Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Calabar, Urhobo Nigeria Baby Names, Their Meanings

nigeria baby names -image of a child.Did you know that the Yorubas, Igbos, Urhobos and Hausas have some of the most beautiful Nigeria baby names you can think of?

Beyond a beautiful name, did you know that the meaning of your baby’s name is most important?

In fact, when a child is born, it is important to carefully choose your baby’s name, as it is believed that the name will have an impact on the destiny of the child or family. The biblical Jabez is a typical example.

So if you are searching for unique Nigeria baby names, you are in the right spot!

In this article, we have outline Nigeria baby names from different tribes – Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Calabar, Urhobo.

50 UNIQUE FEMALE NIGERIA BABY NAMES (YORUBA)

1.  Aanuoluwakiishi: This name means God’s mercy doesn’t fade away or end.
2. Abifoluwa: Meaning Born for God.
3. Abimbola: Meaning Born into wealth
4. Adebimpe: The crown gave birth to me.
5. Adebisi: We’ve added to the crown.
6. Ademuyiwa: The crown brought this
7. Adesanya: Reward my suffering.
8. Aduragbemi: Prayer favoured me or Prayer lifted me.
9. Anjolaifeoluwa: I am enjoying the love of God
10. Araoluwa – Wonder of God
11. Ayokunumi – I am overwhelmed with joy
12. Ebunifewamiri – God’s gift of love found me
13. Eriadurami – Testimony of my prayer
14. Eriifeoluwasimi – Proof or Evidence of God’s love to me
15. Erimipe – My testimony is complete

16. Erinkansilemi – Laughter landed in my home
17. Ewaoluwa – Beauty of God
18. Eyiwunmimitoluwasefunmi – I like this particular thing the Lord did for me
19. Fadesike – The Lord has beautified me with honour
20. Idunnuola – Happiness
21. Ifeoluwakofimisile – God’s love has never departed from me/ left me
22. Ilerioluwa – Promise
23. Irekitan – Good things/deeds will not finish
24. Ireoluwatomiwa – God’s goodness comes to me
25. Iretioluwa – God’s hope
26. Iteoluwa – Altar/throne of God
27. Kikelomo – A child is meant to be pampered
28. Mofeyisopefoluwa – I thank God with this
29. Morenike – I have found a person to pamper

More Yoruba Baby Names

30. Morireoluwa – I see God’s goodness
31. Morireoluwagbanilealaaye – I received the goodness of God on earth/ in the land of the living
32. Moyosooretoluwasefunmi – I rejoice to the goodness of God/ God’s gift to me
33. Ninioluwalere – Having God pays
34. Ogooluwa – Glory of God
35. Ojumitirireoluwa – My eyes have seen the goodness of God
36.Olaoluwatomi – God’s wealth is enough for me
37. Olubunmi – Gift of God
38. Oluwaferanmi – God likes me
39. Oluwamayomikun – God has completed my joy

40. Oluwasindara – God still performs wonders
41. Oluwateniola – God is all encompassing
42. Oluwatetisimi – God heard my voice
43. Omobolanle – A child who met wealth at home
44. Opeyimika – Surrounded by praise
45. Oreofeoluwatofunmi – The Grace of the Lord is sufficient for me
46. Oreoluwa – God’s friend
47. Tanitoluwa: Meaning “who is like unto God”?
48. Temilade: It means the crown belongs to me.
49. Tiaraoluwa: The Lord’s wonder/ From God’s body
50. Tiwatope: This name means our situation is worthy of thanksgiving

45 UNIQUE NIGERIA BABY BOY NAMES (YORUBA)

1. Adepero – The crown has brought peace
2. Adesanya – My pains have been compensated with the arrival of this child.
3. Adeshola – One who is crowned to bring wealth
4. Ayinde – We gave praise and he came
5. Ayotomiwa – Joy has come to me
6. Bankole – Build a home for me
7. Bayode – A child that came with
8. Modupeore – Thank you God for this gift
9. Modurodoluwa – I waited on the Lord
10. Mofihinfoluwa – To God be the glory
11. Mofolorunso – One who is placed in God’s
12. Obafemi – The King loves me
13. Obaloluwa – God is the king
14. Obatotosinloluwa – God is indeed worthy of praise
15. Odunayo – Year of happiness

16. Ogooluwa – The glory of God
17. Olabamiji – Wealth wakes with me
18. Olabisi – The joy is multiple
19. Olamilekan – My wealth has increased by one
20. Oluwagbenga – God has lifted me up
21. Pamilekunayo – One who brings tears of joy
22. Rereloluwa – God is good all the time

