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.
ABIOYE     Nigerian
From the given name Abioye.
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
BABA     Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BOLAJI     Nigerian
This surname is very common in Nigeria. Possibly taken from a word in one of the Nigerian tribes languages.
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.
IMAM     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
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.
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
MALIK     Indian (Muslim), Odia, Bengali (Muslim), Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Arabic, Indonesian, Nigerian
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)).
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.
OLATUNJI     Yoruba
"Olatunji" is a Yoruba surname and a given name meaning "Wealth awakes again".
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.
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