100 Igbo Names and Their Meanings in English


The Igbo people belong to one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. This group makes up 18% of the Nigerian population which means that there are 32 million Igbos of the 177 million Nigerians.

They occupy predominantly the South Eastern part of the country but you’ll certainly find them in every state in Nigeria.

One interesting thing about the Igbo people is their names. These names are often known for their deep meanings.

If you’re Igbo and you’re probably trying to figure out the name for your unborn child then you’re certainly on the right page.

In this post, we’ve highlighted 100 profound Igbo names and their meanings. Additionally, we’ve included possible options for you if you’re looking for Igbo names for your twins.

100 Igbo names and their meanings in English

  1. Achebe: To protect
  2. Adaeze (Ada, Dee Dee, Deze, Daisy): Daughter of a King/Princess
  3. Adaego (Ada, Ego): Daughter of wealth
  4. Adaku (Ada, Aku): Daughter born into wealth/ to bring wealth to the family
  5. Adamma (Ada, Mma, Nma): Beautiful daughter
  6. Adanna (Ada, Danna, Danny): Her father’s daughter
  7. Adanne (Ada, Nne Nne): Her mother’s daughter
  8. Adaobi (Ada, Dobis, Dobby): First daughter in the family compound (obi)
  9. Adaolisa (Ada): God’s daughter
  10. Adaora (Ada, Dora, Adorable): The people’s daughter
  11. Afamefuna: My name wouldn’t vanish
  12. Anwuli: Joy
  13. Anwulichukwu (Anwuli): Joy of the lord
  14. Anwulika (Anwuli): My joy is great/Joy is greater
  15. Apunanwu (Apu, Nana): Precious girl/beautiful girl
  16. Azuka (Azu, Zukky, Zuka): Confidence/Well experienced
  17. Binyelum(Binye, Nye Nye): Stay with me
  18. Chetachi (Cheta): Remember God
  19. Chiachogomnma(Nma): God has decorated me/God has beautified me
  20. Chiagozie (Agozie, Gozie, Gozzy, GorGor): God has blessed me
  21. Chiamaka (Chy, Amy, Maka, Makky): God is beautiful/good
  22. Chiasoka (Chy, Sokky, Asoka): God is too sweet
  23. Chiazakam (Chiaza): God answered me well
  24. Chiazokam (Chiazor, Chizzy, Kam Kam): God saved me well
  25. Chidumeje (Dumeje, CJ, Chidum): The Lord leads me
  26. Chielotem (Chielo, Elo, Lotem, Lo Lo): God has remembered me
  27. Chigozie (Gozie, Gozzy, Chy): Bless me oh lord
  28. Chijioke (Chijy, Jioke, Chy): God holds my share/talent/blessings
  29. Chimamanda (Amanda, Mandy, Ama, Amy,Chy): My God will not fail
  30. Chimasoka (Asoka): My God is too sweet
  31. Chimbusomma (Buso, Buu Buu, Somma, Nma, Chy): My God is so beautiful
  32. Chimdi/Chidi (Dee Dee, Chy): My God is a living God/ is alive
  33. Chimdiomimi (Chimdi, Mimi): My God is mysterious
  34. Chimdiuto (Diuto): My God is sweet
  35. Chimedaramobi (Chimedaram, Dara): God consoled me/comforted me
  36. Chimeremma (Chimere, Mma): God has done something good
  37. Chimeremoñu (Chy, Chimere): God made me happy/joyous
  38. Chimereya (Mereya, Chimere, Reya, Chime): God did it!
  39. Chimfumnanya (Fumnanya, Nanya, Fummy, Chy): My God loves me
  40. Chimkarifa/Chimkalifa (Kari, Karifa, Kalifa): My God is greater than them
  41. Chimkasi (Kasi): My God is the greatest
  42. Chimkasimma/Chimkachamma (Kasimma, Kachamma, Kassy): My God is the best
  43. Chimkasiuto (Kasiuto, kasi, uto): My God is the sweetest
  44. Chimkezirim (Keziri, Kezz): My God created me well
  45. Chimmaranma (Nma): My God is beautiful
  46. Chimsonari (Sonari, Sor Sor, Narry, Ary, Chy): My God is the sweetest
