Igbo Names And Meaning

This article is about Igbo names and their English meaning. The Igbo speaking people dominate the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

They are known for their entrepreneurial and expansionist desires. The Igbos are also known for their rich cultural heritage, of which their naming system is only an aspect of this fascinating cultural heritage.

Igbo names are considered one of the sweetest and interesting names within the landscape of Nigeria, as many variables influence the naming of a child in Igbo culture.

For instance, if a family that had lost like 4 children decides to have another baby, they might name this baby OZOEMELA  which means LET ANOTHER NOT HAPPEN. so the best way to understand an Igbo person is to first understand his name, as that will give you a guild into the dynamics that conditioned his naming.

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igbo names and their meanings

If you live in Nigeria, chances are that you must have heard some funny and weird sounding Igbo names that you only wished you knew their meaning, but unfortunately, you don’t. But don’t worry, because I will show you the meaning of these names and their gender base because some of these names are gender-sensitive.

Igbo Names And Meaning

So, without expending most of our time, here are the common Igbo names and their English


IGBO NAMES                      ENGLISH MEANING                                            GENDER

  1. ADAEZE –                             “king’s daughter”                                                   female
  2. ADANNA  –                           “father’s first daughter”                                         female
  3. ADANNAYA –                      “her father’s first  daughter”                                    female
  4. AKACHI –                              “the hand of God”                                                  unisex
  5. AKUCHI –                              “God’s wealth”                                                        female
  6. AMADI  –                               “free man”                                                              male
  7. AMAKA /CHIAMAKA.          “God is good”                                                          female
  8. AMARA –                               “grace”                                                                   female
  9. AMARACHI –                       “God’s grace”                                                           female
  10. AÑULI/ANULIKA                “joy/joy is greater”                                                    female
  11. AZUBUIKE –                         “the past is your strength”                                        male
  12. CHI –                                       “god, spirtual being”                                              unisex
  13. CHIAMAKA  –                      “God is beautiful”                                                       female
  14. CHIBUEZE –                         “God is the king”                                                        male
  15. CHIBUIKE  –                                      “God is strength”                                           male
  16. CHIBUZO –                           “God leads the way”                                                   male
  17. CHICHI –                               “God”.                                                                         unisex
  18. CHIDI –                                  “God exists”                                                                unisex
  19. CHIDIEBERE –                     “God is merciful”                                                            unisex
  20. CHIDIEBUBE –                     “God is glorious”                                                           unisex
  21. CHIDIEGWU –                      “God is wonderful”                                                       male
  22. CHIDIKE  –                             “God is strong”                                                           male
  23. CHIDIMMA –                         “God is good”                                                              female
  24. CHIDUBEM –                                    “guided by God”                                                female
  25. CHIEMEKA  –                       “God has performed great deeds”                                 male
  26. CHIJINDUM –                       “God holds my life”                                                        male
  27. CHIKA                                   “God is the greatest”                                                      unisex
  28. CHIKE –                                 “God’s power”                                                                 male
  29. CHIKELU / CHIKERE. –      “God created”                                                                       male
  30. CHIMA –                                “God knows”                                                                   male
  31. CHINASA –                           “God answers”                                                                 female
  32. CHINEDU –                           “God leads”                                                                     male
  33. CHINONSO –                        “God is nearby”                                                              unisex
  34. CHINWE –                             “God owns”                                                                   female
  35. CHINWEIKE –                      “God owns power”                                                         male
  36. CHINWENDU –                    “God owns life”                                                             unisex
  37. CHINWEUBA –                     “God owns wealth”                                                        male
  38. CHINYELU /CHINYERE.   “God gave”                                                                        female
  39. CHIOMA –                             “good God”                                                                  female
  40. CHIZOBA –                           “God protect us”                                                            female
  41. CHUKS –                                “God”-Slangs                                                                 male
  42. CHUKWUDI  –                      “there is God”.                                                                 male
  43. CHUKWUEMEKA –                         “God has done something great”                           male
