698 Nigerian Yoruba Names And Meaning – Best Yoruba Names

In this article, an attempt will be made to show you a list of amazing Yoruba names and their meanings. This, we believe, will guide you in making an informed decision as to the name or names that you will give to your child or children.


Yoruba Names And Its Meaning

There is this popular belief system amongst the Yorubas that a child’s name, to a large extent, determines his fate in life. This underscores the reason why the Yorubas have become so skilled at coining and giving names to their children.

In the ancient Yoruba empires and kingdoms, the naming of a child was usually an activity that was performed by the Babalalows, or chief priests. This, they believe, will help give the child some supernatural directions in the course of his life journey.

However, in modern times, the influence of Babalawos in the naming of a child amongst the Yorubas has considerably reduced. Naming is now an activity that is carried out by the parents, grandparents or even the next of kin

The Yoruba are one of the major tribes in Nigeria with a rich culture, and they occupy the western part of Nigeria. Here is a collection of 698 genuine Nigerian Yoruba names and their correct meanings. Come add yours now

They occupy major states in the country, like Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, and the Osun States, and can be found as a minority group in some other states. The Yoruba are predominately Christians, with Muslims as their main religion.

Also Read: Igbo Names And Meaning

Hence, without spending more time, here is the list of Yoruba names and meanings, which is arranged in alphabetical order. And don’t forget to use the comment section to tell us the names that you loved most from the list below. Are you ready? Let’s go.

