195 Igbo Baby Names With Meanings

A name is not just the declaration of one’s identity, but also an expression of what and who constitutes the unique self. So you should look for a name that reflects culture and heritage, especially if you happen to be from southern Nigeria.

Igbo is an ethnic group from Southeast Nigeria. Most of the Igbo names are grammatically constructed and have symbolic meanings. The names reflect the circumstances under which the child was born. Some names also have strong undertones as Igbo people believe in appraising the strength and power of God while naming their children. Deceased ancestor and place of birth are other considerations. To differentiate individuals with the same names in the same generation, the elders join the father’s first name to the given name. It’s also said that in the old times, Igbo women were named after market days.

Surnames are equally important amongst the Igbo people. It’s an evidence of your root and a mark of the identity. Surnames are also used for sustaining the family heritage. Unlike western custom, women do not change their last names after marriage. Even if it was necessary, she could change it to her husband’s first name.

Below is MomJunction's compilation of Igbo baby names with meanings. We’ve included popular, traditional, latest, everything for you below.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AchikeGive praise to GodBoy
AkumjeliI will enjoy that wealthGirl
AkwaugoMy precious daughterGirl
AmaogechukwuLord's time is the bestGirl
ChibuikemGod is my powerBoy
ChidinduShow the world that God is aliveBoy
ChimamandaMy God Will Not Fall or Fail MeBoy
ChizutereGod's envoyBoy
Chukwudaaluthank you, Lord or thank GodGirl
ChukwuebukaGod is greatBoy
EkeneThe one who recieves a lot of praiseUnisex
FumnanyaLove meGirl
GinikachukwuThere's nothing greater than a child and "there's nothing greater than the LordGirl
IfeanyichukwuGod is most powerful or no one is greater than God.Boy
IsiomaOne who is fortunate and blessed.Girl
KamsiyochukwuGod gave me exactly as I askedBoy
ObimnaetochukwuMy heart praises GodBoy
OnochieThe one who can replace the status of father.Boy
OziomaThe message, God's good newsGirl
UzoamakaA good pathGirl
AbaezeBranch of the kingsBoy
AchebeOne who is protected by the GoddessUnisex
AdaegoDaughter of wealthGirl
AdaezePrincess, daughter of the king.Girl
AdakuA girl born into wealthy family or the one who brings wealth to the family.Girl
AdannaFather's daughter, given to the elder sister of a girlGirl
AdaobiThe first daughter in the family compound.Girl
AdaolisaGod's daughter.Girl
AdaugoBeautiful daughter or daughter of an eagle.Girl
AdaureDaughter of Uruala, a town in Imo State.Girl
AddanaThe younger sister of a girlGirl
AfamefunaMy name will not be lost.Boy
AhunnaOne with the body of her father.Girl
AkachukwuThe hand of God.Boy
AkuadaA girl born into a wealthy family.Girl
AkunnaFather's wealth.Boy
AmaechiWho knows tomorrow?Boy
AmakaQueen of ravishing beauty who is spontaneous and versatile by natureUnisex
AmandiTrust no one, one who doesn't trust anyone easily.Boy
AmaraImmortal Being; one who is blessed without end or death; blessed with eternal life; Grace or BitterBoy
AmobiWho knows the heart of man?Boy
AnozieWe are now settled or well positioned.Boy
AnwuliJoy, a joyous and happy girl.Girl
AnwulichukwuJoy of the lord.Girl
AnwulikaMy joy is great or joy is greater.Girl
ApunanwuA precious and beautiful girl untainted by the sun.Girl
ArinzechukwuThanks be to God.Boy
AzubuikeStrength gained from experiences of the past.Boy
BinyelumStay with me.Girl
BunkechukwuThe one who belongs to God.Boy
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