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Gender: Male Origin of Shango: African, Yoruba, mythology name

The name Shango is a boy's name of African origin. Shango and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

More substantial than it sounds: Shango was the god of thunder and legendary ancestor of the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

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Famous People Named Shango

Pop Culture References for the name Shango

Shango, character in DC Comics
Shango, American 1960s rock band


ambercat Says:


Shango will forever remind me of William Boyd's book, A Good Man in Africa

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I think Shango is cool. I don't find it horrifying.

fuzzycub Says:


I like it.

unicornluvgirl Says:


I like it, but I probably wouldn't use it unless my partner had African roots.

lesliemarion Says:


In Nigeria, fine. Elsewhere, it sounds like a horrifying mixture of shag carpet and mango frappe.