Yoruba Names And Meanings

  1. Aanuoluwapo – God’s mercy is great.
  2. Aarin – centre/middle
  3. Aarinade – in the center of the crown
  4. Aarinade – in the center of the crown
  5. Abayomi – the enemy would have gloated over me
  6. Abejide – born during the rainy season
  7. Abidemi – born before the fathers arrival
  8. Abidoye- born before the arrival of a chieftaincy title
  9. Abiodun – born during the festival
  10. Abiola/ Abimbola/Abisola – one born into wealth
  11. Abiona – born during a journey
  12. Abioye/Abisoye – born into status/title
  13. Abisogun – born during a war
  14. Abisuga – one born into the palace
  15. Abodunrin – one who walks in with the festival/holiday
  16. Abosede/Abiose – born on the first day of the week
  17. Adaramola – one who complements wealth with beauty
  18. Ade – describes crown or royalty
  19. Adebajo – the crown returns from a trip
  20. Adebambo – the crown returns with me
  21. Adebanjo – the crown fits me
  22. Adebanke – the crown helps to pamper me
  23. Adebankole – the crown assisted me to build a house
  24. Adebayo – the crown meets with joy
  25. Adebimpe; the crown birthed me complete
  26. Adebisi; the crown has given birth to more
  27. Adebiyi; the crown gave birth to this one
  28. Adebola; the crown meets with wealth
  29. Adeboro; the crown meets wealth
  30. Adebowale; the crown has come home
  31. Adeboye; the crown meets the title
  32. Adeboyejo; the crown befits the title
  33. Adebukola; the crown has added to wealth
  34. Adebusoye; the crown has adds to status
  35. Adedamola; the crown is mixed with wealth
  36. Adedapo; crowns associate/affiliate
  37. Adedaramola; the crown associates with (complements) wealth well
  38. Adedayo; the crown has become joy
  39. Adedeji; the crown has become two
  40. Adediji; the crown has become a refuge
  41. Adediran; the crown becomes hereditary
  42. Adedoja; the crown has become a market
  43. Adedokun; the crown has become (as wide as) the sea
  44. Adedolapo; the crown holds wealth together
  45. Adedotun; the crown has become fresh/new
  46. Adedoyin; the crown has become honey
  47. Adefemi; the crown loves me
  48. Adefolake; the crown pampers with wealth
  49. Adefolarin; the crown walks with wealth
  50. Adefoluke; the crown pampers with God
  51. Adefoyeke; the crown pampers with the title
  52. Adegbenga; the crown elevates/uplifts
  53. Adegbenro; the crown establishes
  54. Adegbola; the crown carries wealth
  55. Adegboyega; the crown has elevated the title
  56. Adegoke; the crown ascends a height/hill
  57. Adegoroye: the crown ascends to a title
  58. Adegunte; the crown ascends the throne
  59. Adeiye; the crown of salvation
  60. Adejare; the crown has overcome
  61. Adejobi; the crown gives birth together
  62. Adejoke; the crown will together pamper this one
  63. Adejoro; the crown enjoys (eats) wealth
  64. Adejumo; the crown unites
  65. Adejumobi; the crown unites to give birth to
  66. Adejumoke; the crown unites to pamper
  67. Adejuwon; the crown is greater than them
  68. Adekanmi; I am entitled to the crown
  69. Adekemi; the crown pampers me
  70. Adekilekun; the crown makes the house full
  71. Adekitan; the crown does not finish/end
  72. Adekola; the crown collects wealth
  73. Adekoyejo; the crown brings together titles
  74. Adekunle; crowns fill the house
  75. Adelabi; we gave birth to a crown
  76. Adelana; the crown opens the way
  77. Adelani; we own the crown
  78. Adelanwa; it is a crown that we look for
  79. Adeleke; the crown triumphs
  80. Adelodun; the crown owns the festival
  81. Adelowo; the crown has respect
  82. Adeloye; the crown is (the essence) of a title
  83. Ademola; the crown has been added to wealth
  84. Ademolu; the crown has been added to the master
  85. Adenaike;
  86. Adeniji; the crown has protection/refuge (to offer)
  87. Adenike; the crown has (need of) care
  88. Adeniran; the crown has history/lineage
  89. Adeniyi; the crown has prestige/dignity
  90. Adenola; the crown owns wealth
  91. Adenrele; the crown is going home
  92. Adenuga; the crown owns the palace
  93. Adeoba; the crown of the king
  94. Adeola; crown of wealth
  95. Adeolu; the crown of God
  96. Adeoti; the crown does not fade
  97. Adeoye; a crown of title
  98. Adepeju; the crown is full of honor
