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|Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by DanZubair(m): 7:36pm On Jan 21, 2018|
Hausa people in parts of Niger Republic, Northern Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana and others are known with fond of representing names of prophets and prophets companions, then their particular native names as backup, making it second or third names. This traditional naming is more privalent to the ruralship or township Hausas, in exemption to their urbanised counterparts which some take as being gravely unletterd, not knowing that numbers of the names they are contemplating to be of Arabian origin are not Arabic. Names like Nuhu (Noah), Ibrahim(Abraham), Idris(Enoch), Dauda, Dawud
(David), Imran, Isah(Jesus), Samu(Samuel), Hana(Hannah), Yunusa(Jonah) e.t.c are not Arabic names and they don’t have meanings in Arabic language; The present Arabians describe the names by saying name of such prophet of God, but in Hausa, numbers have meanings, being that Hausa is one of ancient african civilisations that dwelled in the Middle East in those days, according to hausa analysts.
Hausa native names are given to new born children or people after their birth, situations surrounding their birth, their numbers in a family and peoples roles in a society after they had grown-up. In hausa culture, the names are referred to as grandparents names “Sunayen kakanni” who are always the leaders in every hausa family. Any hausa speaker can grasp meaning of the names by mention, because they have deep hausa language roots and showcased hausa way of life. The names are still being maintained by various Hausa subgroups like; Gobirawas, Tagamawas, Adarawas, Kurfayawas, Cidarawas, Arawas, Daurawas, Kanawas, Kabawas, Katsinawas, Ranawas, Hadejawas, Zazzagawas, Zamfarawas e.t.c
Those who are ambassadors of their families, villages, towns and states add its name in their names e.g Bashir Adamu Gobir, Abubakar Ibrahim Gobir, Aminu Yahayya Sokoto, Nuhu Gobir, Alhaji Adam Rano, Bashir Abubakar Katsina, Malam Kabiru Daura, e.t.c
Hausa Male Native Names:
Bizo: This name is given to a male child who was born in a family after his successors are dying. According to the tradition surrounding this name, a child born in such an afformentioned situation is taken to a hip-dump to appease the spirits, and luckily those children are fortunate to stay alive and be named “Bizo”, an hausa word for dump. Those who were not taken to the dump are called “Barau”, after the saying “A barshi a gani ko ya tsaya- leave him and watch if he would live.”
Dawo, Dandawo: A male child who was born when his mother was pounding millet delicacy used in preparing Hura.
Arzika: A male child whose mother undergoes severe child labour before he was eventually given to birth.
Dawi, Maidawa: A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested plentiful bundles of Guinea-corn.
Gerau, Maigero: A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested aboundant bondles of Millet stalks.
Maiwake: A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested lot of beans.
Shekarau: A baby who make a year in his mothers womb.
Makau, Makao: A male child who was born when it was raining cat and dog in a community.
Hankurau: A husband who was extreme patient in a community.
Shibkau: A male who was born during sowwing season.
Nomau: A male who was born during farming season.
Sarki: One who has King name. A male child who bore kings name in a kingdom.
Maifari or Maihwari: A male child who was born during drought season.
Yarima: Prince. A male child who bore respected prince name in a kingdom.
Nagona, Nanoma: A male child who was born at farm.
Bako: A male child who was born after arrival of visitors in a household.
Bara: A first male child who was born after his siblings are all females. Bara in hausa means to beg i.e they begged him out.
Hana: A male child who was born in a family while they are mourning death of a family member.
Bawa: A male child who was brought-up by another woman, that was not his mother.
Tunau: Can be called “Tuni” meaning remembering birth. A male child who was born after his mother took long time before she concieve another pregnancy.
Maikasuwa: A trader or a merchant.
Kasu, kasuwa: A male child who was born at market or on market day.
Tanko: A brother to female children in a family.
Barau: A remaining son who was born after his successors are dying.
Dangali: An only son in a family.
Jika: Grandson to a person. A person who bore someones grandchild name.
Babba: A big-brother to one or elder brother.
Kane: Younger brother to one.
Maikudi: A rich one or wealthy.
Madugu: A male child who was born during travel or born in the process of travelling.
Kaka: A person who bore someones grandparents names.
Tawaye: Brother to a twin.
Gambo: Brother to twins.
Kokari: A person who was hardworking in a community.
Adare: A male child who was born at night.
Fari or Hwari, Jatau: A person who was fair in complexion.