23 Seye – Honour
24. Shakale – The almighty
25. Sijuwade – A man who is destined for greatness (often from a royal family).
26. Similoluwa – Rest in the Lord
27. Sunkanmi – A Yoruba word meaning draw close to me
28. Sunmoluwa – One who is moving closer towards God
29. Tadenikawo – Person under the protection of the crown
30. Tanimola – Nobody knows tomorrow

More Yoruba Names

31. Tantoluwa – One who is like God
32. Tayo – Boy full of happiness
33. Tejumola – One who looks forward to better days
34. Teleayo – The one who lays ground for joy
35. Teleola – He has laid ground for wealth
36. Teniayo – The foundation of joy
37. Tifeoluwa – It is the will of God
38. Tiwa – One who owns the crown or kingship
39. Tiwalade – The crown in ours
40. Tokunbo – One who is from across the sea
41. Tolulola – Wealth belongs to God.
42. Tolulope – To God be the glory
43. Toluwalase – Authority belongs to God
44. Toluwalogo – The glory belongs to God
45. Yele – One who befits the family

50 UNIQUE NIGERIA BABY BOY NAMES (IGBO)

1.   Obimnaetochukwu – My heart praises God.
2.   Achike – Give praise to the Lord.
3.   Chidindu – God is alive.
4.   Chukwuebuka – God is mighty.
5.   Chibuikem – God is my strength.
6.   Ifeanyichukwu – Nothing is big for God (He can do anything).
7.   Ekene – Thanks.
8.   Ahamefula – May my name not be lost
9.   Ahaoma – Good name
10. Amarachi – God’s grace
11.  Anayochi – Requesting from God
12. Chetachi – Remember God
13. Chiagoziem- God has blessed me
14. Chibueze – God is a king
15. Chibuisi – God is head

16. Chibuzo – God is in front
17. Chidiebere – God is merciful
18. Chidiebube – God is glorious
19. Chigunyerem – God counted me in

More Igbo Names For Boy Child

20. Chijiokem – God has my share
21.Chika – God is bigger
22. Chikaodinaka – It’s in God’s hands
23. Chike – Strong God
24. Chilota – May God remember
25. Chima – God knows
26. Chukwuka – God is bigger
27. Chukwunyere – God gave
28. Daberechi – Lean onto God
29. Eberechukwu – God’s mercy
30. Ekperechi – Prayer to God

31. Ekperedike – The prayer of a great man
32. Ekwueme – One who says and does
33. Eze – King
34. Ifesinachi – Things are from God
35. Ihuoma – Good fortune Ikechukwu – The strength of God
36. Ikeobi – The strength of the family home
37. Isioma – Good head
38. Jidenna – Hold the father
39. Kainelechi – Let’s look onto God
40. Kelechi – Praise God
41. Lotachi: – Remember God

42. Nzubechi – Will of God
43. Obinna – The heart or will of the father
44. Ogemdi – I have my time
45. Okechukwu – Share from God
46. Osinachi – From
47. Somtochukwu – Follow me and praise God
48. Uchechukwu – The will of God
49. Udochukwu – Peace of God
50. Uzoma – Good path

50 UNIQUE FEMALE IGBO NAMES

1.   Adaeze – the king’s first daughter
2.  Akachukwu – in God’s hand
3.  Adamma – Beautiful first daughter
4.  Adaego – the first daughter who brings wealth or riches
5.  Bianonyerem – come and stay with me
6.  Binyerem or Binyelum – stay with me
7.  Chizitaram – God sent me
8.  Chideziri – God wrote
9.  Chibuzo – God comes first or God is the ultimate
10.  Chinedu – God is leading or guiding me
11.  Chiagoziem – God has blessed me
12.  Chioma – good luck or Good God
13.  Chimamanda – My God will never fall or fail.
14.  Eberechi – God’s mercy
15.  Ekpereamaka – prayers are potent or it is good to pray
16.  Esimnachi – I came from God
17.  Ezinne – the good mother
18.  Ezichi – good God
19.  Fechi – serve God or worship God
20. Ginikachukwu – who is mightier than God?

More Female Igbo Names

21. Ginikanwa – what is more precious than a child?
Religious moms and dads sometimes choose names that honour God
22 Ifenkili – beautiful to behold
23.Ifunanya – love
24 Ifeoma – the beautiful or good one
25. Ifeyinwa – nothing can be compared to a child
26. Ihuoma – the favored or blessed one
27. Ijeawele – Have a smooth journey
28. Kosisochukwu – as it pleases God
29. Kambili – Let me live
30. Kamsiyonna – God granted my request
31. Kasarachi – tell God or confide in God
32. Mma – beautiful
33. Mkpulumma – the good seed
34. Nkechi – owned by God
35. Nkeiruka – the future is brighter
36. Oluchi – God’s handiwork or God’s creation
37. Oma – good or beautiful
38. Ogechi – God’s time
39. Obiageli – the one who has come to enjoy wealth
40. Olaedo – gold
41. Olamma – beautiful pearl

