Igbo Names

Names in Igbo are symbolic in every sense…from the projection of aspirations, connotation of life’s wisdoms, to the marking of life events. The richness of these names are unquantifiable and continue to be a source of unbreakable cultural heritage and disposition(s) of Ndigbo. We have compiled a list of names and will update them as we go, asking our community to use the Contact Us form to send us names and their interpretation. Alternatively email info@ahamefula.com. Send us your audio pronunciations (*m4a file format) as well. Ya ga zie!

A

Ada (a-da): first daughter
Adaeze (a-da-eze): daughter of a king
Adaku (a-da-aku): daughter of wealth
Adanna (a-da-nna): daughter of her father

Adaobi (a-da-obi): daughter of my heart
Afam (a-fa-m): my name
Afamefuna (a-fa-m-e-fu-na): my name shall not be lost
Agunwa (a-gu-nwa): a ‘strong’ child
Aham (a-ham): my name (alternate to Afam)
Ahamefula (a-ha-m-e-fu-la): my name shall not be lost
Akudo (a-ku-do): peaceful wealth
Amarachi (a-ma-ra-chi): God’s grace
Amarachukwu (a-ma-ra-chu-kwu): God’s grace
Amobi (a-mo-bi)
Arinze (a-ri-nze)
Azubuike (a-zu-bu-i-ke): the back is strength
Azuonye (a-zu-o-ny-e)
Azuka (a-zu-ka)

B

Buchi (bu-chi)

C

Chiamaka (chi-a-ma-ka): God is good
Chibueze (chi-bu-eze): God is king
Chibugo (chi-bu-go): God is majestic
Chibuike (chi-bu-ike): God is strength
Chibuzo (chi-bu-uzo): God is the way
Chidera (chi-de-ra): What God has ‘ordained’
Chidi (chi-di): There is God
Chidinma (chi-di-nma): God is good
Chidindu (chi-di-ndu): God is alive
Chidiogo (chi-di-ogo)
Chidozie (chi-do-zie)
Chidumebi (chi-du-me-bi)
Chiemeka (chi-e-me-ka)
Chigbu (chi-gbu)
Chigozie (chi-go-zie)
Chijindu (chi-ji-ndu): God ‘holds’ life.
Chijioke (chi-ji-oke)
Chika (chi-ka)
Chikamso (chi-ka-m-so): I ‘follow’ God
Chikezie (chi-ke-zie)
NamesSyllabic compositionPronunciation audio
A
Ada
Adaeze
Adaku
Adanna
Adaobi
Afam
Afamefuna
Agunwa
Aham
Ahamefula
Akudo
Amaka
Amarachi
Amarachukwu
Amobi
Arinze
Azubuike
Azuonye
Azuka

