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Title: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: ummita on May 30, 2003, 06:17:46 PM
 Please guys we are loosing touch with the real traditional names. Personally, I cum from d Fuldes background but we barely name our kids of nowdays with fulde traditional name...well I have but theres alot of hausa traditional name as we are so mixed with them but they hardly name their kids with the real hausa traditonal names!!. Even though we have proper Arabic names and our daugthers, sons, fathers and mother have been named after Arabic names. I am so curios to know as much!!!!!!! based on how many Traditional Hausa names do we have and do people still address those who bear those names as such? Apart from curiosity, theres a research on a project about traditions that alot of hausas r working on...and everybody is welcome to join in by helping. You can help us by dropping a as much name. I was tired of raking my brains to think, but it clicked my mind that I could get alot of help from k-online family ;)
I managed 2 gather..........well not I with the help of freinds....WE managed 2 gather these:
LAMINDE
KANDE
TALATU
ASABE
DANLADI
DANASABE
TABAWA (she laffs thats the best, I luv that name)
DAN-INDO
BARDE
YANBIYU
NA'AMALE
ASIBI
MAIDAURA
YAUTAI(Infact I wish that was ma surname) (she laffs)

If you guys cud drop more we would really appreciate it. We are coming up with something very important and interesting it will be a major event during the summer in Abuja based on hausa/fulde , its like a cultural trational thing. Please drop more names. Do me a favour pleaseeee!!!!! First tym am asking for help............let me see how many good samaritans we have in this forum (she laffs) Much appreacited
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: fdarlene2002 on May 30, 2003, 08:58:47 PM
Hi
Atine ,Ladidi, Lantana, Jumai,
You can check Hausavoices.com
There are quite a number ther
Title: ;)Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: baby_gal_84 on May 30, 2003, 09:33:50 PM
>:( >:( :( :( yu ummita tabawa is my sisters name ur laffin ;) ;) ;) ;) hey just kiddin ya i know the name sound funny men. my sister wishes she cud kill the name everyday.

here are some few that i cud remember, two of them are even my family lol lol very funny ones.


amali
tamaliki(lol thats my cousins name)
balaraba
kande
umaima
uwani
jummai
ladidi
lamishe
tuwa (thats my sis name lol but i dont know if it hausa)
danamo
dankano
ladi
larai
laraba
tani
shaawa
nataala
niima
jika
danlami
lami
malami
sabo

sorry if i repeat some.
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: IBB on June 04, 2003, 01:45:56 AM
badaru
adama
babangida
babandi
babawo
badamasi
barau
rani
damuna
magajiya
magaji
garba
haladu
bayero (lol)
Hajiyayye
alhajiji
kawu
usman mani
bala
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: ummita on June 05, 2003, 01:02:44 PM
 Thank u thank thank u!!!!!! I really appeciate it........Now on d list its about theres quite as much........but we still need bout 89 more. Am I askin 2 much? NO? ok keep 'em cumin........

IBB i taut KAWU means like UNCLE 4 hausa ppl.........Is it a tradtional name?
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: baby_gal_84 on June 06, 2003, 01:53:38 AM
barau
delu
gambo
shemau
dan tani
tani
asabe
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: gogannaka on June 08, 2003, 04:04:29 AM
anya za su kai 89 kuwa?
yar gudulle
audu
talle
uwantaliya
na annabi
alu
magaji
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: IBB on June 08, 2003, 05:53:54 AM
yar iya
lalla
gamandi
dan fullo
sa'adu
malammi
muazu
maikano
nakano
hinde
awai
salmai
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: baby_gal_84 on June 14, 2003, 12:17:30 AM
fodio
angagege
dan hajiyaye
gidado
lamido
bamanga
tani
labaran
dan dare
udu
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: kilishi on August 06, 2003, 04:03:58 PM
Are they upto 89
ok get this

Ta annabi
Danejo[fulani name]
lahe
dahe
tsaiba
salele
yaringe
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: Guduma on August 06, 2003, 06:31:01 PM
Jaudo
Shanu
Yurayi
Jungudo
Jebu
Gajere
Gajeruwa
Gajjo
Danjajo
Damu
Nbela
mammu
maishanu
jumare
jijji
zankam
Kogu
Namaliya
jingi
zadawa
chindo
Akawu
Dini
muqaddas
malumawa
Babanikko
maigana
Baa
Baitu
Gimba
Hanatantan
Habu
Imam
Garbati
Titi
Tata
Tatu
modibbo
Dada
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: kilishi on August 07, 2003, 07:40:01 PM
Add this

Unduma
lamindo
dudu
duduwa
maigemu
innaji
Baba keke
Baba karami
madara audi


"hanatantan and gajjo made me laugh ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: gogannaka on August 09, 2003, 01:59:03 AM
Quote
Jaudo
Shanu
Yurayi
Jungudo
Jebu
Gajere
Gajeruwa
Gajjo
Danjajo
Damu
Nbela
mammu
maishanu
jumare
jijji
zankam
Kogu
Namaliya
jingi
zadawa
chindo
Akawu
Dini
muqaddas
malumawa
Babanikko
maigana
Baa
Baitu
Gimba
Hanatantan
Habu
Imam
Garbati
Titi
Tata
Tatu
modibbo
Dada
lol lol seems like there are some names that are zulu or masai ;D
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: kilishi on August 31, 2003, 09:27:20 PM
khoi-khoi nko :-X :-X
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunana da sunanki)?
Post by: tmega on February 11, 2004, 07:35:07 PM
lol lol seems like there are some names that are zulu or masai  

gogannaka i'm u  :-/
so ga su:
kuchalli
Title: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: Shiekh on June 23, 2004, 05:38:42 PM
talle,

tambaya.
Title: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: Bebeji on July 30, 2004, 01:28:51 PM
FEMALE:
Lantana
Landuwe
Laminde
Alsabatu
Kunduba
Karime
Hanne
Binta or Bintu or Bintete or Bintalo
Yarinye


