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Igbo Names & Their Meanings by alpacaem(f): 7:51pm On Apr 25, 2006
Hi.
I'm English and have married a Igbo Man.
When he returns home we will be starting our family, and I wanted to know some Igbo names, that I can consider for our children.
Thanks smiley
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Rhodalyn(f): 7:52pm On Apr 25, 2006
Chezoba
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Rhodalyn(f): 7:53pm On Apr 25, 2006
Kemi cool
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by igwe4life(m): 8:48pm On Apr 25, 2006
In Igboland it is the right of the father to name his children, Igbo names are rich in meanings and basically tell a story, event or generally praise God,

Names i would suggest are:

Nkemakolam - My Igbo Name
Ngozi
Chinenye
Emeka
Eze
Ada
Uzondu
Chidebere
Ndidi

The list go on and on
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Zahymaka(m): 2:30am On Apr 26, 2006
She asked for meanings

Nneoma -- Beautiful/Sweet mother

Ifeoma -- Nice thing

Amaka -- Beautiful

Nnenna -- Mother of her father [if you believe in reincarnation].

How come I can only "decrypt" female names?

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Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 5:02am On Apr 26, 2006
nneamaka-mother is beautiful/good, ma name
nneka--mother is greater
obialunamma-came in a beautiful way and won't suffer, da same meaning goes to Obiageli and Obainuju
chukwuemeka-God has done
Ezinwa-Good child
Makuochukwu-Hug the Lord
Ezinwannem-My good sibling(s)
Chinasa-God answers
Chukwudinma-God is good
Chukwunonso-God is near
Lotannachukwu-Remember God
Amalachukwu-Thanksgiving
Ebelechukwu-Mercy of God
Uchenna-God's mind
Afamefuna-My name won't miss
Afamdi-My name would remain
Nnabuike-God is power
Mesoomachukwu-Good things of God
Chukwuka-God is greater
Chisom-God is with me
Ifunanya-Love
Chukwunedum-God leads me
Obinna-God's heart
Knenechukwu-Thank God
Onyinye-Offering
Kanayochukwu-Letz be asking God
Chikaodili-In God's hands
Usochi-Sweet God
Uzoma-Good way/road
Ifekwumelu-Big thing happened
Ukamaka-Church is good
Chukwugozie-God bless
Oluchukwu-God's work
Chukwudiogo-God is merciful
Chukwuma-God knows
Chukwunazo-God saves
Ikenna-God's power
Ekenechukwu-Praise the Lord
Chibuzor-God is the way
Chinenye-God gives
Ginikandu-What is greater than life
Chikosolu-eases God
Ifeanyichukwu-There is nothing hard for God to handle
Chimezie-My God do it for me
Chukwudi-There is God
Adaora-Daugther of the people or community
Ugochukwu-Pride of God
Ogechukwu-God's time
Udochukwu-Peace of God
Ogochukwu-Goodness of God
Ngozi-Blessing
Nkechi-God's own
Kelechi-Praise the Lord
Ijeoma-Good journey
Ginikachukwu-What is greater than God?
Chioma-Good God
Njideka-The one I have is greater
Anulika-Joy is greater
Chinwe-God's own
Tochukwu-Praise God
Tobechukwu-Keep praising God

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Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by sexyncool(f): 6:20am On Apr 26, 2006
wowwwwwwwww hotstepper, u got it goingoooohow come u skipped nnedilol
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by babymine(f): 10:48am On Apr 26, 2006
@ Rhoda

That's not an igbo name.

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Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by alpacaem(f): 12:47pm On Apr 26, 2006
Wow! shocked
thanks Guys - keep up the good work! smiley
really want my children to have a igbo & english name - after all - they are part of both!
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 2:41pm On Apr 26, 2006
I would get more once I get off 4rom work, peace
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Zahymaka(m): 4:55pm On Apr 26, 2006
That's sweet -- I like people who don't forget their culture when they get outside naija. More names please Hotstepper.

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Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by chinani(f): 8:59pm On Apr 30, 2006
Wow. Hotstepper's got this on lock. My humble contribution:

Chiazor
Ebelechuckwu -
Amarachi - God's grace
Onnaedo - priceless; worth more than gold
Ugochi - God's eagle; Divine prestige
Ndubuisi - life is paramount
*Ejitu*
Anyanwu- the sun, the source of light & wisdom
Anyachi - GOd's eyes
Chijioke
Chika (Chikadibia or Chikekepere) - God is supreme (God is greater than all doctors)
Oluchi - God's work

I apologize for the repeats but these are some of my favs. Can someone (Hotstepper?) please give the meaning of Ejitu. embarassed I should know this!

