Black Spirituality Religion : Yoruba names and their meanings

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    Abeegunda-the ancestors brought this one back
    Abimbola- born to be rich
    Abiola- one born into fame
    Abiona- one born on tje path/road
    Adelabu- the crown/conciousness covers deep waters
    Adelaja- a crown/mind settles agitation
    Adelumo- the crown consist of knowledge
    Adeola- the mind is of honor
    Adesanya- the mind brings balance for suffering
    Adesina- the mind opens the way
    Adetowon- the mind is enough to elevate oneself
    Agbede- blacksmith
    Agiya- one who defeats suffering
    Ajibola- one who wakes up to find honor
    Ajo- one who is a a journey
    Akinbo- the brave one comes
    Akinkugbe- valient men do not die in vain
    Akinyele- the valiant man lends glory to the home
    Akobi- the first born son
    Asade- one whose coming was unexpected
    Atekun- one worthy of the leopard lineage
    Atiba- understanding
    Ayodele- joy reaches home
    Ayoola- the joy of elevation
    Babatunde- father returns
    Babatunji- father wakes up again (re-incarnated)
    Dada- curly haired child
    Edena- sacred area in Ile Ife
    Emiola- the honorable spirit
    Esugbayi- eshu saves this one
    Falana- ifa cuts open a path
    Fasina- ifa opens the way
    Fasola- ifa brings honor
    Fayemi- ifa worship pleases me
    Ifa- the essence of yoruba philosophy and religiosity
    Ife- love
    Ifetayo- love brings joy
    Iyemoo- wife/priestess of obatala
    Karade- return the people to tradition
    Makinde- the valiant man is brought home
    Makinwa- bring home the valiant man
    Malomo- don't go away any more
    Mongo- famous
    Moremi- ancient heroine of the yoruba people
    Motilewa- I came from a temple or home
    Moye- skillful sage like wise
    Naniya- art is what makes her character
    Nayo- we have joy
    Nilaja- one who has a happy disposition
    Oba- king
    Obadele- the king returns home
    Ogunlade- ogun brings dignity
    Okanbi- first son of oduduwa
    Olaifa- honor goes to ifa
    Olaiya- the honor of mothers
    Olakunle- honor fills the home
    Oloye- chief/intelligent person
    Olumbe- the lord exist
    Olumide- my lord arrives
    Oluwa- the lord/spiritual teacher
    Omope- a child who stays very long in the womb
    Omorisa- child of the orisa
    Onilaja- the peacemaker
    Oniwa- one who has character
    Oseyin- obatala is worshipped
    Osikanlu- chieftancy appertains to divinity
    Osunniyi- osun has dignity
    Oyawoye- oya takes on the title
    Oyesina- titles opens the way
    Sangobunmi- sango gives to me
    Sangodeyi- sango loves me
    Sijuwola- the eyes look up unto honor
    Sokoya- the seer champions the cause of the suffering
    Temi- spiritual
    Titilayo- endless is my joy
    Winlawe- beauty
    Wakiri- maiden
    Yeba- gentlewoman
    Yetunde- mother returns (re-incarnates)
    Yewande- mother came here to look for me
    Yeye- gracious mother
     
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