Some Yoruba names and their Ifa origins


IfaSad as it is to note that some people criticize Ifa without knowing much about it, it is not well known that most if not all Yoruba proverbs (owe) and folkloric songs (aalo apagbe) come from Ifa.

Ditto with the Yoruba names of the week.

Below are some of these Yoruba names and the Odu Ifa from which they came:

Titilayo – OkanranOfun
Yewande – Okanran Osa
Ajagbe – Ogbe’Di
Abimbola – Ogbe’Di
Labogunde – Ogbe’Kanran
Waleola – OyekuIwori
Ajibowu – Oyeku Owonrin

n – Odi’Gbe
Akintohunde – Irosun Oturupon
Adeyokun – Obara Irete
Aikuola – Ogunda Oyeku
Adegoroye – Osa ‘Yeku
Ajibola – Osa Meji
Adegorite – Ika Meji
Egunbiyi – Ika Meji
Oyepolu – Oturupon Meji
Okikiola – Idin’Gbe
Ariwodola – Ofun Meji
Amosun – Ogbe’Gunda
Adejoke – Ogbe’Sa
Ayoka – Iwori-Ika
Babarinde – Oyeku Ogunda
Modupe – Otura Irete
Mosope – Otura Irete
Olusola – Iwori Otura

Then there are others that are self revealing such as Odu,
Awo and Ifa- prefixed names such as Fabiyi, Aworemi et al
Ye shall know the truth ………
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