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.
ABDULLAHINigerian
Possibly an Islamic male name or surname as well as Nigerian.
ABIOYENigerian
From the given name Abioye.
AGBAJENigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
AGRINYANigerian (Rare)
Means "warrior" in the Nigerian language of Yala. It was an earned name.
AGUIgbo
Agu is an Igbo surname; the word Agu means Tiger in Igobo language.
AGUMANUIgbo, Trinidadian Creole
its an last name and first name that comes from an Igbo tribe in Trinidad
BABANigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BOLAJINigerian
This surname is very common in Nigeria. Possibly taken from a word in one of the Nigerian tribes languages.
DAREGONigerian (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
EJIOFORIgbo, Nigerian
A famous bearer of this surname is Chiwetel Ejiofor, a British actor of Nigerian and Igbo descent.
ETIENAMNigerian, 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".
IMAMBengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
IWUCHUKWUIgbo, 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.
KABIRBengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
MIKELEnglish, Nigerian
From the given name Mikel.
NENGETiv
Means, "see".
ODERASAKYoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
ODOEMENENigerian
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
OLATUNJIYoruba
"Olatunji" is a Yoruba surname and a given name meaning "Wealth awakes again".
ONYILOGWUNigerian (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Possibly means "he who is invulnerable to dark magic" in Igbo.
ỌYÁWÁLÉYoruba, Nigerian
Means "the river goddess came home" in Yoruba.
OYINVWIUrhobo
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.
POPOOLAYoruba
"The way of the rich man" or "The way of prosperity"
TERSOOTiv
Means, "father's love". Has its history from Tiv origin. Its a common name amongst the Tiv people of Nigeria.
UMBURTERTiv
Means, "Remember the father". Father also used in the context of God.
UTHMANNigerian
From the given name Uthman.
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