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Gender: Female Pronunciation: NAH-yo Meaning of Nayo: "she is our joy" Origin of Nayo: African Nigerian

The name Nayo is a girl's name of African origin meaning "she is our joy". Nayo and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Release the 20 C.O.B.R.A.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (Girls)".

From the experts:

A bit masculine in feel.

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Famous People Named Nayo

Nayo Wallace, American actress; great-niece of actress Dorothy Dandridge
(Folade) Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Canadian basketball player

Pop Culture References for the name Nayo


Yara Says:


I don't think this name is masculine. I think that it is rather pretty.

CookiesAndPurple Says:


I misread this as Mayo, but this is a pretty name nonetheless.