Wolof Submitted Surnames

Wolof names are used by the Wolof people of Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abdellahi Western African, Wolof
From the given name Abdellah (chiefly Mauritanian).
Diop Western African, Wolof
From Joob, the name of a Wolof clan, derived from a totemic word meaning "black craned swan" or "peacock".
Fall Western African, Fula, Wolof, Manding
Meaning uncertain.
Guèye Western African, Wolof
Variant of Gueye influenced by French orthography.
Gueye Western African, Wolof
From a clan name of uncertain meaning.
Niang Western African, Wolof
Refers to a member of the Deme, a Wolof clan whose symbol is the donkey.
Penda Wolof
Penda stems from the Swahili “kupenda” = to love/like/be pleasant. Notable bearer was Fara Penda, a Waalo noble of the Wolof people in West Africa. Waalo was a kingdom on the lower Senegal River in in what is now Senegal and Mauritania.