Dossoumon



Meaning of Dossoumon

This is a French-African version of the Yorùbá name "Dòsùnmú".



Extended Meaning

The original name, spelt either as Dòsùmú or Dòsunmú, is a name common in the Lagos area, particularly among the ruling house. (See: Dòsùnmú). This French-African variation is common in Benin Republic, Togo, and every other place in French West Africa where Yorùbá emigration has taken root. The name was, for a while in colonial Nigeria, also spelt as Docemo.



Morphology

di-òsùn-mú



Gloss

dì...mú - hold onto
òsùn - a sacred staff of the Òsùn divinity


Geolocation

Common in:
FOREIGN-GENERAL



Famous Persons

Máfòyà Dossoumon, writer.



Media Links

http://nigerianstalk.org/mafoya-dossoumon/



Variants

Dòsùnmú, Dòsùmú, Docemo



See also