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Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Nobody: 6:56am On Dec 05, 2011
I'm not talking about aisha and mohammed or almuhamed. . .  and all those Muslim names. 

Yorubas have names like Toyin, Tola, Lola, Lara etc.

I'm sure that I'm not the only one interested. I've always wondered. . . .

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Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by lepasharon(f): 11:36pm On Dec 05, 2011
laraba?
danladi
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by odumchi: 2:29am On Dec 06, 2011
Shehu
Aliko
Dangote
Shagari
Sanusi
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Nobody: 5:47am On Dec 06, 2011
List more, and their meanings too.

thanks guys.

PS: Which ones are Hausa and which ones are Fulani?
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by PAGAN9JA(m): 7:55am On Dec 06, 2011
Hausa name: Ganbo, Babanagida, Ubangero, Kande, Kubure, Yelwa, Ahuta, Gerda, Garba,Gombi, etc.
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Nobody: 9:10am On Dec 06, 2011
I'm interested o,
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by iice(f): 6:30pm On Dec 09, 2011
No more?
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Obelomo: 5:30am On Dec 10, 2011
Rekia
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Tsiya(m): 4:03pm On Dec 10, 2011
odumchi:

Shehu
Aliko
Dangote
Shagari
Sanusi



First because the hausa, fulani, kanuri, berom and other northern Nigerian ethnic groups have lived together for so long and hausa is now common language for the northern Nigeria, it is common for both to use each Hausa names. However, the common denominator of all their names are the Arabic names.

Shehu - is a fulani name, and the equivalent of being called Sheikh in Arabic (a very learned Islamic scholar). Because of Usman dan Fodiyo, in northern Nigeria, most people with the name Usman, are sometimes called shehu.

Aliko - is a corruption of Ali (arabic name), typically used by the Hausa
Dangote - is a hausa name, which to be honest, I have no idea what is the genesis. However, Dan- in the name can mean "son of", or "follower of", "a person that like", "a person with a profession". And this is the same as:

Danladi - name given to a man born on sunday
Danlami- name given to a man born on Thursday
Danliti- name given to a man born on Monday
Dan asabe - name given to a man born on Saturday

Shagari - is the name of a town in Sokoto states. Because of Shehu Usman Shagari, the Nigerian president in 1979 - 83, it is common in Hausa/fulani communities to find those born between 79 - 83 with the names Usman to be called Shagari

Sanusi - is an arabic name, after al-sanousi, a Libyan Islamic scholar, who started the sanusiyya Islamic movement

Typical Hausa names
PAGAN 9JA:

Hausa name: Ganbo, Babanagida, Ubangero, Kande, Kubure?, Yelwa, Ahuta, Gerda, Garba,Gombi, etc.

Gambo,
Babangida,
Kubura? - This is an arabic name
Garba - This is typically given to those with name Abubakar
Gombi is a name of a town in Adamawa
Alheri
Kukah

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Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by JamesDoe: 5:38pm On Dec 10, 2011
Are the names unisex in nature? For example, many Yoruba names are used for both male and female.

Eg: Biodun, Sola.
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:42pm On Dec 10, 2011
Tsiya:

Kubura? - This is an arabic name

i dont think this arabic. i think you are talking about[b] Kabiru[/b]. other Hausa names are Asibi, Dogonayaro, Bako, Maikudii, Bamaiyi, Gabluu, Inuuwa, Lami, Maiiro, Annakya, Hasana, Karbagiri, Soyakyi, Atuma, Kutumbi, Bawa, etc.

Also many Hausa last names are originals.



Fuulbe have completely different names and are not to be confused with.
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Tsiya(m): 6:48pm On Dec 11, 2011
PAGAN 9JA:

i dont think this arabic. i think you are talking about[b] Kabiru[/b]. other Hausa names are Asibi, Dogonayaro, Bako, Maikudii, Bamaiyi, Gabluu, Inuuwa, Lami, Maiiro, Annakya, Hasana, Karbagiri, Soyakyi, Atuma, Kutumbi, Bawa, etc.

Also many Hausa last names are originals.



Fuulbe have completely different names and are not to be confused with.

