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Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Mintayo(m): 8:31pm On Nov 05, 2013
LISTS OF YORUBA NAMES AND THEIR ENGLISH MEANING.

Do you know that the names Cecelia and Claudia mean blind and lame?
Unlike some tribes that prefer western names, Yorubas are known for giving their children our traditional Yoruba names...
here is A to Y list of Yoruba names ... please leave Oyinbo names for oyinbo people oo...
A
Aanuoluwapo; God’s mercy is great.
Aarin; refers to centre/middle
Aarinade; in the centre of the crown
Aarinola; the centre of wealth
Abayomi; the enemy would have gloated over me
Abejide; born during the rainy season
Abidemi; born before the fathers arrival
Abidoye; born before the arrival of a chieftaincy title
Abiodun; born during the festival
Abiola/ Abimbola/Abisola; one born into wealth
Abiona; born during a journey
Abioye/Abisoye; born into status/title
Abisogun; born during a war
Abisuga; one born into the palace
Abodunrin; one who walks in with the festival/holiday
Abosede/Abiose; born on the first day of the week
Adaramola; one who complements wealth with beauty
Ade; this refers to crown or royalty
Adebajo; the crown returns from a trip
Adebambo; the crown returns with me
Adebanjo; the crown fits me
Adebanke; the crown helps to pamper me
Adebankole; the crown assisted me to build a house
Adebayo; the crown meets with joy
Adebimpe; the crown birthed me complete
Adebisi; the crown has given birth to more
Adebiyi; the crown gave birth to this one
Adebola; the crown meets with wealth
Adeboro; the crown meets wealth
Adebowale; the crown has come home
Adeboye; the crown meets the title
Adeboyejo; the crown befits the title
Adebukola; the crown has added to wealth
Adebusoye; the crown has adds to status
Adedamola; the crown is mixed with wealth
Adedapo; crowns associate/affiliate
Adedaramola; the crown associates with (complements) wealth well
Adedayo; the crown has become joy
Adedeji; the crown has become two
Adediji; the crown has become a refuge
Adediran; the crown becomes hereditary
Adedoja; the crown has become a market
Adedokun; the crown has become (as wide as) the sea
Adedolapo; the crown holds wealth together
Adedotun; the crown has become fresh/new
Adedoyin; the crown has become honey
Adefemi; the crown loves me
Adefolake; the crown pampers with wealth
Adefolarin; the crown walks with wealth
Adefoluke; the crown pampers with God
Adefoyeke; the crown pampers with the title
Adegbenga; the crown elevates/uplifts
Adegbenro; the crown establishes
Adegbola; the crown carries wealth
Adegboyega; the crown has elevated the title
Adegoke; the crown ascends a height/hill
Adegoroye: the crown ascends to a title
Adegunte; the crown ascends the throne
Adeiye; the crown of salvation
Adejare; the crown has overcome
Adejobi; the crown gives birth together
Adejoke; the crown will together pamper this one
Adejoro; the crown enjoys (eats) wealth
Adejumo; the crown unites
Adejumobi; the crown unites to give birth to
Adejumoke; the crown unites to pamper
Adejuwon; the crown is greater than them
Adekanmi; I am entitled to the crown
Adekemi; the crown pampers me
Adekilekun; the crown makes the house full
Adekitan; the crown does not finish/end
Adekola; the crown collects wealth
Adekoyejo; the crown brings together titles
Adekunle; crowns fill the house
Adelabi; we gave birth to a crown
Adelana; the crown opens the way
Adelani; we own the crown
Adelanwa; it is a crown that we look for
Adeleke; the crown triumphs
Adelodun; the crown owns the festival
Adelowo; the crown has respect
Adeloye; the crown is (the essence) of a title
Ademola; the crown has been added to wealth
Ademolu; the crown has been added to the master
Adeniji; the crown has protection/refuge (to offer)
Adenike; the crown has (need of) care
Adeniran; the crown has history/lineage
Adeniyi; the crown has prestige/dignity
Adenola; the crown owns wealth
Adenrele; the crown is going home
Adenuga; the crown owns the palace
Adeoba; the crown of the king
Adeola; crown of wealth
Adeolu; the crown of God
Adeoti; the crown does not fade
Adeoye; a crown of title
Adepeju; the crown is full of honor
Adepero; the crown pacifies
Adepitan; the crown tells a story
Adepoju; crowns are many
Aderemilekun; the crown has dried my tears
Aderinsola; the crown walks into wealth
Aderiyike; the crown has found one to pamper
Aderonke; the crown has something to pamper
Aderoju; the crown has succor
Aderopo; the crown replaces
