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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Abeyjide: 11:26am On Feb 09, 2018
leye001:
Why did my parents name me ADELEYE? . A boys' name for that matter cry

mine is AdeSeye the very day I heard a lady was called that same name ,was like what!

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Machinegun91(m): 11:26am On Feb 09, 2018
But those kids are not yoruba kids because of their cuteness. They Igbo or Tiv kids

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by daywatcher: 11:26am On Feb 09, 2018
does anyone believe that those babies can be leader of tomorrow?
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by sweetkev(m): 11:26am On Feb 09, 2018
leye001:
Why did my parents name me ADELEYE? . A boys' name for that matter cry
Natural beauty, can we be friends?

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by fortunes0215(m): 11:27am On Feb 09, 2018
emmalezy:

When you give your child a name, you want it to be very special and have a sacred meaning. It often happens that a name has an impact on a child’s fate and life. This is why parents often come to the matter of choosing a name for their baby with all responsibility and research the absolutely unique ones with the most interesting meanings.

Uncommon Yoruba female and male names with meaning
Why choose an uncommon name?

There are enough namesakes running around and parents just don’t want their son or daughter to be another one with the same popular name.

Uncommon Yoruba female and male names with meaning

Besides that, there are research results that show how people with uncommon names differ from others. They have different ambitions, different characters, and different lives. The point is that a child with a rare beautiful name feels slightly uncomfortable with it through the whole life and it’s a great motivation. For example, a child’s name means something so significant that people start to put great expectations on him or her. It makes a child strive for the success, prove that he or she is worth it. This is how notable personalities are created by a name alone.

On the other hand, by giving their child an uncommon name, parents just want to return to their roots and remember the culture and traditions of their ancestors. It’s a great tendency that young parents look through some Yoruba names dictionary to choose the most authentic and meaningful name for their baby. It’s a guarantee that traditions and beliefs of their people won’t be forgotten with time.

Let’s see, which Yoruba names and meanings are suitable for babies of today.
Yoruba female names with meanings

Uncommon Yoruba female and male names with meaning

There are many beautiful female names of the Yoruba origin with a lovely and tender meaning that can fully convey the parents’ love. Choose the one to your liking for your little queen.

Adunni – someone you are happy or love to have
Ayotundun – this is a special Yoruba word that means the sweetness of joy
Bolatito – this is another Yoruba word that means the sanctification that joy brings
Bosede – a daughter who was born on Sunday
Diekololaoluwa – the Lord’s blessing is always great
Diekololaoluwalayemi – there are no boundaries to the Lord’s wealth in my life
Emilohi – the Lord is great
Eriifeoluwa – the embodied evidence of the Lord’s love
Feyisola – a daughter who has the blessing of her parents always on her
Feyikemi – this is one more special Yoruba word, which means that this daughter’s parents were blessed with her birth
Folusho – a girl who’s always under the Lord’s protection and care
Ibidun – a daughter whose birth was sweet
Ibironke – a daughter who will be loved by her family
Idowu – a very special name for a daughter who was born after twins
Ife – love, or a woman who will be loved
Jadesolaoluwa – a daughter who has come into the Lord’s wealth
Kinfeosioluwa – one more Yoruba word that means the increasing love for the Lord
Korede – a daughter whose birth has brought the family blessings
Latorunwa – one of the most beautiful Yoruba names for girls, which means a daughter that has come down from heaven
Lolade – may the Lord be with you
Oluwafunbi – the Lord has given this daughter to me

Yoruba names for men with meanings

Uncommon Yoruba female and male names with meaning

There are many lovely male names in the Yoruba tradition and it’s not a problem to find a good list to choose from. It’s much more difficult to choose one because they are all lovely and meaningful.

