Names From Liberia
-Name of a female, It is Pronounced as (
Po - a- day) originally from the Grebo tribe,
meaning PO's mother..
- Female name, pronounced as ( Far-too-
ma) Originally from the Via/Gola tribe..
She can also be called - FATU - Pronounced
- female name, from the Grebo tribe, Pronounced
- Is a girl's name,from the VIA tribe -
and it pronounced as ( I-sat- tie)
Names Whose Origin or Meanings are known
The Bassa people - can be found in Liberia,
Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cameroon.
In Liberia they occupy central Liberia and
can be found in Grand Bassa, Rivercess, and
Religion: Christian, traditional religion. Language: Bassa
Names - Girls
Fortee, Janjay, Mardea - means First
Girl, Mayupleh, Monji, Sundaymah, Tomah, Wlejii,
Names - Boys
Gartee, Garyupleh, Garmuyu, Sundaygar, Togar
Kissi people inhabit the thick tropical forests
of Guinea, as well as small areas in Liberia
and Sierra Leone. They speak a Niger-Congo
language called Kisi (or Gizi). For many generations,
the Kissi have been known as a hard working
people. They are very age-oriented, dominated
and led by the elderly. To learn
more about the Kissi people of the West
African region, click
Saah or Sarh: First boy
The Kpelle people can be found in Liberia,
Guinea and Ivory Coast. They spread
over from central Guinea to the Capital city
of Liberia, MonroVai. A small group
live near the Ivorian-Gunean frontier. The
largest tribal group, Kpelle is spoken with
different accents depending on the region.
Kpelle words and phrases are found in
Lorma, Kissi, Gbendi, Mendi of Sierra
Leone, Mendigo, Soso, Vai, Gola, Mano, Timene
of Sierra Leone; and many Languages in Guinea.
traditional belief system.
(also popular amongst the Vai people), Fahnlohnee,
Gblormehn, Korto, Miata (also Vai or Gola),
Mehnmah, Korlu or Kor-korl, Nowa, N?yamen,
Lurpu, Garmenh, Kortolo, Nyanpue, pahn, Gorpue,
Konah, Suah, Gormenh, Zoe, Gborlormenh, Kehper
Kpangbah - A famous Paramount chief from
Bong County who was considered one of
the best Chiefs from the county.
(or Kparngbah, Kparnkpai), Kparsi, Manhtee,
Toimu, Togba or Tokpa, Flomo, Yarkpawolo,
Cammue, Kollie, Paye or Paye-see-lerh, Garteh,
Zaowolo, Kpakelah, Yakpazuah, Siakoh, Dolo,
Names from Liberia
Dwede (pronounced "dwe-day". This
is a female's name meaning Dwe's Mother;
as you would say Junior's Ma or Pa.)
Mamawa (MAWAY) (This
is another female's name meaning small-mother.
This name is for someone who is the name-sake
of your mother or grandmother or just
another older person you call Ma or Mama
in the family)
Sianeh ( is actually " Sie-Anyene"
which means Sie's Wife. If your
husband's name is Sie, and a girl is named
after you, you may decide to call her
this name to reflect your love and honour
for your husband
Wahde (pronounced "Wah-Day"
means Wah's Mother. Again if you have
a son called WAH, and a girl is named
after you, you can choose to call that
child Wahde reflecting your love and respect
for your son Wah.
Wonlay (this name can be given
to either a boy or girl child. Actually
it is pronounced "War-nie" and
means "Tired". This name is
given a girl
whose parents have lost a lot of children
in either childbirth/childhood.
They are simply saying that "We are
tired of all troubles/problems.)
Yenplu ( is actually pronounced "NYENE-PLU"
and the name means
"White Woman". It is given to
a considered-beautiful girl child).
Dwe (the name DWE is a boy's name, and for
a girl it is "NYENE-DWE". NYENE
is Woman or Wife. Dwe is the Grebo name
for an elephant and so this name is given
to a person who is great, strong and power,
and sometimes even big.
Arway, Donyen - (Beautiful)
time does not pass
Girl name in Liberian Kru means beautiful
- Meaning: You cannot ask a woman her ways
before you marry her.
Bloh, Wloh, Nyonweh, Tarloh
Names - Boys
Togba, Teh, Jlakon, Forkay, Nimene, Boryee,
Yenseloh, Odeleia, Gbwe
Mano people are found in Northeastern Liberia
and Guinea. Religion:
Traditional religion, Christian.
- Man under the hut
- Boy born after the death of a sibling
- 2nd born
- The eyes can see if it last long
- For the sake of a child
- 3rd born
- 1st born
- life has come.
- Heart should be patient
- 2nd born
- 3rd born
- Girl born after the death of a sibling
- Only the one who takes action knows
- Wise woman or an elderly woman in
the Mano tribe.
Suah is a boy's name. The name comes from Liberia,
West Africa and it belongs to the dialect
of Gio. The name "Suah" means "A
new era, a new beginning"
is pronounced Sue-ah. Sue as in a girls name
and Ah- as in "Ah, that hurts."
or like the sound you make after you had a
refreshing drink. Su-ah not Su-uh.
here to listen to correct pronuncation
of the name Suah
The Vai people can be found in both Liberia
and Sierra Leone. In Liberia, they are concentrated
in the western part of the country in
Cape Mount, near the Sierra Leone border.
Religion: Muslim, traditional religion, Christian. Language: Vai
Vai Names - Girls
or Ciatta, Famatta, Hawa Jebbeh, Kona,
Maima, Massa, Musu, Sando, Tenneh,
Mabasi, Weyatta, Wokie
Vai - Names Boys
Baimba, Konah, Sando, Varney, Foday,
or Folley, Armah, Jahn, Karmo, Pese, Sao,
Boima Konah, Konowa, Gboto, Lami, Bonokai,
Siaka - meaning "the child who OPENED his mother",
a graphic version of "first-born