Yoruba Boy & Girl Names

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Yoruba Names

Yoruba names are used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The Yoruba people take naming their babies very seriously, and a ceremony is held one week after birth in which the parents, or other highly regarded relatives, choose the child’s name. The Yoruba believe that a child receives the qualities of their name or the namesake, so most name meanings are positive and refer to strength, beauty and joy. Our Yoruba names list contains popularity information, pronunciations and accurate origin and meanings data along with historical tidbits and unique pop culture references for each baby name. If you are looking for a traditional Nigerian name for your baby, look no further than our selection of Yoruba baby names.

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Adisa Boy African Clear spoken per...
Aduke Girl African Beloved
Adunbi Boy African Pleasant
Aiyetoro Girl African Peace covering t...
Ajani Both African He fights for wh...
Akanke Girl African Lovable at first...
Akanni Boy African Our meeting brin...
Akin Boy African Brave boy
Akinlabi Boy African A boy
Akinlana Boy African Courage
Akins Boy African Brave boy
Akono Boy African It is my opportu...
Alaba Girl African Second born afte...
Alake Girl African One to be cuddled
Ama Girl Native Ame... Water
Amonke Girl African You caress her i...
Apara Boy African One who comes an...
Asabi Girl African Of special birth
Ayo Girl African Joy; joyful
Ayobami Girl African I was blessed wi...
Ayobunmi Girl African I have been give...
Ayodele Girl African Happiness return...
Ayofemi Girl African Joy has an affin...
Ayoka Girl African A joy bringer
Ayoluwa Girl African Happiness for ou...
Ayoola Girl African Happy in riches
Babafemi Boy African Loved by his fat...
Baderinwa Girl African To be respected
Bayo Girl African Happiness has be...
Bejide Girl African Born during the ...