- Name: Ayodele
- Meaning: Joy has come home
- Gender: Unisex
- Origin: Yoruba (Nigerian)
- Pronunciation: Ah-yoh-deh-leh
Ayodele is a unisex Yoruba name meaning “Joy has come home” or “Joy has arrived”. The name speaks of the great joy and happiness the parents felt with the birth of the child. It consists of two parts: “Ayọ” meaning joy and “dele” meaning has come or arrived. The name originated among the Yoruba ethnic group native to southwestern Nigeria, Benin and Togo. The pronunciation varies slightly but is typically spoken as /àyọdélé/. Those with this name often bring joy, happiness and delight to those around them by their cheerful and optimistic disposition. They tend to radiate positive energy, lighten heavy moods and lift the spirits of others with their wit and humor. Ayodeles frequently inspire joy simply by being in their natural element. Their presence is a source of delight for family and friends, signifying that joy has indeed come home with the gift of the child named Ayodele.