Baki, Duna: One who was black in complexion.
Nahantsi or hantsi: A male child who was born at dawn.
Gambo: Brother or sister to twins.
Agada: Brother or sister of twins.
Dada: A son who was born of relative couples.
Kulau: A most loved male child in a family.
Nagoma: A tenth male child in a family.
Bakwai: A seventh male child in a family.
Auta: Last born in a family.
Jigo: Leader. An only son born in the mist of sisters, so he is their leader.
Karami: Thin man or younger one.
Guntau: Short man.
Jariri: One who was extreme thin at time of birth.
Ango: A male child who was born during marriage ceremony in a household or family.
Korau: One who was born when his mother was divorced.
Ɗari, ‘Dari: One who was born during excess cold.
Kadaɗe, Kadad’e: A male child who was born after his parents have been baren for years before he was eventually born.
Babangida: This name is given to a child who bears same name with grandfather in a family and because in-laws are shy to directly call the child by his normal name, they nickname him “Babangida”, master of the household.
Mailafiya or Mailahiya: A person who was calm and easygoing with people in a community.
Hausa Female Native Names:
Shekara: A female child who make a year in her mothers womb before she was given to birth.
Daɗe, Dad’e: A female child who was born after her parents has been baren for years.
Gimbiya: Princess. A girl who bore princess name in a kingdom.
Sarauniya: Queen: A girl who bore queens name in a kingdom.
Kyawo: Name given to a girl who was so beautiful in a community. A girl or woman who was object of discussion during her youth days.
Mata: Wife. A female that bore someones wife name.
Tanoma: A female that was born during farming season.
Uwani: My mother. A female child that bore someones mothers name.
Kadada: A daughter born of related couples.
Fara or Hwara: A female who was fair in complexion.
Abarta: A female child that was born after her siblings had all died.
Gwamma: A female born that was born after her second to third siblings are female children in a family. It meant better one than never.
Hakuri: A wife who was extreme patient with people in a community.
Kyauta: Gift, only son or daughter that remains after their siblings are dying.
Rabo, Raboci: Share, only son or daughter that a mother born.
Tsakani: A middle birth in a family.
Araga: A remaining daughter in a househod after her siblings are passing away.
Yada: A female that was born after passing away of siblings but with a tradition. Similar with bizos.
Tadaka: A female that was born during pounding.
Tanoma: A female that was born during farming.
Yatsohi: A daughter born to old parents.
Delu, Dela, Kando: First daughter born in a family of three to four male children. A sister to three to four male siblings.
Hana: A female child that was born when her family were mourning death of a family member.
Samu: A female child who was born after her parents has long been waiting for childbirth.
Bakuwa: Guest. A female child that was born after arrival of visitors in a family. They beliefs is that she come along with the visitors.
Kuluwa: A daughter who was most loved in a family and many others.
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 4:18am On Jan 22, 2018|
Question about the name garba. I know its given to anyone with the name Abu bakr. But do yoy have any idea what it means, how it started and why its given?
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by scholes0(m): 12:53pm On Jan 22, 2018|
David is Dahud not Idris.
Idris should be prophet Enoch.
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by DanZubair(m): 9:13pm On Jan 23, 2018|
scholes0:Thanks for the correction. Have updated it
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by DanZubair(m): 9:15pm On Jan 23, 2018|
DevdanSanguine:Yes, but i don't how it come about. We can mention @baballiyo if he can help or i ask elders
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 3:01pm On Jan 25, 2018|
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by JikanBaura(m): 3:46pm On Jan 25, 2018|
Hajiya SHEKARA My great grandmother name My late father loves her so much that he named his company after her name SHEKARA .
Knows the ancient meaning of the name Baura but i wanna hear somebody own version. Ina hausawan mu?
This are names of some of my grandmother's translate them for me.
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Cocolatti(m): 7:20pm On Jan 27, 2018|
...and someone argued with me here that Barau is not Hausa but Fulani name.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 3:49am On Jan 28, 2018|
Whether it is not not Dikko is not and can never be a Hausa name. Barau Dikko is not a Hausa name.Barau Dikko is not a Hausa man! Live with it.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by DanZubair(m): 11:18am On Jan 28, 2018|
DevdanSanguine:Dikko is fulani and Barau hausa
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 11:23am On Jan 28, 2018|
Point is barau dikko is a Fulani man.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Cocolatti(m): 11:45am On Jan 28, 2018|
DevdanSanguine:I stopped arguing with you the moment I realized that your argument is tinged with religious sentiment. You are trying to change what is a fact. Dr. Barau Dikko,the first medical Doctor in Northern Nigeria was a Hausa man.
