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Is 'kanye' An Igbo Name?

I was just wondering if Kanye is an Igbo name seeing as people have been saying it's swahilli for 'only one', while others say it translates to "go take a sh*t". So could it be a long lost name in the Americas that was passed down by enslaved Igbo people because there are many versions of this name in Igboland including Kanyechukwuekele (let's give God praise) and Kainene etc. (or just Kanye) post your thoughts plz.

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This is off topic, but what does the Yoruba name "Omokanye" mean? Anyone? Just curious.

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Hmmm, interesting observation.

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Kanye is not an igbo name at all. From the web page, it claimed kanye means honour but the complete igbo version is kanyeolisa-ekene which means give God thanks unless you want to call it Give God honour.

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I think that's short for Obadiah according to this website http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Obie

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This same kind of speculation happened for Ne-Yo. His middle name is written Chimere. Some people speculated it to have Igbo origins. It's even more confusing when Chimere is an oriental word. . . Japanese or Chinese, I believe. . . and Ne-Yo is part Chinese.

I think, to get rid of all of this speculation, people should compile a list of suspected individuals with names of Igbo origin and then go ask those individuals about the origin of their names. Kanye though, is an Igbo name. It may not be what Kanye had in mind when he decided to take on that name, though. It is a possibilty though that Kanye can be one of those names that survived through slavery. One other name that I'm suspecting is Obie Trice's name Obie. It's pronounced the exact same way as Obi, and thus far, I've only seen African Americans bear the name, but oh well.

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http://www.yeahbaby.com/meaning-name-etymology.php?name=Kanye

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