MALE:
Dan maliki
Maidaura
Maduge
Dan kundalo
Iro
Ilu
Dan dashiyo
Title: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: Anonymous on April 23, 2005, 07:21:51 AM
kilishi I definitely agree with yor argument.
Title: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: *~MuDa~* on May 04, 2006, 02:23:18 PM
Some tyms my moza calls me Mudi,...Only she calls me dat!
Title: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: mlbash on June 09, 2006, 09:39:49 PM

female;
barakisiyya
fallafiya
kundatu

male;
tsalha
Title: More Traditional Hausa and Fulani Names
Post by: Baruti M. Kamau on August 26, 2006, 05:15:08 PM
I don't know much but I can add a little.  My kobo biyu follows:

Hausa:
1. Bididi
2. Makau
3. Gandoki
4. Ado
5. Kazaure

Fulfulde:
1. Modibbo
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: jaybee on February 12, 2007, 10:51:38 AM
Hi, Ummita
I just wanna let u know that Asibi is not a Hausa traditional name,it is a name that Alago tribe called a girl who was born on Saturday. But the name was originated from a Hausa name Asabe. U can learn more about this if u check one B.A. Dissertation title "Dangantakar Al'adun Hausawa Da Na Kabilar Alago Da Ke Cikin Karamar Hukumar Doma Ta Jahar Nassarawa" Department of Nigerian Languages Bayero University, Kano.
Thank U.
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: IBB on August 09, 2007, 09:05:10 PM
Male:
Habu
Malle
Garba
Dan-maraya
Dan-liti
Dan-tala
Balarabe
Dan-lami
Dan-juma
Dan-asabe
Dan-ladi
Babawo
Babangida
Babayo
magaji
Tanko
Garuje
Mai-kano
Daiyabu
Dahiru
Sambajo
Baffa
Bako
Sabo
Bello
Bature
Danbaba
Nadada
Kawu
Danyaro
Murtala
Mani
Rabe
Mamman

Female:
Indo
Hansai
Ando
Liti
Talatu
Balaraba
Lami
Jummai
Asabe
Ladidi
Dada
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: Baruti M. Kamau on July 03, 2009, 07:00:09 AM
I question the word "bature" being used as a traditional Hausa name.  Any comments?
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: IBB on May 09, 2011, 04:25:45 PM
Bature means white man. So bature being a Hausa word makes the name a Hausa name. But if you can help define 'traditional' from your pespective with regard to name, then we can argue further or see where you are coming from
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: bakangizo on May 26, 2011, 08:22:15 AM
Is it safe to assume that almost all hausa traditonal names are associated with the events, circumstances, locations etc surrounding the birth of the child?
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: AspiringKande on August 14, 2016, 01:54:02 AM
Is it safe to assume that almost all Hausa traditional names are associated with the events, circumstances, locations etc surrounding the birth of the child?

A lot of them are, but not all. It's the same as in other cultures. In Hausa we have names like Wada (m) and Yalwa (f) which mean 'abundance' and are given to ensure wealth, most English names such as Jane, Mark etc had meanings too, but the meanings have been lost over centuries as the language evolved. The same way some Hausa names such as Yaquled, Turunku, Bakwa, Daurama etc are just plain names to us because their meanings have been lost because that version of Hausa is no longer spoken.
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: bakangizo on August 15, 2016, 12:06:25 PM
Is it safe to assume that almost all Hausa traditional names are associated with the events, circumstances, locations etc surrounding the birth of the child?

A lot of them are, but not all. It's the same as in other cultures. In Hausa we have names like Wada (m) and Yalwa (f) which mean 'abundance' and are given to ensure wealth, most English names such as Jane, Mark etc had meanings too, but the meanings have been lost over centuries as the language evolved. The same way some Hausa names such as Yaquled, Turunku, Bakwa, Daurama etc are just plain names to us because their meanings have been lost because that version of Hausa is no longer spoken.

Lol! And here ws I thinking the name "Wada" has its origin from a dwarf  ;D. Now, I have a colleague named Wadata. Is that a shortened form of 'Wada'? Because Wadata refers to affluence or abundance in a much better way than simply Wada.
Title: Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
Post by: AspiringKande on August 23, 2016, 01:06:32 AM
Is it safe to assume that almost all Hausa traditional names are associated with the events, circumstances, locations etc surrounding the birth of the child?

A lot of them are, but not all. It's the same as in other cultures. In Hausa we have names like Wada (m) and Yalwa (f) which mean 'abundance' and are given to ensure wealth, most English names such as Jane, Mark etc had meanings too, but the meanings have been lost over centuries as the language evolved. The same way some Hausa names such as Yaquled, Turunku, Bakwa, Daurama etc are just plain names to us because their meanings have been lost because that version of Hausa is no longer spoken.

Lol! And here ws I thinking the name "Wada" has its origin from a dwarf  ;D. Now, I have a colleague named Wadata. Is that a shortened form of 'Wada'? Because Wadata refers to affluence or abundance in a much better way than simply Wada.

Exactly, Wada, came from 'Wadata'. the name is given to ensure wealth/affluence.