Adesanmi; the crown profits me
Adesewa; the crown makes beauty
Adesile; the crown opens a new house
Adesina; the crown has opened the way
Adesoji; the crown is revived
Adesokan; the crown is one
Adesola; the crown makes wealth
Adesoro; the crown makes wealth
Adesoye; the crown watches over the title
Adesupo; the crown aggregates
Adetola; the crown is the worth of wealth
Adetolu; the crown which belongs to God
Adetona; the crown gives direction
Adetoro; the crown is peaceful
Adetoun; the crown is worth strife
Adetoyebi; the crown is big enough to birth titles
Adetoyese; the crown has beautified the title
Adetunji; the crown has woken again
Adetutu; the crown is calm/soothing
Adewale; the crown has come home
Adewetan; the crown has being bath
Adewonuola; the crown has entered into wealth
Adewunmi; I am desirous of the crown
Adeyanju; the crown succeeds
Adeyato; the crown is different
Adeyemi; the crown befits me
Adeyemo; the crown befits a child
Adeyiga; the crown surrounds the palace
Adeyinka; the crown surrounds me
Adeyeye; the crown befits its titles
Adeyoye; the crown rejoices over the title
Adunade; the sweetness of the crown
Adunbi; one who is sweet to give birth to
Adunke; one who is sweet to pamper
Adunni; one who is sweet to have
Adura; means prayer
Aduramigba; my prayer has been answered
Afolabi; one born with wealth
Afolami; one who breathes with wealth
Afolarin; one who walks with wealth
Afolorunso; one kept under God’s protection
Agboola; the stage/platform of wealth
Aibinuola; one who is not antagonistic of wealth
Aje; a child born on monday
Ajibola; one who wakes up to meet wealth
Ajibade; one who wakes into royalty
Ajibike; we woke up to take care of this one
Ajirola; one who wakes to the sight of wealth
Akin; refers to warrior/valor
Akinbiyi; a warrior gave birth to this one
Akinbode; a warrior has arrived
Akinbola; valor meets with wealth
Akindele; the warrior has come home
Akinkunmi; valor fills me
Akinlabi; we gave birth to a warrior
Akinleye; valor has glory
Akinlolu; the Lord is Valor
Akinloye; valor is a title
Akinmade; the warrior takes the crown
Akinniyi; valor has dignity
Akinola; valor of wealth
Akinpelu; the warrior was one of them
Akinrinnola; the warrior walks in wealth
Akinsanmi; valor profits me
Akintayo; valor is the worth of joy
Akintola; valor is the worth of wealth
Akintoye; valor is the worth of title
Akintunde; the warrior has come again
Akinwunmi; warriors appeal to me
Akinyele; valor befits a home
Akinyemi; valor befits me
Akeju; one who is over pampered
Anjolaoluwa; we are enjoying (eating) the wealth of God
Alaba; the second child born after a set of twins
Alade; the crowned one
Alayo; one who is full of joy/merriment
Alarape; the one with family is complete
Ara; means family. It also means “to be a part of”
Aralola; family (relations) is wealth
Aramide; my family has come
Araoye; a part of the title
Aremu; is the name given to the first male child
Ariyo; one who is joy to behold
Asikooluwaloju; the Timing of God is best
Atinuke; a person who has been pampered from conception
Ayan; refers to drums/drumming.
Ayanbadejo; drumming complements the crown well
Ayandele; the drummer has come home
Ayantola; drumming is the worth of wealth
Ayantuge; drumming is the worth of the palace
Ayanyinka; drumming surrounds me
Ayo; means joy
Ayoade; the joy of the crown
Ayobade; joy meets with the crown
Ayobami; joy meets with me
Ayodabo;
Ayodeji; joy has doubled
Ayodele; joy has come home
Ayodiran; joy becomes hereditary
Ayoku; joy remains
Ayokunle; joy fills the house
Ayokunnumitetete; joy fills my insides completely/ joy saturates me
Ayomide /Ayomitide; my joy has come
Ayoola; the joy of wealth
Ayorinde; joy walks in
Ayotomi; joy is enough for me
Ayotola; joy is the worth of wealth
Ayotunde; joy has come again
B
Baba; means father or grandfather
Bababunmi; father gave me
Babajide; father has awoken
Babalola; father is wealth
Babarinsa; “father saw and ran”. Name given to a child whose father dies shortly after his birth
Babasola; father makes wealth
Babatola; father is the worth of wealth
Babatunde; father has come again
Babatunji; father had arisen/reincarnated
Babawale; father has come home
Babayeju; father confers dignity
Badejoko; one who sits with then crown
Bolajoko; one who sits with wealth
Bolatito; so wealth is this big?
Bolutife; it is as God desires
Botiwunoluwa; as God desires
D
Dideolu; the rising of God
Durodola; wait for wealth
Durojaiye; wait to enjoy (eat) life
Durosinmi; wait to bury me