  99. Adepero; the crown pacifies
  1. Adepitan; the crown tells a story
  2. Adepoju; crowns are many
  3. Aderemilekun; the crown has dried my tears
  4. Aderinsola; the crown walks into wealth
  5. Aderiyike; the crown has found one to pamper
  6. Aderonke; the crown has something to pamper
  7. Aderoju; the crown has succor
  8. Aderopo; the crown replaces
  9. Adesanmi; the crown profits me
  10. Adesewa; the crown makes beauty
  11. Adesile; the crown opens a new house
  12. Adesina; the crown has opened the way
  13. Adesoji; the crown is revived
  14. Adesokan; the crown is one
  15. Adesola; the crown makes wealth
  16. Adesoro; the crown makes wealth
  17. Adesoye; the crown watches over the title
  18. Adesupo; the crown aggregates
  19. Adetola; the crown is the worth of wealth
  20. Adetolu; the crown which belongs to God
  21. Adetona; the crown gives direction
  22. Adetoro; the crown is peaceful
  23. Adetoun; the crown is worth strife
  24. Adetoyebi; the crown is big enough to birth titles
  25. Adetoyese; the crown has beautified the title
  26. Adetunji; the crown has woken again
  27. Adetutu; the crown is calm/soothing
  28. Adewale; the crown has come home
  29. Adewetan;
  30. Adewonuola; the crown has entered into wealth
  31. Adewunmi; I am desirous of the crown
  32. Adeyanju; the crown succeeds
  33. Adeyato; the crown is different
  34. Adeyemi; the crown befits me
  35. Adeyemo; the crown befits a child
  36. Adeyiga; the crown surrounds the palace
  37. Adeyinka; the crown surrounds me
  38. Adeyeye; the crown befits its titles
  39. Adeyombo;
  40. Adeyoola;
  41. Adeyoye; the crown rejoices over the title
  42. Adunade; the sweetness of the crown
  43. Adunbi; one who is sweet to give birth to
  44. Adunke; one who is sweet to pamper
  45. Adunni; one who is sweet to have
  1. Adura; means prayer
  2. Aduramigba; my prayer has been answered
  1. Afolabi; one born with wealth
  2. Afolami; one who breathes with wealth
  3. Afolarin; one who walks with wealth
  4. Afolorunso; one kept under God’s protection
  1. Agboola; the stage/platform of wealth
  1. Aibinuola; one who is not antagonistic of wealth
  1. Aje; a child born on monday
  1. Ajibola; one who wakes up to meet wealth
  2. Ajibade; one who wakes into royalty
  3. Ajibike; we woke up to take care of this one
  4. Ajirola; one who wakes to the sight of wealth
  1. Akin; refers to warrior/valor
  2. Akinbiyi; a warrior gave birth to this one
  3. Akinbode; a warrior has arrived
  4. Akinbola; valor meets with wealth
  5. Akindele; the warrior has come home
  6. Akinkunmi; valor fills me
  7. Akinlabi; we gave birth to a warrior
  8. Akinleye; valor has glory
  9. Akinlolu; the Lord is Valor
  10. Akinloye; valor is a title
  11. Akinmade; the warrior takes the crown
  12. Akinniyi; valor has dignity
  13. Akinola; valor of wealth
  14. Akinpelu; the warrior was one of them
  15. Akinrinnola; the warrior walks in wealth
  16. Akinsanmi; valor profits me
  17. Akintayo; valor is the worth of joy
  18. Akintola; valor is the worth of wealth
  19. Akintoye; valor is the worth of title
  20. Akintunde; the warrior has come again
  21. Akinwunmi; warriors appeal to me
  22. Akinyele; valor befits a home
  23. Akinyemi; valor befits me
  1. Akeju; one who is over-pampered
  1. Anjolaoluwa; we are enjoying (eating) the wealth of God
  1. Alaba; the second child born after a set of twins
  1. Alade; the crowned one
  1. Alayo; one who is full of joy/merriment
  1. Alarape; the one with family is complete
  1. Ara; means family. It also means “to be a part of”
  2. Aralola; family (relations) is wealth
  3. Aramide; my family has come
  4. Araoye; a part of the title
  1. Aremu; is the name given to the first male child
  2. Ariyo; one who is joy to behold
  1. Asikooluwaloju; the Timing of God is best
  1. Atinuke; a person who has been pampered from conception
  1. Ayan; refers to drums/drumming.
  2. Ayanbadejo; drumming complements the crown well
  3. Ayandele; the drummer has come home
  4. Ayantola; drumming is the worth of wealth
  5. Ayantuge; drumming is the worth of the palace
  6. Ayanyinka; drumming surrounds me
  1. Ayo; means joy
  2. Ayoade; the joy of the crown
  3. Ayobade; joy meets with the crown
  4. Ayobami; joy meets with me