42. Somtochukwu – praise God with me
43. Sopuruchukwu – respect God
44. Sochi – only God
45. Ugoeze – pride of the king
46. Uloaku – bank or a place where wealth is reserved
47. Ugommaeze – beautiful one who brings pride to the king
48. Chizara – God answered
49. Zikeoranachimdimma – show the world that God is good
50. Zinachimdimma – show that God is good

32 UNIQUE FEMALE NIGERIA BABY NAMES (HAUSA)

A’isha – means living, prosperous
Aminah – means safe, secure, protected
Asma’u – means loftier, more eminent
Atikah – means clear, pure
Fa’idah – means benefit, advantage
Fa’iqah – means surpassing, excellent
Fa’izah – means victorious
Habibah – means beloved
Halimah – means gentle, clement
Hamidah – means appreciative
11. Iman – means faith, belief
12. Jamilah – means beautiful, elegant, graceful
13. Kubra – means great, senior
14. Latifah – means kind, gentle, refined
15. Lubabah – means the innermost essence

16. Mansurah – means supporter, victorious
17. Maimuna – means fortunate, blessed
18. Nabilah – means noble, magnanimous
19. Nafisah – means precious, delicate, gem
20. Na’imah – means enjoying the bounty of God
21. Rabi’ah – means the fourth
22. Rahmah – means compassionate
23. Rashidah – means rightly-guided
24. Safiyah – means serene
25. Sakinah – means tranquility, peace of mind
26. Salimah – means safe, sound, healthy
27.Samirah – means jovial companion
28. Shukriyah – means Thanksgiving, of thanks
29. Zahrah – means flower, blossom, splendor
30. Zakiyyah – means pure, chaste
31. Zaytun – means olive
32. Zubaydah – means cream of the crop, radiant.

25 UNIQUE MALE NAMES (HAUSA)

1.  Balarabe – means boy born on Wednesday
2. Danjuma – means son of Friday
3. Danladi – means born on Sunday
4. Danlami – means son of Thursday
5. Gaddo – means inheritor
6. Gambo – means child born after twins
7. Gowon – means rainmaker
8. Rashidi – means rightly guided, of true faith, mature
9. Tanimu – means boy born on Litinnin or Monday
10. Yohance – means Yahweh is gracious, Yahweh is merciful

11. Daran – means born at night, small and great
12. Dare – means born at night, small and great
13. Daren – means born at night, small and great
14. Hasan – means good, beautiful, beautifier
Rago – means Lamb.
Abubakar- means father of Ram
Aziz- means powerful, respected
Jabbar- means Giant, Almighty
Latif- means Kind
Kabir- means Great
Hakim- means Wise
Qawiyy- means Strong
Wakil- means Dependable
Waajid- means the finder
Maajid – means the magnficient

25 UNIQUE FEMALE BABY NAMES (EFIK/IBIBIO)

1. Ima Obong -God’s Love
2.Eno Obong – God’s gift
3. Itoro Obong – God’s Glory
4. kufre Abasi – Forget not God
5. Udeme Obong – God’s share
6. Aniebiet Abasi – Who is like God?
7. Uduak Abasi – God’s will
8. Iko Obong – God’s word
9. Oto Obong – From God
10. Itoro Obong – Praise the Lord
11. Idara Obong – God’s Happiness
12. Inemesit – Sweetheart
11. Mbere Abasi – I lean on God
12. Mbet Obong – I wait on God
13. Iberedem – Supporter
14. Uyai Abasi – God’s beauty
15. Iniso – Future

16. Etido – Good character
17. Adiaha- First daughter
18. Nwa – Second daughter
19. Nkoyo- Queen
20. Ekom Obong … Appreciate God
21. Isua Eno – Year of Gift
22. Usen Eno – Day of gift
23. Okon – Night
24. Offiong – Moon
25. Aniema – Who cares or who loves

30 UNIQUE MALE NAMES (EFIK/IBIBIO)

1. Akpan – First son
2. Udo – Second son
3. Nsikak Abasi – What can God not do?
4. Utibe Abasi – Miraculous God
5. Ukeme – Ability
6. Idiongo – Signs
7. Unyime Obong – God’s agreement
8. Nyaknno Abasi – I surrender unto God
9. Idemette – Father’s look alike
10. Ekpo – Masquerade or ghost
11. Edem – Back
12. Obot – Creator
13. Usen – Day
14. Asian – Proud
15. Nsidibe Abasi – What is hidden before God