E
Ebudola; insults have become wealth/honor
Ebunoluwa; gift of God
Emiola; the spirit of wealth
Eni; means person
Enilo; the person who went away
Eniola; person of wealth
Enitan; a person about whose birth a story is told
Eniolurunda; a person created/moulded (especially) by God
Eniolorunopa; a person who God will not kill
Enitanwa; a person who we have been waiting for
Ekundayo; tears have become joy
Ereola; the benefit/advantage of wealth
Erioluwa; evidence/testimony of God
Etoade; right of the crown
Ewaoluwa; beauty of God
Eyiloreoluwa; this is the favor of God
Eyitola; this (one) is the worth of wealth
F
Faramade; move closer to the crown
Fadekemi; make use if the crown to pamper me
Fadesewafunmi; make beauty from the crown for me
Fehintiola; rest/relax on wealth
Feyifoluwa; give this (one) to God
Fijinjesu/ Fijinoluwa; consecrated unto Jesus/God
Fiyinfoluwa; give prestige to God
Folagbade; receive a crown with wealth
Folashade; use wealth as a crown
Fowosade; use money as a crown

G
Gbekelolu; rest on God
Gbadewole; enter a place with the crown
Gbolagunte; ascend the throne with wealth
Gbolahan; show off wealth
Gbowoade; receive the crown
I
Ibidokun; family becomes (as wide as) the sea
Ibidun; child birth is sweet
Ibijoke; family pampers together
Ibikeye; childbirth brings honor
Ibikunle; birth (children) fill the house
Ibilola; childbirth is wealth
Ibisola; childbirth makes wealth
Ibiyemi; childbirth honors me
Ibirinade;
Ibironke; family has found who to pamper
Ibiolagbajosi; the place wealth converges at
Ibukunoluwa; blessing of God
Idowu; the name given to the child born after a set of twins
Idurotioluwa; the steadfastness/ abiding presence of God
Ife; means love
Ifeade; love of the crown
Ifedolapo; love holds wealth together
Ifejobi; love gave birth together
Ifeoluwakusi; the love of God abounds
Ifetayo; love is the worth of joy
Igbagboluwa; belief/faith of God
Ikeolu; the care of God
Ilesanmi; home benefits me
Imoleoluwa; light of God
Inioluwa; property of God
Ipadeola; assembly of wealth
Ipinuoluwa; decision of God
Iremide; my fortune/benefit has arrived
Iretiola; hope/anticipation of wealth
Iretioluwa; God’s hope
itanife; the story of love
Iteoluwakiisi; the throne of God is permanent
Itunuoluwa; comfort of God
Iwalewa; good character is beautiful
Iyanda; a selected being
Iya; refers to mother/grandmother
Iyabo; mother has come
Iyadunni; mother is sweet to have
Iyaniwura; mother is (as precious as) gold
Iyatunde; mother has returned
Iyanuoluwa; mercy of God
Iyinoluwa;Praise of God
Iyiola; the prestige of wealth
Iyunadeoluwa; beads (corals) of the crown of God

