To the Yoruba people, a name isn’t just a word or an identity. It’s an embodiment of lineage, history, and family. As per the Yoruba custom, Yoruba kids are named in a ceremony that is held seven days after their birth. In ancient times, the names were found by divination performed by traditional Ifa priests, […]

271 Yoruba Baby Names With Meanings 271 Yoruba Baby Names With Meanings

To the Yoruba people, a name isn’t just a word or an identity. It’s an embodiment of lineage, history, and family. As per the Yoruba custom, Yoruba kids are named in a ceremony that is held seven days after their birth. In ancient times, the names were found by divination performed by traditional Ifa priests, called Babalawo locally. But now, the names are suggested by the ranking members of the family, which include mother, father, grandparents, or relatives. A private ceremony, just for the parents and close family members, is held where the child is bestowed the name. A public ceremony, with entertainment and feasting, is held by parents to celebrate the arrival of the baby a few days after the private ceremony.

Yoruba names are classified into five categories – Oruko Amutorunwa or destiny names, Oruko Abiso or acquired names, Oruko Oriki or Panegyrics, Oruko Abiku, and Oruko Inagije or alias. Yoruba girls are named after the circumstances in which their birth took place, or as a reflection of the wealth, they bring to their family. Modern or Christian parents use Christian forms of traditional names, while Muslim Yoruba parents give Arabic names with Yoruba phonetics to their children.

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NAMES

MEANING

GENDER

Abayomrunkoje

God won’t allow humiliation.

Boy

Abebi

We asked for a girl child.

Girl

Abegunde

One born during the holiday.

Boy

Abeo

The bringer of happiness .

Boy

Abiade

One who is born of royal parents.

Boy

Abidemi

A girl born during father’s absence.

Girl

Abidugun

One born before the war.

Boy

Abiodun

One born at the time of festival.

Boy

Abiola

(African – Yoruban) Born in Honor; Born during the first days

Boy

Abiona

One who is born during a journey

Girl

Abioye

The son of royalty; A Variant of Abiola

Boy

Adankwo

One born on fourth day.

Girl

Adaoma

A good and virtuous lady.

Girl

Adaora

Daughter of all

Girl

Adebamgbe

A Nigerian term meaning royalty dwells within me.

Boy

Adebiyi

The royal one.

Boy

Adedayo

The crown has turned to joy.

Boy

Adefolake

Your wealth supports us.

Girl

Ademola

Crown is Added to My Wealth

Boy

Adeniyi

The value or honour of a crown

Boy

Adepero

The crown has bring peace

Boy

Aderiyike

The pampered crown.

Girl

Adesanya

My pains have been compensated with the arrival of this child.

Boy

Adeshola

One who is crowned to bring wealth

Boy

Adesina

She opens the way

Girl

Adesola

A child crowned with wealth.

Boy

Adetayo

Crown has brought us great joy.

Boy

Adetokunbo

A Nigerian name of Yoruba decent. Ade means ‘crown

Boy

Adetola

The crown can be measured to wealth.

Boy

Adetope

The crown is worthy of praise.

Boy

Adetosoye

The crown is entitled to the throne.

Boy

Adisa

Clear Spoken Person – African

Boy

Adunni

A daughter of the sweet person

Girl

Aega

A palm bird, tiny bird

Girl

Aina

Beautiful Eyed Woman

Girl

Ajayi

Born face-down

Unisex

Akin

Yoruban – Brave, Heroic ; Hebrew – Man

Boy

Alake

African – One To Be Honored

Boy

Amoke

Loving stroke or to pet her

Girl

Apara

Matchless; Unique; One who is exclusive and has no equivalent

Boy

Atinuke

One who has been taken care of right from the conception.

Girl

Ayinde

Yoruba – We gave praise and he came;

Boy

Ayobami

Wealth meet me, one asking for wealth.

Girl

Ayodele

Yoruba – Joy has returned ; A variant of name Ayotunde

Boy

Ayokunumi

I am overwhelmed with wealth.

Girl

Ayomide

Yoruba – Joy has returned ; A variant of name Ayotunde

Unisex

Ayomisioluwakonitan

The Joy of the lord will never diminish in my life.

