ondo region of western nigeris
JADESOLA f Yoruba
Means "emerge into wealth" in Yoruba.
JESUBORI f Yoruba
Meaning "Jesus is the winner" or "Jesus overcomes" in Yoruba
JESUMBO m & f Yoruba
It is a Yoruba name,a tribe in South-Western Nigeria which mean "JESUS IS COMING BACK" and in Hebrew MARANATHA. It can be beared by both sexes reminding the hearer(s) of the second coming of the Lord Jesus who left this world over two thousand(2000) years ago...
JUMOKI f & m African, Yoruba, Nigerian
Jumoki which in Nigerian means "everyone loves the baby". There is a dog on youtube named Moki, which is short for Jumoki.
KEHINDE m & f Yoruba
Means "one who comes second" in Yoruba. It is typically given to the second of twins.
KENHINDE m & f Yoruba
One coming last. Often used for the second of twins.
KOKUMO m & f Yoruba
Means "he will not die anymore" 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]
KOLAPO m Yoruba
Means "gather wealth together" in Yoruba.
KOLAWOLE m Yoruba
Means "he brings nobility, wealth, honour, into the house" in Yoruba.
KUNLE m Yoruba
Means "much-praised home" or "home is full with honours" in Yoruba.... [more]
LEKE m Yoruba
Means "trimuph" in Yoruba. Often used as a short form of other names ending in leke, such as Adeleke.
MAHARI m & f Yoruba
Means "one who forgives" or "forgiver" in Yoruba.
MOBIISOLA f Yoruba
meaning- literal translation "i gave birth to her in wealth" basically this child was born into a wealthy family,one highly esteemed in society. though the name is not gender selective, it is almost always used for females
MODUPE f & m Yoruba
Means "I thank (God)"... [more]
MODUPE-OLUWA m & f Yoruba, African
Combination of Yoruba Modupe "I thank" or "thank you" and Oluwa meaning "God, lord".
MOJERISOLAOLUWA f & m Yoruba
I am a witness of God's goodness
MOJI f Yoruba
Means "I rise" or "I wake" in Yoruba. It is often used as a short form of names beginning with moji, such as Mojisola.
MOJOYINADE m & f Yoruba
Means "I enjoyed the splendor of being royalty" in Yoruba.
MOLAYONINUOLUWA f & m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "I have joy in the Lord" in Yoruba.
MORADEKE f Yoruba
Means "I have gotten something precious to pamper" in Yoruba.
MORENIKE f Yoruba
Means "I have found someone to pamper" in Yoruba.
MOROLAOLUWA f Yoruba
Means "I have seen the slender of the lord God" in Yoruba.
MUYIWA m Yoruba
Short form of Oluwamuyiwa.
OBA f Yoruba, African Mythology
Means "king, ruler" in Yoruba. It can refer to Obaluaye, a spirit associated with infectious disease and healing.
OBAFEMI m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the king loves me" in Yoruba.
ODAFIN m Yoruba (?)
Literally meaning 'lawmaker' or 'the establisher of laws'.
OHUNTUNTUN m & f Yoruba
Yoruba by Ibironke
OJO m African, Yoruba
This name is given when a child is born with the umbilical cord around their neck.
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]
OLABOWALE f Yoruba
Means "wealth has come home" in Yoruba.
OLADAPO m Yoruba
Means "wealth has been mixed together" in Yoruba.
OLADEPE f Yoruba
Means "complete wealth has come" in Yoruba.
OLAIDE m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth rolled in" in Yoruba.
OLAJIDE m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "wealth arose" or "wealth has awakened".
OLAMIGOKE m Yoruba
Means "my wealth has increased" in Yoruba.
OLANIRAN m Yoruba
Means "nobility (or wealth) has pedigree" in Yoruba.
OLAOLUWA m & f Yoruba (Modern)
Means "the grace of God" or "the wealth of God" in Yoruba.
OLASENI m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth is achievable" in Yoruba.
OLASINBO m Yoruba
Means "wealth is on the way" in Yoruba.
OLASUNKANMI m & f Yoruba
Means "God is by my side" in Yoruba.
OLATAYO m & f Yoruba
Means "happiness" in Yoruba.
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.
OLAWALE m & f Yoruba
Means "wealth has come home" in Yoruba.
OLORUNTUBA m Yoruba
Means "God is a king" in Yoruba.
OLU m Yoruba
Short form of names beginning with olu, derived from Yoruban oluwa, meaning "god; deity; lord".
OLUDARE m & f Yoruba
Means "God has not forsaken" in Yoruba.
OLUDOTUN m & f Yoruba
Means "God becomes new" in Yoruba.
OLUMUYIWA m Yoruba
Means "God has brought this" in Yoruba.
OLURANTI m & f Yoruba
Means "the Lord remembers" in Yoruba.
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.
OLUSEYI m & f Yoruba
Means "God has done this" in Yoruba.
OLUSOLA m & f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the Lord makes wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWADAMILARE f Yoruba
Means "God has justified me" in Yoruba.
OLUWADUROTIMI f Yoruba
Means "God will stand by me" in Yoruba.
OLUWAFEMISOLA m Yoruba
This is borne by Nigerian actor, speaker and singer Oluwafemisola "Femi" Jacobs.
OLUWAFEYISAYO m & f Yoruba
Means "God has turned this gift into joy" in Yoruba.
OLUWAFISAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added to my joy" in Yoruba.
OLUWAGBEMILEKE f Yoruba
Means "God lifted me high" in Yoruba.
OLUWAGBOTEMI f Yoruba
Means "God has heard my prayers" in Yoruba.
OLUWAJOBA f & m Yoruba
Means "God reigns" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKEMI f & m Yoruba
Means "God cares for me" in Yoruba.