J Jejelaiyegba; life should be treaded gently
Jejeolaoluwa; the wealth of God is gentle/restful
Jenrola; let me find wealth
Jokotade; sit with the crown
Jokotola; sit with wealth
K
Kalejaye; sit and eat (savor) life
Kasimawo; let’s wait and see (if this child will live long)
Kikelomo; children are destined for pampering
Kofoworade; he does not buy the crown with money
Kofoworola;he does not buy wealth with money
Kokumo; he/she will not die again
Koledowo; build a house in anticipation of wealth
Kosoko; theres no hoe
Koyinsola; put honey into wealth i.e. experience sweet wealth
Kukoyi; death rejects this (one)
M
Magbagbeoluwa; do not forget God
Majekodunmi; do not let it hurt (pain) me
Majemuoluwa; convenant of God
Makanjuola; do not be in a hurry to get wealthy
Malomo; don’t go away any more
Matanmi; don’t deceive me
Meraola; I did not buy wealth
Mobiyina; I have given birth to this one (at last!)
Mobolaji; I awoke with wealth
Modupe; I give thanks
Mofaderera; I adorn my body with a crown
Mofeoluwa; I love God
Mofeyisade; I use this (one) as a crown
Mofeyisola; I use this (one) as wealth
Mofogofolorun; I give God glory?
Mofolami; I breathe with wealth
Mofolusho/Mofolorunsho; I place in Gods protection/keeping
Mofopefolorun; I give thanks to God
Mogbadunola; I enjoy wealth
Mogbolade; I bring wealth home?
Mojirayo; I awoke to see joy
Mojirola; I awoke to see wealth
Mojisola; I awoke to wealth
Mojolaoluwa; I enjoy (eat) the wealth of God
Mojoyin; I enjoy (eat) honey
Mokolade; I have brought wealth
Molayo; I have joy
Monilola; I have a share in wealth
Mopelola; I am complete in wealth
Moradeke; I have found a crown to pamper
Moradeun; I have found a crown to pamper
Moradeyo; I have found a crown to rejoice over
Morakinyo; I have found a warrior to rejoice over
Morayo; I see joy
Morenike; I (have) found a person to pamper
Morenikeji; I have found my second (better) half
Moriojurereoluwagba; I have found God’s favor/ favor in God’s sight
Moriselade
Morohundiya; I find one to lessen my suffering
Morohunfola; I bestow something on wealth
Morohunfolu; I have found whom to give to God
Morohunkolafun; I have found whom to build wealth for
Morohunmubo; I have found someone to bring back
Morolake; I have found wealth to pamper
Morolayo; I have found wealth to rejoice over
Mosopefunolorun; I thank God
Mosunmola; I move close to wealth
Motilewa; I come from home
Motunrayo; I have once again seen joy
Moyoade; I rejoice over the crown
Moyosoreoluwa; I revel/rejoice in God’s favor

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Banuso99: 2:22pm On Nov 07, 2013
What a nice compilation.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Banuso99: 5:14pm On Nov 07, 2013
I just checked the meaning of Cecilia now which means blind and Claudia lame.Why are Africans always ready to throw away their culture to embrace Oyinbo's ?
Maurice means dark/dark-skinned and Africans are glad to name their children that.

@ op
Pls add Abeni to the list.It means we prayed for her arrival.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Mintayo(m): 6:45pm On Nov 07, 2013
continuation...

O
Oba; means king/ruler
Obafemi; the king loves me
Obasola; the king makes wealth

