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December 17, 2018, 07:36:20 PM
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Tehilah27


In Nigeria, it is believed that "your name will speak for you". This means that your name is an indication of your fortune and your destiny. Thus, names are carefully chosen and there is usually a naming ceremony where you are officially named Some names reflect happenings at the time of your birth, for instance, a boy called Fijabi means there was great strife in his family at the time of his birth. I will give a few names and meaning here -

Babatunde - this name is given to a boy whose grandfather has died. It is believed that the dead man has reincarnated as the newborn baby.

Ekundayo - Our tears (mourning) have turned into joy

Oluwanifemi - God loves me


Tokunbo - A child that has been born overseas in another country

Chinyere - God gives

Chijindu - God is alive

Chukwujekwu - God is still speaking

How are children named in your country? Do the happenings around a child's birth factor in the choice of the child's name? Is there any special ceremony performed to officially mark the child's naming?

December 23, 2018, 06:13:34 PM
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In Nigeria, it is believed that "your name will speak for you". This means that your name is an indication of your fortune and your destiny. Thus, names are carefully chosen and there is usually a naming ceremony where you are officially named Some names reflect happenings at the time of your birth, for instance, a boy called Fijabi means there was great strife in his family at the time of his birth. I will give a few names and meaning here -

Babatunde - this name is given to a boy whose grandfather has died. It is believed that the dead man has reincarnated as the newborn baby.

Ekundayo - Our tears (mourning) have turned into joy

Oluwanifemi - God loves me


Tokunbo - A child that has been born overseas in another country

Chinyere - God gives

Chijindu - God is alive

Chukwujekwu - God is still speaking

How are children named in your country? Do the happenings around a child's birth factor in the choice of the child's name? Is there any special ceremony performed to officially mark the child's naming?

Hey @Tehilah27

I was doing some research around Nigerian baby names and found the following for a boy ... hope it helps!

Name and it's meaning is below, enjoy!

