Nigerian Baby Names and Nicknames (Yoruba)

There are so many names to choose from when picking your baby name. So in the post I will include a break down of several Nigerian baby names, their meanings and their nicknames.

A lot of Yoruba names have the same nickname, so I will show you different Yoruba nicknames and some of the different names under them.

Ayo

The first nickname of the Nigerian baby names is Ayo which means joy in Yoruba. Some of the different names that are under the nickname Ayo are:

NameMeaning
AyomideMy joy has come
Ayotola The joy of wealth
AyodeleJoy has come home
AyooluwaThe joy of the lord
AyotundeMy joy has returned
AyobamiJoy meets with me
AyodejiTwice the joy
AyowumiI adore joy
AyobintanJoy gave birth to this

Tola

The second Nigerian baby name is Tola which means joy in Yoruba. Some of the different names that are under the nickname Tola are:

NameMeaning
AdetolaThe crown is up to wealth
Ayotola Joy is enough wealth
OmotolaA child is equal to wealth

Temi

The third Nigerian baby name is Temi which means mine in Yoruba. Some of the different names that are under the nickname Temi are:

NameMeaning
TemitayoMine has turned to joy
TemitopeMine is worthy of thanks
TemilolaMine is fortune
TemidayoMine has turned to joy
TemiladeThe crown is mine
Temiloluwa God is mine
TemilayoJoy belongs to me
TemidireMine has turned to blessings
TemiloroWealth is mine

Funmi

The fourth Nigerian baby name is Funmi which means ‘for me’ or ‘give me’ in Yoruba. Some of the different names that are under the nickname Funmi are:

NameMeaning
FunmilayoGive me joy
Olufunmilayo God has given me joy
FunmilolaGive me wealth
OlufunmilayoGod has given me wealth

Femi

The fifth Naija baby name is Femi which means ‘love me’ in Yoruba. Some of the different names that are under the nickname Femi are:

NameMeaning
OlufemiGod loves me
Adefemi The crown loves me
OluwanifemiGod loves me
OluwafemiGod loves me

Fola

The sixth Naija baby name is Fola which means ‘honor’ in Yoruba. Some of the different names that are under the nickname Fola are:

NameMeaning
FolakeTaken care with wealth
FolajimiGod gives me wealth
Oluwafolajimi God gives me wealth
AfolabiBorn in wealth and high status
FolashadeHonor bestows a crown
FoladeHonor comes with this child
FolamiHonor and respect me



Ade

The sixth Naija baby name is Ade which means ‘love me’ in Yoruba. Some of the different names that are under the nickname Ade are:

NameMeaning
Adefemi
Adeyemi
Adeboye
Ademide
Adebayo
Adeife
Ademidun
Adeloye
Ademola
Adenike
Adeniyi

Please note that with the names beginning with Ade you can usually form several different nicknames from these names.

These are just some of several different Yoruba nicknames, to see more Yoruba nicknames check out the following sites.

https://maternitynest.com/yoruba-names-girls/

https://maternitynest.com/nigerian-baby-names-yoruba-names-boys/

http://babynames.merschat.com/name-list.cgi?origin=Yoruba&page=5