  44. CHUKWUMA –                      “God knows”.                                                                   male
  45. EBELE –                                 “mercy, kindness”                                                             unisex
  46. EKENE –                                “praise”                                                                            unisex
  47. EKENEDILICHUKWU –     “all praise to God”                                                                unisex
  48. EKWUEME –                         “he says, he does”                                                             male
  49. EMEKA –                               “great deeds”                                                                   male
  50. ENYINNAYA –                     “his father’s friend”                                                           male
  51. FUMNANYA  –                     “love me”                                                                         female
  52. IFUNANYA –                              “love”                                                                      female
  53. IKENNA –                              “father’s power”                                                          male
  54. NDIDI –                                  “patience”                                                                    female
  55. NGOZI –                                 “blessing”                                                                    female
  56. NKECHI –                              “Gods own”                                                                   female
  57. NKECHINYERE –                “what God has given”                                                      female
  58. NKEMDILIM –                      “let mine be mine”                                                         female
  59. NKIRU –                                  “the best is still to come”                                            female
  60. NKIRUKA –                           “the one ahead is better”                                              female
  61. NNAMDI  –                            “my father is alive”                                                      male
  62. NNEKA  –                              “my mother is greater”                                                female
  63. NNENNA –                            “father’s mother”                                                        female
  64. NNENNE  –                             “mother’s mother”                                                      female
  65. NWANNEKA  –                     “my siblings are supreme”                                          female
  66. OBI  –                                      “heart”                                                                       unisex
  67. OGECHI                                “Gods time”                                                                female
  68. OGECHUKWUKAMA –      “God’s time is beautiful”                                               female
  69. OLUCHI –                              “God’s work”                                                              female
  70. ONYEKA –                            “who is greater”.                                                         unisex
  71. ONYEKACHI –                     “who is greater than God?”                                           unisex
  72. UDO –                                                 “peace”                                                           female
  73. UZOCHI –                              “God’s way”                                                                 female
  74. UZOMA –                                “good way”                                                                unisex
  75. Chisomaga (Chisom)            God walks with me
  76.  Chisomnazu (Som)              God is my protector (God is behind me)
  77.  Somnazu (Som)                   Walk behind me
  78. Chukwukasiemobi               God console my heart
  79. Echioma (Oma)                       Brighter Tomorrow
  80. Enyichukwu                            God’s friend
  81. Chimeremeze                       My God made me King
  82. Chibunwannem                     God is my sibling
  83. Kaitochukwu                         Let’s praise God
  84. Chimsimdiri                             My God said I shall live
  85. Oguguochukwu                    Befriend God
  86. Makuochukwu                      Embrace God
  87. Lotachukwu                          Remember God, Remember the Father
  88. Kachizamekpere                     Let God answer my prayer
  89. Chizaramekpere                    God Answered my prayers
  90. Ekpereamaka                         Prayer is beautiful
  91. Nwukaamaka                         Children born on Sunday are beautiful
  92. Otitochukwu                         In God’s Praise
  93. Otutuchukwu                      Chant for God
  94. Chimdalu                              Thank you, my God,
  95. Chinalu                                  God is at work
  96. Akummiriigwe                       The Dew of Heaven
  97. Kamsiyochukwu                    How I pleaded with God
  98.  Fesochukwu                        Worship only God
  99. Chikeluwa                            God who created the world
  100. Ifechukwuadigo                   God’s light has come
  101. Adimchukwunobi                 Am in God’s heart
  102. Chimbusomma                  My God is so beautiful
  103. Zikoranachigidimma             Show the world your God is good
  104. Kammarachukwu                   Let me know God
  105. Olisabinaigwe                       God in Heaven

Now you’ve known the meaning of those names that you’ve always wanted to know their meaning. If you think there is any other name or names that I have not included in this list, which I should know about, please do well to inform me through the comment section down below.

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5 thoughts on “Igbo Names And Meaning”

  1. Chukwudi ndu. God is alive.somtochukwu.join me in praising God. Chim Amanda .my God will not fail..onyinye chukwu.gift of God.chukwunyere God giveth.chukwu eloka .God thinks greatly.kaosisorchukwu the way God want it .ebubechukwu.the glorys of God..

  2. Chukwuma ijem. God knows my way.siteh na ikechukwu.by the power of God.but often times we hear short abbreviations for those names .Chukwuma. And ikechukwu.


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