Kubura, Maira (a distortion of Maryam), Hasana are arabic names.
Gabluu, Annakya, Soyakyi, Atuma, Kutumbi - I don't think these are actually hausa names. The might be names from northern Nigeria, but certainly not Hausa origin
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:54pm On Dec 11, 2011
Tsiya:

Kubura, Maira (a distortion of Maryam), Hasana are arabic names.
Gabluu, Annakya, Soyakyi, Atuma, Kutumbi - I don't think these are actually hausa names. The might be names from northern Nigeria, but certainly not Hausa origin


Hasan means first born (i think you are confusing with islamic "hassan"wink. The others ARE Hausa names. we Maguzawa use it. i know some people who have such names.

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Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Fullohirrsikado(m): 4:22am On Dec 20, 2011
Here are some fulani names; Jouro, Na'ii, kogga, Habane, Jurido, Burwado, Baje and lot's more.
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by tpia5: 4:40am On Dec 20, 2011
kubura is probably an arabic name since the yoruba form is kuburatu.

kutumbi sounds central african or plateau.
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Araboy(m): 5:46am On Dec 22, 2011
I don't know much about Hausa but Fulani in Senegal Mauritania Mali Guinea all still using  their natives last names

their first name most the time is Muslim  while fulani from Nigeria and Cameroon mostly use typical first and

last Muslim names




Natives Fulani last  names are

Diop

Bah

Sow

Balde

Ka

Diallo

Wane

Wone

Ly

Ba

Athie

SY

Kane

Diaw

Barry

Seck

Diaw

Seck

Thiam

Yoruba  and Hausa  also use Arabic  Names  with slight corruption like in  Idayat Habibat Kubra Kubratu Nurat Habibat

Messarat Munirat Latifat Halimat







Hadiza (Khadija) Asma  Samira Hasana Husseyna Asabe Hawa Firdaus  Sanusi Rufai Yasmine Lawal Sani Kabiru Nuhu Nasir

Naziru Saraki Habibu  Shagari Malam Shehu

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Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Jarus(m): 5:44pm On Dec 27, 2011
So Demba Ba and Mousa Sow, Newcastle and Lille strikers respectively from Senegal, are Fulani?
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Araboy(m): 11:35pm On Dec 27, 2011
^^^^

Both are Fulani born and raised in France
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Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by sting555: 2:08am On Nov 22, 2016
I'm not talking about aisha and mohammed or almuhamed. . .  and all those Muslim names. 

Yorubas have names like Toyin, Tola, Lola, Lara etc.

I'm sure that I'm not the only one interested. I've always wondered. . . .
We have a names like-
Kande
Talatu
Jummai
Bala
Bako
Tanko
Mairiga
Korau
Marka
Balaraba
Manu
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by sting555: 2:12am On Nov 22, 2016
Obelomo:
Rekia
Rakiya is an Arabic name. In proper..
Rukayya
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by sting555: 2:17am On Nov 22, 2016
PAGAN9JA:


i dont think this arabic. i think you are talking about[b] Kabiru[/b]. other Hausa names are Asibi, Dogonayaro, Bako, Maikudii, Bamaiyi, Gabluu, Inuuwa, Lami, Maiiro, Annakya, Hasana, Karbagiri, Soyakyi, Atuma, Kutumbi, Bawa, etc.

Also many Hausa last names are originals.



Fuulbe have completely different names and are not to be confused with.
Kuburat is an Arabic name .
Kabiru - Kabir is also Arabic
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by sting555: 2:21am On Nov 22, 2016
Fullohirrsikado:
Here are some fulani names; Jouro, Na'ii, kogga, Habane, Jurido, Burwado, Baje and lot's more.
Jalo
Bello
Sidi
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by TundeHashim(m): 10:46am On Mar 16
popular fulbe names include Gidaado, Sanda, biyan, modibbo, kawu etc..people bearing the aforementioned names are most likely Fulani
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Michael752: 4:35am On Mar 17
Popular names would be terrorist, boko haram and violence and destruction grin
Re: Traditional/ Native Hausa And Fulani Names? by Michael752: 4:37am On Mar 17
Popular names would be jihad, boko haram and violence and destruction grin

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