Abiodun is a unisex Yoruba name that is usually given to children born in December.
It is a combination of two words:
Abi - we birthed.
Odun - festive season or year.
The literal translation would be to birth year/festive season.
Abolarinwa is a male name that means one who walks with wealth. Its short form is usually Bola.
means crown and it is a popular prefix in Yoruba names. Both female and male names often share this prefix.
tola means a crown is comparable to wealth. This Yoruba name is usually unisex and its short form is usually Ade or Tola.
Adeyemi means I am worthy of the crown. It is also a popular surname.
Afolabi is a male name that means one who is born with wealth. It is also a popular Yoruba surname. Its short form is usually Folabi or Fola.
Afolake means one who is raised with wealth and it is a female name. The short form is usually Folake or Fola.
Ajibola means one who wakes up into wealth and it is a male name. Short form is Jibola or Bola.
Asoropa means one who is hard to kill. This name is usually a surname.
Atinuke is an affectionate female Yoruba name which means one who has been pampered before birth (while still an embryo). Short form is usually Tinu or Tinuke.
Atolani is usually a male Yoruba name that means one who is worthy of wealth. It is also a common surname. Short-form is usually Tola or Tolani.
bami is a unisex Yoruba name that usually comes with two prefixes explained below:
Ayobamiji - I woke up with joy.
Ayobamide - Joy came with me.
Short form of the name is usually Ayo which simply means joy.
Bisola is a female Yoruba name that means born into wealth.
Bunmi means 'gave me'. It is usually a female name but sometimes used as a male name by some. The name usually comes with prefixes such as:
Ogunbunmi - Ogun gave me.
Oluwabunmi - the Lord gave me.
Fabunmi - Ifa gave me.
Orisabunmi - Orisa gave me.
Damilola means 'blessed me with wealth' and it is usually a unisex Yoruba name. Popular example of the name with prefix is Oluwa
It means that something has become joy. This is usually a male name but sometimes given to female children as well.
Examples of variations with prefixes are: Adedayo and Ogundayo.
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Dele means "come home". It is a male given name and is often used with common prefixes such as: Ola
dele - wealth has come home. Akin
dele - the brave one has come home.
This is usually a male name but sometimes used as a female name as well. Femi in Yoruba name context means 'loves me'. Popular examples with prefixes are Oluwa
femi, and Obafemi.
Folorunsho, sometimes spelled as Folorunso, is a male name that means given to God to keep. Its short form is usually Funsho.
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This Yoruba name could have two meanings and could be a male or female name depending on the prefix or suffix. The meanings are explained below:
Meaning no. 1 - Gbemi could mean 'lift me'. Popular female example of the name in this context is Oluwa
gbemisola which means the Lord has lifted me into wealth.
Popular male example of Gbemi in this context is Oluwa
gbemileke, which means the Lord has given me victory. Another popular variant is Ogun
gbemileke which means Ogun
has given me victory.
Meaning no. 2 - Gbemi could also mean 'favoured me'. Popular variants in this context are Ogun
gbemi and Ifa
gbemi. These are usually male names and are seldom used these days perhaps due to the prevalence of Christianity in Nigeria.
Ireti is usually a female name that means hope. It is commonly used with suffixes instead of prefixes. Examples include:
- the hope of joy.
the hope of wealth.
- to hope in the Lord
Kemi means take care of me or pamper me and it is popularly a female name. Popular variations with prefixes are: Oluwa
kemi - the Lord takes care of me.
kemi - Pamper me with wealth.
kemi - Comfort me with the crown.
To bring wealth. It is a male name. Examples with prefixes: Omokolade, Ogunkolade etc.
Korede is a male Yoruba name that means brought wealth. It usually has prefixes such as: Oluwakorede
- the Lord has brought wealth. Ogunkorede
- Ogun has brought wealth. Fakorede
- Ifa has brought wealth.
Mojisola is a female Yoruba name that means to wake into wealth. Short-form is usually Moji.
Morenike is a female Yoruba name that means I have someone to care for/pamper. Short-form is usually Nike.
femi means the King loves me and it is usually a male name.
Ogundayisi is a male name that means Ogun has kept this one alive. Short-form is usually Dayisi.
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Oladimeji is a male Yoruba name that means our wealth has been doubled. Short forms are Ola, Deji, and Dimeji.
Olaitan means unending wealth and it is usually a female name. Short form is Laitan.
