The Most Popular Nigerian Boy Names

In the list we have sorted Nigerian boy names by popularity, along with their genders and meanings. By clicking on the highlighted names you can see additional information about the name, including the name's origin, religion, similar names and also celebrities with the same name.

Ranking Name Gender Meaning
1 Musa Boy Saved from the water
2 Ibrahim Boy -
3 Abubakar Boy Noble
4 Sani Boy The old one, too ancient, a gift
5 Abdullahi Boy -
6 Mohammed Boy praiseworthy
7 Sunday Boy A day of rest. Sunday
8 Umar Boy prospering, thriving
9 Emmanuel Boy God is with us
10 Adamu Boy A variant of Adam, meaning father of mankind.
11 Usman Boy -
12 Aliyu Boy -
13 Muhammed Boy praiseworthy
14 John Boy Yahweh is gracious
15 Muhammad Boy praiseworthy
16 Yusuf Boy God increases in piety, power and influence
17 Ali Boy high, exalted
18 Samuel Boy name of God
19 Aminu Boy -
20 Joseph Boy he will add
21 Hassan Boy good-looking, handsome
22 Haruna Boy -
23 Salisu Boy -
24 Peter Boy stone
25 Bello Boy Helper
26 Garba Boy -
27 Kabiru Boy -
28 Isa Boy ice, iron
29 Idris Boy fiery leader; prophet
30 Isah Boy -
31 Yahaya Boy -
32 David Boy beloved
33 Daniel Boy God is my judge
34 Yakubu Boy -
35 Ahmed Boy highly praised or one who constantly thanks God
36 Moses Boy son
37 Taiwo / Unisex The first of the twin to see the world
38 James Boy he who supplants
39 Kehinde / Unisex Came second or the second born child.
40 Rabiu Boy -
41 Victor Boy champion
42 Mustapha Boy chosen
43 Friday Boy Day of frigga, Goddess of weddings.
44 Shehu Boy -
45 Nura Boy light
46 Bala Boy young
47 Lawal Boy -
48 Godwin Boy friend of God; good friend
49 Emeka Boy -
50 Monday Boy -
51 Paul Boy small
52 Ahmad Boy highly praised or one who constantly thanks God
53 Ifeanyi Boy -
54 Michael Boy who is like God?
55 Nasiru Boy -
56 Anthony Boy -
57 Saidu Boy -
58 Abba Boy lion
59 Dauda Boy -
60 Solomon Boy peace
61 Umaru Boy -
62 Chinedu Boy -
63 Sulaiman Boy peace
64 Bashir Boy -
65 Micheal Boy who resembles God?
66 Abiodun Boy Born during war
67 Francis Boy frenchman; free man
68 Christopher Boy bearing Christ
69 Ikechukwu Boy The power of God.
70 Kingsley Boy king's meadow
71 Stephen Boy crown, wreath
72 Alhaji Boy -
73 Jamilu Boy -
74 Samson Boy sun
75 Suleiman Boy peace
76 Auwal Boy -
77 Lawan Boy Beautiful
78 Baba Boy foreign woman
79 Muhammadu Boy -
80 Ismail Boy Heard by God
81 Murtala Boy -
82 Isaac Boy he will laugh, he will rejoice
83 Gabriel Boy God is my strong man
84 Joshua Boy Yahweh is salvation
85 Dahiru Boy -
86 Sale Boy -
87 Hamza Boy strong, steadfast, Loin
88 Nuhu Boy -
89 Augustine Boy great, magnificent
90 Uche Boy -
91 Patrick Boy Nobleman
92 Christian Boy follower of Christ
93 Auwalu Boy -
94 Idowu / Unisex A daughter who is born after twins.
95 Uchenna Boy -
96 Felix Boy lucky, successful
97 Henry Boy home ruler
98 Innocent Boy innocent
99 Yau Boy -
100 Ado Boy awe-inspiring or noble

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