  1. Ayodeji; joy has doubled
  2. Ayodele; joy has come home
  3. Ayodiran; joy becomes hereditary
  4. Ayoku; joy remains
  5. Ayokunle; joy fills the house
  6. Ayokunnumitetete; joy fills my insides completely/ joy saturates me
  7. Ayomide /Ayomitide; my joy has come
  8. Ayoola; the joy of wealth
  9. Ayorinde; joy walks in
  10. Ayotomi; joy is enough for me
  11. Ayotola; joy is the worth of wealth
  12. Ayotunde; joy has come again
  1. Baba; means father or grandfather
  2. Bababunmi; father gave me
  3. Babajide; father has awoken
  4. Babalola; father is wealth
  5. Babarinsa; “father saw and ran”. Name given to a child whose father dies shortly after his birth
  6. Babasola; father makes wealth
  7. Babatola; father is the worth of wealth
  8. Babatunde; father has come again
  9. Babatunji; father had arisen/reincarnated
  10. Babawale; father has come home
  11. Babayeju; father confers dignity
  1. Badejoko; one who sits with then crown
  1. Beekololari
  2. Beelolari
  1. Bolajoko; one who sits with wealth
  2. Bolatito; so wealth is this big?
  3. Bolutife; it is as God desires
  4. Botiwunoluwa; as God desires
  1. Dideolu; the rising of God
  2. Durodola; wait for wealth
  3. Durojaiye; wait to enjoy (eat) life
  4. Durosinmi; wait to bury me
  5. Ebudola; insults have become wealth/honor
  6. Ebunoluwa; gift of God
  7. Emiola; the spirit of wealth
  8. Eni; means person
  9. Enilo; the person who went away
  10. Eniola; person of wealth
  11. Enitan; a person about whose birth a story is told
  12. Eniolurunda; a person created/moulded (especially) by God
  13. Eniolorunopa; a person who God will not kill
  14. Enitanwa; a person who we have been waiting for
  1. Ekundayo; tears have become joy
  2. Ereola; the benefit/advantage of wealth
  1. Erioluwa; evidence/testimony of God
  1. Etoade; right of the crown
  1. Ewaoluwa; beauty of God
  1. Eyiloreoluwa; this is the favor of God
  1. Eyitola; this (one) is the worth of wealth
  1. Faramade; move closer to the crown
  2. Fadekemi; make use if the crown to pamper me
  3. Fadesewafunmi; make beauty from the crown for me
  4. Fehintiola; rest/relax on wealth
  5. Feyifoluwa; give this (one) to God
  6. Fijinjesu/ Fijinoluwa; consecrated unto Jesus/God
  7. Fiyinfoluwa; give prestige to God
  8. Folagbade; receive a crown with wealth
  9. Folashade; use wealth as a crown
  10. Fowosade; use money as a crown
  1. Gbekelolu; rest on God
  2. Gbadewole; enter a place with the crown
  3. Gbolagunte; ascend the throne with wealth
  4. Gbolahan; show off wealth
  5. Gbowoade; receive the crown
  1. Ibidokun; family becomes (as wide as) the sea
  2. Ibidun; child birth is sweet
  3. Ibijoke; family pampers together
  4. Ibikeye; childbirth brings honor
  5. Ibikunle; birth (children) fill the house
  6. Ibilola; childbirth is wealth
  7. Ibisola; childbirth makes wealth
  8. Ibiyemi; childbirth honors me
  1. Ibironke; family has found who to pamper
  1. Ibiolagbajosi; the place wealth converges at
  1. Ibukunoluwa; blessing of God
  1. Idowu; the name given to the child born after a set of twins
  1. Idurotioluwa; the steadfastness/ abiding presence of God
  1. Ife; means love
  2. Ifeade; love of the crown
  3. Ifedolapo; love holds wealth together
  4. Ifejobi; love gave birth together
  5. Ifeoluwakusi; the love of God abounds
  6. Ifetayo; love is the worth of joy
  7. Igbagboluwa; belief/faith of God
  1. Ikeolu; the care of God
  1. Ilesanmi; home benefits me
  1. Imoleoluwa; light of God
  1. Inioluwa; property of God
  1. Ipadeola; assembly of wealth
  1. Ipinuoluwa; decision of God
  1. Iremide; my fortune/benefit has arrived
  1. Iretiola; hope/anticipation of wealth
  2. Iretioluwa; God’s hope
  1. itanife; the story of love
  1. Iteoluwakiisi; the throne of God is permanent
  1. Itunuoluwa; comfort of God
  1. Iwalewa; good character is beautiful
  2. Iyanda; a selected being
  3. Iya; refers to mother/grandmother
  4. Iyabo; mother has come
  5. Iyadunni; mother is sweet to have
  6. Iyaniwura; mother is (as precious as) gold
  7. Iyatunde; mother has returned
  8. Iyanuoluwa; mercy of God
  1. Iyinoluwa;
  2. Iyiola; the prestige of wealth
  1. Iyunadeoluwa; beads (corals) of the crown of God
  1. Jejelaiyegba; life should be treaded gently
  2. Jejeolaoluwa; the wealth of God is gentle/restful
  3. Jenrola; let me find wealth
  4. Jokotade; sit with the crown
  5. Jokotola; sit with wealth
  1. Kalejaye; sit and eat (savor) life
  2. Kasimawo; let’s wait and see (if this child will live long)
  3. Kikelomo; children are destined for pampering
  4. Kofoworade; he does not buy the crown with money
  5. Kofoworola;he does not buy wealth with money
  6. Kokumo; he/she will not die again
  7. Koledowo; build a house in anticipation of wealth
  8. Kosoko; theres no hoe
  9. Koyinsola; put honey into wealth i.e. experience sweet wealth
  10. Kukoyi; death rejects this (one)
  1. Magbagbeoluwa; do not forget God
  2. Majekodunmi; do not let it hurt (pain) me
  3. Majemuoluwa; convenant of God
  4. Makanjuola; do not be in a hurry to get wealthy
  5. Malomo; don’t go away any more
  6. Matanmi; don’t deceive me
