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
Morayo Girl African I see joy
Obataiye Boy African King of the whol...
Obayana Boy African Warms himself at...
Obi Boy African Heart
Olabisi Girl African Joy increases
Olabunmi Girl African Honor is rewarded
Oladele Boy African Respected at home
Olafemi Boy African Successful
Olaniyan Boy African Respected
Olaniyi Girl African Glory in stored ...
Olateju Girl African Vast wealth
Olawutobi Boy African God is good
Olubayo Both African Highest delight
Olubunmi Girl African God has given he...
Olufemi Both African God loves me
Olufunke Girl African Given by God to ...
Olufunmilayo Girl African God gives me hap...
Olugbala Boy African From the people
Olumide Boy African God arrives
Olumiji Boy African Awakens
Oluremi Girl African God brings comfort
Olushola Boy African Being blessed by...
Oluwa Boy African Our lord; our god
Oluyemi Boy African Pleased
Oni Girl African Born in a holy p...
Onuwachi Boy African Lord's world
Sade Girl African Sweetly singing
Shiminege Girl African We will forsee o...
Taiwo Both African Eldest of twins
Titilayo Girl African Everlasting joy