Harouna, also spelled Haruna, is an African Muslim surname and masculine given name. It is derived from the accusative case inflected form of the Arabic name Harun.[1][2] Notable people with the name include:

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  • IBM Haruna (born 1940s), Nigerian general, Federal Commissioner for Information and Culture
  • Boni Haruna (born 1957), Nigerian politician, Minister for Youth Development
  • Lawal Haruna (born 1957), Nigerian general, military governor of Borno State in 1998 and 1999
  • Mohammed Haruna (born 1988), Ghanaian football player
  • Lukman Haruna (born 1990), Nigerian football player


  1. ^ Zawawi, Sharifa (1998). African Muslim Names: Images and Identities. Africa World Press. p. 121. ISBN 0865435723.
  2. ^ "Nouveaux prenoms des peuls au cameroun" [New forenames of the Fula in Cameroon]. Sociétés africaines et diaspora (6): 14. 1997. ISBN 2738457878.