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!

OnanojahThis is a challengeBoy
OnogaganmueOne who is intoxicated with powerBoy
OnoharheseWho blames good deeds?Unisex
OnoharhighoWho blames riches?Boy
OrodenaThe great oneBoy
OyibonanarhoroA white skinned individualBoy
OyiborhoroHe who is fair or white skinnedBoy
OyiborodeA big and fair personBoy
OyovwikerhiMay my guardian spirit be blessedUnisex
SapeleA boy who is born in SapeleBoy
UdumebrayeMy presence gives them heartacheBoy
UhwokoriThe one who is born in UhwokoriBoy
UlohoIroko treeBoy
UmukokoYoung womanGirl
UmukoroYoung manBoy
UvoDry or sunny seasonBoy
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