Urhobo Names And Meaning

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The Urhobos are located in the southern part of Nigeria, and they are predominantly in Delta State – Urhobo Names And Meaning. 

The Urhobos, who are a part of the Niger Delta region are predominately known for their occupation as farmers. In this article, we are going to list out some Urhobos name and their meaning:

Great Urhobo Names for Boys

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NAME SHORT FORM MEANING
Akpenvwoghene Akpenvwe Praise God
Anaborhi Naborhi Born with good destiny
Edewor Dewor Traditional religion sacred day of worship
Ejiroghene Ejiro Praise God
Ejokparoghene Oghene, Jokpa Let us trust in God
Ejomafuvwe Jomafu, Jomafuvwe Let peace reign in my life
Erhiaganoma Erhi, Rhiaganoma God overpowers the body
Erhimeyoma Oyoma My God is good
Erhinyoja Rhinyoja, onyoja God meets our challenges/ hears our prayers
Erhinyuse Use God answers prayers
Erhioghene Erhi, Ogene The spirit of God
Eseoghene Ese God’s gift
Eserovwe Ovwe, Ese God’s grace/ Free gift
Oghenebrume Brume God decided in my favour
Oghenechovwe Chovwe, Oghene God aided me
Oghenefejiro Ofejiro, Ejiro,Oghene God is praiseworthy
Oghenegaren Garen, Ogene God is great
Oghenekevwe Kevwe, Oghene God gave me
Oghenekohwo Oghene, Kohwo God provides
Ogheneme Ome, Oghene My God
Oghenemine Mimi, Mine I look up to God
Oghenenyore Nyore, Oghene God answers prayers
Ogheneruemu Oghene God makes all things possible
Oghenerukevwe Rukevwe, Rukky, Ruks God did this for me
Ogheneruno Oruno, Runo God has so much
Oghenetega Otega, Tega, Oghene God is worthy to be worshipped
Oghenevwede Oghenede, Oghene God owns the day
Oghenevwogagan Ogaga, Gaga, Oghene God provides all my strength
Ogheneochuko Ochuko, Oghene God provides my support
Okeroghene Okeoghene, Oghene God’s own time
Omarmerhi Mamerhi, Oma Good God
Onakpoma Ono Who creates life?
Onomavwe Ono Who is my creator?
Onomine Mimi, Ono Whom do I look up to?
Onovughakpor Onovughe, Ono Who can predict what life can bring?
Oyovwikemo Kemo, Yovwike May our children be blessed
Oyovwikerhi Kerhi, Yovwike May my God be blessed
Achojah Achojah Rise up to a challenge
Aruegodore Egodo We have established
Edojah Dojah Day of challenge
Efemini Efe Let’s see how wealthy you will be
Efetobo Efe wealth is achieved
Etanomare Tanomare, Nomare Freed from blame
Ighomuedafe Igho, Dafe Money Intoxicates the wealthy
Miriodere Miriode I now have a name
Mitaire Mitai I have achieved their match
Mivwodere Mivwode I now have a name
Oboganriemu Obogan Be strong to survive
Ogbamremu Ogba The brave meets a lot of challenges
Ojakorotu Jakorotu, Orotu This is a group challenge
Ojanomare Janoma I have met the challenge
Onajite Ojite This is sufficient
Onanojah Onojah This is a challenge
Onogaganmue Ono, Ogagan Who is intoxicated with power?
Onoharhese Norhahese Who blames good deeds
Udumebraye Udume, Dumebraye My presence gives them heartache
Edafetanure Tanure The wealthy has spoken
Efemena Efe Here is my wealth
Efemuaye Efe Those intoxicated with riches
Efetobore Tobore Wealth has now been achieved
Etanomare Tanomare, Tanoma Freed from blame
Etaredafe Dafe Words of the wealthy
Ighovavwerhe Igho There is joy in riches
Irikefe Kefe First to become wealthy
Odafe Dafe Rich individual
Odavwaro Odaro I am contented
Oghomena Ogho, Omena Here is my respect
Oghonoro Ogho, Onoro Respect is greater than riches
Okagbare Kagbare Now I have all skills
Omonigho Omo, Igho Child is greater than riches
Omonoro Omo, Onoro Child is greater than gold
Onajite Jite, Ojite This is sufficient
Orodena Orode The great one
Norioghene Norien Look at God’s judgement
Oghenenyerhovwo Nyerhovwo, Oghene God answers prayers
Oghenerhoro Oghene God makes all things possible
Akpobume Akpobo My own life
Akpofure Ofure Life is now peaceful
Akporvwovwo Akpovwovwo Good life in later years
Ataikiru Taikiru Plan before taing action
