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Yemoja

Heartyeh-MAW(N)-yah; yeh-MY-ah
Yoruba

Yemoja Origin and Meaning

The name Yemoja is a girl's name.
The name of a major Yoruban deity who presides over the waters, the moon, and women, especially in terms of fertility and childbirth. She is an orisha and the mother of all other orishas. Her name (also spelt Yemonja, Yemaja and Iemanja, among other variants) comes from the Yoruba words Yeye “mother”, omo “children”, and eja “fish”, literally meaning “mother whose children are the fish.”
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