Obi; means family
Obileye; family has honor
Odun; means year
Odunayo; year of joy
Oduntan; a famed year in stories
Ojuolape; the face of wealth is complete/complete wealth
Okanlanwon; only male child amongst several female children
Okiki; means fame
Okikiade; fame of crown
Okikiimole; fame of light
Okikiola; fame of wealth
Ola; means wealth.
Olabamidele; wealth accompanies me home
Olabamiji/Olabanji; wealth wakes with me
Olabanwo; wealth looks after (this) for me
Olabimtan; wealth beget me complete
Olabisi; wealth has given birth to more
Olabode; wealth has arrived
Olabosipo; wealth returns to its position
Olabukunola; wealth adds fully to wealth
Oladahunsi; wealth responds to (me)
Oladapo; wealth associates/affiliates
Oladayo; wealth becomes joy
Oladega; wealth arrives the palace
Oladeinde/Olasehinde; wealth has returned
Oladeji/Oladimeji; wealth has becomes two/double
Oladejo; wealth becomes eight
Oladele; wealth has come home
Oladepo; wealth arrives its rightful position
Oladiji; wealth becomes a refuge
Oladipo/ Oladipupo; wealth has become plenty
Oladiran; wealth becomes a heritage
Oladitan; wealth becomes a story
Oladokun; wealth becomes (as wide as) the sea
Oladosu;wealth becomes month
Oladotun; wealth has become renewed
Oladunjoye; wealth is sweeter than titles
Oladunni; wealth is sweet to have
Oladurotoye; wealth stays with titles
Olafimihan; wealth shows me off
Olagoke; wealth ascends a hill
Olagunjoye; wealth is superior to titles
Olagunte; wealth ascends the throne
Olaide; wealth turns to come
Olaitan; wealth is inexhaustible
Olaiya; wealth of a mother
Olajide; wealth awakes to come
Olajire; wealth awakes to goodness
Olajobi/Olajumobi; wealth unites to give birth to
Olajumoke; wealth unites to pamper
Olakanmi; wealth has touched me/I am entitled to wealth
Olakitan; wealth does not finish
Olalekan; wealth has increased by one
Olalere; wealth has benefits
Olamakinde; wealth has brought the warrior
Olamide; my wealth has come
Olamiji; my wealth has awoken
Olanifesi; wealth has love for me
Olanipekun; wealth is endless
Olaniyan; wealth has its pride
Olaniyi; wealth is honorable
Olanlesi; wealth is increasing
Olanrele; wealth is going home
Olanrewaju; wealth is moving forward
Olansile; wealth opens a house
Olaoluwa; wealth of /from God
Olaosebikan; wealth does dwell exclusively in one place
Olaoti; wealth does not fade
Olaoye; wealth of the titled one
Olapademi; wealth meets with me
Olapeju; wealth is full of value
Olapitan; wealth tells a story
Olasimbo; wealth escorts me
Olasubomi; wealth has overwhelmed me.
Olasunmbo; wealth moves closer to me
Olasunkanmi; wealth moves nearer to touch me
Olasupo; wealth clusters together
Olatelemi; wealth follows me
Olatemina; I also deserve wealth
Olateju; wealth is abundant
Olatidoye; wealth has become a title
Olatokunbo; wealth from across the sea
Olatoun; wealth is worth strife
Olatunbosun; wealth has once more shifted (forward)
Olatunji; wealth has been revived
Olawale; wealth come home
Olawuwo; wealth is heavy
Olayemi; wealth befits me
Olayikanmi; wealth turned to touch me
Olayiwola; wealth twists into wealth
Olayinka; wealth surrounds me
Olayonu; wealth has burdens
Ololade; wealthy person has arrive
Olu/oluwa; means God. They are used interchangeably.
Oluade; God of the crown
Olubajo; God returns from a journey
Olubamise; God has done it for me
Olubanke; God helps me take care of (this child)
Oluwabukola; God adds to wealth
Olubukumi; God adds to me
Olubukunade; God adds to the crown
Oluwabunmi; God adds to me
Oluwabusayo; God adds to joy
Oluwabusola; God adds to wealth
Oludahunsi; God answers (me)
Oluwadairo; God establishes this one
Oluwadamilare; God exonerates/acquits me
Oluwadamilola ; God makes me wealthy
Oluwadamisi; God spares me/my life
Oluwadarasimi; God has been good to me
Oluwadayisi; God created this one
Oludemilade; God has crowned me
Oluwadetan; God has finally arrived
Oludolamu; God is the custodian of wealth
Oludotun; God becomes new
Olufadeke; God uses the crown to care for this one
Olufela; God expands wealth
Oluwafemi; God loves me
Olufeyikemi; God uses this (one) to care for me
Olufeyisayo; God uses this (one) to add to (my) joy
Oluwafikayo/ Olufikunayo; God adds completeness to (my) joy
Oluwafiresayo; God adds favor to (my) joy
Olufisayo; God adds to (my) joy
Olufolake; God takes care of this (one) with wealth
Olufolasade; God has uses wealth as a crown
Oluwafoyinsolami; God adds honey to my wealth
Olufumiso; God gave me (this child) to watch over
Olufunke; God gave me to pamper
Olufunmbi; God gave me to birth
Olufunmilade; God has given me a crown
Olufunmilola; God gives me wealth
Oluwafunmilorinotun; God has given me a new song
Olufunto; God gave me to raise/bring up
Olugbayilo; God takes this (one) to use
Olugbemileke; God makes me overcome
Oluwagbeminiyi; Gods honors me
Oluwagbotemi;God hears me
Oluwajimisayo;God wakes me into Joy
Oluwajomiloju; God has surprised me
Olukayode; God has brought joy
Oluwakemi; God pampers me
Olukolade; God brings wealth
Olukorede; God has brought good (to me)
Olukunmi; God completes me
Olulaanu; God has mercy
Oluwaleti; God has ears (to hear my request)
Oluwalomose; God knows how best to do it
Oluwalonike; God owns (this one) to take care of
