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
KamtochukwuLet me praise God.Girl
KanayochukwuLet's keep begging from the lord.Boy
KanyinuliaLet's rejoice and have fun.Girl
KaodinakachiLeave your destiny to God.Boy
KaraluchukwuLet's leave it for God.Girl
KasarachukwuTell it to God, one who always confides in God.Girl
KasiemobiComfort me or console me.Girl
KelechiGlorify God.Boy
KesanduOne who spreads life to all.Girl
KosarachiTell it to God.Girl
KristibuezeChrist is the king.Boy
KufreabasiDo not forget God, one who always remembers God.Unisex
KwentoOne who protects the family name from destructionUnisex
LebechiLook unto God.Girl
LotachukwuRemember GodBoy
LotachukwuRemember your God.Girl
LotannaRemember the father or the GodBoy
MachieReplacement of a lost gem.Unisex
MaduenuA term meaning The impermanence of life.Unisex
MadukaPeople are worth more than riches.Boy
MakuachukwuEmbrace God.Girl
MkpulunmaA thing of beauty.Girl
MmasichukwuThe will of God.Girl
MunachimsoOne who always agrees with God.Boy
NchedochukwuGod's protection.Boy
NchekwubeTrust in God.Girl
NdidiOne who is patient.Girl
NwabuezeChild is the kingBoy
ObiageliOne who is born into wealth.Girl
ObiajuluMy heart is at peace.Boy
ObiefuneNigerian word meaning do not lose hope.Boy
ObiefuneNigerian word meaning do not lose hope.Boy
OgechiA fresh and successful ending of a struggle or contestGirl
OgechukwuThe very new mode of living or a characteristic state, new earthly lifeGirl
OgechukwukamaThis means beginning of a new style of living, start of a fresh human events and activitiesGirl
OgechukwukanaThe time spent worshiping God is the best.Unisex
OkorieBorn on OrieBoy
OluebubeMiracle.Girl
SomtochukwuPraise God with me.Girl
UdumelueCrowned with honor and prideGirl
UgouloPride of a home.Girl
UloakuNigerian term for bank or house of wealth.Girl
YorubaPeaceGirl
ZikoranachidinmaShow the world that Lord is good.Girl
ZinachidinmaShow that the Lord is good.Girl
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