Abiola – the son who was born into wealth
Adebamgbe – this is a special word that means the royalty that dwells inside the bearer of this name
Bayode – the son who brings joy with his very existence
Babasola – the father’s wealth that has arrived
Durojaiye – stay and enjoy living
Folarin – walk with glory
Gbadebo – the son who has brought the crown
Ifelewa – the most tender male name that means love is beauty
Iyanu-Oluwa – the Lord’s miracle
Jimoh – the son who was born on Friday
Mayowa – the son who has brought joy to the family
Modupeore –i am thankful for blesings
Mofolorunso – the son who’s always under the Lord’s care
Oba – King
Obasolape – this is a special Yoruba word that means: the Lord has completed this child’s wealth
Odunayo – the year of happiness
Olusola – the Lord has blessed me

Uncommon and beautiful Yoruba names for men and women

Uncommon Yoruba female and male names with meaning

Apart from completely male or totally female names, there are the ones that can be given to children of both genders. They usually mean something neutral and beautiful. They are not numerous but their meaning is as charming as that of other Yoruba names.

Ayotunde – joy has come back
Jaiyesimi – the one who’s enjoying life
Modupeore – thank you for this gift, my Lord
Morenikeji – the child resembling the parents, “my child looks like me”
Niyilolawa – here is the wealth
Olajuwan – the excitement of the victory
Olusola – the one who has conveyed the Lord’s blessing to the parents
Tejumola – the one who’s always looking forward to better times
Tiwa – ours
Tokunbo – the one who’s come from across the seas

How to choose a child’s name and make no mistakes? In a nutshell, choosing a beautiful and unique name for your baby, try not to overdo with the uniqueness.

source
https://www.reportnaija.ng/2018/02/09/top-uncommon-yoruba-names-boys-girls-see-list/

Not complete. Please add Abisola to it. Special name for females.
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Nobody: 11:27am On Feb 09, 2018
oloriooko:
Gr8 work OP, am loving this!
In addition:
Iteoluwakiisi - unmovable throne of God, everlasting throne of God
Aanuoluwakiitan - everlasting mercies of God
Wow, I love these names kiss
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by modelmike7(m): 11:27am On Feb 09, 2018
Raph01:
if every mod is good, who will do de banning?? we need him to ban some members here

I never said 44 is BAD please, I won't like you quoting me wrong, for posterity sake!
Thank you!!
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by mapet: 11:27am On Feb 09, 2018
fulaniHERDSman:
grin

Mynd44: :

But it is a lovely name and you look lovely too.
I get your scope. Rigid & shy guys pattern of wooing. Try harder ... we need you to get married fast. Better still, inbox her straight and invite us when belle come out grin cheesy

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by gidimasters(m): 11:27am On Feb 09, 2018
donnaD:
what about Teniola and diseri I don't know dere meaning but I love both names.

Desire? Not diseri
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Funkybabee(f): 11:28am On Feb 09, 2018
donnaD:
what about Teniola and diseri I don't know dere meaning but I love both names.

Teniola- one who have wealth

Desire- come for good
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Nobody: 11:28am On Feb 09, 2018
Mimioluwa- Breath of God

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Funkybabee(f): 11:29am On Feb 09, 2018
Machinegun91:
But those kids are not yoruba kids because of their cuteness. They Igbo or Tiv kids


Evidence
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by donnaD(f): 11:31am On Feb 09, 2018
Funkybabee:

Teniola- one who have wealth
Desire- come for good
wao tanks sis..

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Toylove: 11:31am On Feb 09, 2018
Ifetoyosi
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Mynightmare: 11:32am On Feb 09, 2018
What of that shot man devil Osibanjo

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Nobody: 11:34am On Feb 09, 2018
Op please edit your translation.


Morenikeji - I have found a companion.

You forgot:

Omowonuola
Tomike
Kofoworade
Jesutofunmi
Oluwatimileyin
Asake
Temitayo
Oluwabukayo
Ireayo
Fikayo
Oluwafikemi
Darimisire
Mosadeoluwa

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by eleojo24: 11:36am On Feb 09, 2018
harmbhrosz:
you mean Ogunbiyi
Yup
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by penisilin(m): 11:36am On Feb 09, 2018
estolaB:
shocked


no, ola means wealth, glory is ogo

Nooooo, you are also wrong.

