Igbo names

There are several fine Igbo names parents no longer remember or neither wants to give their children as time passes. Most of these Igbo names were ones answered by the forefathers and are now used as surnames/second name in every family of the Igbo tribe of Nigeria.

Moral values and nature’s wonders are the inspirations behind some of these Igbo names.

Below are Igbo names parents no longer give their children.

Igbo names Parents no longer give their Children

1. Okonkwo (male)

2. Obumneke (male) – Am I the creator 

3. Ngozi (female) – Blessing

4. Mgbeke (female) – born on the ‘eke’ market day

5. Amuneke (male) – born of the loins

6. Eyiuche (unisex) – Unexpected

7. Agwu (male) – Mentality

8. Arusi (male) – god

9. Nwite (male) – child of the pot

10. Okoro (male) – young man

11. Okorie (male) – born on the ‘Orie’ market day

12. Nweke (male) – child born on the ‘eke’ market

13. Kambili (unisex)) – let me live

14. Onwukweremmadu (male) – no man is above day

15. Onwuka (male) – death is greater

16. Mmaduka (male) –

17. Mmadukanaeze (male) – perilous nature of man

18. Ikonne (female) – mother’s cup (that is, mother’s pride)

19. Ekeremma (female) – beautifully made

20. Ndidi (unisex) – patience

21. Nkwodimma (unisex) –

22. Ozodingba (male) – the ape (symbol of strength)

23. Mmachi (female) – Beauty of God

24. Nduka (male) – life is worth living

25. Ugomma (female) – (Ugo – Eagle) pride of beauty

26. Ikpeamma (male) – not guilty

27. Onukwube (male) – let the mouth speak

28. Onyenyerem (unisex)- the one given to me

29. Onyemuwa (male) – One that knows the earth (that is, God)

30. Egbu (male) –

31. Ezinne (female) – good mother

32. Onyemaechi (male) – who knows tomorrow

33. Madukanaya (male) – humans are problematic

34. Mgborie (female) – the market day (it means a child born on the ‘orie’ market day)

35. Nwankwo (male) – (child born on the ‘nkwo’ market day)

36. Ikpendu (male) – life’s judge

37. Maduabia (male) – a human has come

38. Igboamazue (male) – rebirth of the Igbos

39. Azuka (unisex) – raised well

40. Iruka (unisex)  – the future is greater

41. Onwelu (male) –

42.Mekaodimma – let peace reign

43. Aguruche (male) –

44. Mmaduegbulam – let no man kill me

45. Igbokwe (male) – chant of the Igbos

46. Okorocha (male) – the fair man

47. Uwazurike (male) – the world at peace

48. Nnabuenyi (male) –

49. Ibemegbunam – I shall not die by the hands of my mates

50. Onyegbulam – let no man kill me

51. Uwaezuoke – the world never complete (insatiable world

52. Osondu (male) – race of life

53. Ozoemena  – (male) – May [it] not happen again

54. Nwukamaka (female) – child of born on Sunday is beautiful

55. Nwakego (female) – a child is greater than wealth

56. Amanna (male) – father’s lineage

57. Akwarandu (male) – vein of life

58. Obiageliaku (female) – pampered child

59. Afamefuna (male) – may my name never be lost

60.  Ezebuiro – Royalty attracts enemies

61. Ogadimma (unisex) – It shall be well

62. Chinazu – God raise

63. Kalunta (male)

64. Chinatu (male)

65. Igwenagu (male)

66. Onyeibo (unisex) –

67. Onuegbulam (male) – let my mouth not be the death of me

68. Imerebuike (male)

69.  Isikote (male) – nemesis

70. Uwadiegwu (male) – fearful world

71. Ugboaku (unisex) – wheel of wealth

72. Eyiuche (unisex) – Unexpected

73. Nkemakolam (unisex) – mine shall never lack

74. Onwuzuruike (male) – peaceful death

75. Onwukaike (male) death is more powerful

76. Akubuiro (male)- Wealth attracts enemies

77. Nkolika – nothing’s greater than peace and harmony

78. Amaecheta (male) – memory lineage

79. Ndidikamma – patience is a virtue

80. Onwukwe (male) –

81. Nwanyanwu (unisex) – child of the sun

82. Mgbechikwere (male) – Whenever God agrees

83. Mgbataogu (male) – prepare for battle

84. Egoyibo (female) – foreign currency

85. Chinweogo (female) – God’s own

86. Ekedinma (female) – fine creature

87. Obumneme – it’s not my doing?

88. Uwazuruike (male) – peaceful world

89. Onyimaja (male) – Shivering cold

90. Mgbochi (male) – God’s vengeance

91. Osuagwu (male) – end to outcast

92. Ekwutosinamma (female) – don’t condemn anyone

93. Nkiruka (female) – the future is brighter

94. Nwagbara (unisex) – child of

95. Nweke (unisex) – bright child

96. Okafor (male) –

97. Ojiugo (female) – Eagles hospitality

98. Nwanneka (female) – siblings are more precious

99. Omelebele (unisex) – merciful one

100. Ndubuisi (male) – life is precious

101. Emenike (male) – not by strength

102. Leweuwa (male) – see the world

103. Onyejeke (male) – who can create?

104. Anaelechi (male) – looking up to God

105. Lewechianya (unisex) – look up to God

106. Chizoro (male) – God’s protected

107. Chiabuotu  (male) – God is not one

108. Uwaechienma (female) – beautified world

109. Maraugwu (female) – know your pride

110. Alago (male) –

111. Chinaezemgbo (male) – God my shield

112. Ugwualasi (male) – no end to pride

113. Ogbonnaya (male) – [his] father’s defender

114. Njideka (female) – mine is greater

115. Nneka (female) – mothers are more precious

116. Ejikeme (male) – It’s not by power

117. Onwumere (male )- death has happened

118. Igwedimma (male)- Multitude is strength

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119. Onuabuchi (male) –

120. Ositadimma (male) – if it is good from today

121. Udoka (unisex) – peace is greater

122. Nwachukwu (male) – child of God

123. Mgbajiaka (male) – battle of strength

124. Nwadiogo (unisex) – friendly child

125. Nkemdilim (unisex) – let what’s mine be mine

126. Nkemkamma (female) – mine is better

127. Nkechinyere (female) – one that God gives

It is important to note that the meaning of some of these Igbo names varies based on the pronunciation.

You can expect updates on the meanings of the others but in the meantime feel free to drop your opinions and suggestions on the comment option below.

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