Avwunudiogba Unudiogba Those who profess strength with mere talk
Edaferierhi Edafe The rich have good destiny
Edemirukaye Ede, Demirukai The day i did them a favour
Eghwrudjakpor Jakpor, Eghwrudje I have come to stay
Eguono Guono Love
Ejaita Jaita Let them say
Ejoyovwi Joyovwi Let it be a success
Emarejedje Omare, Ejedje The elderly also run for life
Emetitiri Metitiri Mine is famous
Emudiaga Mudiaga Let’s stand firmly
Emuobosa Muobo Your own thing is precious
Emuvoke Voke Everything has time
Enakpodia Nakpodia The way life should be
Enita Nita Watch what you say
Enitekiru Eniteh Think before you act
Enivwenaye Nivwenai Compare my achievements with those of my detractors
Erhuvwun Erhus Beauty
Erukainure Rukainure, Eruks We have aided them
Etarakpobuno Etabuno, Tabuno The world has so much to say
Irorokpaka Rokpaka Deep thoughts
Isio Isio Stars
Oba Oba King
Obatere Atare Destiny
Oborerhinrin Berhirin It’s your destiny
Odirin Dirin Patience
Ogbeta Gbeta Bad talk
Okiremute Okite There’s time for everything
Okpako Kpako Senior
Omafuvwe Mafuvwe, Oma I am at peace
Omenasan Menasan Mine is unique
Onome Onome This is mine
Onoriode Ono Who knows tomorrow
Orodena Orode The great one
Otevwobrise Otobrise, Otobru It’s sufficient to make parables
Ovie Ovie King
Ovigueraye Ovigue Everyone with his/her own destiny
Ovuevuraye Ovuevu, Vuevuraye Everyone has his/ her own mind
Oyabevwe Oyabe Tired of sojourn
Ufuoma Fuoma Peace of mind
Ughwubetine Betine No more deaths
Uruemuesiri Esiri, Uruemu Good deeds
Umukoro/Omokoro Mukoro,Mokoro Young man
Iminiovwerha Imoni There’s joy in having blood relations
Iniovosa Niovosa Siblings are unique
Odibo Odibo Disciple/Servant
Ohwevwo Ohwo Good human relationship provides valuable support
Ohwofasa Ofasa A person’s status should be defined by his/her achievement.
Ohwonigho Igho A child is greater than riches
Omonoro Monoro, Oro A child is greater than gold
Onanefe Efe, Ona This child is greater than riches
Omodibo Modibo Young disciple/servant
Edeki Deki Market day
Edidjana Didjana Sunday
Edore Dore Day of festivity(festival)
Eduvie Duvie Day of Glory
Avwunufe Efe, Wunufe Wealthy only by mouth, not substance
Efediome Diome Let riches be mine
Efekodo Efe, Fekodo Famous with wealth
Efemena Efe Here is my wealth
Efemuaye Efe Those intoxicated with riches
Efeturi Efe, Feturi There are more than 100 types of riches
Efevwerha Efe Wealth is joyful
Efurhievwe Efe Destined to be wealthy
Ejaife Jaife Let them be wealthy
Esisorigho Esisi Bag of money
Etaidaferua Taidafe Words of the wealthy are more acceptable
Igberaharha Gberaharhar The poor takes the blame
Ighofose Ose, Igho Money can break close relationships
Ighofovwe Igho Wealth suites me
Ighohwo Igho Riches make you human
Irikefe Kefe First to become wealthy
Omoefe Omo, Efe Child is wealth
Omovigho Omo, Igho Child brings wealth
Onofeghara Efe, Nofeghara Who shares his wealth with others
Onoharhigbo Igho, Noharhigbo Who blames riches/ wealth
Uduefebraye Efe, Uduefe Wealth gives them challenge/heartache
Ahwinahwi Ahwi A very dark person
Obiebi Biebi Dark
Ododo Dodo Red
Ofuafo Fuafo White
Ofuako Fuako One with white teeth
Omoyibo Moyibo Little fair person
Oyibo Oyibo Fair skinned
Oyibonanarhoro Oyiborhoro, Oyibo, Oyibode A big fair-skinned person
Oyiborhoro Oyibode, Oyibo A big fair-skinned person
Oyiborode Oyibode, Oyibo A big fair-skinned person
Edosio Ede, Osio Rainy day
Ohwahwa Hwahwa Harmattan/ Cold season
Okposio Osio Heavy Rain
Osio Osio Rain
Uvo Uvo Dry season
Egbo Egbo Forest
Emeni Meni Small Elephant
Emerho Merho Small Catfish
Eni Eni Elephant
Erhue Erhue A special breed of cow usd for traditional ceremonies
Ogoro Ogoro Frog
Okpogoro Ogoro a big toad
Uloho Loho Iroko tree
Urhie Urhie River
Agbarha Agbarha Born in Agbarha
Emetisiorho Isiorho Children born in the Diaspora
Okpara Okpara Born in Okpara
Omorogun Omo, Morogun Child born in Orogun
Orogun Orogun Born in Orogun
Sapele Sapele Born in Sapele
Uhwokori Kokori Born in Uhwokori