Girl

Ayoola

The joy of wealth

Girl

Ayotola

Joy is enough wealth.

Girl

Ayotoluwafunmi

The joy that the lord has given me.

Girl

Ayotomiwa

Wealth has returned.

Boy

Ayotunde

Yoruba – Joy has returned; A variant of name Ayomide

Unisex

Ayotundun

A Yoruba term, meaning joy is sweet.

Girl

Ayowonuola

A Yoruba term, meaning joy enters wealth.

Girl

Ayowunmi

A girl who loves joy.

Girl

Babasolaf

Father’s wealth has arrived.

Boy

Babatunji

The father returns again.

Boy

Bandele

Born Away From Home

Girl

Banjoko

Don’t ever leave me.

Boy

Bankole

Build a home for me.

Boy

Bayode

He who brings joy with himself.

Boy

Bayowa

He has come with joy.

Boy

Bere

First daughter of the family.

Girl

Bidemi

Born awaiting me.

Girl

Bimpe

One who is gorgeous and beautiful.

Girl

Bisi

She who is a first-born daughter in the family

Girl

Bmidele

A Yoruba term meaning follow me home.

Girl

Bodunde

Came with Christmas or one who was born during Christmas.

Girl

Bolade

Honor will come.

Boy

Bolanle

One who finds wealth at home.

Girl

Bolatito

A Yoruba term meaning how joy sanctifies me.

Girl

Boluwaji

Rise up with Lord.

Girl

Boluwatife

As God wishes, one who follows the will of God.

Girl

Bosede

A daughter that came to world on a Sunday

Girl

Bunmi

To be my gift

Girl

Busayo

Add to the joy.

Girl

Damola

Mixed with wealth.

Boy

Dideoluwakusidede

The coming of the Lord is at hand.

Girl

Diekololaoluwa

God’s blessing isn’t small.

Girl

Diekololaoluwalayemi

The wealth of God in my life cannot be measured.

Girl

Doyinsola

My wealth is sweet.

Girl

Durojaiye

One who waits for the joy of life.

Boy

Durosinmi

Wait to rest.

Boy

Ebunoluwa

The God’s gift

Girl

Emilohi

Only God is great.

Girl

Emiola

The honorable one, or an honorable man.

Girl

Eniafe

A beloved man.

Girl

Eniiyi

A person of integrity.

Girl

Enitan

Person of the story or person with a history.

Girl

Eriifeoluwa

The evidence of God’s love.

Girl

Eromidola

My thought has become wealth.

Girl

Esupofo

The devil has lost.

Boy

Eyitope

This is worthy for praise.

Girl

Fadekunmi

Add crown to me or add crown for me.

Girl

Farayioluwa

I rely on God.

Boy

Fehintola

Yoruba term, meaning rest the back on wealth.

Girl

Feyisayo

Use this as joy.

Girl

Feyisetan

A Yoruba term meaning use this as history.

Girl

Feyisola

A girl who always has the blessing of her parents on her, my blessing.

Girl

Fiayosemi

The one who has molded her parents with joy.

Girl

Fibikemi

Yoruba term meaning bless me with your birth.

Girl

Fisayo

God has added me to my joy.

Girl

Fiyifolu

Give honor to God.

Boy

Folade

The honor arrives.

Girl

Folake

One who is taken care with wealth.

Girl

Folaoluwashade

The wealth of God is my crown.

Girl

Folarin

Walk with glory

Boy

Folasade

Yoruba term meaning honor confers a crown.

Girl

Folu

A shy or timid man.

Boy

Folusho

God cares, one who is always under God’s protection.

Girl

Fowoke

A girl who is pampered with money.

Girl

Foyinsola

Yoruba term meaning add honey to the wealth.

Girl

Funmilayo

Gift of God or God has brought me joy.

Girl

Fyiynfoluwa

Give praise to God. A person who never forgets to praise God for everything.

Girl

Gbadebo

The one who brings the crown.

Boy

Gbemisola

Yoruba term meaning carry me into wealth.

Girl

Gbohunmi

God has heard my cry.

Girl

Gbolahun

Show the wealth.

Girl

Gboyega

Carry the glory high.