  7. Meraola; I did not buy wealth
  8. Mobiyina; I have given birth to this one (at last!)
  9. Mobolaji; I awoke with wealth
  10. Modupe; I give thanks
  11. Mofaderera; I adorn my body with a crown
  12. Mofeoluwa; I love God
  13. Mofeyisade; I use this (one) as a crown
  14. Mofeyisola; I use this (one) as wealth
  15. Mofogofolorun; I give God glory?
  16. Mofolami; I breathe with wealth
  17. Mofolusho/Mofolorunsho; I place in Gods protection/keeping
  18. Mofopefolorun; I give thanks to God
  19. Mogbadunola; I enjoy wealth
  20. Mogbolade; I bring wealth home?
  21. Mojirayo; I awoke to see joy
  22. Mojirola; I awoke to see wealth
  23. Mojisola; I awoke to wealth
  24. Mojolaoluwa; I enjoy (eat) the wealth of God
  25. Mojoyin; I enjoy (eat) honey
  26. Mokolade; I have brought wealth
  27. Molayo; I have joy
  28. Monilola; I have a share in wealth
  29. Mopelola; I am complete in wealth
  30. Moradeke; I have found a crown to pamper
  31. Moradeun; I have found a crown to pamper
  32. Moradeyo; I have found a crown to rejoice over
  33. Morakinyo; I have found a warrior to rejoice over
  34. Morayo; I see joy
  35. Morenike; I (have) found a person to pamper
  36. Morenikeji; I have found my second (better) half
  37. Moriojurereoluwagba; I have found God’s favor/ favor in God’s sight
  1. Morohundiya; I find one to lessen my suffering
  2. Morohunfola; I bestow something on wealth
  3. Morohunfolu; I have found whom to give to God
  4. Morohunkolafun; I have found whom to build wealth for
  5. Morohunmubo; I have found someone to bring back
  6. Morolake; I have found wealth to pamper
  7. Morolayo; I have found wealth to rejoice over
  8. Mosopefunolorun; I thank God
  9. Mosunmola; I move close to wealth
  10. Motilewa; I come from home
  11. Motunrayo; I have once again seen joy
  12. Moyoade; I rejoice over the crown
  13. Moyosoreoluwa; I revel/rejoice in God’s favor
  1. Oba; means king/ruler
  2. Obafemi; the king loves me
  3. Obasola; the king makes wealth
  1. Obi; means family
  2. Obileye; family has honor
  1. Odun; means year
  2. Odunayo; year of joy
  3. Oduntan; a famed year in stories
  4. Ojuolape; the face of wealth is complete/complete wealth
  5. Okanlanwon; only male child amongst several female children
  6. Okiki; means fame
  7. Okikiade; fame of crown
  8. Okikiimole; fame of light
  9. Okikiola; fame of wealth
  10. Ola; means wealth.
  11. Olabamidele; wealth accompanies me home
  12. Olabamiji/Olabanji; wealth wakes with me
  13. Olabanwo; wealth looks after (this) for me
  14. Olabimtan; wealth beget me complete
  15. Olabisi; wealth has given birth to more
  16. Olabode; wealth has arrived
  17. Olabosipo; wealth returns to its position
  18. Olabukunola; wealth adds fully to wealth
  19. Oladahunsi; wealth responds to (me)
  20. Oladapo; wealth associates/affiliates
  21. Oladayo; wealth becomes joy
  22. Oladega; wealth arrives the palace
  23. Oladeinde/Olasehinde; wealth has returned
  24. Oladeji/Oladimeji; wealth has becomes two/double
  25. Oladejo; wealth becomes eight
  26. Oladele; wealth has come home
  27. Oladepo; wealth arrives its rightful position
  28. Oladiji; wealth becomes a refuge
  29. Oladipo/ Oladipupo; wealth has become plenty
  30. Oladiran; wealth becomes a heritage
  31. Oladitan; wealth becomes a story
  32. Oladokun; wealth becomes (as wide as) the sea
  33. Oladotun; wealth has become renewed
  34. Oladunjoye; wealth is sweeter than titles
  35. Oladunni; wealth is sweet to have
  36. Oladurotoye; wealth stays with titles
  37. Olafimihan; wealth shows me off
  38. Olagoke; wealth ascends a hill
  39. Olagunjoye; wealth is superior to titles
  40. Olagunte; wealth ascends the throne
  41. Olaide; wealth turns to come
  42. Olaitan; wealth is inexhaustible
  43. Olaiya; wealth of a mother
  44. Olajide; wealth awakes to come
  45. Olajire; wealth awakes to goodness
  46. Olajobi/Olajumobi; wealth unites to give birth to
  47. Olajumoke; wealth unites to pamper
  48. Olakanmi; wealth has touched me/I am entitled to wealth
  49. Olakitan; wealth does not finish
  50. Olalekan; wealth has increased by one
  51. Olalere; wealth has benefits
  52. Olamakinde; wealth has brought the warrior
  53. Olamide; my wealth has come
  54. Olamiji; my wealth has awoken
  55. Olanifesi; wealth has love for me
  56. Olanipekun; wealth is endless
  57. Olaniyan; wealth has its pride
  58. Olaniyi; wealth is honorable
  59. Olanlesi; wealth is increasing
  60. Olanrele; wealth is going home
  61. Olanrewaju; wealth is moving forward
  62. Olansile; wealth opens a house
  63. Olaoluwa; wealth of /from God
  64. Olaosebikan; wealth does dwell exclusively in one place
  65. Olaoti; wealth does not fade
  66. Olaoye; wealth of the titled one
  67. Olapademi; wealth meets with me
  68. Olapeju; wealth is full of value
  69. Olapitan; wealth tells a story
  70. Olasimbo; wealth escorts me
  71. Olasubomi; wealth has overwhelmed me.
  72. Olasunmbo; wealth moves closer to me
  73. Olasunkanmi; wealth moves nearer to touch me
  74. Olasupo; wealth clusters together
  75. Olatelemi; wealth follows me
  76. Olatemina; I also deserve wealth
