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Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by officialcharlz(m): 6:51pm On Sep 14, 2014
So i decided to share some nice names igbo people bear and their meaning. Feel free to add yours...

1. Obimnaetochukwu - My heart praises God.
This is a personal fave. also the name of a popular nigerian artiste. Though not so popular, this name's meaning signifies a great deal.

2. Chimamanda- My God can never fall/fail.
this name resounds the infallibility of God. also the name of famous nigerian writer Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie.

3. Chizutere- God sent.
a favorite among the igbo community, other versions include zicora, ziteora. it is also unisex.

4. kamsiyochukwu - literally means 'As i have asked God'.
this name is mostly given when a mother has gotten her heart desire as the name implies.

6. Ndidiamaka- Patience is a virtue.
It sure is. a female-based name which clearly states the importance of patience in having a child.

Others include-
7. Chukwuebuka- God is mighty.
8. Chibuikem- God is my strength.
9. Ifeanyichukwu- Nothing is big for God (He can do all things).
10. Chidindu- God lives.

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by padeolu: 6:55pm On Sep 14, 2014
Onyinye

Chinonso

Chineye

Chinyere

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Nobody: 7:00pm On Sep 14, 2014
Kaybiel Is Also A Beautiful

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by purplesummer(f): 7:41pm On Sep 14, 2014
Kosaluchukwu - Tell it to God
Mmerichukwu - The victory of God
Kesandu. - Increase and multiply (lol)
Chinuanumogu - May God fight my battle
Somadina. - May I never be alone

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Nobody: 7:49pm On Sep 14, 2014
Mgbechikwere= When God permits

Mgbeke or Mgbee= cheesy

Ekwutosinammadibegi= Don't condemn your neigbour

Chukwualuka= God has done well

Odinakachukwu= It's in God's hands

Egezinaasiri= Stop listening to gossips

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by bigfrancis21: 4:29am On Sep 15, 2014
Chijioke - God own's the share.
Nnamdi - my father(God) lives.
Obiageli - a visitor(to this word) must partake in its goodness.
Chimaobi - God knows the heart.
Chimdike - My God is strong.
Oluebube - Glorious work.
Obianuju - one(a child) that comes in time of fullness.
Chinedu - God guides.
Adaobi - daughter of the Obi, ie princess. Also, Adaeze
Adaora - daughter of the people.
Chinua/Chinualumogu - Let God fight for me.
Ogochukwu - God's kindness.
Kosisochukwu - As it pleases God.
Onyekachi - Who is greater than God?
Nneka - mother is great.
Nnedinma - mother is good.
Nneoma - good mother.
Ezinne - virtuous mother.

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Nobody: 2:07pm On Sep 15, 2014
Sopuluchukwu--- Respect God

Ifesinachi/osinachi---- gift from God/from God

Gboliwe---Rejoice

Kasarachi---Tell God

Kamsiyochukwu --- just as I asked of God

Lotanna--- remember the father( God)

Mgbeke grin --- a girl child born on eke

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Nobody: 4:19pm On Sep 15, 2014
Uzoukwu = generosity

Obialor / Obiano / Obiyo / Umeayo = peace of mind

Agalamachukwu = if not God

Ekenedilichukwu = Thanks be to God

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Unekz(m): 10:47pm On Sep 15, 2014
ibrahim
aliyu
basiru
adamu
maryam
aisha
zainab
musa
lovely names

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by freshness2020: 6:07am On Sep 16, 2014
Chinedu-God guides!(most popular male igbo names)
Chikodinaka...e D̶̲̅ε̲̣y for God hands!
Chidera..What is written is written..
Chikadibia..God pass Babalawo.
Udoka...Peace Rules!
ChiAmaka..God is so beautiful. (one of most populous female igbo names)
Chizoba...God saves!
Amarachi...God's Grace!
Anayochukwu..we D̶̲̅ε̲̣y beg God.
Iheoma...Things of God!
Ebele...God's mercy!
Chukwunenye (chinenye)..God gives!
ChiEbuka..God is big!

