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
Bolade Girl African Honor comes with...
Bolanile Girl African This house's wea...
Bunmi Girl African Being my gift
Dada Both African Curly-haired
Dayo Girl African Happiness has come
Ebun Girl African Being a gift
Fabayo Girl African A lucky birth th...
Fasina Boy English N/A
Fayola Girl African Fortunate, lucky...
Femi Girl African Love me
Fola Girl African Glory and honor
Folade Girl African Honor comes with...
Folami Girl African Grant honor to me
Folasade Girl African Honor earns a cr...
Folashade Girl African Honored with a c...
Folayan Girl African Dignity
Foluke Girl African Under God's prot...
Hembadoon Girl African Victorious one
Idowu Both African Being born after...
Ife Girl African Love
Ifetayo Girl African Love brings joy
Ige Girl African A breech birth
Iyabo Girl African Mother has come ...
Iyapo Boy African Many hard situat...
Jumoke Both African Loved by everybody
Kehinde Both African Youngest of twins
Kokumo Girl African Immortal
Kosoko Boy African Don't dig a grave
Modupe Boy African Gratefulness
Monifa Girl African I am lucky