16. Ndiana Abasi – I’m close to God
17. Edu uwem – Habit
18. Ekpe – Lion
19. Ekong – War
20. Mmokutima – I’ve seen love
21. Uko – Dignity
22. Iboro – Answer
23. Mfoniso – Goodluck
24. Essien – Outside
25. Andikan – Winner
26. Aniefiok – Who knows
27. Aniefon – Who is good
28. Aniekan – Who forbids
29. Ubong Abasi – God’s kingship
30. Edidem- King

50 UNIQUE FEMALE NAMES (URHOBO)

1 Akpenvwoghene – Praise God
2 Akpobume -My own life
3 Akporvwovwo – Good life in later years
4 Anaborhi – Born with good destiny
5 Asaroyoma – Comfort zones
6 Avwunudiogba – Those who profess strength with mere talk
7 Avwunufe Efe, – Wealthy only by mouth, not substance
8 Edeki – Market day
9 Edidjana – Sunday
10 Edore – Day of festivity (festival)
11 Eduvie – Day of glory
12 Efediome – Let riches be mine
13 Efekodo Efe, – Famous with wealth
14 Efemena Efe -Here is my wealth
15 Efemena Efe – Here is my wealth

More Female Urhobo Names

16 Efetobo Efe -wealth is achieved
17 Efeturi Efe, – There are more than 100 types of riches
18 Efevwerha Efe – Wealth is joyful
19 Efurhievwe Efe -Destined to be wealthy
20 Eghwrudjakpor – I have come to stay
21 Eguono – Love
22 Ejaita – Let them say
23 Ejiroghene – Praise God
24 Ejokparoghene – Let us trust in God
25 Ejomafuvwe – Let peace reign in my life
26 Ejoyovwi – Let it be a success
27 Elohor/Enohor – Blessing
28 Ufuoma- Peace
29 Emetemedia – I will always remain a lady
30 Emeterhire – Girls have arrived

31 Emuobosa – Your own thing is precious
32 Emuvoke – Everything has time
33 Enajemete – These are also girls
34 Enita – Watch what you say
35 Enitekiru – Think before you act
36 Enivwenaye – Compare my achievements with those of my detractors
37 Erhimeyoma – My God is good
38 Erhinyoja – God meets our challenges/ hears our prayers
39 Erhinyuse – God answers prayers
40 Erhioghene – The spirit of God
41 Erhuvwun – Beauty
42 Erukainure – We have aided them
43 Eseoghene – God’s gift
44 Esereshareberuo – men are hard to please
45 Eserovwe – God’s grace/free gift
46 Esisorigho – Bag of money
47 Etanomare – Freed from blame
48 Etarakpobuno – The world has so much to say
49 Ighofose – Money can break close relationships
50 Ighofovwe – Wealth suites me


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50 UNIQUE MALE NAMES (URHOBO)

1 Ighohwo – Riches make you human
2 Iminiovwerha – There’s joy in having blood relations
3 Iniovosa – Siblings are unique
4 Irorokpaka – Deep thoughts
5 Isio – Stars
6 Miriodere – I now have a name
7 Mitaire – I have achieved their match
8 Mivwodere – I now have a name
9 Norioghene – Look at God’s judgement
10 Obatere – Destiny
11 Obiebi – Dark
12 Oborerhinrin – It’s your destiny
13 Odavwaro – I am contented
14 Odibo – Disciple/Servant
15 Odirin – Patience
16 Ododo – Red
17 Ofuafo – White

18 Ofuako – One with white teeth
19 Oghenebrume – God decided in my favour
20 Oghenechovwe – God aided me
21 Oghenefejiro – God is praiseworthy
22 Oghenegaren – God is great
23 Oghenekevwe – God gave me
24 Oghenekohwo – God provides
25 Ogheneme – My God
26 Oghenemine – Mine I look up to God
27 Oghenenyerhovwo – God answers prayers
28 Oghenenyore – God answers prayers
29 Ogheneochuko – God provides my support

More Male Urhobo Names

30 Oghenerhoro – God makes all things possible
31 Ogheneruemu – God makes all things possible
32 Oghenerukevwe – God did this for me
33 Ogheneruno – God has so much
34 Oghenetega – God is worthy to be worshipped
35 Oghenevwede – God owns the day
36 Oghenevwogagan – God provides all my strength
37 Oghomena – Here is my respect
38 Oghonoro – Respect is greater than riches

39 Ohwevwo – Good human relationship provides valuable support
40 Ojanomare – I have met the challenge
41 Okeroghene – God’s own time
42 Okiremute – There’s time for everything
43 Okpako – Senior
44 Okposio – Heavy Rain
45 Omafuvwe – I am at peace
46 Omarmerhi – Good God
47 Omenasan – Mine is unique
48 Omodibo – Young disciple/servant
49 Omoefe – Child is wealth
50 Omonigho – Child is greater than riches

Now that you know the meanings of these Nigeria baby names, you can choose from them and be sure that your child has a great name.

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