Oluwalonimi; God owns me
Olumayokun; God makes joy complete
Olumayowa; God brings joy
Olumide; my God has come
Olumoyebo; God has brought titles
Oluwanifemi; God has love for me
Oluwapamilerinayo; God has caused me to laugh in joyfulness
Oluranti; God remembers
Oluwaremilekun;God has dried my tears
Oluropo; God replaces
Oluwarotimi; God is with me
Olusaanu; God wrought mercy
Olusanmi; God benefits me
Olusanya; God compensates for my suffering
Olusayo; God makes joy
Olusegun; God is victorious
Oluwasemilore; God has done me a favor
Oluwaseteminirere; God has done things for my good
Oluwaseun; thanks be to God
Oluwaseunbabaralaiyemi; God has done extremely great things for me
Oluwaseunayo; God has done something joyous
Oluseye; God makes dignity
Oluwaseyi; God has done this
Olusoga; God is the master
Olusoji; God has arisen
Olusola; God makes wealth
Oluwatemilorun; God contents me
Oluwatimilehin; God backs me up
Oluwatisetan; God has done completed “it”
Oluwatobi; God is big/mighty
Oluwatofunmi; God is enough for me
Olutomilola; God is enough wealth for me
Olutomiwa; God has come for me
Oluwatosin; God is worthy of worship
Olutoyelo; God worth more than titles
Oluwatoyosi; God is worth celebrating
Olutumibi; God rebirths me
Olutunde; God has returned
Oluwawapelumi; God is with me
Oluwemimo; God washes me pure
Oluwole; God enters the home
Oluwayemisi; God holds me in high regards/God honors me
Oluyomi; God delivered me
Omo; means child
Omobayi; child meet this
Omobolade; child comes (home) with wealth
Omobolaji; child awoke with wealth
Omobolanle; child met wealth at home
Omobonike; child has met with someone to pamper him/her
Omoborode; child has come with riches
Omodarani; child is good to have
Omodele; child has come home
Omodunbi; child is sweet to birth
Omodunni; a child is a sweet thing to have
Omofolabo; child comes with wealth
Omojola; child is greater than wealth
Omokeinde/ Omokeyinwa; child comes in last/brings up the rear
Omokeyede; child brings honor
Omokorede; child brings goodness
Omolabake; child whom we shall pamper
Omolabi; it’s a child we have given birth to
Omolara/ Omolebi; children are family
Omolayo; children are (a source) joy
Omolere; children are good
Omolewa; children are beauty
Omoleye; children are worthy
Omolola; children are wealth
Omololu; child is the master
Omoloro; children are riches
Omoloso; children are adornments/jewels
Omoluwabi; responsible child
Omoniyi; children are honorable
Omoniyun; children are (as precious as) coral beads
Omopariola; children are the completion are wealth
Omosalewa; child selected what home to be born into
Omosunsola; child moves nearer to wealth
Omotade; child is the worth of the crown
Omotara; child is the worth of family
Omotayo; child is the worth of (equivalent of) joy
Omotola/Omotolani; a child is as worthy as wealth
Omotoso; children are the worth of adornments
Omotunde; child has come again
Omowafola; child is deatined for wealth
Omowon; children are expensive/dear/precious
Omowunmi; child is appealing to me
Omoyeni; child befits a person
Oni; means person
Onifede; here comes the person of love
Onipede; here comes the consoler
Oniyide; here comes the dignified one
Ope; means thanks
Opemipo; I have many thanks to render
Opeoluwa; God’s gratitude
Opetunde; gratitude has come again
Opeyemi; thanks befits me/I should be grateful
Ore; means favor/goodness/kindness
Oreofe; free favor (undeserved favor). I.e. grace
Oreolu; favor of God
Òré; means friend
Òrédola; friendship becomes wealth
Òrélolu; God is a friend
Òréoluwa; friend of God
Òréotitololuwa; God is a true friend
Ori; means head
Oriade; head of crown
Oridola; head has become wealth
Orimolade; the head knows who should be crown
Oriola; head of wealth
Oromidayo; my case has become that of joy
Otito; means truth
Otitoju; the truth is greatest
Otitoluwa; the truth of God
Owo; this refers to money
Owodunni; money is sweet to own
Owolabi; money is what we have given birth to
Owoseni; money can be had
Oye; means titles
Oyebamiji/Oyebanji; the title awakes with me
Oyebode; title has come
Oyebola; title meets with wealth
Oyebolujo; the titles fit God
Oyedele; title comes home
Oyediran; title becomes hereditary
Oyegoke; title ascends a hill
Oyekanmi; it is my turn to receive the title
Oyekunle; title fills the house
Oyelakin; title is valor
Oyeleke;title overcomes
Oyelowo; title has respect
Oyemade; title with crown
Oyenike; title has need of pampering
Oyeniran; title has pedigree
Oyeniyi; title has dignity
Oyenola; title has wealth
Oyenuga; the title owns the palace
Oyerinde; title has walked in
Oyesanya; the title compensates for my suffering
Oyesina; the title has opened the wat
Oyetunde the title has come again
Oyeyemi; titles befit me
Oyeyipo; titles roll together/surround each other
Oyin; means honey. It refers also to sweetness
Oyindamola; honey is mixed into wealth
Oyindasola; honey pours into wealth
Oyinkansola; honey drips into wealth
P
Popoola; highway of wealth
S
Segilade; ornaments are crowns
Segilola; ornaments are wealth
Similolaoluwa; restfulness of the wealth of God
Sijuade; look in/open (your) eyes wide in the direction of the crown
Sijuwola; look in the direction of wealth