 

Urhobo names for girls

NAME SHORT FORM MEANING
Akpenvwoghene Akpenvwe Praise God
Akpobume Akpobo My own life
Akporvwovwo Akpovwovwo Good life in later years
Anaborhi Naborhi Born with good destiny
Asaroyoma Sayoma Comfort zones
Avwunudiogba Unudiogba Those who profess strength with mere talk
Avwunufe Efe, Wunufe Wealthy only by mouth, not substance
Edeki Deki Market day
Edidjana Didjana Sunday
Edore Dore Day of festivity(festival)
Eduvie Duvie Day of Glory
Efediome Diome Let riches be mine
Efekodo Efe, Fekodo Famous with wealth
Efemena Efe Here is my wealth
Efemena Efe Here is my wealth
Efetobo Efe wealth is achieved
Efeturi Efe, Feturi There are more than 100 types of riches
Efevwerha Efe Wealth is joyful
Efurhievwe Efe Destined to be wealthy
Eghwrudjakpor Jakpor, Eghwrudje I have come to stay
Eguono Guono Love
Ejaita Jaita Let them say
Ejiroghene Ejiro Praise God
Ejokparoghene Oghene, Jokpa Let us trust in God
Ejomafuvwe Jomafu, Jomafuvwe Let peace reign in my life
Ejoyovwi Joyovwi Let it be a success
Elohor/Enohor Elohor Blessing
Emarejedje Omare, Ejedje The elderly also run for life
Emetemedia Metemedia I will always remain a lady
Emeterhire Emete Girls have arrived
Emuobosa Muobo Your own thing is precious
Emuvoke Voke Everything has time
Enajemete Emete These are also girls
Enita Nita Watch what you say
Enitekiru Eniteh Think before you act
Enivwenaye Nivwenai Compare my achievements with those of my detractors
Erhimeyoma Oyoma My God is good
Erhinyoja Rhinyoja, onyoja God meets our challenges/ hears our prayers
Erhinyuse Use God answers prayers
Erhioghene Erhi, Ogene The spirit of God
Erhuvwun Erhus Beauty
Erukainure Rukainure, Eruks We have aided them
Eseoghene Ese God’s gift
Esereshareberuo Ese, Eseberuo men are hard to please
Eserovwe Ovwe, Ese God’s grace/ Free gift
Esisorigho Esisi Bag of money
Etanomare Tanomare, Nomare Freed from blame
Etarakpobuno Etabuno, Tabuno The world has so much to say
Ighofose Ose, Igho Money can break close relationships
Ighofovwe Igho Wealth suites me
Ighohwo Igho Riches make you human
Iminiovwerha Imoni There’s joy in having blood relations
Iniovosa Niovosa Siblings are unique
Irorokpaka Rokpaka Deep thoughts
Isio Stars
Miriodere Miriode I now have a name
Mitaire Mitai I have achieved their match
Mivwodere Mivwode I now have a name
Norioghene Norien Look at God’s judgement
Obatere Atare Destiny
Obiebi Biebi Dark
Oborerhinrin Berhirin It’s your destiny
Odavwaro Odaro I am contented
Odibo Odibo Disciple/Servant
Odirin Dirin Patience
Ododo Dodo Red
Ofuafo Fuafo White
Ofuako Fuako One with white teeth
Oghenebrume Brume God decided in my favour
Oghenechovwe Chovwe, Oghene God aided me
Oghenefejiro Ofejiro, Ejiro,Oghene God is praiseworthy
Oghenegaren Garen, Ogene God is great
Oghenekevwe Kevwe, Oghene God gave me
Oghenekohwo Oghene, Kohwo God provides
Ogheneme Ome, Oghene My God
Oghenemine Mimi, Mine I look up to God
Oghenenyerhovwo Nyerhovwo, Oghene God answers prayers
Oghenenyore Nyore, Oghene God answers prayers
Ogheneochuko Ochuko, Oghene God provides my support
Oghenerhoro Oghene God makes all things possible
Ogheneruemu Oghene God makes all things possible
Oghenerukevwe Rukevwe, Rukky, Ruks God did this for me
Ogheneruno Oruno, Runo God has so much
Oghenetega Otega, Tega, Oghene God is worthy to be worshipped
