In this article, you will discover the names of God in the Yoruba language and their meaning.
The Yoruba People are one of the most endowed ethnic groups in Nigeria when it comes to naming their children. There are 6 major ethnic groups in Nigeria with Yoruba occupying 15.5% while the Hausa people are the most dominant with 30%.
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It is not arguable there is a vast majority of names for God. In Nigeria, every ethnic group in their own language reference God in so many ways. Let’s take the Yoruba and Hausa language for example. These languages are popular in the Southwestern and Northern parts of Nigeria.
Before now, Yoruba people used to believe in multiple deities, in recent years many of them have moved on to Christianity or Islam. However, the traditional names of God in Yoruba can be applied to any god.
A study also reveals that Yoruba is one among the best tribe to marry as a wife in Nigeria due to the fact that they are very romantic and devoted to their marriage, a Yoruba Man will hardly cheat on his wife, they are men with big hearts.
Names of God in Yoruba Language And Meaning
So we will be looking at the names of God in the Yoruba language and their meaning in the English language
★ A dani wa ye — The One who created us and put us on this planet
★ Adagba ma paaro oye / Olorun ti o yipada — God that does not change.
★ Adakedajo — The silent judge.
★ Adunbalo – He who is worth following.
★ Aduro gboingboin lehin asotito — He who protects the truthful
★ Agbo ma te ni o — He who is ancient but never weak.
★ Akoda aye, Asheda orun — The Creator of the earth and heaven
★ Alabarin aye wa — He who accompanies us.
★ Alakoso orun at’aye — Lord of heaven and earth
★ Alawo tele orun — He that is full of light.
★ Alfa ati Omega, Ibere Ogbon, Opin Imo — The Alpha and the Omega, the origin of wisdom and the ending of knowledge
★ Araba ti ki ku — An eternal Oak.
★ Arewa ti n be lorun, oba waa, oba woo, oba wawa wowo — The overseer of the entire galaxies.
★ Aribirabata — The Great Lord.
★ Aseke orun — He who created heaven.
★ Asoku d’alaye — He who can bring the dead back to life.
★ Asorodayo — Lord that gives joy.
★ Atobiju — The Almighty.
★ Atofarati bi oke — He who defends and supports.
★ Atofokante — The One we can confide in.
★ Awa ma ri di — Mysterious Lord.
★ Awiiro alaafia — The Prince of peace.
★ Awimayehun — He whose word does not change.
★ Awuwo ma se gbe — The He who cannot be overthrown
★ Baba mimo, Omo mimo, Emi mimo — The Father, the Son and the Holy Spiri
★ Eleburu ike — He whose care for us is endless.
★ Eleeda ohun gbogbo – He who created all things.
★ Eleti gbo aroye – The One who listens.
★ Elewu oye — He who is clothed in royalty.
★ Eleyinju Imole — He who has holy eyes.
★ Eni aiyeraiye — The eternal God.
★ Eni ti nrin lori iye apa afefe — He who moves on wind’s wings.
★ Eniti ofo ilekun ide — He who broke the brass gates
★ Gbani, gbani tan sa ya — Who we run for help to
★ Ibi isadi olododo — He who is the refuge for the righteous.
★ Ikan lana, Ikan lola, Ikan loni — Same as yesterday, today or tomorrow.
★ Imole ninu okunkun aye — The light in the darkness.
★ Ireti wa — The hope of ours
★ Iwo lolugbeja omo orukan — He who defends orphans.
★ Iwo lo pase fun owuro lati igba ojo re wa — He who orders the morning
★ Jagunjagun ode orun — Heaven’s mightiest warrior.
★ Kabi o o si o / Oba aseyiowu — The unquestionable.
★ Kabiyesi o alade wura — The King who owns a golden crown
★ Nipa ase re ni idi nfi fo lo soke ki o le lo te ite re si oke giga — As the Almighty ordered, the eagle has built its nest high.
★ O ki iba idajo ati opolopo otito — The virtuous judge
★ Oba aanu — The Father of mercy.
★ Oba alagbada imole — The One whose clothes are light.
★ Oba awon oba — The King of all kings.
★ Oba onise nla — The great worker of good.
★ Oba t’ao ri, sugbon t’ari ise owo Re — The One we cannot see, but can feel the actions of.
★ Oba t’enikan o le pe l’ejo — The King whom we cannot judge
★ Oba t’o f’oro da ile aye — He who spoke and created everything
★ Oba t’o mo ohun gbogbo — Lord knows all.
★ Oba t’o mo wa — The He who knows us.
★ Oba t’o mu ‘banuje tan — The Lord that can end all sorrow.
★ Oba t’o san gbogbo ‘gbese wa — The Lord that bears the price of our sins.
★ Oba t’o se’gun agbara ese — The Lord that delivers us from sin.
★ Oba t’o ti wa, t’o si wa, ti o si ma wa lailai — God was, is, and always will be.
★ Oba t’o yan wa fe — He who decides our destiny.
★ Oba t’oni gbogbo ope — The One that deserves all of our praise
★ Oba t’oni k’omasi, ti o si si mo — The Lord that can close a door, which no man will ever open
★ Oba ti emi gbogbo enia wa l’owo Re — The one that has the keys each person’s existence.
★ Oba ti ki sun, ti ki togbe — The King who never sleeps or slumbers.
★ Oba titi ayeraye — The everlasting God
★ Oba to ni owa t’owa / Oba t’oni k’owa, t’owa — The commanding God.
★ Oba to ti wa k’aye o towa — He who came before creation.