T
Tanimola; who knows the future
Taraoluwa; from Gods own body
Taiwo/Taiye; taste life/the world. The name given to the younger of a set of twins
Tejumade; fix your gaze on the crown
Temidayo; my life has taken a turn for good
Temilade; mine is the crown
Temilayo; mine is joy. Joy is mine
Temilolu; God is mine
Temitayo; my case is worth joyfulness
Temitope; mine (my circumstances) are worth thankfulness
Tewogbola; stretch out your hands to receive wealth
Tirenioluwa; it is yours, Lord!
Tinuade; from within the crown
Titilola; endless wealth
Titilayo; endless joy
Tiwalade; ours is the crown
Tiwalolu; ours is God
Tiwatope; our situation is worthy of thanks
Tolulope; Gods’ is thanks
Tolulore; gift which belongs to God
Toluwalase; God’s word is law
Toluwani; Gods belonging
Towobola; dip your hand into wealth
W
Wura; means gold
Wurade; gold of the crown
Wuraola; gold of wealth
Y
Ye; is the abbreviated form of Iya; mother/grandmother?
Yejide; mother has awoken
Yetunde; mother has returned again
Yewande; mother looked for me


ps:edited,sorry if you name is not included.
Source:www.facebook.com/omoodua

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by ladionline: 1:56am On Nov 08, 2013
This is wholesome and wonderful compilation and a great effort. A name should 'talk' to inspire the bearer and possibly link or hint on destiny. Thanks for the beautiful effort. God will project your name in all ramifications too. So shall it be. Amen.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by jumzzy448: 2:36pm On Nov 09, 2013
Op, u get time ooo....ehn ehn well done sha.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by IamDavid(m): 2:38pm On Nov 09, 2013
Nice compilation. Oya clap for your self.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by juniorjons(m): 2:38pm On Nov 09, 2013
Splendid....