Oghenevwede Oghenede, Oghene God owns the day
Oghenevwogagan Ogaga, Gaga, Oghene God provides all my strength
Oghomena Ogho, Omena Here is my respect
Oghonoro Ogho, Onoro Respect is greater than riches
Ohwevwo Ohwo Good human relationship provides valuable support
Ojanomare Janoma I have met the challenge
Okeroghene Okeoghene, Oghene God’s own time
Okiremute Okite There’s time for everything
Okpako Kpako Senior
Okposio Osio Heavy Rain
Omafuvwe Mafuvwe, Oma I am at peace
Omarmerhi Mamerhi, Oma Good God
Omenasan Menasan Mine is unique
Omodibo Modibo Young disciple/servant
Omoefe Omo, Efe Child is wealth
Omonigho Omo, Igho Child is greater than riches
Omonoro Omo, Onoro Child is greater than gold
Omonoro Monoro, Oro A child is greater than gold
Omote Omote Girl
Omotejohwo Omote A girl is also a human being
Omoteko Eko Girl born in Lagos
Omotekoro Oro A girl is like Gold
Omotore Tore, Omote Birth of a girl brings festivity
Omotughele Motughele Girl from ughelli
Omotukane Motukane Girl born in the Diaspora
Omovigho Omo, Igho Child brings wealth
Omoyibo Moyibo Little fair person
Onajite Ojite This is sufficient
Onajite Jite, Ojite This is sufficient
Onakpoma Ono Who creates life?
Onanefe Efe, Ona This child is greater than riches
Onofeghara Efe, Nofeghara Who shares his wealth with others
Onoharhese Norhahese Who blames good deeds
Onomavwe Ono Who is my creator?
Onome Onome This is mine
Onomine Mimi, Ono Whom do I look up to?
Onoriode Ono Who knows tomorrow
Onovughakpor Onovughe, Ono Who can predict what life can bring?
Orodena Orode The great one
Osio Osio Rain
Otevwobrise Otobrise, Otobru It’s sufficient to make parables
Oviereya Ovieya Queen
Ovigueraye Ovigue Everyone with his/her own destiny
Ovuevuraye Ovuevu, Vuevuraye Everyone has his/ her own mind
Oyabevwe Oyabe Tired of sojourn
Oyibo Oyibo Fair skinned
Oyovwikemo Kemo, Yovwike May our children be blessed
Oyovwikerhi Kerhi, Yovwike May my God be blessed
Ufuoma Fuoma Peace of mind
Ughwubetine Betine No more deaths
Umukoko Okoko Young woman
Umuto Muto Woman
Uruemuesiri Esiri, Uruemu Good deeds

 

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Facts about Urhobo names

  • Every Urhobo name means something. It could be cultural, spiritual or attributional. Urhobos believe a person behaves like his/her name.
  • In Urhobo culture, it is extremely normal for a child to be named by anyone other than his parents. It is a sign of honour and respect.
  • Urhob culture never permits counting of children.

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40 COMMENTS

  1. This is awesome! Can we still add this name at this time "Oghenevwemu" (God is the owner of things)? And if the Nanes appear A-z order, it'll be fine, for quick search. Thank you so much!

  2. Believing that the urobobos have common similarity in names and their meanings like in the name AKPORIEFE means life full of wealth and IDONORIRE means money or wealth has come are both pronouns in uvwie languages, I want to be sure if they are both spelled correctly .

  3. Avwerosuogehe rely on God
    Akpesiri
    Oghenedoro
    Mudiaga
    Oghenetejiri
    Ogheneyoma
    Emoninovo
    Ajekukor
    Oghenegare
    Adaighofua
    Emoefe
    Emonina
    Emuobornuvie
    Aghogho

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