Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. EH-TYE-NAHM (Spanish (Caribbean))
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 11/6/2017
This is a name which originates from the Calabar/Akwa Ibom region of southeastern Nigeria. It means "a doer of good, or benevolent". It is also found in Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba (El Oriente) which have populations of people of Ibibio/Efik decent known as "Carabali".