a-da
a-da-eze
a-da-aku
a-da-nna
a-da-o-bi
a-fa-m
a-fa-m-e-fu-na
a-gu-nwa
a-ha-m
a-ha-m-e-fu-la
a-ku-do
a-ma-ka
a-ma-ra-chi
a-ma-ra-chu-kwu
a-mo-bi
a-ri-nze
a-zu-bu-i-ke
a-zu-o-ny-e
a-zu-ka
B
Buchibu-chi
C
Chiamaka
Chibueze
Chibugo
Chibuike
Chibuzo
Chidera
Chidi
Chidimma
Chidindu
Chidiogo
Chidozie
Chidumebi
Chiemeka
Chigbu
Chigozie
Chijindu
Chijioke
Chika
Chikamso
Chikezie
Chima
Chimamanda
Chimamkpam
Chimaoge
Chimaroke
Chimezie
Chimnoya
Chimromma
Chinecherem
Chinedu
Chinelo
Chinenye
Chinonso
Chinonye
Chinonyelum
Chinonyerem
Chinua
Chinualumogu
Chinwe
Chinwendu
Chinyere
Chioma
Chisom
Chisomaga
Chiwetalu
Chiwueze
Chiziri
Chizitere
Chizoba
Chizomam
Chizuruoke
Chukwu
Chukwubuike
Chukwudi
Chukwuejim
Chukwuemeka
Chukwukaima
Chukwukanyima
Chukwuma
Chukwumarobim
Chukwumereije
Chukwunyelu
Chimobi
chi-a-ma-ka
chi-bu-eze
chi-bu-ugo
chi-bu-ike
chi-bu-zo
chi-de-ra
chi-di
chi-di-mma
chi-di-ndu
chi-di-ogo
chi-do-zie
chi-du-me-bi
chi-e-me-ka
chi-gbu
chi-go-zie
chi-ji-ndu
chi-ji-oke
chi-ka
chi-ka-m-so
chi-ke-zie
chi-ma
chi-m-a-ma-nda
chi-ma-m-kpa-m
chi-ma-oge
chi-ma-ro-ke
chi-me-zie
chi-m-no-ya
chi-m-ro-mma
chi-ne-che-rem
chi-ne-du
chi-ne-lo
chi-ne-nye
chi-no-nso
chi-no-nye
chi-no-nye-lu-m
chi-no-nye-re-m
chi-nu-a
chi-nu-a-lu-m-o-gu
chi-nwe
chi-nwe-ndu
chi-nye-re
chi-o-ma
chi-so-m
chi-so-m-a-ga
chi-we-ta-lu
chi-wu-eze
chi-zi-ri
chi-zi-te-re
chi-zo-ba
chi-zo-m-a-m
chi-zu-ru-o-ke
chu-kwu
chu-kwu-bu-ike
chu-kwu-di
chu-kwu-e-ji-m
chu-kwu-e-me-ka
chu-kwu-ka-i-ma
chu-kwu-ka-nyi-ma
chu-kwu-ma
chu-kwu-ma-ro-bi-m
chu-kwu-me-re-i-je
chu-kwu-nye-lu
chi-m-o-bi
D
Diala
Dike
Dozie
Duru
Duruaku
E
Ebele
Ebelechukwu
Ebere
Eberechi
Eberechukwu
Ebube
Ebubechukwu
Ebuka
Echekwu
Echeruo
Edede
Edochie
Egwim
Ehiogu
Ejikeme
Ejim
Ejimkonye
Ejimofor
Ejiogu
Eke
Ekeledirichukwu
Ekene
Ekenedilichukwu
Ekenugo
Ekwe
Ekwenche
Elekwa
Elelegu
Elibe
Emecheta
Emeka
Emenyonu
Emezi
Eni
Enwezor
Evuleocha
Eze
Eze
Ezeala
Ezeji
Ezemaduka
Ezemah
Ezemba
Ezenna
Ezeokeke
Ezeonyia
Ezichi
Ezichukwu
Ezinne
Ezinwa
G
Golibe
I
Ibe
Ibe
Ibeje
Ibekwe
Ibezim
Ibezimako
Ifeajuna
Ifeanacho
Ifeanyi
Ifeanyichukwu
Ifeatu (Ifeejiamatu)
Ifedimma
Ifejiagwa
Ifekwe
Ifeoma
Ifeukwumelu
Ifunanya
Igwenagu
Iheanacho
Iheanyi
Iheanyichukwu
Ihedimma
Ihekwoaba
Ihenetu
Iheoma
Iheonu
Iheonunekwu
Iheonye
Iheukwumere
Ihunanya
Ijeamara
Ijeoma
Ijeoyibo
Ike
Ikechi
Ikechukwu
Ikedi
Ikemba
Ikenna
Ikonne
Ikpamezie
Ikpenwa
