Meaning of Ṣóyínká
I'm surrounded by sorcerers.
The root Oṣó in most Yorùbá names comes from the deity of farming and fertility called Òrìṣà Oko. But the word "Oṣó" also means the same as "wizard" or "sorcerer" which is the interpretation that most people, including the name's most famous ambassador (Wọlé Ṣóyínka), uses. A link between Òrìṣàokó and sorcerers may be because the orisha is a powerful sorcerer who fights against evil sorcerey. Read more about the root of common Yorùbá names (and their mistranslations) here: https://www.facebook.com/agadeniran/posts/10206154527806205
Glossoṣó - sorcerer, Oṣó divinity of fertility and farming, òriṣa oko
yí...ká - surround
mi - me