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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.[1] 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

See also


  1. 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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