Ikukuoma
Ikwuano
Iloh
Ilomba
Ilomuanya
Imo
Iroegbu
Iroegbu
Iroh
Iroha
Iromba
Ironsi
Isichei
Iwelu
Iwu
Izu
Izuagba
Izuchukwu
Izuka
Izunegbu
Izunwanne
Izundu
J
Jiakponna
Jidenna
K
Kaetochi
Kaima
Kainene
Kalu
Kamsiyochukwu
Kanayo
Kanu
Katukoma
Kelechi
Kelechukwu
Kelenna
Kenechukwu
Kosisochukwu
Kosoluchukwu
L
Lemachi
Lemchi
Lotanna
M
Madu
Metu 
Mmege
Munachiso
Muonaka
N
Naetochukwu
Nchekwube
Ndubuisi
Nduka
Nduka
Ndukauba
Ndukwu
Nduoma
Nebo
Ngoka
Ngozi
Ngozichukwu
Nkechi
Nkeiru
Nkeiruka
Nkem
Nkemdirim
Nkiru
Nkiruka
Nkume
Nkwam
Nlemadim
Nlewedim
Nnabuenyi
Nnabuihe
Nnado
Nnadozie
Nnaemeka
Nnaji
Nnam
Nnamdi
Nnanna
Nnedimma
Nneji
Nneka
Nnenna
Nnenne
Nnia
Nonso
Nonye
Nonyelum
Nso
Nsofor
Nwabuokei
Nwabuzor
Nwachinemere
Nwadiogbu
Nwafor
Nwagu
Nwakaego
Nwala
Nwani
Nwanneka
Nwanonenyi
Nwapa
Nwigwe
Nwodo
Nwoga
Nwoko
Nwokwu
Nzewuodo
Nkachukwu
Nwamadi
O
Obasi
Obi
Obiagboso
Obiageli
Obiageri
Obiano
Obianuju
Obidike
Obidimma
Obiekwe
Obika
Obikwelu
Obinna
Obinwanne
Obioha
Obioma
Obiora
Obumneme
Ochiagha
Odaku
Odinaka
Odinakachukwu
Odoemena
Odogwu
Odum
Offor
Ofo
Ofoleta
Ofolete
Ofondu
Ofooma
Ogadagidi
Ogadimma
Ogbonna
Ogbonnaya
Ogbu
Ogbuagu
Ogbuefi
Ogbuehi
Ogbulie
Ogbulu
Ogburafor
Ogechi
Ogechukwu
Ogeri
Ogochukwu
Ogochukwu
Ogoke
Ogonna
Ogu
Oguamanam
Ogueri
Oguguo
Ogundu
Ogwu
Ohameze
Ohanuzue
Ohuruogu
Ojiaku
Ojukwu
Okadigbo
Okafor
Okebe
Okechi
Okechukwu
Okeke
Okeleke
Okenna
Okere
Okereke
Okigbo
Okocha
Okoh
Okoli
Okolie
Okolo
Okonjo
Okonkwo
Okonma
Okorie
Okoro
Okorocha
Okoroji
Okoronkwo
Okororie
Okoye
Okpala
Okpara
Okwara
Okwaraji
Okwu
Okwukwe
Okwute
Olanna
Olauda
Olekamma
Olisa
Olise
Oluchi
Oluchukwu
Omeata
Onochie
Onukwufor
Onuoha
Onuora
Onwenu
Onwu
Onwuamaegbu
Onwuamanam
Onwuka
Onwumere
Onye
Onyeagocha
Onyeama
Onyebuchi
Onyechere
Onyeka
Onyekachi
Onyemaechi
Onyemechi
Onyenakasa
Onyinyechi
Onyinyechukwu
Opara
Oputa
Orakwe
Orji
Osadebe
Osinachi
Osita
Ositadimma
Osondu
Oti
Otigba
Otuh
Otuneme
Otunnennaya
Owoh
Oziele
Ozioma
Ozo
Ozo
Ozoemana
Ozonnaya
Ogubie
Omenuko
Obiajulu
Obiajuru
S
Sinobichukwu
Sopuruchukwu
T
Tansi
Tasie
U
Ubesie
Ubochi
Uche
Uchechi
Uchechukwu
Uchemba
Uchendu
Uchenna
Udodi
Udodirim
Udokwu
Ugbade
Ugbolue
Ugo
Ugochukwu
Ugonna
Uju
Ujunwa
Ukachi
Ukachukwu
Ukamaka
Ukonu
Ukwu
Ukwuani
Uloaku
Uloma
Umahi
Ume
Unegbu
Unoji
Uranta
Uzo
Uzoamaka
Uzoka
Uzoma
Z
Zikora (Zikorammachukwu)
Zimuzo
Zinachidi
Zirichi (Ziorammachi)
Zoputam