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Gender: Female Meaning of Ife: "love" Origin of Ife: African, Yoruba

The name Ife is a girl's name of African, Yoruba origin meaning "love". Ife and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Simple African name all-but-unknown in the U.S. and Europe, which is exactly why it might make a perfect choice. Similarity to such popular names as Ava and Eva (and the Irish Aoife) makes it more familiar, but potentially more confusing.

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Howieport Says:


Is this pronounced EEV or EE-vuh? or ee-VUH