  77. Olateju; wealth is abundant
  78. Olatidoye; wealth has become a title
  79. Olatokunbo; wealth from across the sea
  80. Olatoun; wealth is worth strife
  81. Olatunbosun; wealth has once more shifted (forward)
  82. Olatunji; wealth has been revived
  83. Olawale; wealth come home
  84. Olawuwo; wealth is heavy
  85. Olayemi; wealth befits me
  86. Olayikanmi; wealth turned to touch me
  87. Olayiwola; wealth twists into wealth
  88. Olayinka; wealth surrounds me
  89. Olayonu; wealth has burdens
  90. Ololade; wealthy person has arrived
  91. Olu/oluwa; means God. They are used interchangeably.
  92. Oluade; God of the crown
  93. Olubajo; God returns from a journey
  94. Olubamise; God has done it for me
  95. Olubanke; God helps me take care of (this child)
  96. Oluwabukola; God adds to wealth
  97. Olubukumi; God adds to me
  98. Olubukunade; God adds to the crown
  99. Oluwabunmi; God adds to me
  100. Oluwabusayo; God adds to joy
  101. Oluwabusola; God adds to wealth
  102. Oludahunsi; God answers (me)
  103. Oluwadairo; God establishes this one
  104. Oluwadamilare; God exonerates/acquits me
  105. Oluwadamilola ; God makes me wealthy
  106. Oluwadamisi; God spares me/my life
  107. Oluwadarasimi; God has been good to me
  108. Oluwadayisi; God created this one
  109. Oludemilade; God has crowned me
  110. Oluwadetan; God has finally arrived
  111. Oludolamu; God is the custodian of wealth
  112. Oludotun; God becomes new
  113. Olufadeke; God uses the crown to care for this one
  114. Olufela; God expands wealth
  115. Oluwafemi; God loves me
  116. Olufeyikemi; God uses this (one) to care for me
  117. Olufeyisayo; God uses this (one) to add to (my) joy
  118. Oluwafikayo/ Olufikunayo; God adds completeness to (my) joy
  119. Oluwafiresayo; God adds favor to (my) joy
  120. Olufisayo; God adds to (my) joy
  121. Olufolake; God takes care of this (one) with wealth
  122. Olufolasade; God has uses wealth as a crown
  123. Oluwafoyinsolami; God adds honey to my wealth
  124. Olufumiso; God gave me (this child) to watch over
  125. Olufunke; God gave me to pamper
  126. Olufunmbi; God gave me to birth
  127. Olufunmilade; God has given me a crown
  128. Olufunmilola; God gives me wealth
  129. Oluwafunmilorinotun; God has given me a new song
  130. Olufunto; God gave me to raise/bring up
  131. Olugbayilo; God takes this (one) to use
  132. Olugbemileke; God makes me overcome
  133. Oluwagbeminiyi; Gods honors me
  134. Oluwajomiloju; God has surprised me
  135. Olukayode; God has brought joy
  136. Oluwakemi; God pampers me
  137. Olukolade; God brings wealth
  138. Olukorede; God has brought good (to me)
  139. Olukunmi; God completes me
  140. Olulaanu; God has mercy
  141. Oluwaleti; God has ears (to hear my request)
  142. Oluwalomose; God knows how best to do it
  143. Oluwalonike; God owns (this one) to take care of
  144. Oluwalonimi; God owns me
  145. Olumayokun; God makes joy complete
  146. Olumayowa; God brings joy
  147. Olumide; my God has come
  148. Olumoyebo; God has brought titles
  149. Oluwanifemi; God has love for me
  150. Oluwapamilerinayo; God has caused me to laugh in joyfulness
  151. Oluranti; God remembers
  152. Oluwaremilekun;God has dried my tears
  153. Oluropo; God replaces
  154. Oluwarotimi; God is with me
  155. Olusaanu; God wrought mercy
  156. Olusanmi; God benefits me
  157. Olusanya; God compensates for my suffering
  158. Olusayo; God makes joy
  159. Olusegun; God is victorious
  160. Oluwasemilore; God has done me a favor
  161. Oluwaseteminirere; God has done things for my good
  1. Oluwaseun; thanks be to God
  2. Oluwaseunbabaralaiyemi; God has done extremely great things for me
  3. Oluwaseunayo; God has done something joyous
  4. Oluseye; God makes dignity
  5. Oluwaseyi; God has done this
  6. Olusoga; God is the master
  7. Olusoji; God has arisen
  8. Olusola; God makes wealth
  9. Oluwatemilorun; God contents me
  10. Oluwatimilehin; God backs me up
  11. Oluwatisetan; God has done completed “it”
  12. Oluwatobi; God is big/mighty
  13. Oluwatofunmi; God is enough for me
  14. Olutomilola; God is enough wealth for me
  15. Olutomiwa; God has come for me
  16. Oluwatosin; God is worthy of worship
  17. Olutoyelo; God worth more than titles
  18. Oluwatoyosi; God is worth celebrating
  19. Olutumibi; God rebirths me
  20. Olutunde; God has returned
  21. Oluwawapelumi; God is with me
  22. Oluwemimo; God washes me pure
  23. Oluwole; God enters the home
  24. Oluwayemisi; God holds me in high regards/God honors me
  25. Oluyomi; God delivered me
  26. Omo; means child
  27. Omobolade; child comes (home) with wealth
  28. Omobolaji; child awoke with wealth
  29. Omobolanle; child met wealth at home
  30. Omobonike; child has met with someone to pamper him/her
  31. Omoborode; child has come with riches
  32. Omodarani; child is good to have
  33. Omodele; child has come home
  34. Omodunbi; child is sweet to birth
  35. Omodunni; a child is a sweet thing to have
  36. Omofolabo; child comes with wealth
  37. Omojola; child is greater than wealth
  38. Omokeinde/ Omokeyinwa; child comes in last/brings up the rear
  39. Omokeyede; child brings honor