Abaeze - "Branch of the kings"
Abayomrunkoje - "God won't allow humiliation."
Abegunde - "One born during the holiday."
Abeo - "The bringer of happiness ."
Abidugun - "One born before the war."
Abiodun - "One born at the time of festival."
Achojah - "Rise up to challenge"
Adebamgbe - "A Nigerian term meaning royalty dwells within me."
Adebiyi - "The royal one."
Adebowale - "Return of the crown; refers to a child born after many years of waiting"
Adedayo - "The crown has turned to joy."
Afamefuna - "My name will not be lost."
Agbarha - "Born in Agbarha"
Ahwinahwi - "A really black or dark individual"
Akachukwu - "The hand of God."
Akin - "Yoruban - Brave, Heroic ; Hebrew - Man"
Akpenvwoghene - "Praise God"
Akpobome - "My own life"
Akpofure - "Life is now peaceful"
Akporovwovwo - "Good life in later years"
Akunna - "Father's wealth."
Amaechi - "Who knows tomorrow?"
Amandi - "Trust no one, one who doesn't trust anyone easily."
Amobi - "Who knows the heart of man?"
Anaborhi - "The one who is born with good destiny"
Anozie - "We are now settled or well positioned."
Arinzechukwu - "Thanks be to God."
Aruegodore - "We have come home"
Ataikiru - "Talk or plan before taking action"
Avwunudiogba - "Those who profess strength with mere talk"
Azi - "Youth"
Azubuike - "Strength gained from experiences of the past."
Bako - "A Nigerian term meaning guest."
Banjoko - "Don't ever leave me."
Bunkechukwu - "The one who belongs to God."
Chetachi - "One who always remembers God."
Chetachukwu - "One who always remembers God."
Chibuike - "God is strength."
Chibundu - "God is life"
Chibunna - "God is my father"
Chibuzor - "God first or God leads"
Chidiadi - "There is God"
Chidiebere - "God is merciful"
Chidiebube - "God is glorious and great."
Chidozie - "May God fix it and make it good for me."
Chiekezie - "God has made it good for me."
Chiemeka - "God has done well."
Chiemelie - "God has won."
Chiemezie - "God has made it good for me."
Chikanma - "God is better than any other thing."
Chikezie - "May God appease."
Chimankpa - "God know my wants."
Chimaobi - "God knows the heart."
Chimezie - "Let God do it."
Chinaka - "God decides or God schedules."
Chinecherem - "God thinks and worries on my behalf."
Chuk - "The Supreme divine; the one beyond everything"
Chukwudumaga - "God leads me."
Chukwuemerie - "God has won."
Chukwuma - "God knows, God knows better than anyone."
Chuwudubem - "Lead me, oh God."
Dayo - "Arrival of joy"
Debare - "One born during good times."
Diarachukwundu - "Live for God"
Durojaiye - "One who waits for the joy of life."
Ebhaleleme - "A term meaning 'you won't follow my lead'."
Ebhaleleme - "A term meaning "you won't follow my lead""
Ebubechukwu - "The glory and greatness of God."
Echezonanna - "Don't forget your God and your father."
Edaferierhi - "The rich have good destiny"
Edafetanure - "The wealthy have spoken"
Edemirukaye - "The day I did them a favor"
Edewor - "Sacred day of worship in traditional religion"
Edosio - "Rainy day"
Efemena - "Here is my wealth"
Efemuaye - "Those intoxicated with riches"
Efetobo - "Wealth is achieved"
Efetobore - "Wealth has now been achieved"
Egbo - "Forest"
Egharevba - "One who is not bothered of enemies."
Eghwrudjakpor - "I have come to stay"
Eguono - "Love"
Ejaife - "Let them be rich"
Ejaita - "Let them say"
Ejikeme - "It's not by power."
Ejiroghene - "Praise God"
Ejokparoghene - "Let's trust in God"
Ejomafuvwe - "Let peace reign in my life"
Ejoyovwi - "Let it be good"
Ekenedilichukwu - "Thanks be to God"
Ekong - "War or battle."
Elochukwu - "God's will"
Emarejedje - "The elderly also run for life"
Emenike - "It's not by might or power."
Emerho - "A special type of catfish"
Emetitiri - "Mine is famous"
Emudiaga - "Let's stand firmly"
Emuobosa - "Your own thing is precious"
Emuvoke - "Everything has time"
Enakpodia - "The way life should to be"
Enitekiru - "Think before you act"
Enivwenaye - "Compare my success with those of my enemies"
Enofe - "One who is rich."
Enyinnaya - "His father's friend."
Erhiaganoma - "Guardian spirit overpowers the body"
Erhimeyoma - "My guardian spirit (God) is good"
Erhinyoja - "God hears our prayers"
Erhinyuse - "God answers our prayers"
Erhiroghene - "The spirit of God"
Erhue - "A special breed of cow used for traditional ceremonies"
Erhuvwun - "Beauty"
Erukainure - "We have helped them"
Eseoghene - "God's gift"
Eserovwe - "God's grace"
Esomchi - "Walking with the lord or one who follows God"
Etaidaferua - "Words of the wealthy are more acceptable"
Etanomare - "Freed from blame or despair"
Etaredafe - "Words of the wealthy"
Ewelike - "It's not by power"
Ezesinachi - "The chief is from God."
Ezeudo - "King of peace."
Ganiru - "Good luck"
Golibe - "Rejoice, a joyous fellow."
Gosifechukwu - "Show the light of God to all."
Hanyechukwu - "Leave it for God."
Idogbe - "The second child born after twins."
Ifeanyichukwu - "God is most powerful or no one is greater than God."
Ifechi - "The light of God."
Ifechukwude - "What God has written."
Ifekristi - "The light of Christ."
Ifemyolunna - "What I asked of the lord."
Igberaharha - "The poor take the blame"
