Gender: Female Origin of Oba: Nigerian mythology name

The name Oba is a girl's name of Nigerian origin. Oba and is often added to lists like Goddess Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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"Oba" means king in Yoruba. "Oba" was the title historically given to kings in Yorubaland, which is now parts of Nigeria, Togo and Benin.