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
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
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
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
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
ChukwudumagaGod leads me.Boy
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
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
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