Babatunde (variant forms: Babatunji, Babajide, Babawande, Babs) is a male given name. In the Yoruba language, it means Father Returns, or a Father has Returned. This generally refers to a male ancestor such as a deceased father, grandfather, or great grandfather.
People named Babatunde
As a given name
- Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, Nigerian Nobel laureate
- Samuel Babatunde Bajah, Nigerian educator
- Babatunde Elegbede, military governor of Cross State, Nigeria, 1978-1979
- Babatunji Olowofoyeku, Nigerian lawyer, politician and educator
- Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, 2015-present;governor of Lagos State, 2007–2015
- Babatunde Jose, prominent Nigerian journalist
- Babatunde Lea, Afro-Cuban and worldbeat percussionist
- Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer
- Babatunde Ogunnaike, Nigerian-American engineer
- Babatunde Oshinowo, NFL player
- Babatunde Osotimehin, Nigerian Minister of Health, 2007-2010
- Babatunde Wusu, Nigerian-born football striker
- Babatunde Yusuf, Nigerian football player
- Babatunde Lawal, Founder of the 'WHIP'
- Babajide Ogunbiyi, American soccer player
- Bomani Babatunde Jones, an American sports journalist who is currently employed by ESPN.
- Babatunde Aiyegbusi, Polish-Nigerian Wrestler and former American Football player.
- Babawande Olabisi, Nigerian-American baseball player.
As a surname
- Babajide Collins Babatunde, Nigerian-born, Russian-based footballer
- Badmus Babatunde, Nigerian footballer
- Ibrahim Babatunde, Nigerian-born, Italian-based footballer
- Obba Babatundé, an American actor of stage and screen
- Michel Babatunde, Nigerian footballer
- Marcellina Ulunma Okehie-Offoha; Matthew N. O. Sadiku (1996). Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Nigeria. Africa World Press. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-865-4328-33. https://books.google.com/books?id=bOdSMvlA7zsC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=.
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