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Wole

What does Wole mean?

Wole Pronunciation of Wole [wole] as a boys' name is of Yoruban origin, and the meaning of Wole is "has come to home". A common Yoruba name used as a short form for names such as Olawole, Oyewole and Oluwole. Other short forms are Ola, Oye or Olu. Oluwole, meaning "God has come home", is one of the names of Wole Soyinka, the first African winner (1986) of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Associated with: home, winner (champion), prize (gift), literature.

Variations

Creative forms:
(male) Waule, Wille, ..

(female) Wolow, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wole Paxton (W.P.), ..

How popular is Wole?

Wole is a rare first name for males and also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Wole has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wole name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wole outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wole is alike in pronunciation to Al, Ole, Olle, Ull, Wil, Will, Yale, Yoel and Yule. Other recommended names are Able, Bale, Cale, Cole, Colle, Coyle, Dale, Doyle, Erle, Gale, Hale, Jule, Kale, Kile, Kyle, Lale, Lyle, Nile, Noble, Rolle, Royle, Thole, Vale, Wade, Wake, Wald, Walt, Ware, Wild, Wilde, Wilek, Wiley, Wolf, Wolfe, Wolff, Woolf, Wulf, Wulfe, Wye, Wyler, Wylie and Zale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wole.

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