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200 Most Popular Hausa/Fulani Male Names And Their Meaning

Native names are pleasant,  people find native names as something so sweet and beautiful. They loved their native names, sometimes because of the meaning attached to these native names.

People believed that their native names are something that can describe them and their personalities perfectly, and that, it is something positive.

Today, it is unfortunate that parents will give their children names without knowing the meaning of the names they gave to their children. This is true!

However, my focus in this article will be on the most popular Hausa/Fulani male names and the meaning attached to these names.

I am going to make available the most popular Hausa/Fulani male names and their meaning  at least 200 of those names and their meaning, so that those who desire to give their male children Hausa/Fulani names or perhaps, those who wish to change their names and take to Hausa/Fulani names can do so.

For those who are from Hausa/Fulani extraction, you just have to love your native names, are they not sweet in their meaning?

What Then Are The Most Popular Hausa/Fulani Male Names And Their Meaning?

As l said earlier, in this article, l will be focusing only on the most popular Hausa/Fulani male names and their meaning, therefore, below are the list of 200 most popular Hausa/Fulani male names and their meaning.

1. Dawo

Means A male child who was born when his mother was pounding millet delicacy used in preparing Hura.

2.  Dandawo

Also means A male child who was born when his mother was pounding millet delicacy used in preparing Hura.

3. Arzika:

Means A male child whose mother undergoes severe child labour before he was eventually given to birth.

4. Dawi,

Means A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested plentiful bundles of Guinea-corn.

5. Maidawa:

Also means A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested plentiful bundles of Guinea-corn.

6. Gerau,

Means A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested aboundant bondles of Millet stalks.

7. Maigero:

Also means A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested aboundant bondles of Millet stalks.

8. Maiwake:

Means A male child who was born in a season when his father harvested lot of beans.

9. Shekarau:

Means: A baby who make a year in his mothers womb.

10. Makau,

Means A male child who was born when it was raining cat and dog in a community.

11. Makao:

Also means A male child who was born when it was raining cat and dog in a community.

12. Hankurau:

Means A husband who was extreme patient in a community.

13. Shibkau:

Means A male who was born during sowwing season.

14. Nomau:

Means A male who was born during farming season.

15. Sarki:

Means One who has King name. A male child who bore kings name in a kingdom.

16. Maifari

Means A male child who was born during drought season

17. Maihwari:

Also means A male child who was born during drought season.

18. Yarima:

Means Prince. A male child who bore respected prince name in a kingdom.

19. Nagona,

Means A male child who was born at farm.

20. Nanoma:

Also mean A male child who was born at farm.

21. Bako:

Means A male child who was born after arrival of visitors in a household.

22. Bara:

Means A first male child who was born after his siblings are all females. Bara in hausa means to beg i.e they begged him out.

23. Hana:

Means A male child who was born in a family while they are mourning death of a family member.

24. Bawa:

Means A male child who was brought-up by another woman, that was not his mother.

25. Tunau:

Means Can be called “Tuni” meaning remembering birth. A male child who was born after his mother took long time before she concieve another pregnancy.

26. Maikasuwa:

Means A trader or a merchant.

27. Kasu,

Means A male child who was born at market or on market day.

28. kasuwa:

Also means A male child who was born at market or on market day.

29. Tanko:

Means A brother to female children in a family.

30. Abara,

Means A remaining son who was born after his successors are dying.

31. Abarshi,

Also means A remaining son who was born after his successors are dying.

32. Barau:

This also means A remaining son who was born after his successors are dying.

33. Dangali:

Means An only son in a family.

34. Jika:

Means Grandson to a person. A person who bore someones grandchild name.

35. Babba:

Means A big-brother to one or elder brother.

36. Kane:

Means Younger brother to one.

37. Maikudi:

Means A rich one or wealthy.

38. Madugu:

Means A male child who was born during travel or born in the process of travelling.

39. Kaka:

Means A person who bore someones grandparents names.

40. Tawaye:

Means Brother to a twin.

41. Gambo:

Means Brother to twins.

42. Kokari:

Means A person who was hardworking in a community.

43. Adare:

Means A male child who was born at night.

44. Fari

Means A person who was fair in complexion. (the same)

45.  Hwari,

Means: A person who was fair in complexion. (the same)

46. Jatau:

Means A person who was fair in complexion. (the same)

47. Baki,

Means One who was black in complexion

48. Duna:

Also means One who was black in complexion.

