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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AbaezeBranch of the kingsBoy
AchebeOne who is protected by the GoddessUnisex
AchikeGive praise to GodBoy
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
AkumjeliI will enjoy that wealthGirl
AkunnaFather's wealth.Boy
AkwaugoMy precious daughterGirl
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
AmaogechukwuLord's time is the bestGirl
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
ChetachiOne who always remembers God.Boy
ChetachukwuOne who always remembers God.Boy
ChiagozieGod has blessed me.Girl
ChiasokaGod is too sweet.Girl
ChiazokamGod has saved me well.Girl
ChibaramezeGod has made me a king.Girl
ChibinobimGod dwells in my heart.Girl
ChibuikeGod is strength.Boy
ChibuikemGod is my powerBoy
ChibundoGod is my shelterGirl
ChibunduGod is lifeBoy
ChibunnaGod is my fatherBoy
ChibuoguGod is my strength.Girl
ChibuzorGod first or God leadsBoy
ChichimaA sweet and precious girl.Girl
ChidiadiThere is GodBoy
ChidiebereGod is mercifulBoy
ChidiebubeGod is glorious and great.Boy
ChidinduShow the world that God is aliveBoy
ChidozieMay God fix it and make it good for me.Boy
ChiekezieGod has made it good for me.Boy
ChiemekaGod has done well.Boy
ChiemelieGod has won.Boy
ChiemezieGod has made it good for me.Boy
ChikanmaGod is better than any other thing.Boy
ChikezieMay God appease.Boy
ChimamandaMy God Will Not Fall or Fail MeBoy
ChimankpaGod know my wants.Boy
ChimaobiGod knows the heart.Boy
ChimezieLet God do it.Boy
ChinakaGod decides or God schedules.Boy
ChinecheremGod thinks and worries on my behalf.Boy
ChinechezirimGod thinks good of me.Girl
ChiokeGift of GodBoy
ChisimdiGod says I shall live.Girl
ChizutereGod's envoyBoy
Chukwudaaluthank you, Lord or thank GodGirl
ChukwudumagaGod leads me.Boy
ChukwuebukaGod is greatBoy
ChukwuemerieGod has won.Boy
ChukwuenekaGod is kind to us.Boy
ChukwumaGod knows, God knows better than anyone.Boy
ChuwudubemLead me, oh God.Boy
DaberechiLean on God, one who is dependent on God.Girl
DaluchiThank God.Girl
DebareOne born during good times.Boy
DiarachukwunduLive for GodBoy
EbubechukwuThe glory and greatness of God.Boy
EchezonannaDon't forget your God and your father.Boy
EjikemeIt's not by power.Boy
EkemmaOne who was born on Eke market day.Girl
EkeneThe one who recieves a lot of praiseUnisex
EkenedilichukwuThanks be to GodBoy
Emekain Igbo this name means great deeds or god has done a lot.Boy
EmenikeIt's not by might or power.Boy
EnyinnayaHis father's friend.Boy
EpkereamakaOne who finds prayer is good and wonderful.Girl
EsomchiWalking with the lord or one who follows GodBoy
EwelikeIt's not by powerBoy
EzesinachiThe chief is from God.Boy
EzeudoKing of peace.Boy
EziamakaOne who believes that good things are obtained by going out.Girl
EzichiGood God!Girl
EzinneThe good mother.Girl
FumnanyaLove meGirl
GaniruGood luckBoy
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