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Igbo (Ibo--Nigerian) Names
& Their Meanings


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Nigerian woman & Child
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Go to English Index of Igbo names

Name
Gender
Meaning
Abbreviation

Abazu

male

You never get rich enough (so be satisfied with what you have).

Azu

Achebe

male

This is a short form of longer names with various meanings. "Chebe" means to protect or protect. Anichebem means may the land (or the land deity) protect me. Chichebem or Nnachebem means may God or god protect me.

 

Adaeke See also, Mgbeke

female

A child born on Eke market day.

Ada

Adaeze or Adaezennaya or Adaobi

female

"A princess" or first daughter of someone of ) prominent status (or someone who considers him/herself to have a prominent status).

Ada

Adaku

female

Precious/treasured daughter.

Ada

Adamma or Adanma female Beautiful daughter. Precious/treasured daughter. Ada
Adaobi or Adaeze female "A princess" or first daughter of someone of ) prominent status (or someone who considers him/herself to have a prominent status). Ada

Adaoha or Adaora

female

Daughter of the people.

Ada

Adaugo

female

Ugo, the Eagle, is a symbol of purity, excellence and strength. Hence, Adaugo literally translates, the excellent or unparalleled daughter. Similar to Akwaugo. See also, Ugochukwu or Ugonna.

Ada

Afamefula or Afamefuna See also Ikemefuna

male

May my name, legacy never vanish/disappear.

Afam

Afuluenu

female

Affi

Ajuluchukwu

male

[I, we] asked God.

Ajulu

Akabueze

male

Akobundu

male

Common sense is essential for survival.

Ndu

Akuabia

female

Wealth, riches, treasure has arrived.

Aku

Akubundu

male

Wealth is life.

Ndu

Akudinobi

male
female

Wealth is in the heart (or is a state of mind)

Dinobi

Akumjeli

female

Similar to Akuabia. This is my wealth, treasure. A treasure that I will enjoy.

Aku

Akunna

female

Father's wealth.

Aku

Akwaugo

female

Akwa=egg; Ugo=Eagle. A precious child. Similar to Adaugo.

Ugo

Amaechi or Amechi See Onyemaechi

male
female

 

 

Amadi

male

 

 

Amaka See Chiamaka Nwamaka Uzoamaka

female

 

 


Amaluchukwu

Do we know God's wish/mind?

Amalu

Amaogechukwu

female

God's time is the best.

Amoge, Oge
Ogechukwu

Amarachi or Amarachukwu

female

God's blessing(s). God's grace.

Amara

Amauchechukwu or Amauchenna
See also Uchechukwu
Uchenna

Who is God's counsel? Or, who knows God's mind?

Amauche
Uche

Amogechukwu
See Amaogechukwu
     
Amuchechukwu or Amuchenna
See Amauchechukwu or Amauchenna
     

Anayochukwu or Anayolisa See Kanayochukwu or Kanyinayochukwu

male
female

 

 

Anenechukwu or Anenechi

male
female

Let's believe or trust in God. Or, let's look up to God.

Anny, Anene

Awele See also Ijeawele

 

 

 

Azikiwe

male

Better to be angry than hateful. Azi means hate; while Iwe is anger or state of being annoyingly agitated.

Zik

Azubuike

male

The past is your strength. Experience is the best teacher.

Azu, Ike

Azuka

male
female

Same as Azubuike. The past is your strength. Experience is the best teacher.

Azu

Note: Some of the above names begin with the word "aku," meaning wealth, treasure, riches. To truly understand the meaning of this word, take a look at a story that I found on the Internet: Aku: Daughter of Kings by Nwanneka Nwokolo.

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Compiled by
Dele Chinwe Ladejobi Ukwu