49. Nahantsi

Means A male child who was born at dawn.

50. hantsi:

Also means A male child who was born at dawn.

51. Gambo:

Means Brother or sister to twins.

52. Agada:

Means Brother or sister of twins.

53. Dada:

Means A son who was born of relative couples.

54. Kulau:

Means A most loved male child in a family.

55. Nagoma:

Means A tenth male child in a family.

56. Bakwai:

Means A seventh male child in a family.

57. Auta:

Means Last born in a family.

58. Jigo:

Means Leader. An only son born in the mist of sisters, so he is their leader.

59. Karami:

Means Thin man or younger one.

60. Guntau:

Means Short man.

61. Jariri:

Means One who was extreme thin at time of birth.

62. Ango

Means: A male child who was born during marriage ceremony in a household or family.

63. Korau:

Means One who was born when his mother was divorced.

64. Ɗari,

Means One who was born during excess cold.

65. ‘Dari:

Also means One who was born during excess cold.

66. Kadaɗe,

Means A male child who was born after his parents have been baren for years before he was eventually born.

67. Babangida:

Means This name is given to a child who bears same name with grandfather in a family and because in-laws are shy to directly call the child by his normal name, they nickname him “Babangida”, master of the household.

68. Mailafiya or Mailahiya:

Means A person who was calm and easygoing with people in a community.

69. Adamu

Means Adam

70. Ali

Means excellent or noble

71. Aminu

Means reliable and trustworthy person.

72. Amir

Means A ruler, prince or commander

73. Balarabe

Means male child born on Wednesday

74. Bashir

Means someone who brings good news.

75. Danjuma

Means male child born on Friday

76. Danladi

Means male child born on Sunday

77. Danlami

Means male child born on Thursday

78. Faiqah

Means someone who surpasses excellence

79. Faruq

Means the distinguisher of truth from falsehood

80. Faisal

Means decisive

81. Hassan

Means first boy in a set of twins

82. Hussain

Means second boy in a set of twins

83. Hamzah

Means lion

84. Imam

Means leader

85. Isa

Means Jesus

86. Ismaila

Means Ishmael

87. Jalil

Means exalted

88. Jibril

Means archangel

89. Musa

Means Moses

90. Mansurah

Means supporter

91. Mahmud

Means praised

92. Mansur

Means aided

93. Mushin

Means benevolent

94. Mustafa

Means chosen

95. Nabilah

Means nobility

96. Umar –

Means lifetime

97. Usman

Means companion

98. Yakubu

Means Jacob

99. Yohanna

Means john

100. Yusuf

Means Joseph

101. Balarabe

 means boy born on Wednesday;

102 Danjuma

 means son of Friday;

103. Danladi

 means born on Sunday;

104. Danlami

 means son of Thursday;

105. Gaddo

means inheritor;

106. Gambo

 means child born after twins;

107. Gowon

 means rainmaker;

108. Rashidi

 means rightly guided, of true faith, mature;

109. Tanimu

 means boy born on Litinnin or Monday;

110. Yohance

 means Yahweh is gracious, Yahweh is merciful;

111. Daran

 means born at night, small and great;

112. Dare

 means born at night, small and great;

113.  Daren

 means born at night, small and great;

114. Hasan

 means good, beautiful, beautifier;

115. Rago

 means ram.

