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

Shango Origin and Meaning

The name Shango is a boy's name of African origin.

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

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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.