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Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 8:37am On Feb 17, 2012
Dabiri is a name common to the Eko (part of Lagos), Awori, Ikorodu (an Ijebu people) and perhaps Egun peoples of Yoruba land. The translation of the name can be derived by analyzing the roots:

Da – found/create/started

Ibi – here

Ri - to existence

Bring this location into existence or first settler

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 8:38am On Feb 17, 2012
Kosoko- Don't dig a grave

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by TonySpike: 8:46am On Feb 17, 2012
What about Aromire?
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 8:53am On Feb 17, 2012
Abebi - we asked for a child/ begged for a child

Abegbe - we asked for a child to lift up the child

Abike - Give birth to the child and care for the child

Abeke- We beg for her to caress her

Abeo - I bring joy

Abiona - Born during a trap

Adesimbo - Nobel birth

Adio -  be righteous

Adisa - make this meaning clear

Adunbi - Born to be pleasant

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 8:59am On Feb 17, 2012
Tony Spike:

What about Aromire?

defeated the river/ became the river's friend/ lover of water in my dialect

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 9:05am On Feb 17, 2012
Afiba - By the sea

Aiyetoro - Peace on earth

Ajagbe- He carries off the prize

Ajamu - Fight for what he wants

Ajani - fight for possession

Akanni- Encounter brings possession

Ainkawon - Bravery pacified them

Akono - it is my turn
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 9:10am On Feb 17, 2012
Alonge - A skinny or tall person

Animashaun - Generous

Aole - Son of a king

Apara/ Akpara - A child that comes and goes

Apata/ Akpata - huge rock or hill

Asinia - stern

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 9:15am On Feb 17, 2012
Atiba - Understanding

Atiim - Violent

Babatu - peacemaker

Balogun - warlord

Banjoko - stay with me/ sit with me

Baratunde - Kingly

Durosimi - Don't die before me

Durojaye - Wait and enjoy the world
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 9:33am On Feb 17, 2012
Enahoro - Like the sun

Mongo - Famous

Obayana - King warms himself at fire

Ojo - A difficult delivery

Onipede - The consoler will come

Omolara - a child is family

Jumoke - Loved by everybody

Ajao - Praise name

Kayin - celebrated child

Ife - love

Ige - born feet first

Ayomide - my joy has arrived

Amadi - seemed destined to die at birth

Adisa - one who is clear

Abidemi - born during father's absence

Enitan - person of story
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by Tosinville(m): 9:58am On Feb 17, 2012
^someone of history.
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by Tosinville(m): 10:01am On Feb 17, 2012
OP, whats up with a thread like this? Every name has it meaning except for some english names.
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 3:36pm On Feb 17, 2012
Tosinville:

OP, whats up with a thread like this? Every name has it meaning except for some english names.

Yes but for those people that want to know the meaning of some of their names can find it here.
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 3:41pm On Feb 17, 2012

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by exotik: 3:55pm On Feb 17, 2012
Enahoro

but dis one na proper esan name na,  still common amongst esans as a firstname and not even a surname.

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by exotik: 4:08pm On Feb 17, 2012
Alonge
Akpata
Ojo

^

edo.
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by PhysicsQED(m): 4:23pm On Feb 17, 2012
exotik:

Alonge
Akpata
Ojo

^

edo.


Is "Ojo" Edo? I don't think it's originally Edo. Maybe Edo-Akure.

Also, I think Alonge might be Edo-Akure as well.

If those names have a meaning in Edo, could you please explain them?

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by PhysicsQED(m): 4:32pm On Feb 17, 2012
step1:

Enahoro - Like the sun

exotik:

but dis one na proper esan name na,  still common amongst esans as a firstname and not even a surname.

https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-44799.0.html#msg1106138

^^^^

It's the same name as Enaholo. The meaning is given in that post. It has a different meaning that has nothing to do with the sun.

(The same way Iyasere became Iyasele in Esan is probably how Enahoro became Enaholo for some Esan.)
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by tpia5: 4:51pm On Feb 17, 2012
Thought the thread title says yoruba names.