Girl

Ibidolapo

A term used for a child whose birth brought the wealth together.

Girl

Ibidun

The birth was sweet.

Girl

Ibilola

A girl who is born in riches.

Girl

Ibironke

The family will love this child.

Girl

Ibukun

Blessings

Girl

Ibukunade

The blessings have come to me.

Girl

Ibukunoluwa

The blessings of God.

Girl

Idogbe

The second child born after twins.

Boy

Idowu

A daughter who is born after twins.

Girl

Ifedayo

Love has turned to joy.

Girl

Ifede

Love is here.

Girl

Ifedolaoluwa

God has blessed our love.

Girl

Ifedolapo

Wealth has been mixed with love.

Girl

Ifejesukristi

The love of Jesus Christ.

Girl

Ifelayo

Love is peace.

Girl

Ifelewa

The beautiful love.

Boy

Ifeoluwadolapo

God’s love has brought us wealth.

Girl

Ifesowapo

Love has joined us together.

Girl

Ifetundun

Love is sweet.

Girl

Ifeya

Love, a lovable woman.

Girl

Ige

Born feet first

Unisex

Ikeoluwa

One who is under the constant care of God.

Girl

Ileara

A healthy child.

Girl

Ilerioluwa

The promise of God.

Girl

Iles

Messenger of the God.

Boy

Inioluwa

Acquiring God’s treasure.

Boy

Iranola

A wealthy family.

Boy

Iretomiwa

Blessing has come to me, a girl who has brought blessings to her family.

Girl

Isamotu Olalekan

Without God I’m destitute.

Boy

Iseoluwa

The act of God.

Boy

Isoken

One who is contented with her destiny.

Girl

Iyanu-Oluwa

The miracle of God.

Boy

Iyawa

Ability or skill. A skillful woman.

Girl

Jadesola

Come out into wealth.

Girl

Jadesolaoluwa

One who has come out to the wealth of God.

Girl

Jaiyeola

One who is enjoying a wealthy life.

Girl

Jaiyesimi

One who believes in enjoying the life.

Unisex

Jesulayotimoni

Jesus is the joy I have.

Girl

Jesutosin

Jesus is worthy of worship.

Boy

Jibola

A child born with wealth.

Girl

Jimoh

One who is born on a Friday.

Boy

Jolasun

Let the wealth come forth.

Girl

Kaseko

To mock or ridicule someone

Boy

Kayin

Kayin means The Child that has been Long Awaited

Girl

Kehinde

Came second or the second born child.

Girl

Keyshia

A girl who is favorite of everyone.

Girl

Kikelomo

A child whom everyone loves pampering.

Girl

Kinfeosioluwa

Yoruba term meaning that I may love you more, my Lord.

Girl

Kokumo

This one will not die.

Girl

Kolapo

Wealth is in abundance.

Girl

Kolawole

Yoruba term meaning wealth has entered.

Girl

Korede

A girl who has brought joy to the family.

Girl

Lanre

My wealth is the future.

Girl

Latorunwa

One who has descended from heaven.

Girl

Lolade

God is with you.

Girl

Mabayoje

Yoruba term meaning do not destroy joy.

Boy

Majekodunmi

Do not let it be a thing of pain.

Boy

Mayowa

One who brings joy to the family.

Boy

Mobo

Freedom

Boy

Mobolaji

A boy who is born of wealth.

Boy

Modadeola

A man wearing a crown of wealth or affluence.

Boy

Modupeore

Thank you God for this gift.

Unisex

Modurodoluwa

I waited on the Lord.

Boy

Modurolorilerioluwa

One who stands on the promise of God.

Boy

Mofetoluwa

A man who graciously accepts God’s will.

Boy

Mofihinfoluwa

To God be the glory.

Boy

Mofolorunso

One who is placed in God’s care.

Boy

Mofoluwakemi

Given for the Lord’s blessing.

Girl

Monife

The one who has been loved

Girl

Monjolaoluwa

Enjoying the wealth of God.

Unisex

Morenikeji

This child resembles me.

Unisex

Naade

A boy who is born in royalty.

Boy

Niyilolawa

The wealth is here.

