INTERESTING! Popular Yoruba Names And Their English Meanings

Date: 15-05-2013 5:50 am (8 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 15 May 2013

Yoruba, Hausa and the Igbo tribes are the 3 most common tribes in Nigeria today.

The natives of Yorubaland are in the habit of naming a child in order of place, circumstances surrounding his or her birth as well as in honour of an ancestor.

Listed below are few Yoruba names and their meanings in English Language.

Name                  Meaning

Ajayi——–A child born with face turned downwards

Aina——Is the female of Ojo(of the two names, Ijebu tribe uses Aina,it is proverbial that (Ijebu Kii je Ojo),”Ijebus never bear the name Ojo.”

Dada—–Children with knotted hair or dreads

Ilori——Conceived after a previous birth, before resumption of mensturation

Oke—–A child wrapped in a thin membrane at birth, (The Amniotic sac)

Taiwo—-The first to arrive of a twin

Kehinde—The last to arrive of a twin

Eta Oko—The third child in a Triplet

Ojo———-A male child that has his umbilical cord tied around his neck at birth.

Talabi——-A child born with the head and body covered with Caul like a masquerade

Oni———A baby whose incessant cry at birth suggest that he/she is in distress

Ige ——–A baby that came out of the womb with feet first

Idowu—–A child born after a set of twins.

Alaba——A child born after Idowu

Olugbodi—-A child born with the sixth finger

Erinle——–A child born with an umbilical cord around his wrist.

Credit: City Pulse


Posted: at 15-05-2013 05:50 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
- Unikpearl at 15-05-2013 08:21 AM (8 years ago)
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Yoruba class...ese oluko
Posted: at 15-05-2013 08:21 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paul4daddykalu at 15-05-2013 08:28 AM (8 years ago)
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Please where Benin/Edo Belong in Nigeria? since they are Not Yoruba, Hausa or Igbo..
Posted: at 15-05-2013 08:28 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- torrejon_men at 15-05-2013 08:46 AM (8 years ago)
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so fulani is not part of the major languages,dey have produced the highest number of presidents in nigeria
Posted: at 15-05-2013 08:46 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Noble12 at 15-05-2013 08:56 AM (8 years ago)
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Old post
Posted: at 15-05-2013 08:56 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moni4real at 15-05-2013 09:08 AM (8 years ago)
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WHAT FOR? RUBBISH. POSTER U BETTER STARTING LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB COS VERY SOON, THEY WILL SACK U HERE. U POST RUBBISH,NONSENSE.UNCIRCUMCISED YORUBA MAN
Posted: at 15-05-2013 09:08 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 15-05-2013 09:12 AM (8 years ago)
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Nice one bro. Four of my siblings names are here. Taiwoand Kehinde, Idowu, Alaba. We have Ige and Aina (female)
Posted: at 15-05-2013 09:12 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- paulohking at 15-05-2013 09:14 AM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-05-2013 09:14 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 15-05-2013 09:15 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: torrejon_men on 15-05-2013 08:46 AM
so fulani is not part of the major languages,dey have produced the highest number of presidents in nigeria
THEY AR BOKO NA RAM FAMILY.
Posted: at 15-05-2013 09:15 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- etibaba at 15-05-2013 09:24 AM (8 years ago)
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Known.

Posted: at 15-05-2013 09:24 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 15-05-2013 09:29 AM (8 years ago)
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but me think aina is male name oooooo
i get one schoolmate by name olusola aina
how about ajani na?
not ajanni anyway
Posted: at 15-05-2013 09:29 AM (8 years ago) | Grande Master
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- mary11 at 15-05-2013 09:42 AM (8 years ago)
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So?

Posted: at 15-05-2013 09:42 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- jahy at 15-05-2013 10:05 AM (8 years ago)
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@torre or whatever, I think you should get your facts right. I guess we had only one fulani ruler. Mostly middle belt. Thanx
Posted: at 15-05-2013 10:05 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Yungchill at 15-05-2013 10:22 AM (8 years ago)
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wtf...

Posted: at 15-05-2013 10:22 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Raphaeltaiwo at 15-05-2013 10:35 AM (8 years ago)
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Good
Posted: at 15-05-2013 10:35 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- jamesbondchick at 15-05-2013 10:57 AM (8 years ago)
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What about olanrewaju? Huh?

Posted: at 15-05-2013 10:57 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nzewyte at 15-05-2013 10:58 AM (8 years ago)
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Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 15-05-2013 10:58 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nzewyte at 15-05-2013 11:01 AM (8 years ago)
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Am nt a yoruba, y would i need 2 knw d meaning of some yoruba names?

Posted: at 15-05-2013 11:01 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 15-05-2013 11:58 AM (8 years ago)
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how it take concern me Edo boy??  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-05-2013 11:58 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- pchinedu20 at 15-05-2013 12:27 PM (8 years ago)
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hahaha
Posted: at 15-05-2013 12:27 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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