  40. Omokorede; child brings goodness
  41. Omolabake; child whom we shall pamper
  42. Omolabi; it’s a child we have given birth to
  43. Omolara/ Omolebi; children are family
  44. Omolayo; children are (a source) joy
  45. Omolere; children are good
  46. Omolewa; children are beauty
  47. Omoleye; children are worthy
  48. Omolola; children are wealth
  49. Omololu; child is the master
  50. Omoloro; children are riches
  51. Omoloso; children are adornments/jewels
  52. Omoluwabi; responsible child
  53. Omoniyi; children are honorable
  54. Omoniyun; children are (as precious as) coral beads
  55. Omopariola; children are the completion are wealth
  56. Omosalewa; child selected what home to be born into
  57. Omosunsola; child moves nearer to wealth
  58. Omotade; child is the worth of the crown
  59. Omotara; child is the worth of family
  60. Omotayo; child is the worth of (equivalent of) joy
  61. Omotola/Omotolani; a child is as worthy as wealth
  62. Omotoso; children are the worth of adornments
  63. Omotunde; child has come again
  64. Omowafola; child is destined for wealth
  65. Omowon; children are expensive/dear/precious
  66. Omowunmi; child is appealing to me
  67. Omoyeni; child befits a person
  1. Oni; means person
  2. Onifede; here comes the person of love
  3. Onipede; here comes the consoler
  4. Oniyide; here comes the dignified one
  1. Ope; means thanks
  2. Opemipo; I have many thanks to render
  3. Opeoluwa; God’s gratitude
  4. Opetunde; gratitude has come again
  5. Opeyemi; thanks befits me/I should be grateful
  1. Ore; means favor/goodness/kindness
  2. Oreofe; free favor (undeserved favor). I.e. grace
  3. Oreolu; favor of God
  1. Òré; means friend
  2. Òrédola; friendship becomes wealth
  3. Òrélolu; God is a friend
  4. Òréoluwa; friend of God
  5. Òréotitololuwa; God is a true friend
  1. Ori; means head
  2. Oriade; head of crown
  3. Oridola; head has become wealth
  4. Orimolade; the head knows who should be crown
  5. Oriola; head of wealth
  6. Oriyomi; my head has saved me
  7. Oromidayo; my case has become that of joy
  8. Otito; means truth
  9. Otitoju; the truth is greatest
  10. Otitoluwa; the truth of God
  1. Owo; this refers to money
  2. Owodunni; money is sweet to own
  3. Owolabi; money is what we have given birth to
  4. Owoseni; money can be had
  1. Oye; means titles
  2. Oyebamiji/Oyebanji; the title awakes with me
  3. Oyebode; title has come
  4. Oyebola; title meets with wealth
  5. Oyebolujo; the titles fit God
  6. Oyedele; title comes home
  7. Oyediran; title becomes hereditary
  8. Oyegoke; title ascends a hill
  9. Oyekanmi; it is my turn to receive the title
  1. Oyekunle; title fills the house
  2. Oyelakin; title is valor
  3. Oyeleke;title overcomes
  4. Oyelowo; title has respect
  5. Oyemade; title with crown
  6. Oyenike; title has need of pampering
  7. Oyeniran; title has pedigree
  8. Oyeniyi; title has dignity
  9. Oyenola; title has wealth
  10. Oyenuga; the title owns the palace
  11. Oyerinde; title has walked in
  12. Oyesanya; the title compensates for my suffering
  13. Oyesina; the title has opened the wat
  14. Oyetunde the title has come again
  15. Oyeyemi; titles befit me
  16. Oyeyipo; titles roll together/surround each other
  1. Oyin; means honey. It refers also to sweetness
  2. Oyindamola; honey is mixed into wealth
  3. Oyindasola; honey pours into wealth
  4. Oyinkansola; honey drips into wealth
  1. Popoola; highway of wealth
  2. Pàímọ́: Keep this (one) safe.
  3. Pamílẹ́rìn: Make me laugh. Gladden my heart.
  4. Pamílẹ́rínayọ̀: Cause me to laugh for joy.
  5. Paríọlá: Complete wealth.
  6. Pàṣẹdà: Change authorities.
  7. Pàsẹfúnmi: Command me.
  8. Péjú: Be completely around. A short form of a longer name.
  9. Pẹ̀láyọ̀: With joy.
  10. Pẹ̀lúmi; With me.
  11. Pẹ̀lúọlá: Together with wealth/nobility.
  12. Pèmí
  13. Pèmísíre: Call me to goodness.
  14. Pẹ̀rọ̀sáyémi: Invoke ease and calmness into my life.
  15. Pẹ̀rọ̀sọ́lá: Invoke calmness to my wealth/nobility.
  16. Pétérù: A Yorùbá version of Peter.
  17. Pípéniṣẹ́olúwa:
  18. The work of God is complete.
  1. Segilade; ornaments are crowns
  2. Segilola; ornaments are wealth
  1. Similolaoluwa; restfulness of the wealth of God
  1. Sijuade; look in/open (your) eyes wide in the direction of the crown
  2. Sijuwola; look in the direction of wealth
  1. Siyanbola;
  2. Suulola;
  1. Tanimola; who knows the future
  2. Taraoluwa; from Gods own body
  3. Taiwo/Taiye; taste life/the world. The name given to the younger of a set of twins
  4. Tejumade; fix your gaze on the crown
  5. Temidayo; my life has taken a turn for good
  6. Temilade; mine is the crown
  7. Temilayo; mine is joy. Joy is mine
  8. Temilolu; God is mine
  9. Temitayo; my case is worth joyfulness
  10. Temitope; mine (my circumstances) are worth thankfulness
  11. Tewogbola; stretch out your hands to receive wealth
  12. Tirenioluwa; it is yours, Lord!
  13. Tinuade; from within the crown
  14. Titilola; endless wealth
  15. Titilayo; endless joy
  16. Tiwalade; ours is the crown
  17. Tiwalolu; ours is God
  18. Tiwatope; our situation is worthy of thanks