Ola = Honor
Ogo = Glory
Oro = Wealth.

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by mapet: 11:39am On Feb 09, 2018
OreoPaschal:
What is the meaning of Yemisi, Ramotu and Olaniyi in Yoruba. I am not Yoruba, but I have plans of giving my child a Yoruba name.

Yemisi - "treat me specially or honorably"

Olaniyi - Wealth that comes with honour

Ramotu - ok let's be funny here. This is a classic Islamic name which the Yorubas have "murdered" with our intonation. I think it should be "Rahamat" (which when pronounced by Arabs or Hausas sounds cool). We Yorubas decided to put our local flavour so you hear "Ramota" "Ramo" etc. Also "colloquially"(Yoruba-wise) could mean someone who "escapes" grin

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Nobody: 11:39am On Feb 09, 2018
penisilin:


Nooooo, you are also wrong.

Ola = Honor
Ogo = Glory
Oro = Wealth.

Ola - Wealth
Ogo - Glory
Iyi - Honor
Oro - Labour

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by BIXYBABE(f): 11:39am On Feb 09, 2018
Noted................. Ewa Ife, Ola Ife, Olywadamisi, Oluwatunmida
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by sisisioge: 11:40am On Feb 09, 2018
I love Adunni grin and Oluwafunbi.
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by mapet: 11:41am On Feb 09, 2018
Funkybabee:


Teniola- one who have wealth

Desire- come for good

Teniola - Lay the mat of fortune

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by shadeyinka(m): 11:42am On Feb 09, 2018
OreoPaschal:
What is the meaning of Yemisi, Ramotu and Olaniyi in Yoruba. I am not Yoruba, but I have plans of giving my child a Yoruba name.
Yemisi- shortened form of Oluwayemisi
OLUWA=The Lord
YEMISI=Honoured Me
Oluwayemisi=The Lord Honoured Me

Ola-niyi
Ola=Wealth
Niyi=Has value/glory
Olaniyi=Wealth has Glory

Ramotu-is an Islamic name (English -Ramat from Ramatullahi)

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by BIXYBABE(f): 11:42am On Feb 09, 2018
Mosasinuola ( I hide inside wealth)

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by ogbeniolola: 11:43am On Feb 09, 2018
All these are common names nau!...I was expecting uncommon names like Anikulapo, Ijadola, Ajenifuja, Tinubu, Sango, Obakoso, etc

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by BIXYBABE(f): 11:46am On Feb 09, 2018
Oluwasemilogo, Mofolawuyo ( I use wealth to rinse my hand ). Ikurumiloju ( I don't understand d mistery behind death)
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by eseveli(m): 11:49am On Feb 09, 2018
what of fela ;Dwhat of fela
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by Disneylady(f): 11:49am On Feb 09, 2018
Omolabake
(child is to be cared for
Omosolape (child has gotten enough wealth
Anjolaoluwa
(having grace of the lord)
Omotanbaje
(child has ended mockery
)
Adetoyese
(crown is capable of kingship)
Ewatomilola
(beauty is wealthy enough
)
Adegoroye
(crown has mounted the throne).......literally translated. They've got their depth meanings


Yorubas have got lovely and unique names

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Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by ArcGibson(m): 11:50am On Feb 09, 2018
That's why some Yoruba parents name their children Reinhard Bonnke during the time of Evangelist Bonnke's powerful crusade...

Even though the man is from Germany
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by jrusky(m): 11:51am On Feb 09, 2018
Honestly I love these name. Nice one pls i beg everybody no one should bring in tribal jab into this. Let's celebrate ourselves that in our society as a Nigerians our name has beautiful meanings.

I'm proud of these names. Let other tribes drop their as well.
Re: Uncommon Yoruba Names For Boys And Girls – See List by otopxy: 11:55am On Feb 09, 2018
scholes0:

Ola should mean more on the side of Glory not wealth.
ola is wealth

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