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Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by loveth(f): 11:32am On Jan 26, 2007
Chinweokem------- God have my portion
Nkemdilim-----------Let my own remain for me.
Chinyeaka----------God help.
Nkechinyerem------The one God gave me.
Ifechukwu-----------God's light
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by loveth(f): 11:49am On Jan 26, 2007
Chimuanya----------God is awake.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by loveth(f): 11:51am On Jan 26, 2007
[flash=200,200]http://Chimuanya----------God is awake[/flash].
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by bright2e(m): 2:01pm On Jan 29, 2007
ema my dear, the names they gave to u is really good names to name a child, but in all i did not see my name there, CHIMEZIE, GOD MAKES IT WELL, CHIMA, GOD KNOWS, CHIDI THERES GOD, CHINEDUME GOD LEDS ME, OBINNA THE FATHER'S MIND, CHIBUZOR GOD IS THE ROAD OF SUCCESS, I WILL TELL U MORE AT HOME.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by toshmann(m): 3:54pm On Jan 31, 2007
@KAMSI,
i love that name kamsiyochukwu. i once met an ill child in hospital in owerri in 2005, he had that name, i saw the child everyday b4 he was discharged. it was my 1st time of hearing the name, and i fell for it. i'm glad it's unisex(abi?) b/c now i know what to call my child when God gives me one(i hope my wife will accept. . . .when God gives me a wife.lol.)
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Nite Angel(m): 12:38am On Feb 06, 2007
Nkemdilim, Nwakaego, Amarachi, Nkechi, Chizoba, Ikemefuna, , I'm sure your guy speaks the language (ask him to translate) otherwsie he may not even be interested in an Igbo name.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by kamsi(f): 8:06am On Feb 09, 2007
@ toshmann
yes kamsi is unisex.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Empressive(f): 9:30am On Feb 14, 2007
WOW! This is great.

Is there a lot of Igbo names that start with the letter "grin"? What about names that start with the letter "J"?
If so please post with meaning as well.

Thanks
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by nikynike(f): 11:57am On Feb 14, 2007
Jawachinma-Give praise to God
Dibure-Husband brings honour
Onyeokereinye-Whom God wants to bless
Daberechi-Rest ur heart in God
Okwukwe-Faith
Nkporo-oma-Good seed
Akudo-Peaceful blessing.
Obianauju-Delivered during festivals
Obiamaka-The heart of the Lord is good
Nwanyibueze-Women are queen/king
Udoka-Peace is greater
Ezenwa-Kings son
Izuchukwu-The plan or schedule of God
Obioma-Kindness or generous
Chitua-God's decision
Ejikeme-Do with power
Emenike-Never do with power
Ogadimma-It shall be well
Uzoma-Good road
Onyenaturuchi-Who decides for God
Odinkemere-ldid not do anything
Odinakachi-It all depends on God
Chibunna-God is the father

Nneka- Mother is greater/Superior thats my name according to Hottepper.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by ifylove505(f): 4:47pm On Mar 14, 2007
I have some to add:

Chisolu- God follow
Chijindu- God holds life
Chiedozie- God has planned
Chimbusonma-My God is good/nice
Ndidiamaka-Patience is good
Ifechukwu-God's light
Chimakpam- God knows my worries
Chidera-God has written
Nkiruka- What is ahead is greater
Ukoma/Okwuoma- Good talk
Obioma- God's heart
Nzubechukwu- God's plan
Uzoamaka- Good way
Onyemaechi- No one knows tomorrow
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Donzman(m): 8:08pm On Mar 14, 2007
Obumneme - Is it of my own doing?

Azubuike - People behind me are my strength

Ositadimma (Osita) - It's going to be good starting from today

Obiora - Heart of the masses

Ejimonye - I'm not holding anyone back

Okwudili - Word belongs to the man who spoke it

Kameme - Whatever I do. . . it's never enough for the world

Nwakaego - Child is better than wealth

Egodi - There is wealth

Chinecherem - God worries/thinks/plans for me

Chineme - God does it for me

Somtochukwu - Join me in praising God

Tochukwu - Praise God

Ugochukwu - God's Eagle (Eagle signifies strength and glory)

Ikemefuna - May I never lose my strength



@Empressive

Chidubem (Dubem) - God guide me
Chidozie (Dozie) - God make it right
Nnadozie (Dozie) - Father make it right

Damn. . .Not many names with D.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Nobody: 9:55am On Mar 16, 2007
Strictly for special children
Chinezerem- God guides me
Ifeatu- Examplary child
Chimamanda- My God will never fail
Chiagozikam-God has so blessed me
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by ai..: 9:35am On Mar 18, 2007
my friend is trying to find the meaning of his names, i think they are igbo, they are tekena and ibulo, please help
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Donzman(m): 9:19pm On Mar 18, 2007
Tekena?. . .I got no clue!