I'll be back w/ more. But remember, there are so many Igbo names that you needn't choose a "popular" one. Peace.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 10:25pm On Apr 30, 2006
i will come back with some more and the meaning of what u asked, the popular ones are names like CHIOMA, CHINENYE, UJU, CHINELO, CHIKA ETC
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by chinani(f): 10:43pm On Apr 30, 2006
Enyinna - Father's friend

Thanks Hotstepper. I'm patiently wating. smiley
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by babymine(f): 2:01pm On May 02, 2006
Chidinma - God is good. cheesy
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 2:37pm On May 02, 2006
chidinma and chukwudinma are da same, hahaha
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by babymine(f): 7:42pm On May 02, 2006
Yeah, but Chidinma is feminine while Chukwudinma is masculine. grin grin
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 12:06am On May 03, 2006
yea i know dat, da point is dat they mean the same thing, didn't argue regarding gender roles, lol

ma brother is chukwudinma and ma female cuzzin is chidinma so ah, i know,

thant's sha as pers those who doesn't know tongue
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Zahymaka(m): 1:30am On May 03, 2006
Onyekachi -- who is greater than God?
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Nobody: 8:04am On May 03, 2006
the best of the names

Munachimso - Am in accompany with my God
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by babymine(f): 9:18am On May 03, 2006
Chinonso - God is close.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 3:13pm On May 03, 2006
@babymine
HAHAHA, U COME AGAIN WITH CHINONSO, AND U WOULD SAY IT FEMININE AND YEA IT IS CUZ I HAVE SAID CHUKWUNONSO ALREADY AND DA SAME MEANING, GOOD JOB
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 3:13pm On May 03, 2006
@nonny , i HAVE A FRIEND WHO BEARS THAT NAME AND I CALL HIM OHANE MUNA, MUNA 4 SHORT embarassed
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 3:25pm On May 03, 2006
ONYEDIKACHI/ONYEDIKACHUKWU-WHO IS LIKE GOD?
CHUKWUDOZIE-GOD REPAIRS/HEALS
CHUKWUGOZIE/CHIGOZIE-GOD BLESS
CHIEKEZIE-GOD PERFECT CREATION
CHINOYELUM-GOD BE WITH ME
CHINEYERE-GOD GIVES
ARINZECHUKWU- THANKS TO GOD
ODIRACHUKWU-IT IS UP TO GOD
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 3:50pm On May 03, 2006
UGOCHIYELU-GOD'S GLORIOUS THOUGHTS
SOMADINACHUKWU-LORD, LET NOT I LIVE LIFE ALONE
SOCHIMACHUKWU/SOCHUKWUMA/ONLY GOD KNOWS
OMULUZO- IF YOU HAVE, YOU SHOULD RAISE, INTERMS OF CHILDREN, DATZ MA AUNT'S NAME AND LOVE IT SO MUCH
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 5:17pm On May 03, 2006
CHUKWUDUBEM/CHIDUBEM-GOD BE LEADING ME
OBIORA-HEART OF ALL
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by dominobaby(f): 6:29pm On May 03, 2006
Hotstepper, gurl u knw a lotta dem!

Ifeyinwa - what is like a child.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by emmeno(m): 7:07pm On May 03, 2006
Onyedikachi-------- Who's like God
Chidiebere------------ God is merciful
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 7:11pm On May 03, 2006
@emmeno

i SIAD ONYEDIKACHI B4, BUT GOOD JOB
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Hotstepper(f): 7:20pm On May 03, 2006
@dominobaby

IFEYINWA/IFYINWA MEANS THERE IS NUTHING LIKE A CHILD tongue OR PROBABLY SUMTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A CHILD, IGBO IS A COMPLICATED LANGUAGE
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by babymine(f): 8:35pm On May 03, 2006
@ Hotstepper

You're doing a good job. Keep it up! grin grin
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by chinani(f): 10:55pm On May 03, 2006
Er, what does Umuluzo mean? I didn't get what you wrote. Also, anyone know the meaning of EJITU?

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