Ighomuedafe - "Money intoxicates the wealthy"
Ighovavwerhe - "There is joy in riches"
Igitioluwotilaiye - "The tree of God is rooted and strong."
Igwebuike - "Strength in numbers."
Iheanacho - "Precious or what everyone seeks."
Ikechukwu - "The power of God."
Ikemba - "Strength of the nation."
Ikponmwosa - "Thank God, one who is thankful to God for everything."
Ilozumba - "Nigerian term meaning, our distant home is forgotten."
Ilozumba - "Nigerian term meaning, our distant home is forgotten."
Inegbedion - "Nigerian term meaning family supports me."
Inegbedion - "Nigerian term meaning family supports me."
Irikefe - "First to become wealthy"
Isamotu Olalekan - "Without God I'm destitute."
Isinachi - "One who is sent from God."
Jachike - "Give praise to God or Hail God."
Jaiyesimi - "One who believes in enjoying the life."
Jayamma - "Praise to the lord."
Jideofor - "Nigerian term meaning, you are justified."
Kachisicho - "God's desire"
Kachiside - "As God has written it or the will of God."
Kaetochukwu - "May God be praised."
Kainyechukwuekene - "Let's praise the Lord."
Kambili - "Let me live or I shall live."
Kamdilichukwu - "Let me live for God."
Kamfeechi - "Let me worship God."
Kanayochukwu - "Let's keep begging from the lord."
Kaodinakachi - "Leave your destiny to God."
Kelechi - "Glorify God."
Kentoroabasi - "I am glorifying God."
Kristibueze - "Christ is the king."
Kufreabasi - "Do not forget God, one who always remembers God."
Kwento - "One who protects the family name from destruction"
Lotachukwu - "Remember God"
Lotanna - "Remember the father or the God"
Machie - "Replacement of a lost gem."
Maduenu - "A term meaning The impermanence of life."
Maduenu - "A term meaning The impermanence of life."
Maduka - "People are worth more than riches."
Mfoniso - "Nigerian term, meaning good luck."
Miriodere - "I now have a name"
Mitaire - "I have achieved their match"
Mobo - "Freedom"
Modupeore - "Thank you God for this gift."
Mongo - "A famous man."
Monjolaoluwa - "Enjoying the wealth of God."
Morenikeji - "This child resembles me."
Munachimso - "One who always agrees with God."
Nagodeallah - "I thank God."
Nasha - "In Nigerian it means born during the rainy season. In Persian it means Judge"
Nchedochukwu - "God's protection."
Ndulue - "Nigerian term meaning hope this one makes it."
Ndulue - "Nigerian term meaning hope this one makes it."
Niyilolawa - "The wealth is here."
Norioghene - "Look at God's judgment"
Nwabueze - "Child is the king"
Oba - "The king"
Obasi - "A Sikh that means a person who is very attractive or very charming."
Obiajulu - "My heart is at peace."
Obiefune - "Nigerian word meaning do not lose hope."
Obiefune - "Nigerian word meaning do not lose hope."
Obinna - "Combination of Sanskrit words "Moh" and "Under" that means the charm of a King."
Oboganriemu - "Be strong to survive"
Ochuko - "Hindu name of deity Lord Krishna."
Odafe - "Rich individual"
Odavwaro - "I am contented"
Ogbamremu - "The brave meets a lot of challenges"
Ogechukwukana - "The time spent worshiping God is the best."
Oghenebrume - "God decided in my favor"
Oghenechovwe - "God aided me"
Oghenefejiro - "God is praiseworthy"
Oghenegaren - "God is great"
Oghenekevwe - "God gave me"
Ogheneme - "My God"
Oghenemine - "I look up to God"
Oghenerukevwe - "God did this for me"
Ogheneruno - "God has done so much"
Oghenetega - "God is worship worthy"
Oghenochuko - "God provides my support"
Oghomena - "Here is my respect"
Oghonoro - "Respect is greater than money"
Ogoro - "Frog"
Ohwahwa - "Cold season"
Ohwofasa - "A person's status should be defined by his achievement"
Ohwonigho - "A person is greater than riches"
Ojakorotu - "This is a group challenge"
Ojanomare - "I have met the challenge"
Okagbare - "I have all styles and skills"
Okoro - "Man"
Okpara - "One who is born in Okpara"
Okpogoro - "A big toad"
Oladele - "Persons of success, pupil of triumph."
Olayemi - "One who is worthy of wealth."
Olorunyomi - "God has saved me"
Olumoroti - "I stand with God"
Olusola - "God has blessed me"
Oluwadunmininu - "God has gladden my heart."
Oluwagbenga - "God has lifted me up."
Oluwatoke - "God is worthy to be adored."
Omonigho - "Child is greater than money"
Omonoro - "Child is greater than gold"
Onajite - "This is sufficient"
Onanojah - "This is a challenge"
Onochie - "The one who can replace the status of father."
Onogaganmue - "One who is intoxicated with power"
Onoharhese - "Who blames good deeds?"
Onoharhigho - "Who blames riches?"
Orodena - "The great one"
Ovie - "King"
Oyibonanarhoro - "A white skinned individual"
Oyiborhoro - "He who is fair or white skinned"
Oyiborode - "A big and fair person"
Oyovwikerhi - "May my guardian spirit be blessed"
Sapele - "A boy who is born in Sapele"
Tayo - "Boy full of happiness"
Tejumola - "One who looks forward to better days."
Temidire - "Mine has turned to blessings."
Udumebraye - "My presence gives them heartache"
Uhwokori - "The one who is born in Uhwokori"
Uloho - "Iroko tree"
Umukoro - "Young man"
Urhie - "River"
Uvo - "Dry or sunny season"
Uzoma - "One born during a journey"

 

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