Unisex

Numilekunoluwa

Clean my tears, Lord.

Boy

Oba

The king

Boy

Obafemi

The King loves me.

Boy

Obaloluwa

God is the king.

Boy

Obasolape

Yoruba term meaning God has made his wealth complete.

Boy

Obatotosinloluwa

God is indeed worthy of praise.

Boy

Odunayo

Year of happiness.

Boy

Ogooluwa

The glory of God.

Boy

Olabamiji

Wealth wakes with me.

Boy

Olabisi

The joy is multiple.

Boy

Olabode

Wealth has come home.

Boy

Oladayo

Wealth has become joy.

Boy

Olajuwan

The exaltation of the triumph.

Unisex

Olamide

Divinity of triumph, being supernatural of success.

Girl

Olamilekan

Lord Shiva, one of the three major divinities in the later hindu pantheon.

Boy

Olaniyi

The son of victorious people, son of the success crowd.

Girl

Olayinka

Wealth surrounds me

Unisex

Olorunyomi

God has saved me

Unisex

Oluchi

The work of god.

Girl

Olumoroti

I stand with God

Unisex

Olusola

God has blessed me

Unisex

Oluwabusola

God adds to my wealth.

Girl

Oluwafunbi

God gave this to me.

Girl

Oluwagbenga

God has lifted me up.

Unisex

Oluwatoke

God is worthy to be adored.

Unisex

Omolade

Child of the crown.

Girl

Omorinsola

The child who walks into wealth.

Girl

Orisa

An angelic manifestation.

Girl

Oson

Summer

Boy

Oyinlola

Nigerian term, meaning wealth is sweet.

Girl

Pamilekunayo

One who brings tears of joy.

Boy

Remilekun

Stop my grief.

Boy

Rereloluwa

God is good all the time.

Boy

Ronke

A person who has someone to pamper

Girl

Ropo

Come to save.

Boy

Sangodele

The God of thunder has come.

Boy

Sareola

One who is walking towards getting healthy.

Boy

Seriki

Leader of an Islamic community.

Boy

Seye

Honor

Boy

Shakale

The almighty

Boy

Shola

A blessed one

Girl

Shoyebi

A word used for wizards who wards off the evil.

Boy

Sijuwade

A man who is destined for greatness.

Boy

Similoluwa

Rest in the Lord.

Boy

Sunkanmi

A Yoruba word meaning draw close to me.

Boy

Sunmoluwa

One who is moving closer towards God.

Boy

Tadenikawo

Person under the protection of the crown.

Boy

Tambara

A girl who is at ease.

Girl

Tanimola

Nobody knows what lies tomorrow.

Boy

Tantoluwa

One who is like God.

Boy

Tayo

Boy full of happiness

Boy

Tejumola

One who looks forward to better days.

Unisex

Teleayo

The one who lays ground for joy.

Boy

Teleola

He has laid ground for wealth.

Boy

Temidayo

Mine has turned into joy.

Boy

Temiloluwa

God is mine.

Boy

Temitope

One who is worthy for praise.

Boy

Teniayo

The foundation of joy.

Boy

Tiaraoluwa

From the body of God, Lord’s wonder

Girl

Tifeoluwa

It is the will of God.

Boy

Timilehin

God is with you.

Girl

Titilayo

One who is joyful for ever, ever happy

Girl

Tiwa

One who owns the crown or kingship

Unisex

Tiwalade

The crown in ours.

Boy

Tiwatope

Our situation is worthy of thanks

Boy

Tokunbo

One who is from across the seas

Unisex

Tolulola

Wealth belongs to God.

Boy

Tolulope

To God be the glory.

Boy

Toluwalase

Authority belongs to God.

Boy

Toluwalashe

Gods will be done

Girl

Toluwalogo

The glory belongs to God.

Boy

Toluwalope

God is worthy of praise.

Boy

Toluwanimi

I belong to God.

Boy

Tomori

Yoruba term meaning we have seen a baby again.

Boy

Tosin

Only God is servable.

Boy

Tujuka

Cheerful

Girl

Yejide

One who looks like her mother.

Girl

Yele

One who befits the family.

Boy

Zoputan

The protector

Girl

Source : momjunction.

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