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Igbo (Ibo--Nigerian) Names
& Their Meanings


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Nigerian woman & Child
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Name
Gender
Meaning
Abbreviation

Ebelechukwu or Eberechukwu

male
female

Ebele or Ebere=mercy. God is/has been kind/merciful to me.

Ebere
Ebele
Eby

Ebelegbulam or Eberegbulam

male
female

May my kindness never hurt/harm me.

Ebere
Ebele
Eby

Echezonachukwu

male
female

Never forget God.

Eche
Echezona

Egobudike

male

Money makes the man.

Dike

Egoliem

female

I rejoice (jubilate).

 

Ejikemeifeuwa

male

Take things, life easy.

Ejike

Ejimofor Similar to Jideofor.

male
female

I have a clear conscience.

Ejii

Ekechukwu

male

 

 

Ekenedilichukwu or Ekenedilinna See also Kenechi/Kenenna

 

Thanks/praise be to God.

Ekene

Ekwueme

male

Do what you say. Action speaks louder than words.

 

Ekwutosi

female

Avoid saying or do not say bad things about others.

Ekwii,Ekwy

Elechi or Elewechi

male
female

It's up to God. Leave everything to God

 

Eluemuno

male
female

I am home.

Eluem

Emeka - See Chiemeka Chukwuemeka Nnaemeka

 

 

 

Emenike Similar to Ejikemeifeuwa

male

Take things easy.

 

Enemuo

male

Avoid the sight of [evil] spirit.

 

Enwelumokwu

female

I have a say or I have something to say (or may I be heard).

 

Enyinnaya See also Ogbonnaya

male

His father's friend.

Enyi

Esomchi

male

There are several interpretations for this name depending on pronunciation. (1) As a question: Do you believe in God? (2) A statement or an affirmation: I will follow God.

Esom

Ezinma or Ezimma

female

Good path or the future looks good. Ezi=path; nma=good.

Ezi
Mma, Nma
Zim

Ezinne See also Nneka female Good mother. Ezi=path, nne=mother. Ezi
Nne

Ezinwa

female

A good child.
Ezi=path, nwa=child.

Ezi



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Compiled by
Dele Chinwe Ladejobi Ukwu