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 11:57am On Jan 28, 2018|
Again how is a man with a surname "Dikko" a Hausa man? You can keep telling yourself whatever you want but the fact is he's not. Lol
And what sentiment? I will glad jump at the opportunity that I am of the same ethnicity as a man who holds that title. But like I said. Facts are facts. Anyone with a surname dikko is definitely not a Hausa man.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Cocolatti(m): 12:02pm On Jan 28, 2018|
DevdanSanguine:My father's name is Ahmadu and my tribe is Ham from the Southern part of Kaduna State. I am neither Hausa nor Fulani or even a Muslim. Does that make any sense to you?
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 1:04pm On Jan 28, 2018|
Lol! It does actually. Ahmadu is a pretty common name and it's neither Hausa nor Fulani. Fulanis don't adopt Hausa surnames nor do Hausas adopt Fulani surnames. The fact that he was educated at that time even suggests further that he's Fulani because they being most the ruling class were the first to get educated in the north. Anywhere you see the name dikko or barkindo etc especially a surname then that's a Fulani man.
When it comes to first names all ethnicities adopt Hausa names especially minorities who I think use Hausa names more than hausas themselves.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Fulaman198(m): 5:51pm On Jan 28, 2018|
Dikko is a straight up Fulani name
In Mali/Mauritania/Senegal and other French speaking countries, it is Dicko.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Zeus787: 9:40pm On Jan 28, 2018|
Cocolatti:I agree with u that d "Dr diko" was probably an Hausa man. That said, what really bleeds my heart is how the hausas allowed foreigners from futa jalon and elsewhere to decimate their once very rich culture. It's quite bad that presently it is the academicians that still know some few things about d Hausa culture. I mean how could ppl come wt a middle east myth and virtually erase everything Hausa.if u in doubt, Organise a quiz for children and let d Hausa kids tell us if they even know there was anything like hausas indigenous names.. Its sad!
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Zeus787: 9:41pm On Jan 28, 2018|
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 11:58pm On Jan 28, 2018|
Erase our culture? Why does every single imbe cile on naira land keep repeating this rubbish? Our culture is still very much intact. Culture is a way of life, our culture is very much different from all other Muslims bar the aspects of Islam except similarities with other sahelians like the fulanis as well. And what do you mean middle East myth?
Mind you I hold no sentiment towards fulanis and never will, history of hausas has always been one of migration and rebirth. E g how the abagayawas were overthrown by maguzawas and so on in Kano. Various sub groups have often come into Hausa land and dominated even before the fulanis, only difference is the fulanis somewhat united the hausas states who have never been truly cointegrated.
And can you stop it with this nonsense? Dikko is a Fulani surname. Dikko is a Fulani man, stop it. Period. Why do you barmy lot keep telling us about our own people? A Hausa man tells you he's fulani, a Fulani man tells you he's Fulani, but you're neither and you know better than us yeah?
Usmanu Zamnagawa (ruled 1343-1349)
Ali Yaji I (ruled 1349-1385)
Bugaya (ruled 1385-1390)
Kanejeji (ruled 1390-1410)
Umaru (ruled 1410-1421)
Daud (ruled 1421-1438)
Abdullah Burja (ruled 1438-1452)
Dakauta (ruled 1452)
Atuma (ruled 1452)
Muhammadu Rumfa (ruled 1463-1499)
Abdullahi dan Rumfa (ruled 1499-1509)
Muhammad Kisoki (ruled 1509-1565)
Yakubu (ruled 1565)
Abu-Bakr Kado (ruled 1565-1573)
Muhammad Shashere (ruled 1573-1582)
Muhammad Zaki (ruled 1582-1618)
Muhammad Nazaki (ruled 1618-1623)
House of Kutumbi
Kutumbi (ruled 1623-1648)
al-Hajj (ruled 1648-1649)
Shekarau (emir) (ruled 1649-1651)
Muhammad Kukuna (ruled 1651-1652)
Soyaki (ruled 1652 he ruled Kano in those days)
Muhammad Kukuna (restored) (ruled 1652-1660)
Bawa (ruled 1660-1670)
Dadi (ruled 1670-1703)
Muhammad Sharif (ruled 1703-1731)
Kumbari (ruled 1731-1743)
al-Hajj Kabe (ruled 1743-1753)
Yaji II (ruled 1753-1768)
Baba Zaki (ruled 1768-1776)
Daud Abasama II (ruled 1776-1781)
Muhammad al-Walid (ruled 1781-1805)
This is the list of some of the hausa rulers of Kano until the last one before a Fulani ruler. If you're implying hausas abandoned their names because of fulanis then you're in need of education. Notice it's a mixture of mainly Islamic and cultural names like most hausas use today.