Yoruba Naming Ceremonies

Male Yorùbá children were formerly given a new name on the ninth day after childbirth, while female Yorùbá babies were named on the 7th day.

But today, the seventh day is often used to name both genders. The names of the children are generally revealed through divination by a team of Babalawo – old Ifá priests, but in recent years, names have also originated from those of higher-ranking relatives, such as the father, mother or grandparents.

Both the parents, as well as any senior relatives, might name the child or children after themselves. That’s why old Yorùbás always had a lengthy list of names to give children.

Baby names are frequently derived from the names of the child’s grandparents and great grandparents.

The name that the Babaláwo has historically divined signifies the rà that directs the newborn, whether the child is a reborn ancestor, the child’s destiny, and the spiritual beings that will help the child achieve it.

Importance of Names

Yorùbá names are usually meticulously contemplated throughout the week leading up to the naming ceremony, as it is important to choose a name that does not convey any evil or dishonor.

In other words, giving a Yorùbá child a name that was previously associated with a crook or criminal is an insensible decision, as it may lead to the kid growing up to be a crook or criminal, according to Yorùbá ideology.

Traditional Yorùbá names are divided into 5 categories:

  • Orúko Àmútọ̀runwá ‘Destiny Names’, (“names assumed to be brought from heaven” or derived from a religious background). Examples are: Àìná, Ìgè, Òjó, Yétúndé, Abọ́sẹ̀dé, Táíwò, Kẹ́hìndé, Ìdòwú, Àlàbá, Bàbátúndé, Àjàyí, Abíọ́nà, Dàda, Ìdògbé, Yéwándé, Olúgbódi, et cetera.


  • Orúkọ Àbísọ ‘Acquired Names’, (literally “given on earth” or granted by next of kin). These include: Ọmọ́táyọ̀, Ìbílọlá, Adéyínká, Ọláwùnmí, Ọládọ̀tun, Ìbídàpọ̀, Ọlárìndé, Adérónkẹ́, Ajíbọ́lá, Ìbíyẹmí, Morẹ́nikẹ́, Mojísọ́lá, Fọláwiyọ́, Ayọ̀ọ́délé, Àríyọ̀, Oyèlẹ́yẹ, Ọmọ́tọ́lá, Ọmọlará, Fadérẹra, and hundreds of others.


  • Orúkọ Oríkì ‘Panegyrical’. These names include: Àyìnlá, Àlàó, Àjọkẹ́, Àbẹ̀bí, Ìshọ̀lá, Àlàkẹ́, Àyọ̀ká, Ìyàndá, Àlàmú, Àlàní, Àkànmú, Àkànní, Àgbékẹ́, Àníkẹ́, Àjìún, Àmọ̀kẹ́, Àlàbí, Àbẹ̀kẹ́, Àmọ̀pé, Àjílé, Àwẹ̀ró, Àdìó, Àdìgún, Àṣàbí, Àdùfẹ́, Àbẹ̀fẹ́, Àbẹ̀jẹ́ and so on.


  • Orúkọ Àbíkú. An Àbíkú is a child who cycles repeatedly, and within a short time frame, between life and death, thereby causing grief to the parents. The Yorùbá have a corpus of especial names for the Àbíkú. Some of this are appealing, while some are derogatory. Examples include: Málọmọ́, Kòsọ́kọ́, Dúrósinmí, Ikúkọ̀yí, Bíòbákú, Kòkúmọ́, Ikúdáìísí, Olúwadáìísí, Ìgbẹ́kọ̀yí, Àńdùú, Àńwòó, Káṣìmáawòó, Dúrótìmí, Dúróoríkẹ̀ẹ́, Ọmọ́túndé, Dúrójayé, Ikúmápàyí, Kalẹ̀jayé, Kòsọ́kọ́, Ajá, and so on.


  • Orukọ Ìnagijẹ ‘epithetic names’. Examples include: Eyínfúnjowó, Ajíláràn-án, Ajíṣafẹ́, Ọ̀pẹ́lẹ́ńgẹ́, Aríkúyẹrí, Agbọ́tikúyọ̀, Awẹ́lẹ́wà, Ìbàdì-àrán, Jẹ́jẹ́, Báòkú, Àkẹ́jù, Amọ́lẹ́gbẹ́, Agùntáṣọọ́lò, etc.

Also Read: Hausa Names and Meaning

That is it for this article. It’s our view that you have found the sweet Yoruba names that you will give to your children right? Good.

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