Igbo Names For Girls And Their Meaning

Naming a child is a very important decision for the child’s parent, as the name forms the basis of the child’s identity. The Igbo people, an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria, bear names that are rich in meaning and often with unique stories behind them, like many other African native names.

Below are some Igbo names for girls and their meaning:

Adaego
Meaning: Daughter of wealth

Adaeze
Meaning: Daughter of a King

Adaiba
Meaning: The people’s daughter/Daughter of the people

Adaku
Meaning: Daughter born into wealth

Adamma
Meaning: Beautiful daughter

Adanna
Meaning: Her father’s daughter

Adanne
Meaning: Her mother’s daughter

Adaobi
Meaning: First daughter in the family

Adaolisa
Meaning: God’s daughter

Adaora
Meaning: The people’s daughter

Adaugo
Meaning: Beautiful daughter/Daughter of an eagle

Akwaugo
Meaning: Precious daughter

Amaka
Meaning: Beautiful/good

Amara/Amarachi
Meaning: Mercy/Mercy of God

Anwuli
Meaning: Joy

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Apunanwu
Meaning: Precious girl

Azuka
Meaning: Confidence

Binyerechukwu
Meaning: Stay with God

Chetachi
Meaning: Remember God

Chiachogomnma
Meaning: God has decorated me

Chiagozie
Meaning: God has blessed me

Chiamaka
Meaning: God is beautiful

Chiamanda
Meaning: God will not fail

Chiasoka
Meaning: God is too sweet

Chiazakam
Meaning: God has answered me

Chibinobim
Meaning: God dwells in my heart

Chibuifem
Meaning: God is my light

Chibundo
Meaning: God is my shelter

Chidera
Meaning: Once God says it (destiny can’t be changed)

Chideziri
Meaning: God wrote my story

Chidiebere
Meaning: God is merciful

Chidinma
Meaning: God is good

Chidiogo
Meaning: God is gracious

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Chidumebi
Meaning: God lives with me

Chigozie
Meaning: Bless me oh lord

Chijioke
Meaning: God is the custodian of all blessings

Chinelo
Meaning: God thinks for me

Chinazor
Meaning: God saves

Chinenye
Meaning: God gives

Chinonso
Meaning: God is near

Chinyere
Meaning: God’s gift

Chioma
Meaning: Good God

Chisom
Meaning: God is with me

Daberechi
Meaning: Lean in God

Daluchi
Meaning: Thank God

Ebube
Meaning: Glory

Egomaka
Meaning: Money is good

Ejimetochukwu
Meaning: People praise God because of me

Ekpereamaka
Meaning: Prayer is good

Erinma
Meaning: A child of beauty and great prospects

Ezinne
Meaning: Good mother

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Ezinwanyi
Meaning: Good woman

Febechi/Febechukwu
Meaning: Worship God

Ginikachukwu
Meaning: What is greater than God?

Ginikanwa
Meaning: What is greater than a child?

Ifechiluru
Meaning: What God has done

Ifechimamanda
Meaning: The light God has given me will not dim

Ifechukwu
Meaning: Light of God

Ifedimma
Meaning: Something good

Ifekerenma/Ihekerenma
Meaning: Beautifully created

Ifemyolunna
Meaning: What I asked of God/What I prayed for

Ifeoma
Meaning: A good thing

Ifeyinwa
Meaning: Nothing can be compared to a child

Ifunanya
Meaning: Love

Ihuaku/Iruaku
Meaning: The face of wealth

Ijeawele
Meaning: Smooth journey

Ijeoma
Meaning: Farewell

Iruoma/Ihuoma
Meaning: Favoured

Isioma
Meaning: Fortunate/Blessed

Jachinma
Meaning: Glorify my God

Kachimra
Meaning: The size of my God

Kambili
Meaning: Let me live

Kosisochukwu
Meaning: As it pleases God

Lebechi
Meaning: Look unto God

Lotachukwu
Meaning: Remember your God

Makuachukwu
Meaning: Embrace God

Mmachukwu
Meaning: The beauty of God

Ndidi
Meaning: Patience

Nefechi
Meaning: Keep worshipping God

Ngozi
Meaning: Blessing

Njideka
Meaning: The one I’m with/holding is greater

Nkechinyere
Meaning: The one given to me by God

Nkenna
Meaning: Belongs to the father (God)

Nkiruka
Meaning: Greater things are ahead

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Nkolika
Meaning: Peace

Nneamaka/Nnedi
Meaning: Motherhood is beautiful

Nneka
Meaning: Motherhood is beautiful

Nwabuona
Meaning: A child is gold

Obiageli
Meaning: Born to win/wealth

Obianuju
Meaning: Born in the midst of plenty

Obioma
Meaning: Good heart

Ogechukwu
Meaning: God’s time is the best

Olachi/Olachukwu
Meaning: God’s pearl/jewel

Olanma
Meaning: Beautiful pearl

Oluchi/Oluchukwu
Meaning: Work of God

Onyinye
Meaning: God’s gift

Ozioma
Meaning: Good news

Ranyerechukwu
Meaning: Committed into God’s hands

Somtochukwu
Meaning: Praise God with me

Ugonma
Meaning: A beautiful eagle

Uloma
Meaning: Good house

Urenna
Meaning: Her father’s pride

Utochi
Meaning: Sweetness of God

Zirachi
Meaning: Ask God to do anything for you and he will

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