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Boy Name: Wole

Name: Wole
Pronunciation: \wo-le\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: has come to home
Origin: African
Sounds Like: Jule, Olle, Ole, Vale, Wiley, Wylie, Will, Wil, Yale, Yule
Similar Names: Cole, Wolfe, Wolf


Wole \wo-le\ as a boy's 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.

Baby names that sound like Wole are Jule, Olle, Ole, Vale, Wiley, Wylie, Will, Wil, Yale and Yule. Other similar baby names are Cole, Wolfe and Wolf.


Wole is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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