Nigerian Submitted Surnames

Nigerian names are used in the country of Nigeria in western Africa.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABDULLAHI Nigerian
Possibly an Islamic male name or surname as well as Nigerian.
ABIOYE Western African, Yoruba
From the given name ABIOYE.
ADEDEJI Yoruba
Means "one crown has become two" in Yoruba.
AGBAJE Nigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is ADEWALE Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
AGRINYA Nigerian (Rare)
Means "warrior" in the Nigerian language of Yala. It was an earned name.
AGU Igbo
Agu is an Igbo surname; the word Agu means Tiger in Igobo language.
AGUMANU Igbo, Trinidadian Creole
its an last name and first name that comes from an Igbo tribe in Trinidad
ARCHIBONG Efik, Ibibio
of Efik Origin, originally pronounced asibong but changed by the british to Archibong, meaning Kings Father, Kings Friend, (amasi Obong)
AZI Afizere
Azi is actually pronounced Azīh which means "Unending, in ended father of many generations" it is named after children believed to become the origin or source of lasting families.
BABA Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BENDOVER Nigerian
OCEAN MAN UNO UNO UNO KEYS SOMEBODY TASTE MY OVERSIZED BISCUIT PLEASE, TAKE MY LARGE TACO AND EAT IT CAREFULLY, E, GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM MY MANGO MAN, YEAH BOI, MEMES, YOU NEED A HIGH IQ TO GET THE E, BUT IM A SILLY MAN WITH A SMALL DICK, SO TO COMPENSATE I RATHER BE A PUSSY, YAME YAME YAME YA YAME, I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS BUT ILL SAY YAME, SINGING OoOoOoOoO WHAT THE FUCK THO? ATE MY LAST BURRITO, FUCK IT LETS COLLAB WITH MIGOS, THOT THOT THOT, RAINDROPS, THOT TOPS, WHOOPIN THE COOKIE IN THE THOT BOX, COOKIE, GIMME SOME MORE BURRITOS, IMB4 I EAT MENTOS, MY FEET THO THE FUCK YO? SOGGY SOGGY SOGGY, YO MAMA BEGONE THOT, I USED TO PROVOKE MY CRICKETS, IT CAN BE THE BEST MEAL YO, TOOK A SHITO
BOLAJI Nigerian
This surname is very common in Nigeria. Possibly taken from a word in one of the Nigerian tribes languages.
DAMBE Hausa, Western African
Given from a martial art from the Hausa people.
DAREGO Nigerian (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
EJIOFOR Igbo, Nigerian
A famous bearer of this surname is Chiwetel Ejiofor, a British actor of Nigerian and Igbo descent.
ETIENAM Nigerian, Ibibio (?), Spanish (Caribbean, ?)
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".
IHEKWEME Igbo
Name used mostly by South Eastern Nigerians
IWUCHUKWU Igbo, African
It means God's covenant is unwavering. This name is a bearer is a testimony of God's command. This ia a Christian name.
KPORARO Urhobo (Rare)
The name Kporaro is of Urhobo origin and it means "Advancement" or "Progress."
MIKEL English, Nigerian
From the given name MIKEL.
NENGE Tiv
Means, "see".
ODERASAK Yoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
ODOEMENE Nigerian
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
OKOTURO Nigerian
A surname most popular in Nigeria; meaning currently unknown.
OLATUNJI Yoruba
"Olatunji" is a Yoruba surname and a given name meaning "Wealth awakes again".
ONYILOGWU Nigerian (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Possibly means "he who is invulnerable to dark magic" in Igbo.
ORELIAS Nigerian (Latinized, Modern, Rare), Italian (Tuscan), Venetian
Means "golden", when coupled with a first name becomes "the golden". Varied from Orelia, "golden".... [more]
OSY Nigerian
From Imo, Nigeria
ỌYÁWÁLÉ Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the river goddess came home" in Yoruba.
OYINVWI Urhobo
A name from the history of the urhobo culture. It's been noted that the name indicate strength and is the name attached to it. The important vice of the tradition. Leads trivial matters in hope for liberty.
POPOOLA Yoruba
"The way of the rich man" or "The way of prosperity"
TERSOO Tiv
Means, "father's love". Has its history from Tiv origin. Its a common name amongst the Tiv people of Nigeria.
UMBURTER Tiv
Means, "Remember the father". Father also used in the context of God.
UTHMAN Nigerian
From the given name UTHMAN.
UWEM Ibibio, Efik, Anang
Meaning "Life". It originates from the Efik, Ibibio and Anang tribes of Cross River state, Nigeria which has now been divided with the Ibibios and Anang people in the newly formed Akwa Ibom state... [more]
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