SOME HAUSA NATIVE NAMES AND THEIR MEANING

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▪️Delu, Kande: A girl born after the birth of many boys.
▪️Tanko: A boy born after the birth of many girls.
▪️Talle, Audi: A child born after the death of the father.
▪️Yelwa, Wadatau, Arzika, Goshi: A child born in the time of abundance wealth or blessings.
▪️Barau: A living child of a woman who has lost many kids at birth before him.
▪️Rani: A child born during dry season.
▪️Sodangi: A child who’s shown loved by all family members after his birth.
▪️Bahago: A child who’s noticed to be left handed.
▪️Qauna: Beloved.
▪️Magaji, Magajiya: Successor.
▪️Chindo: A child born with more than normal fingers or toes.
▪️Maidawa, Dawi: A male child born in a season of harvested plentiful bundles of Guinea-corn.
▪️Gero, Maigero: A male child who was born in a season of harvested abundant bondles of Millet stalks.
▪️Shekarau, Shekara: A baby who makes a year in his mothers womb.
▪️Aruwa, Ruwa, Anaruwa, Damuna,
Makau, Marka: A child who was born during rainning season or when it was raining cat and dog in a community.
▪️Hankuri: A baby noticed to be extremely patient.
▪️Nomau, Nanoma, Tanoma: A child who was born during farming season.
▪️Sarki: One who has King name.
▪️Maifari: A male child who was born during drought season.
▪️Yarima: Prince.
▪️Nagona: A child who was born at farm.
▪️Nasallah, Tasallah: A child born during Eid celebrations.
▪️Baƙo, Baƙuwa: A child who was born after the mother arrives as a visitor.
▪️Hana: A child who was born while the family is mourning the death of a family member.
▪️Bawa, Bayi: A child who was brought-up by another woman, that was not his mother.
▪️Tinau: A child who was born after his mother took long time before she concieve another pregnancy.
▪️Maikasuwa: A child who was born at market or on market day.
▪️Dangali: An only child in a family.
▪️Maikudi: A rich one or wealthy.
▪️Madugu, Madiga: A child who was in the process of travelling.
▪️Tagwaye, Tagwai, Biyu, Yan Biyu: A name given to one Half of twins or the twins.
▪️Gambo: A child who was born immediately after twins.
▪️Kadarko: A child born after Gambo.
▪️Dare: A child who was born at night.
▪️Fari, Jatau: A person who was fair in complexion.
▪️Baki, Duna: One who was black in complexion.
▪️Nahantsi, Hantsi: A child who was born at dawn.
▪️Dada: A child whose parents are relative couples.
▪️Goma, Nagoma: A tenth child.
▪️Auta: Last born in a family.
▪️Jigo: Leader.
▪️Jinjiri, Jariri: A name given to a child who was extremely thin or tiny at time of birth.
▪️Ango: A male child who was born during marriage ceremony in a household or family.
▪️Korau: One who was born when his mother was divorced or a baby who many deleyed their journey in expectant of his birth got tired of waiting and left.
▪️Ɗari: One who was born during excess cold.
▪️Kadaɗe, Daɗe: A child who was born after his parents have been baren for years before he was eventually born.
▪️Babangida: This name is given to a child who bears same name with his father or grandfather, because in-laws are shy to directly call the child by his normal name, they nickname him “Babangida”.
▪️Mailafiya: A child born looking healthy, calm and easygoing with people in a community.
▪️Jikko: Grand-daughter.
▪️Gimbiya: Princess, A girl who bore princess name in a kingdom.
▪️Sarauniya: Queen, A girl who bore queens name in a kingdom.
▪️Kyau: Name given to a girl who was so beautiful.
▪️Uwa, Uwani: A female child that bore her grand mother’s name.
▪️Gwamma: A female that was born after her second to third siblings are also female children in a family. It meant better one than never.
▪️Kyauta: Gift, the only given child.
▪️Rabo: Share, only child that a mother born.
▪️Araga: The remaining child in a househod after his or her siblings are passing away.
▪️Tadaka: A female that was born during pounding.
▪️Yatsohi: A daughter born of old parents.
▪️Samu: A child who was born after her parents has long been waiting for childbirth.
▪️Kuluwa: A daughter who was most loved in a family and many others.

Culled front Esan People Blog

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