The Most Popular Nigerian First Names

In the list we have sorted Nigerian first 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 Blessing Girl consecration
13 Aliyu Boy -
14 Aisha Girl alive, well
15 Muhammed Boy praiseworthy
16 John Boy Yahweh is gracious
17 Muhammad Boy praiseworthy
18 Fatima Girl captivating or shining one
19 Mary Girl sea of bitterness
20 Esther Girl star
21 Yusuf Boy God increases in piety, power and influence
22 Ali Boy high, exalted
23 Samuel Boy name of God
24 Aminu Boy -
25 Grace Girl favor or blessing
26 Joseph Boy he will add
27 Hassan Boy good-looking, handsome
28 Amina Girl honest, faithful
29 Haruna Boy -
30 Salisu Boy -
31 Peter Boy stone
32 Bello Boy Helper
33 Garba Boy -
34 Zainab Girl a fragrant or beautiful plant
35 Maryam Girl Our lady
36 Joy Girl joy
37 Victoria Girl victory
38 Kabiru Boy -
39 Elizabeth Girl my God is an oath
40 Isa Boy ice, iron
41 Hadiza Girl -
42 Idris Boy fiery leader; prophet
43 Mercy Girl compassion or forbearance
44 Isah Boy -
45 Yahaya Boy -
46 Hauwa Girl -
47 David Boy beloved
48 Daniel Boy God is my judge
49 Ngozi Girl blessing
50 Yakubu Boy -
51 Ahmed Boy highly praised or one who constantly thanks God
52 Patience Girl enduring or forbearing
53 Moses Boy son
54 Taiwo / Unisex The first of the twin to see the world
55 James Boy he who supplants
56 Kehinde / Unisex Came second or the second born child.
57 Rabiu Boy -
58 Victor Boy champion
59 Mustapha Boy chosen
60 Friday Boy Day of frigga, Goddess of weddings.
61 Shehu Boy -
62 Nura Boy light
63 Bala Boy young
64 Comfort Girl to strengthen, comfort
65 Lawal Boy -
66 Godwin Boy friend of God; good friend
67 Emeka Boy -
68 Monday Boy -
69 Paul Boy small
70 Ahmad Boy highly praised or one who constantly thanks God
71 Ifeanyi Boy -
72 Michael Boy who is like God?
73 Nasiru Boy -
74 Anthony Boy -
75 Christiana Girl follower of Christ
76 Aishatu Girl alive and well
77 Saidu Boy -
78 Abba Boy lion
79 Dauda Boy -
80 Solomon Boy peace
81 Umaru Boy -
82 Florence Girl flowering or in bloom
83 Chinedu Boy -
84 Halima Girl gentle or mild-mannered
85 Felicia Girl lucky, fortunate, or happy
86 Sulaiman Boy peace
87 Rose Girl rose
88 Helen Girl torch
89 Ruth Girl friend
90 Charity Girl dear, beloved
91 Bashir Boy -
92 Rabi Girl gentle wind
93 Chinyere Girl -
94 Micheal Boy who resembles God?
95 Abiodun Boy Born during war
96 Francis Boy frenchman; free man
97 Janet Girl God is gracious
98 Glory Girl glory
99 Christopher Boy bearing Christ
100 Ikechukwu Boy The power of God.

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