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by pendusky(m): 2:38pm On Nov 09, 2013
nice, when my aunt husband (a yoruba) ask me to choose a yoruba name for my self, of course i gave myself (Adeyinka; the crown surrounds me) little did i knw the meaning, now i can see why my dad name me ''Glory'' hehehehehehehehe grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Cubeet: 2:38pm On Nov 09, 2013
SKELEWU.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Olamyyde(m): 2:39pm On Nov 09, 2013
olamide-My wealth has come cheesy
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by XwhY(m): 2:39pm On Nov 09, 2013
Nice one, proudly a Yoruba man.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Webmoneycccom: 2:39pm On Nov 09, 2013
Hey! Nigeria!!
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by nakwe(m): 2:41pm On Nov 09, 2013
Waoh. Nice one bro
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Abbey2sam(m): 2:41pm On Nov 09, 2013
Nice work @op

@least I saw my name ABIODUN
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by mrphysics(m): 2:41pm On Nov 09, 2013
hahahaha @ op, am coming to read it, to all my yoruba friends, pls do sheck ur names. am still in coal camp selling my caterpillar parts, anyone interested in d business shud call jandan project Nig. Ltd, am mr physics wot of u?
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by SecretDreams(m): 2:41pm On Nov 09, 2013
Proud Yoruba boy ! I'm sure igbo people will bring out a similar thread soon.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Victosin09(f): 2:42pm On Nov 09, 2013
@OP, ku ise. Nice
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by IamDavid(m): 2:42pm On Nov 09, 2013
Cubeet: SKELEWU.
drop that bottle and modify your comment

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by mj(m): 2:42pm On Nov 09, 2013
Good one op...
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Roserbert(m): 2:42pm On Nov 09, 2013
[quote ]... please leave Oyinbo names for oyinbo people oo...[/quote]

like that, weldone

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by logica(m): 2:43pm On Nov 09, 2013
I also checked the meaning of the name "Cecelia" and it means "WAY for the blind". And not JUST "blind" as you want us to believe. So basically, I am your Cecelia.

With Claudia...hmm... shocked
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by pharmow: 2:44pm On Nov 09, 2013
You that Yoruba boy or girl that when people ask for your name and all what you tell them is I don't know the meaning. Oya check the meaning of your name now and memorize it. No more excuse. And people of other tribes, give your Yoruba friend a surprise by telling them the meaning of their indigenous name. This is one of the good things about Nairaland


Nice compilation @OP

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Slizbeat(m): 2:44pm On Nov 09, 2013
Good compilation. But of a serious note, how many of these names are being used these days?? We all do concentrate on a few while the others are left behind. Names like OBI which I haven't heard any yoruba man answering before have all been left to weed away.

Lets imbibe that culture of answering our father's given name irrespective of the English one we adopt.

Like me, I bear Jonathan Charles but still I prefer being called CHIBUEZE meaning " God is king" in my language.

God bless ya all.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by lirusehn: 2:44pm On Nov 09, 2013
who ar d YORUBAs ?

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by ednut1(m): 2:44pm On Nov 09, 2013
My name means warrior has come home , hehehehe, me wey no fit kill rat

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by freestuv: 2:45pm On Nov 09, 2013
Awww!!! You omitted my name cryAwww!!! You omitted my name 'Abisoye'

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Slipknot(m): 2:45pm On Nov 09, 2013
I thank God that I made the front page through litany of yoruba names.
But what in pete's name do i have to do with this sh*t?

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Mergic(m): 2:45pm On Nov 09, 2013
Wot of Alampasu??.
. kissWot of Alampasu??.
.Cn any1 help me wyt dt.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Nate7even: 2:45pm On Nov 09, 2013
Nice one OP, there is also 'ore' as in gift and then the two combinations like oreolorun and oreoluwa.

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by pillzthadrugz(m): 2:46pm On Nov 09, 2013
Typing this list alone should be rewarded with FP......but let's be honest who read it all through without a single skip?

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Nobody: 2:46pm On Nov 09, 2013
Person wey compile this get time, mtchew

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