OLUWALE m Yoruba
Means "my God has come home" in Yoruba.
OLUWAMAYOWA m Yoruba
Means "the lord brought joy" in Yoruba.
OLUWAMUYIWA m Yoruba
Means "the lord brought joy" in Yoruba.
OLUWANDARA f Yoruba
Means "God has done wonders" in Yoruba.
OLUWANIFESIMI m & f Yoruba
Nigerian, Yoruban. Meaning: `God loves me`.
OLUWAOBAFEMI m Yoruba
God the king loves me... [more]
OLUWAPAMILERIN m & f Yoruba
Means "the lord has made me laugh" in Yoruba.
OLUWARANTI f & m Yoruba
Means "God remembers" in Yoruba.
OLUWAREMILEKUN m & f Yoruba
Means "God has dried my tears" in Yoruba.
OLUWAROTIMI m & f Yoruba
Means "the Lord stays with me" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN m & f Yoruba
Means "the Lord has made it" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYITAN f Yoruba
Means "the lord did this all" in Yoruba.
OLUWASOLA f & m Yoruba
Means "God brought prosperity" in Yoruba.
OLUWASOLAFUNMI m & f Yoruba
Means "God has made wealth for me" in Yoruba.
OLUWATENIOLA m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God spread the mat (or rug) of wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOBI m & f Yoruba
Means "God is great" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOBILOBA f & m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "the lord is great as king" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOMI m & f Yoruba
Means "God is enough for me" in Yoruba.
OLUWATONI m & f Yoruba (Modern, Archaic)
Means "the lord is worth having" in Yoruba.
OLUWATONILOBA f Yoruba, German
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.
OLUWATOSIN m & f Yoruba
Means "God is worth worshiping" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYOSI f & m Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to rejoice unto" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMI f Yoruba
Means "I am deserving of God" in Yoruba.
OLUYEMI m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "The lord is worthy of me" in Yoruba.
OLUYINKA m & f Yoruba
This is a name use by the Abeokuta's family meaning " I'm surrounded by God".
OMINIRA m & f Yoruba
Means "freedom, independence" in Yoruba.
OMODUNNI f & m Yoruba (Rare)
Means "having a child is joyful" in Yoruba.
OMOJAYOGBE m Yoruba
Is an Ekiti name from the Yoruba speaking South-Western Nigeria.... [more]
OMOLAYO f Yoruba
Means "the child is joy" in Yoruba.
OMOLOLA m & f Yoruba
Means "the child is wealthy" in Yoruba.
OMOTANWA f Yoruba
Means "the child we searched for" in Yoruba.
OMOTOLA f & m Yoruba
Means "child is as worthy as wealth" in Yoruba.... [more]
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]
OREOLUWA m & f Yoruba
Means "gift from God" in Yoruba.
ORISABUNMI f Yoruba
Means "the gods have provided for me" in Yoruba.
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.
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]
OYA f Yoruba, African Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
Literally means "she (who) tore" in Yoruba. ... [more]
OYEBISI m & f Nigerian, Yoruba
Means "honour gave birth to more" in Yoruba.
OYENIKE f Yoruba
Means "the title has need of pampering" or "honor has care" in Yoruba.
OYETUNDE m Yoruba
Means "honour has returned" in Yoruba.
OYIN f Yoruba
Means "honey" in Yoruba.
OYINDAMOLA f & m Yoruba
Means "honey mixed with wealth" in Yoruba.
OYINKANSOLA f Yoruba
Means "sweetness is dropped into wealth" in Yoruba.
PAMILEKUNAYO m & f Yoruba
Means "cause me to cry tears of joy" in Yoruba.
PIPELOLUWA f & m Yoruba
Means "God is perfect" in Yoruba.
QUAMDEEN m Yoruba
Means "pillar of (the) faith" in Yoruba.
RAFIATU f Yoruba
Variation of Rafiah.
SADE f African, Yoruba
Short form of Folasade.
SEGUN m Yoruba
Means "be victorious, conquer" in Yoruba.
SIMI f Yoruba
Short form of Simidele.
SIMIDELE f Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba. ... [more]
SOPE m & f Yoruba
Means "be grateful" in Yoruba.
SOWUNMI m Yoruba, African
Means "the sorcerer is attractive to me" in Yoruba.
SULOLA f Yoruba
Of Yoruba origin, but the meaning of the name is yet unknown to me.
TAIWO m & f Yoruba
Means "taste the world" in Yoruba. It is typically given to the first born of twins.
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.
TEMILOLA f Yoruba
Means "mine is wealth" in Yoruba.
TEMILOLUWA m & f Yoruba
Means "God is mine" in Yoruba.
TEMITAYO f & m Yoruba
Means "mine is worthy of joy" in Yoruba.
TENIAYO f Yoruba
Means "foundation of joy" in Yoruba.
TITI f Yoruba
Means "forever" in Yoruba and is typically a short form for names starting with Titi such as Titilayo.
TITILOLA f & m African, Yoruba
Means "wealth is forever" in Yoruba.
TIYAMIYU m Yoruba
Mans "my mother is the dearest" in Kwa.
TOBA m Yoruba
Short form of Oloruntuba.
TOKUNBO m & f Yoruba
Means "returned from overseas". It is often given to children born abroad and brought home.
TOLULOPE f & m Yoruba
Means "to the Lord be Praise" in Yoruba.
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.
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.
WURA f Yoruba
Means "gold" in Yoruba.
WURAOLA f Yoruba
Means "gold of wealth" or "shining treasure of wealth" in Yoruba.
YARRA f & m Western African, Yoruba, Kanga, Nago, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "child" in Yoruba.
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.