120 Urhobo Baby Names With Meanings

Urhobos, the ethnic group of people residing in the Delta State of southern Nigeria, are particular about the names they choose for their babies. Just like most societies and ethnic groups, names are not just labels, but invoke religious and spiritual significance. The Urhobos believe that a child’s destiny is tied strongly to his or her name and they will live up to the meaning of the name they bear.

For instance, if the name means ‘thief’, the parents believe that the child will grow up to be a rogue and if the name means ‘wealthy’, then the child will hopefully grow up to be a rich individual. Some parents even give names that connote challenge to themselves or the other because they believe that Urhobo people flourish best when challenged.

Besides, Urhobo people also pick names that denote special events or date or emphasize a vital resource or importance of people.

Usually, grandparents or older relatives select names for the newborns. Apart from parents and grandparents, the Urhobo parents do not allow anyone else to touch their baby, until the age of three months. And unlike other ethnic groups of Africa, the Urhobos do not organize any special naming ceremony.

So if you are looking for a beautiful Urhobo baby boy or girl name, we’re happy to help. You’ll find a treasure trove of Urhobo names in our baby names tool. Take a look!

AchojahRise up to challengeBoy
AgbarhaBorn in AgbarhaBoy
AhwinahwiA really black or dark individualBoy
AkpenvwoghenePraise GodUnisex
AkpobomeMy own lifeUnisex
AkpofureLife is now peacefulBoy
AkporovwovwoGood life in later yearsUnisex
AnaborhiThe one who is born with good destinyUnisex
AruegodoreWe have come homeBoy
AsaroyomaComfort zonesGirl
AtaikiruTalk or plan before taking actionBoy
AvwunudiogbaThose who profess strength with mere talkUnisex
EdaferierhiThe rich have good destinyBoy
EdafetanureThe wealthy have spokenBoy
EdemirukayeThe day I did them a favorBoy
EdeworSacred day of worship in traditional religionBoy
EdosioRainy dayBoy
EfemenaHere is my wealthUnisex
EfemuayeThose intoxicated with richesBoy
EfetoboWealth is achievedUnisex
EfetoboreWealth has now been achievedBoy
EghwrudjakporI have come to stayUnisex
EjaifeLet them be richBoy
EjaitaLet them sayUnisex
EjiroghenePraise GodUnisex
EjokparogheneLet's trust in GodUnisex
EjomafuvweLet peace reign in my lifeUnisex
EjoyovwiLet it be goodUnisex
EmarejedjeThe elderly also run for lifeUnisex
EmerhoA special type of catfishBoy
EmetemediaI will always remain a ladyGirl
EmeterhireGirls have arrivedGirl
EmetitiriMine is famousBoy
EmudiagaLet's stand firmlyBoy
EmuobosaYour own thing is preciousUnisex
EmuvokeEverything has timeUnisex
EnajemeteThese are also girlsGirl
EnakpodiaThe way life should to beBoy
EnitekiruThink before you actBoy
EnivwenayeCompare my success with those of my enemiesUnisex
ErhiaganomaGuardian spirit overpowers the bodyBoy
ErhimeyomaMy guardian spirit (God) is goodUnisex
ErhinyojaGod hears our prayersUnisex
ErhinyuseGod answers our prayersUnisex
ErhirogheneThe spirit of GodUnisex
ErhueA special breed of cow used for traditional ceremoniesBoy
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