Just checked your posts to confirm you're a south easterner who apparently created his account solely to bash fulanis. If I had seen this earlier I would have definitely not bothered to write all of that. Mark me, I have completely given up on you lot.
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 12:49am On Jan 30, 2018|
Pls is Sambo a Fulani or Hausa name?
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Fulaman198(m): 1:48am On Jan 30, 2018|
It is Fulani, it originates from the name Samba which means second son. Many Fulbe (Fulani) in other countries with Fulani have the first name Samba. Especially in Senegal, Guinea, Gambia, Mauritania and Mali.
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 10:37am On Jan 30, 2018|
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by JikanBaura(m): 5:05pm On Jan 31, 2018|
( Kapin na Karanta wan'nan tinani na shine, wan'nan baya gajiya da wahala , aiki baya ma yawa ba . Ko dai baya san inyamurai ba ne ,Sufa ko ta yaya dai su ga bayan mu. Tsananin jahilci, rashin sani da wauta wai ta hanyar Kabilanci suke fatar had'dasa fada tsakanin Hausa - Fulani wai hada bude radio biafra
Bro ya naga sunan naka kamar dai indiya-indiya haka
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|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 5:22pm On Jan 31, 2018|
Lmao! Radio Biafra Hausa? Yaushe kuma suka bude wannan? Indai abin da suke fatan hardasawa Kenan toh lallai bata lokacin su sukeyi. Wa ma zai tsaya Jin wani radio Biafra balle ma ya sauraresu?
Ni wata sa'in kuskuren da nikeyi shine gani Nike rashin sani ke sa su fadin wasu abubuwan da suke fadi. Amma yarda Naga kusan dukkansu Abu daya suke maimaitawa to ina gani da gaskiyan Ka, tabbas nema kawai sukeyi su raba Kan mu, Basu San mun fi su wayo ba. Zan bi shawaran Ka na rabu dasu kawai.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by JikanBaura(m): 6:10pm On Jan 31, 2018|
Bawai rashin sani ba ne kadai Ke damunsu ba. Basu sani ba kuma basu son sani, Dan hassada da qiyayya ba za su barsu ba. zaka iya kula su dan lallai wasun kan rashin sani ne Sai dai zanso ka kiyaye wasunsu tsOkana ne Kawai wallahi
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by DanZubair(m): 11:10pm On Jan 31, 2018|
JikanBaura:Ai hakarsu bazata taba cimma ruwa ba. Naso a raba kasar nan mu gani, amman da yake ko cikinsu akwai masu hankali sai sunka dagule abun.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Zeus787: 11:56pm On Jan 31, 2018|
DevdanSanguine:your rude statements particular calling some1 who just dropped a sincerely personal opinion an im becile glaringly shows ur standard. I didn't write to despise any1 . this month is infact my 1st time ever to post anything on d internet. My view on this topic is based on my personal observation. And sir/ma learn to read well b4 quoting people cos I didn't say the Dr in question was indeed Hausa I said probably he could have been and he may not have been (am assuming he is late).after all , I do not know him. And by d way , in contrast to ur assertion, I am not from the south east, I am actually a Yoruba man who incidentally happened to be a medical Dr like the Hausa/Fulani man u guys were talking about in here. I meant no harm, I tot I was just contributing to an harmless discussion
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 1:51am On Feb 01, 2018|
DanZubair:Lol. 100 %
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Zeus787: 8:23am On Feb 01, 2018|
DevdanSanguine:it seems u can't make comments devoid of insults.. U really do not deserve a response. That said, Do have a gr8 day
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Nobody: 9:34am On Feb 01, 2018|
Then why did you respond? Have a superb day, Dr.
|Re: Real Hausa Native Names And Their Meanings by Baaballiyo(m): 5:00pm On Feb 01, 2018|
Thanks for calling me to this thread, actually I don't know how 'Garba' came to be, some even call it 'Garbaati'. But wud try and see if I can find out something about it.
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