116.  Aadil

Means Just, Upright

117. Aalam

Means World

118.  Aamir

Means Civilised

119. Aaqib

Means Follower

120. Aaqil

Means Intelligent

121. Aashif

Means Bold, courageous

122. Aashir

Means Living

123. Aasif

Means An able minister

124. Aasim

Means Person who keeps away from sins

125. Aazim

Means Determined

126. Abd Al-Ala

Means Slave of the High

127. Abdul Aalee

Means Servant of the Most High

128. Abdul Adl

Means Slave of the just

129. Abdul Afuw

Means Slave of the one who pardons

130. Abdul Ahad

Means Slave of he who is one

131. Abdul Aleem

Means Servant of the Omniscient

133. Abdul Alim

Means Slave of the All knowing

134. Abdul Awwal

Means Slave of the First One

135. Abdul Azeez

Means The servant of the most powerful

136. Abdul Azim

Means Slave of the great

137. Abdul Aziz

Means Servant of the powerful one

138. Abdul Baari

Means Servant of the Creator

139. Abdul Baasit

Means Servant of the Extender and Creator

140. Abdul Badee

Means Slave of the originator

141. Abdul Baith

Means Slave of the one who raises death

142. Abdul Baqi

Means Slave of the Eternal

143. Abdul Bari

Means Slave of the creator

144. Abdul Baseer

Means Slave of the All-seeing

145. Abdul Basit

Means Slave of the enlarger

146. Abdul Batin

Means Slave of the unseen

147. Abdul Fattah

Means Slave of the opener, slave of the giver of victory

148. Abdul Ghafaar

Means Servant of the Forgiver

149. Abdul Ghafoor

Means Servant of the Forgiver

150. Abdul Hafeez

Means Slave of the Protector

151. Abdul Hafiz

Means Slave of the Guardian

152. Abdul Hakam

Means Servant of the Arbitrator

153. Abdul Hakeem

Means Servant of the Wise

154. Abdul Haleem

Means Servant of the Mild and Patient

155. Abdul Halim

Means Slave of the Wise

156. Abdul Hameed

Means Servant of the Praiseworthy and the Ever-Praised

157. Abdul Hamid

Means Slave of the Praiseworthy

158. Abdul Hannan

Means Slave of the Merciful

159. Abdul Haq

Means Servant of the Truth

160. Abdul Haseeb

Means Servant of the Respected and Esteemed

161. Abdul Hasib

Means Slave of the Reckoner

162. Abdul Hayy

Means Slave of the Living

163. Abdul Jabaar

Means Servant of the Mighty

164. Abdul Jaleel

Means Servant of the Great and Revered

165. Abdul Jawwad

Means Slave of the Bountiful

166. Abdul Kabir

Means Slave of the Great

167. Abdul Kareem

Means Servant of the Noble and Generous

168. Abdul Karim

Means Slave of the Gracious

169. Abdul Khabir

Means Slave of the one who is aware

170. Abdul Lateef

Means Servant of the Kind

171. Abdul Maajid

Means Slave of the Excellence

172. Abdul Maalik

Means Slave of the Master, the Lord

173. Abdul Majeed

Means Servant of the Glorious

174. Abdul Mani

Means Slave of one who prevents

175. Abdul Mannan

Means Slave of the Benefactor

176. Abdul Mateen

Means Slave of the Firm

177. Abdul Mubdee

Means Slave of the Originator

178. Abdul Mueed

Means Slave of the Restorer, the Reproducer

179. Abdul Muhaimin

Means Servant of the Supervising, the Guardian and the Protector

180. Abdul Muhaymin

Means Slave of the Protector

181. Abdul Muhsin

Means Slave of the Benefactor

182. Abdul Muhyee

Means Slave of the one who gives life and sustains it

183. Abdul Muiz

Means Servant of the Giver of Might and Glory

184. Abdul Mujeeb

Means Servant of the Responder

185. Abdul Munim

Means Slave of the Generous

186. Abdul Muntaqim

Means Slave of him who punishes wrongdoings and seizes retribution

187. Abdul Muqeet

Means Slave of the Sustainer

188. Abdul Muqsit

Means Slave of the Just

189. Abdul Musawwir

Means Slave of the Fashioner

190. Abdul Mutaal

Means Servant of the Most High

191. Abdul Muti

Means Slave of the Giver

192. Abdul Muzanni

Means He was a narrator of Hadith

193. Abdul Nafi

Means Slave of the Propitious

194. Abdul Naseer

Means Slave of the Helper

195. Abdul Noor

Means Slave of the one who is Light

196. Abdul Qaadir

Means Servant of the Capable

197. Abdul Qadeer

Means Slave of the Powerful

198. Abdul Qadir

Means Slave of the Powerful

199. Abdul Qahaar

Means Servant of the Subduer and the Almighty

200. Abdul Qayyum

Means Slave of the Self-Subsistent

Conclusion:

These most popular Hausa/Fulani male names will guide every parent, while choosing good and meaningful names for their male children. Although, it is the right of parents to give the right names to their children, whatever names they desire, but that never mean that, they can just give any name to their children.

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