My First Two Names Are of West Afrikan Origins Given To Me By My Maternal Grandmother

Updated Post: December 18, 2018


A Negro female made a ignorant comment about my name earlier last week on someone else Facebook post. I didn’t respond to her further comments and eventually just block her. However she thought my name was fake and wasn’t an Afrikan name. However though both of my names are my given names by my late “maternal grandmother” and are West Afrikan in origin. The unfortunate thing is that my “maternal grandmother” I don’t think she knew this, because my mother would have told me this. But she wrote out my first name Kolonta and another name, but my mother selected “Kolonta pronounced Ko-lon-ta”, because she liked that name better and I’m glad she did, because I like it as well and it suits me so well. People all my life since I have been old enough to remember have compliment me about my first name and have ask me what my first name means and I couldn’t tell them, because I didn’t know until years later I was doing a “goggle search” online one night on my first name and I came across a site indicating my name meant something in the West Afrikan country known as Liberia, but the meaning escapes me now, because this was years ago. But it had something to do with regarding trees or a bush of some sort. But also sometime later I was told by this guy I use to talk too who was Yoruba that it means somethings in Yoruba.

In Yoruba, a word can mean 5 or more things, it depends on how you pronounce it.

Kolonta~ she has no sales
Kolonta~she didn’t go out
Kolonta~ no wares to sell
Kolonta~ kolonta’ no bullet
Kolonta~carry to sell

* Ko-lon-ta (Kolonta) is pronounced in Yoruba just like I pronounce it and how my late maternal grandmother who name me pronounced it as well; and how it should be pronounced correctly. Which consist of three syllables Ko-lon-ta (Kolonta) but it is spelled differently in Yoruba though.

My middle name Uvae is a Edo name

My now ex-fiancé shared with me back in 2014 I believe the year was, that his father knew someone who has the same name as my middle name “Uvae” and that it is spelled the same exact way and that it’s a Edo name, and that this name can be found among the Edo people in Edo State, Benin, Nigeria, and that my name “Uvae” means something of the nature as a Chief title. However I never got around again to ask my ex-fiancé or his father if my middle name Uvae means anything else. But I will do an update post at a later time, when I do find out further information on my middle name and first name. However I found it a privilege and honor and I was personally touch spiritually by the fact what he told me, and the fact that I have two West Afrikan names, which surely says to me that the Afrikan ancestresses and ancestors were nothing more than guiding “my maternal grandmother” as she wrote both of those names down, and that further more has me thinking possibly my ancestresses may be from the ethnic groups of the Edo or Yoruba people. Considering my maternal grandmother did not know what these names meant prior to naming me them as I pointed out earlier on regarding my first name Kolonta. Not to mention my first two names are very becoming of my personality, so that speaks volumes within itself and further confirming to me that I was suppose to have those names. I just wish my grandmother lived long enough for me to tell her this beautiful story about the names she gave me. Ase’ !


The Edo people reside mostly in Edo State, Benin, Nigeria.

The Yoruba people reside mostly in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. (My Yoruba Occurrences & Experiences)

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