@nikynike

Obianuju means "He/She comes in the time of sorrow"
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by althea(m): 12:05pm On Mar 29, 2007
Hi Chinani

I don't know if you've got the meaninig of the name Ejitu. If not here it is:
"Ejitu" means literally: to hold a while. This could be a form of "Ejituruchukwu" - holding a while for God - referring to God as the source of life. Hence keeping, holding, taking care of this life - the child - for a while before God takes it back. Such a name can arise from a situation where the parents have lost one or more children before.
A similar name but with a different reference is: "Njikwiilimonwu", Ejituruonwu" meaning "may I hold this (child) for a while for death.

The above meaning applies if the emphasis is laid on the three syllables: É-jí-tú.

If the emphasis is on the first two syllables (É-jí-tu) with the Ejitu as a name on its own, then it could mean: (Someone) Indomitable, impossible to hold.

I hope this is of help to you.

Althea
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by laudate: 2:22pm On Mar 29, 2007
I love my cousin's names:

Nkemakolam - May I not lack what's mine,

Nwachinemelu - The child whom God does things for.
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Ezinwannem: 8:27pm On Apr 07, 2007
Yea, I love "NWACHINELU",
Yes ooo, its OBIANUJU NOT OBIANAUJU (NIKKYNIKE) tongue
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by CrazyMan(m): 9:16pm On Apr 07, 2007
Ogechi --- God's time
Nkechi --- God's own
Kelechi --- Thank God
Onyebuchi --- Who is God
Chioma --- God is good
Ijeoma --- Safe journey
Ezinne --- Good mother
Obinna ---- Father's heart
Kalu ---- God of thunder
Onyedikachi --- Who is like God
Ngozi --- Blessing
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by ebeledi(m): 11:42pm On Apr 07, 2007
does anyone know what "Ebeledi" means
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Donzman(m): 12:24am On Apr 08, 2007
You don't know the meaning of your name?

Ebeledi - There is Mercy or Mercy Exists!
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by ebeledi(m): 1:15am On Apr 08, 2007
how did you know and where are you from in nigeria

yea i admit i didnt know, and i never seen anybody with that name before so i was just wondering
whats your ethnicity
besides i am really trying get in touch with my roots being born and raised in america has got me to know very little of what my culture is about
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Donzman(m): 1:39am On Apr 08, 2007
Well I'm Igbo and if you're Igbo then that is probably what your name means. I'm from Anambra state, the cradle of Igbo civilization. tongue grin cheesy
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by ultrafem(f): 2:18am On Apr 08, 2007
igbo names are so lovely, especially the uncommon female names, i really like Ijeoma and nneka
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by omoge(f): 2:56am On Apr 08, 2007
ultrafem, you calling me? cheesy


ultrafem:

igbo names are so lovely, especially the uncommon female names, i really like Ijeoma and nneka
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by ultrafem(f): 3:40am On Apr 08, 2007
omoge
really? which one are you nneka or ijeoma? i thought you were Yoruba anyway take care smiley
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by CrazyMan(m): 6:16pm On Apr 08, 2007
Ifeoma --- Good thing

Nkem ---- My own
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by omoge(f): 6:27pm On Apr 08, 2007
haha, I'm not yoruba but grew up in Ibadan and Lagos smiley

won't tell you my name though one of the names in your post is cheesy guess it and keep it smiley wink
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by CrazyMan(m): 6:35pm On Apr 08, 2007
Emmmmm.


Ifeoma smiley
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by omoge(f): 6:54pm On Apr 08, 2007
Nwakego child is bigger than money

Nma, beauty

Uzo

Obiagele

Okonkwo

Ebele

Ndidi, Patient

anyone to helep me with the meaning of some of the above(i think Uzo is same as Uzoma, the good way, ), Obiagele, okonkwo, ebele (mercy ?)

Man, i hope i no lost my language for this obodo, grin
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by CrazyMan(m): 7:11pm On Apr 08, 2007
tell me your name and i will tell you the meaning of them that's if i know the meaning grin
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by omoge(f): 7:41pm On Apr 08, 2007
lol, you wan take style know my name eh? lol, mba

but go ahead and tell me the meaning plz i will give you chocolate cookie for your help
Re: Igbo Names & Their Meanings by Donzman(m): 9:40pm On Apr 08, 2007
Uzo can be Uzoma (Right Path) or Uzochukwu (God's Way) or Uzonna (Father's Way). . .

Obiageli - She has come to Eat (Consume, Enjoy). . .That's why you should watch out before marrying Obiageli!

Okonkwo - Man born on Nkwo market market day

Ebele - Mercy

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