The Most Popular Nigerian Names

In the list we have sorted Nigerian 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.

Boy Names

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

Girl Names

Ranking Name Gender Meaning
1 Blessing Girl consecration
2 Aisha Girl alive, well
3 Fatima Girl captivating or shining one
4 Mary Girl sea of bitterness
5 Esther Girl star
6 Grace Girl favor or blessing
7 Amina Girl honest, faithful
8 Zainab Girl a fragrant or beautiful plant
9 Maryam Girl Our lady
10 Joy Girl joy
11 Victoria Girl victory
12 Elizabeth Girl my God is an oath
13 Hadiza Girl -
14 Mercy Girl compassion or forbearance
15 Hauwa Girl -
16 Ngozi Girl blessing
17 Patience Girl enduring or forbearing
18 Taiwo / Unisex The first of the twin to see the world
19 Kehinde / Unisex Came second or the second born child.
20 Comfort Girl to strengthen, comfort
21 Christiana Girl follower of Christ
22 Aishatu Girl alive and well
23 Florence Girl flowering or in bloom
24 Halima Girl gentle or mild-mannered
25 Felicia Girl lucky, fortunate, or happy
26 Rose Girl rose
27 Helen Girl torch
28 Ruth Girl friend
29 Charity Girl dear, beloved
30 Rabi Girl gentle wind
31 Chinyere Girl -
32 Janet Girl God is gracious
33 Glory Girl glory
34 Sarah Girl lady, princess, noblewoman
35 Deborah Girl bee
36 Mariam Girl star of the sea
37 Chioma Girl -
38 Ijeoma Girl A good journey in life.
39 Faith Girl loyalty or belief
40 Alice Girl noble, exalted
41 Hauwau Girl -
42 Stella Girl star
43 Ifeoma Girl -
44 Funmilayo Girl Gift of God or God has brought me joy.
45 Maria Girl star of the sea
46 Gloria Girl glory
47 Toyin Girl -
48 Hajara Girl -
49 Chika Girl Filled with wisdom and intellect
50 Idowu / Unisex A daughter who is born after twins.
51 Oluchi Girl The work of god.
52 Temitope Girl One who is worthy for praise.
53 Peace Girl peace
54 Roseline Girl gentle horse
55 Habiba Girl loved one
56 Juliet Girl youthful or Jove's child
57 Gift Girl -
58 Eunice Girl good victory
59 Justina Girl just, fair; fair, upright
60 Aminat Girl -
61 Bose Girl -
62 Veronica Girl true image
63 Jamila Girl lovely
64 Rebecca Girl join, tie, snare
65 Rita Girl pearl
66 Favour Girl -
67 Bukola Girl -
68 Precious Girl of great value or highly esteemed
69 Iyabo Girl -
70 Theresa Girl late summer
71 Juliana Girl youthful or Jove's child
72 Abigail Girl my father is joy
73 Rukayat Girl One who the Allah loves
74 Agnes Girl chaste
75 Dorcas Girl gazelle
76 Josephine Girl Jehovah increases
77 Opeyemi Girl -
78 Happiness Girl -
79 Binta Girl With God
80 Oluwaseun / Unisex -
81 Sadiya Girl Lucky, blessed
82 Cecilia Girl blind; sixth
83 Salamatu Girl -
84 Rosemary Girl dew of the sea
85 Ramatu Girl -
86 Regina Girl queen
87 Kelechi / Unisex Glorify God.
88 Hassana Girl Twin Girl (Nigerian)
89 Hafsat Girl -
90 Maimuna Girl One who has great luck
91 Nkechi Girl The precious treasure from God.
92 Adama Girl The study or facts of earth or ground
93 Patricia Girl Noble
94 Angela Girl messenger; messenger of God
95 Adeola Girl the crown brings honor
96 Aishat Girl -
97 Safiya Girl pure
98 Ebere Girl -
99 Abosede Girl -
100 Titilayo Girl One who is joyful for ever, ever happy

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