Ojo is the male form of aina and both mean a child born with its umbilical cord around the neck i think.

Oruko amutorunwa.

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by tpia5: 4:53pm On Feb 17, 2012
Poster

most of the names mentioned arent rare.

I doubt there's anything like a rare yoruba name.
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by exotik: 5:26pm On Feb 17, 2012
PhysicsQED:


Is "Ojo" Edo? I don't think it's originally Edo. Maybe Edo-Akure.

Also, I think Alonge might be Edo-Akure as well.

If those names have a meaning in Edo, could you please explain them?

i cant speak all edo languages. but i know ojo is a common name amongst edo people.

as for alonge, it is more or less an edo-corruption of euro-word "long" as edos tend to add "a" or "e" to euro-words just like they did with portuguese "ekuye"

anyways, some names in edo have lost their meaning when trying to interprete it with the edo languages spoken today. like agbogidi for example, do u know the meaning?

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by PhysicsQED(m): 7:45pm On Feb 17, 2012
"long" --> "alonge" (tall, skinny)

lol, that makes sense. I had seen that name before and I was a bit confused by it. Thanks for clearing that up.


As for Agboghidi, I've seen the meaning defined as "ingrate" online, but I'm certain that's not the original/real meaning.

I think from the structure of the name, it originally meant "large ram" or "great ram"  (a kind of appellation giving praise).

Agbo = ram

gidi or ghidi = could mean large or great, not 100% certain on this though


But it may have come to mean someone who was ungrateful because of the behavior of the first Enogie of Ugo, a certain war leader with the appellation Agboghidi, who was felt he was unrewarded after his efforts at subduing a rebellion.

You can read a summary of his story here if you haven't already: http://www.edoworld.net/Emokpolo_And_Ewuwu_Agbe_Culture.html

He is also mentioned in some books (Egharevba's main book, a book by Ademola Iyi-Eweka, a book by Joseph Sidahome, etc.) which would give a fuller account than that summary.

Agboghidi of Ugo was apparently a culture hero among Edo and Esan, but because of his disrespect to the Benin palace for not being adequately rewarded the name seems to have a second meaning of "ingrate".

The use of Agboghidi, Aigboghidi, or Agbogidi as a last name by people or its use by the Obi of Onitsha as an appellation is clearly adhering to the original meaning though, not the second meaning. I guess praising somebody as a "great ram" back then was basically like praising someone as a "lion" today. That's just my theory though. You could try asking someone much older about the meaning to confirm this or to get the correct meaning if I'm wrong.


[To other posters, sorry for derailing the thread.]

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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by BlackPikiN(m): 1:23pm On Feb 18, 2012
Is the OP not Alh Harem?
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by Nobody: 3:12pm On Feb 18, 2012
BlackPikiN:

Is the OP not Alh Harem?

same kanuri cow.
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by lepasharon(f): 12:53am On Feb 21, 2012
interesting! more names ppl cheesy
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by amor4ce(m): 12:53am On Feb 24, 2012
Is Ajobiewe a name?
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by Nobody: 6:37am On Feb 24, 2012
I kind of like these old names compared to all the 'olu' and 'oluwa' names. My favourite is 'abeni' for girls.
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by debankss(m): 10:55am On Sep 26, 2012
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Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by amor4ce(m): 4:00am On Sep 27, 2012
done
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by Nobody: 3:29am On Sep 28, 2012
Wow! This thread is so cool

Who knows d meaning to these names:
Aderupoko:

Elegbose:

Adekunbi:
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 10:39am On Oct 13, 2012
Ok am back with some more names

Danku - a short person, mostly used by those in Kogi, Kwara and upper Oyo.

Anike - Given so she may be cared for

Amutorunwa - A child brings from heaven
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by step1: 10:53am On Oct 13, 2012
Irokobiyi - Iroko gave brith to him/her
Re: Rare Yoruba Names And Meaning by OloriL(f): 4:39am On Oct 22, 2012
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