Olayinka is a unisex Yoruba name that means I am surrounded with wealth. The short form is Yinka.
tobi means God is great. It is usually a male name. Another variant of this Yoruba name is Oloruntobiloba
which means that God is a great king. Short form of this name is usually Tobi.
Olowolaiyemo sometimes spelled Olowolayemo means people only adore the rich. This name is usually a surname.
Oluwadamilare is a male Yoruba name that means the Lord has vindicated me. Short form is Dare or Damilare.
Oluwadarasimi is a female Yoruba name that means the Lord is good to me. Short-form is usually Dara or Simi.
funmilayo means the Lord has given me joy and it is a female name. Short forms could be Funlayo or Funmi but Funmi is the most common.
Oluwagbenga is a male Yoruba name that means the Lord has exalted me. Short form is Gbenga.
Oluwaseyi is a unisex Yoruba name that means the Lord has done this. Short form is Seyi.
Oluwatoyin means the Lord is worthy of praise. It is popularly a female name and rarely used as male name. Short form is Toyin.
toke means a child is worthy of care and it is a female name. Short form is Toke.
tola means a child is equal to wealth and it is usually a female name. Short form is usually Tola.
Oreofe is a unisex Yoruba name that means grace.
Oreoluwa is a female Yoruba name that means gift from God. Short form is usually Ore.
Oreoluwa could be a full name on its own or a shorter form of Oreoluwatanwa. See Oreoluwatanwa for meaning.
Oreoluwatanwa is a female Yoruba name that means a gift from the Lord that we have been waiting for. This name is usually given to a female child whose birth has been preceded by male siblings. Short form is usually Ore.
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labi means we have given birth to money.
Remilekun means 'wiped away my tears' and it is usually a unisex name. Popular variant of the name with prefix is Oluwa
remilekun, which means the Lord has wiped away my tears. The usual short form is Remi.
Segun means to conquer or defeat and it is usually a male name. Popular example with prefix is Oluwa
segun. This means the Lord has conquered.
Shade literally means to wield a crown. It is a female name. Popular example with prefix is Fola
shade. This means to be crowned with wealth.
Temitope is usually a unisex name. It means 'I am inclined to be greatful'. Short forms are usually Temi or Tope.
Timilehin is a male Yoruba name that means back me up. It usually has prefixes such as Ogun
(Oluwatimileyin). Short form is usually Timi.
Titilayo is a female Yoruba name that means perpetual joy. Short form is Titi or Layo but Titi is more common.
Titilola is a female Yoruba name that means perpetual wealth. The short form is Titi or Lola.
Tolu means 'the Lord's'. The name is unisex. This name usually takes a suffix. Example with suffix is Tolulope, meaning praise be to the Lord.
Tomi means sufficient for me. It is a female name.
Popular variations of this name with prefixes are: Oluwatomi and Adetomi.
This name means worthy of worship and it is usually a unisex Yoruba name. It is commonly used after prefixes that pertain to religion. Some examples are Oluwa
tosin and Olorun
Worthy of being happy about. This name is unisex. (Examples with prefixes: Omotoyosi, Adetoyosi, Oguntoyosi, etc.)
Tumininu means 'I am appeased' and it is usually a female name. Popular variants of this name with prefixes are: Ade
tumininu which means I am appeased by the crown. Oluwa
tumininu which means the Lord has comforted me.
Tunde means 'back again'. It is usually a male name.
Examples of variations of this name with prefixes are: Akin
tunde and Baba
tunde. These names are usually given to Yoruba children who have close resemblance with a late grandfather or grandmother. Its female variation is Yetunde.
The female variation is rarely shortened to Tunde. It often remains as Yetunde. So the shortened form (Tunde) is popularly used for males.
This name means "rewake" or "wake again". It can only be used after prefixes. Examples include: Adetunji, Omotunji, Babatunji, Akintunji etc
Wale means to come home. It is a male name.
Popular variations with prefixes are: Adewale, Akinwale, Odewale, etc.
Wole means entry into a house. It is a male name.
Examples of variations of this name with prefixes are: Oyewole and Ogunwole.
Wonu means to enter. It's usually a female name. This name usually has both prefix and suffix. With prefix and suffix, its usually Omo
Yemisi means treated we well and it is a female name. The name usually comes with prefixes like:
Ogunyemisi - Ogun has treated me well.
Oluwayemisi - the Lord has treated me well.
Fayemisi - Ifa has treated me well.
Short form of the name is Yemi. For male variation of Yemi, see Adeyemi.