Names (O - Z)


O

OBI   m   Igbo
Means "heart" in Igbo.
OCHIENG   m   Eastern African
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
ODHIAMBO   m   Eastern African
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
OGECHI   f   Igbo
Short form of OGECHUKWUKAMA
OGECHUKWUKAMA   f   Igbo
Means "God's time is the best" in Igbo.
OLABODE   m   Yoruba
Means "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
OLAMIDE   f   Yoruba
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
OLAMILEKAN   m   Yoruba
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
OLANREWAJU   m   Yoruba
Means "my wealth is the future" or "my wealth is moving forward" in Yoruba.
OLAYINKA   f   Yoruba
Means "wealth surrounds me" in Yoruba.
OLUBUNMI   f   Yoruba
Means "gift of God" in Yoruba.
OLUCHI   m & f   Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
OLUFEMI   m   Yoruba
Means "God loves me" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNKE   m & f   Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILAYO   f & m   Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLA   f & m   Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUJIMI   m   Yoruba
Means "given by God" in Yoruba.
OLUKAYODE   m   Yoruba
Means "God brings happiness" in Yoruba.
OLUMIDE   m   Yoruba
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
OLUWAFUNMILAYO   f & m   Yoruba
Variant of OLUFUNMILAYO
OLUWAKANYINSOLA   m & f   Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUN   m & f   Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN   m & f   Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYIN   m & f   Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OMOBOLANLE   f & m   Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
OMOLARA   f   Yoruba
Means "a child is family" in Yoruba.
ONI   f   Yoruba
Possibly means "born in sacred abode" in Yoruba.
ONYEKA   f   Igbo
Short form of ONYEKACHI
ONYEKACHI   f & m   Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ONYEKACHUKWU   m & f   Igbo
Variant of ONYEKACHI, using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
OPEYEMI   m & f   Yoruba
Means "I should give praise" in Yoruba.
OTIENO   m   Eastern African
Means "born at night" in Luo.

R

REFILWE   m & f   Southern African
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
RUDO   m & f   Southern African
Means "love" in Shona.
RUFARO   f   Southern African
Means "happiness" in Shona.
RUMBIDZAI   f   Southern African
Means "praise" in Shona.
RUTENDO   f & m   Southern African
Means "faith" in Shona.

S

SANAA   f   Eastern African
Means "art" in Swahili.
SAUDA   f   Eastern African
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SEFU   m   Eastern African
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SEKAI   f   Southern African
Means "be humourous" in Shona.
SETHUNYA   f   Southern African
Means "bloom, flower" in Tswana.
SIBONAKALISO   f   Southern African
Means "sign" in Zulu.
SIMBA   m   Eastern African
Means "lion" in Swahili.
SIMISOLA   f   Yoruba
Means "rest in wealth" in Yoruba.
SIPHO   m   Southern African
Means "gift" in Xhosa.
SITHEMBILE   f & m   Southern African
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SIZWE   m   Southern African
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
SSANYU   f   Eastern African
Means "joy" in Luganda.
SUBIRA   f   Eastern African
Means "patience" in Swahili.

T

TAFADZWA   m & f   Southern African
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAFARI   m   Eastern African
Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic... [more]
TAONGA   f & m   Southern African
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TAPIWA   f   Southern African
Means "given" in Shona.TARIRO   f   Southern African
Means "hope" in Shona.
TATENDA   m & f   Southern African
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TAU   m   Southern African
Means "lion" in Tswana and Sesotho... [more]
TEMITOPE   f & m   Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TENDAI   m & f   Southern African
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENDAJI   m   Eastern African
Means "makes things happen" in Swahili.
TEWODROS   m   Eastern African
Amharic form of THEODORE
THABO   m   Southern African
Means "joy" in Tswana.
THANDIWE   f   Southern African
Means "loving one" in Xhosa.
THEMA   f   Western African
Means "queen" in Akan.
THEMBA   m & f   Southern African
Means "trust" in Zulu.
THULANI   m   Southern African
Means "be quiet, be comforted" in Zulu.
THULILE   f   Southern African
Means "is quiet" in Zulu.
TICHAONA   m   Southern African
Means "we will see" in Shona.
TINASHE   m & f   Southern African
Means "God is with us" in Shona.
TITILAYO   f   Yoruba
Means "eternal happiness" in Yoruba.
TSHOLOFELO   f   Southern African
Means "hope" in Tswana.
TUMELO   m & f   Southern African
Means "faith" in Sesotho and Tswana.

U

UDO (2)   f & m   Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
UDUAK   m & f   Western African
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
UNATHI   m & f   Southern African
Means "God is with us" in Xhosa.
UZOCHI   m   Igbo
Means "God's way" in Igbo.
UZOMA   m & f   Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.

W

WASSWA   m   Eastern African
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
WEKESA   m   Eastern African
Means "born during harvest" in Luhya.
WORKNESH   f   Eastern African
Possibly means "you are like gold" in Amharic.

X

XOLANI   m   Southern African
Means "peace" in Zulu.

Y

YAA   f   Western African
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YAW   m   Western African
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YEJIDE   f   Yoruba
Means "image of the mother" in Yoruba.
YEWANDE   f   Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.

Z

ZEPHANIA   m   Southern African
Variant of ZEPHANIAH... [more]
ZOLA (2)   f   Southern African
Means "quiet, tranquil" in Zulu.
ZUBERI   m   Eastern African
Means "strong" in Swahili.
ZURI   f   Eastern African
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.

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