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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by faythie: 3:22pm On Apr 30, 2015
WELL DONE, THANK YOU FOR THE TIME TO COMPILE THESE NAMES & MEANING. I GOT MARRIED TO A YORUBA MAN & HIS SAW NAME IS ADESEHA, IKVE ASKED FOR THE MEANING BUT HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE RIGHT ANSWER. I KNOW ADE IS KING/CROWN PLEASE DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF ADESEHA
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by nwadiuko1(m): 10:57am On Jun 01, 2015
What of babawoju
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by gr8tstar: 7:01pm On Jun 02, 2015
Please what is the meaning of "Aderogba".
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by lindapace28: 7:00pm On Jul 31, 2015
By custom, Yoruba children are named in a ceremony that takes place 7 days after their birth. The names of the Yoruba children are traditionally found by divination performed by a group of Babalawo, traditional Ifa priests, but in recent times names can also come from those of ranking members of the family, including the father, mother, grandparents, or next of kin. Both the mother and father and other next of kin can give their own favorite names to the child. Yoruba Baby names often come from the grandparents and great grandparents of the child to be named.

http://www.babynamescube.com/yoruba-baby-names

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by tpiander: 7:04pm On Jul 31, 2015
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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by toychemmy(f): 10:58am On Sep 07, 2015
Oladiti is the short form of Oladitiwa....... Which is wealth has become ours.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Emilokoiyawon: 3:01am On Sep 08, 2015
cool cool Emilokoiyawon - literally means I am their mothers' husband. Actual meaning - I am superior to my enemies. cool cool
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by macof(m): 3:00pm On Sep 11, 2015
Emilokoiyawon:
cool cool Emilokoiyawon - literally means I am their mothers' husband. Actual meaning - I am superior to my enemies. cool cool

grin grin oga mi

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by missKiffy(f): 7:22pm On Sep 13, 2015
Nice one op
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by juman(m): 5:26am On Oct 01, 2015
Nice thread.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by seangy4konji: 1:01pm On Oct 01, 2015
ASWEAR MEHN.
Promhize:
Person wey compile this get time, mtchew
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Barbiekhadyjarh: 2:05pm On Oct 02, 2015
What of Moritoke?
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by ednaleda: 12:50am On Oct 17, 2015
Nice one, very good job but remaining my name: Adelande meaning We wear the crown
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by tpiander: 1:10am On Oct 17, 2015
ednaleda:
Nice one, very good job but remaining my name: Adelande meaning We wear the crown

could be wearing the crown or we said we are coming.

It's not really a Yoruba name, it's more of a Spanish one, check google.

It does not mean we wear the crown in that sense, it means "in response to the question (what are you wearing on your head), we are wearing a crown.

it sounds a bit clownish if you try to give it a Yoruba meaning or context, no offence if anyone actually has this as a name.

it's like calling yourself "okelawa" ie we are up there. Doesn't make sense.

or "okeloke" as a name.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by sherifos: 3:28am On Mar 20, 2016
its interesting really, also I ranked the most common of the yoruba names http:///yoruba-names-top-20-most-popular-yoruba-names-and-meaning/
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by IAmPhiL(m): 4:43pm On Mar 23, 2016
I don't know the meaning of mine o

Adeleru
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Oluwa2mininu(f): 9:49pm On Apr 28, 2016
Oluwafisolami Meaning God has add to my wealth
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by itstpia8: 7:44am On Apr 29, 2016
I'd be surprised if the list wasn't compiled from social media.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by abiolablessing(f): 11:34am On Aug 31, 2016
Am proud of my name anywhere anytime anyday( ABIOLA)
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by sammypeople1: 10:59am On Sep 16, 2016
Weldone for d gud write-up... Appreciation!!

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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Ndipe(m): 4:25am On Apr 25, 2017
Mintayo:
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
[i]Omotola/Omotolani; a child is as worthy as wealth[/i]
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

Omotola/Omotolani; a child is as worthy as wealth.

A child cant be comparable with wealth, he/she is more than worthy of wealth. People will go at length and spend countless sums of money to conceive a child. That is why, the name, Akanimo (Akaninyene as well) means "Greater than wealth" It means the bearer of the name, "Akanimo" (Akaninyene inclusive) is greater than wealth. And I LIKE that.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by madgoat(m): 2:31pm On Nov 06, 2017
Whats the meaning of TIARAOLUWA?

Hope this name would not allow the child to be made fun of by her peers later in school?
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Mintayo(m): 9:46pm On Nov 06, 2017
madgoat:
Whats the meaning of TIARAOLUWA?

Hope this name would not allow the child to be made fun of by her peers later in school?
Tiaraoluwa sounds like taraoluwa, it could mean "God's body", or "from God's body".
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by MetaPhysical: 1:33am On Nov 07, 2017
Good job OP,
God Bless you aplenty!

Fadekunbi
Faderonbi.

Let me go back and look, I hope you listed MOREMI. grin
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Nobody: 2:16pm On Dec 26, 2017
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Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by aremuforlife(m): 9:35pm On Dec 26, 2017
Good write up and education.
There are some indigenous name in Yoruba that are not coming up again because of civiliazasion or because bad pronunciation.
ENIKANOSELU
ENIKANOLAYE
AJISODIDUN
OYEWUMI
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Bibidear(f): 2:39pm On Jan 04, 2018
I dont know why most yoruba peeps mistake Abiola as same thing as Abisola,they have different meaning
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Gugwana(f): 9:47am On Sep 21, 2018
Thank you this is nice thread I'm a south African lady didn't know the meaning of my son's name but now I do
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by Mintayo(m): 1:50pm On Sep 23, 2018
Gugwana:
Thank you this is nice thread I'm a south African lady didn't know the meaning of my son's name but now I do
grin cheesy smiley
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by sammyfrosh(m): 6:14pm On Sep 23, 2018
Bibidear:
I dont know why most yoruba peeps mistake Abiola as same thing as Abisola,they have different meaning

Can you please clarify the differences between both name?

I for one wishes to know.

Thanks.
Re: Lists Of Yoruba Names And Their English Meaning. by mrfm1(m): 12:00pm On Oct 07, 2018
Please what is the meaning of "Akomolafe" or "Komolafe"

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