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by pabon(m): 6:08am On Sep 16, 2014
Mhen
Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by gbaskiboy(m): 6:08am On Sep 16, 2014
Chukwukadibia... God pass babalawo
Chimsinafogoziem.... Right from inside belly God has blessed me
Jahuike.....Jah is my strength
Mmeregini....what have I done
Somtochukwu...follow me and praise God

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by otijah(m): 6:09am On Sep 16, 2014
Uwabunkeonye
Agwu
OnwukwE

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Romanciella(f): 6:09am On Sep 16, 2014
WTF....

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by constance500: 6:10am On Sep 16, 2014
All this names sounds like missiles to me grin

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Afrocatalyst: 6:10am On Sep 16, 2014
Do we have to put Chi in all the names. I need core igbo names pls for my unborn daughter.

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Nobody: 6:11am On Sep 16, 2014
How about "Eyinokinsunni?" : Don't you guys ever sleep?

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by dammyjay93(m): 6:11am On Sep 16, 2014
Why everything dey get suffix of "ukwu" like this grin

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Chubhie: 6:12am On Sep 16, 2014
Chibuikem- God is my strength

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by blueberryp: 6:12am On Sep 16, 2014
Why do whites bear 'Amanda' if its an igbo name. Mayb the igbos truly have their origin from the white mans land cheesy

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by priscaoge(f): 6:13am On Sep 16, 2014
Ogechi...God's time is the Best!

Chimamanda...My God will never fail!

Chikanyima...God we know!

Mmasichi...The way is pleases God!

Kachiside...The way God has written
it(No one can change)!

Chidera...What God has written(He has written)!

Chidinma...God is good!

Adachukwu...God's daughter!

Uchechukwu...God's Will!

Chibugom...God is my pride!

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Nobody: 6:14am On Sep 16, 2014
Chukwudumebi

Chidiogo

...Nedum

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by gbaskiboy(m): 6:14am On Sep 16, 2014
Afrocatalyst: Do we have to put Chi in all the names. I need core igbo names pls for my unborn daughter.
yeah cos God originates with Ibos in Naija

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by priscaoge(f): 6:14am On Sep 16, 2014
Chimaobim
Chinaecherem
Udochukwu

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by Emyemyberry(m): 6:14am On Sep 16, 2014
If there is one name i so much love in d east here,it's CHIDINMA,others include chinwe,kenechukwu,nnedioranma,ifunanya etc i go gv my daughter chidinma for sure

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by dridowu: 6:15am On Sep 16, 2014
chukwuemeka

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by shaboti: 6:15am On Sep 16, 2014
Obianuju - coming in the fulness of things

Obiageli - a guest must eat

Ubadigboo - prosperity/wealth came early

Ubakamma - wealth/prosperity is better

Soludo - follow peace

Adaeze - the king's daughter/first daughter

Ezeama - a popular king

Ezinne - a good mother

Nneka - mother is supreme

Nnamdi - my father lives

Nwakamma - a child is better

Dike - wielder of strength

Dinta - hunter

Ochomma - make up artist ..lol

Nduka - life is supreme

Goziem - bless me

Ikeogu - the strength to fight

Onyinye - gifts

Enuma - the heavens know

Ikpeamego - a person with alot of money is never found guilty

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by gbaskiboy(m): 6:15am On Sep 16, 2014
dammyjay93: Why everything dey get suffix of "ukwu" like this grin
YIMU "ukwu" na waist oo

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by thunder74(m): 6:15am On Sep 16, 2014
Most of the names has "Chukwu" or Chi" before or after.

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Re: Common Beautiful Names From The Igbo Tribe by ifyn4real(m): 6:16am On Sep 16, 2014
Ifeanyichukwu- Nothing is big for God (He can do all things). cheesy

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