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The name Tiyamiyu is a derivative from the Yoruba word "Ti iya mi loju" which implies my mother is the greatest or dearest.[ citation needed ] Oral traditional authority has it that the name which is similar to Tiamiyu and of the same meaning was first adopted by a male—in Iperu, Ogun state of Nigeria—whom was a practitioner of the Yoruba religion, and upon conversion to Islam wanted a unique name but "funky."

The man, named Amusan, is the grandson of Bisuga (whose father was one of the earlier settlers with Akesan-Iperu), a chief of Iperu from the Amororo royal quarters in Iperu whom gave evidence during the quest for Remo independence from Ijebu-Ode. [1]

It was Amusan, the grand child who was married to Sefinatu— that adopted the name Tiyamiyu., [2] as against the Muslim variant 'Tiamiyu' [3]

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  3. "Re: Names and naming among Muslims". www.dailytrust.com.ng. Archived from the original on 2016-09-15.