Who named Nigeria and in what Year? is a question which supposed to be known by all Nigerians but it sadden the heart to know that most of Nigerian did not know it. Nigeria is a name that comes into existence after the amalgamation of the southerners and northerners in 1914 by the Britain (colonial master). Nigeria was named after the discovery of River Niger and its area. Nigeria was named and discovered by a British journalist Flora Shaw who later got married to Lord Fredrick Lugard a British administrator. To know more about the meaning of Nigeria click here.