  47. Chimuanya (Muanya, Chy): My God is awake
  48. Chimzuruoke (Zuruoke, Zuru): My God is complete
  49. Chinaraekene (Nara, Ekene, Chinara): May God receive all the praise
  50. Chinazaekpere/Chinasa (Chy, Nasa/Naza, Chinny, Ekpere): God answers prayers
  51. Chinazor (Nazor, Chinny ): God saves
  52. Chinelo (Chinny, Nelly, Nelo): God thinks for me/ In God’s thoughts
  53. Chinemerem (Chy, Nemerem, Neme): God will continue to do for me
  54. Chinenye (Nenye, Nye Nye, Chy, Chinny): God gives
  55. Chinonso (Chy, Nor Nor, Nonso): God is near
  56. Chinuruekperem (Chinuru, Nuru, Nunu): God heard my prayers
  57. Chinwendu (Wendy, Chy, Chinwe, Chinny): Life belongs to God
  58. Chinwekene (Chy, Chinny,Ekene, Kene, Kenny): All praise belongs to God
  59. Chinyere/Chinyelu (Nye Nye, Chy, Chinny): God’s gift/God has given me
  60. Chioma (Oma, Chy): Good God!
  61. Chisimdi (Simdy, Chy): God says I shall live
  62. Chisimñuria (Chisim, ñuria): God gave me a cause to celebrate
  63. Chisom (Sommy, Som Som, Chy): God is with me
  64. Chisombiri (Sombiri): God lives with me
  65. Chizaramekpere/Ozaram (Zara, Chizzy): God answered my prayers
  66. Chizirimuzo (Ziri, Chizzy, Uzo): God showed me the way/ God directed my path
  67. Chukwubuikem: God is my strength.
  68. Chukwubuzo (Chibuzo, Chibby, Uzo): God is First/God is the Way
  69. Chukwuma: God knows best
  70. Chukwumeziauzo (Mezia, Mezy, Uzo): God, straighten my path
  71. Ekwueme: He does what he says.
  72. Esomchi: I will follow God.
  73. Dilibe (Ibe): May you be helpful to people, friends and families.
  74. Ibezimako (Ibe): People have taught me a lesson/wisdom.
  75. Ifechukwu (Ifeh): Light of God/Love of God
  76. Ifesinachi: Gift from God.
  77. Ikenna: Power of God
  78. Iyorachukwu (Yora): Ask God for all
  79. Jayamma (Jaya, Jay, Mma): Give praises to God
  80. Kasiobi (Kassie): Strong of heart
  81. Kelechi: Thank God
  82. Kenechukwu (Kenny, KC): Thank the Lord
  83. Kosidinna/Kosisochukwu (KD, Kosi, Cossy, Osi, Dinna): As it pleases the lord.
  84. Munachimso: I’m with my God
  85. Kamsiyochukwu: Just what I asked God for
  86. Mmesomachukwu: God’s goodness
  87. Ifeychukwukwuru: What God has said
  88. Gosife: Show me the way
  89. Chimamanda: My God will never fail
  90. Ndidi: Patience
  91. Ngozi: Blessing
  92. Nkeiruka: The best is still to come.
  93. Nkemdilim (Kemdy): Let mine be precious to me
  94. Nnamdi: Reincarnation of the father.
  95. Nwadimkpa: This child is important
  96. Nwakego (Kego): A child is priceless
  97. Obi: Heart
  98. Okeke: Born on Eke market day
  99. Okonkwo: Born on Nkwo market day.
  100. Uzoamaka: The road/journey is good
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If you’re expecting twins, below are some interesting Igbo names for twins and their meaning.

  • Kanayochukwu & Nebolisa: The names mean “Let’s keep begging God” and “Look up to God”.
  • Kamtochukwu & Chikaima: “Let me praise the Lord” and “It’s God alone we know”.
  • Dike & Achebe: “a brave man” and “to protect”.
  • Adaeze & Adanna: “king’s daughter” and “father’s daughter”.
  • Akachi & Akuchi: “the hand of God’ while the second means “wealth from God”.
  • Uzochi & Uzoma: “God’s way” and “good way.”
  • Ebele & Ifunanya: “mercy, kindness” and “love”.
  • Chizoba & Ngozi: “God protect us” and “blessing”.
  • Amara & Anuli: “grace” and “joy.”
  • Oluchi & Chioma: “God’s work” and “good God.”
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