Browse over 12 Beninese Girl Names and Beninese Boy Names
|Efosa||Beninese||A powerful name meaning "the wealth..|
|Ehiogie||Beninese||Literally meaning "sent by God,"|
|Ehizokie||Beninese||For parents who were hoping for a b..|
|Ewean||Beninese||Translated as "to be clever."
|Idemudia||Beninese||Meaning "bravery" or "a brave child..|
|Itohan||Beninese||Recognizing difficult times, this n..|
|Izegbe||Beninese||For parents who waited a long time ..|
|Nehivena||Beninese||"The one the lord has chosen for me..|
|Omorogie||Beninese||Believing life is more valuable tha..|
|Osagie||Beninese||Meaning "sent by God."|
|Osarogre||Beninese||For families that choose to follow ..|
|Osazema||Beninese||For religious-minded families, this..|| |
|Description of Beninese Names|
Benin is a small but proud country in West Africa. It is here that the great ancient kingdoms of Benin and Dahomey flourished, gaining particular renown for their striking sculptural works of art. The Kingdom of Dahomey — the name of the country until 1975 — was a well-organized and powerful state during the 17th century. Thus, children's names in Benin reflect various linguistic influences both European and African in nature. The traditional languages most widely spoken here are Fon andYoruba, but French is also an official language. Beninese names are often structured around the root words efe, meaning "wealth," osa, meaning "God," and omo, meaning "this one can make a child."