Igbo Kwenu! Asusu Igbo amaka! The first gifts every parent give their children are Names and Motherhood Nigerian present to you Igbo Names for a Baby boy.

The Igbo people are a majority tribe from the southeastern part of Nigeria. According to their traditional religion, there is a supreme God called ‘Chukwu’ (the great spirit), who is the creator of the world and everything in it; minor gods make sacrifices to him. Although a majority of Igbo’s are now Christians, the belief in their traditional religion is still retained.


The Igbo language is so diverse that there are so many ways of saying the same thing; a benefit which is now being adopted in naming our children. For instance, a traditional name such as Chinedu has its modern versions as Chidumaga and Chidumeje, but they all mean the same thing!


Igbo Names for a Baby boy. Credit: M12Photography

These days, parents are becoming more creative with language while naming their children. Whatever you do, make sure the name is both meaningful and masculine – your son’s future self-esteem and reputation depend on it.

www.motherhoodng.com present to you our comprehensive list of Igbo names for a Baby boy and their meaning.


  1. Achebe >>>>>>>>>> To protect.
  2. Kanayochukuw >>>>>>>>>> Let’s keep begging God.
  3. Dumetochukwu >>>>>>>>>> Join me in praising the Lord.
  4. Dike >>>>>>>>>> A brave man.
  5. Obiageli >>>>>>>>>> Someone in the midst of wealth.
  6. Uzoamaka >>>>>>>>>> The journey is good.
  7. Nebeolisa >>>>>>>>>> Look up to God
  8. Ibekwe >>>>>>>>>> If others would allow me.
  9. Osondu >>>>>>>>>> One who’s always on the run.

10.Gboliwe >>>>>>>>>> Rejoice.

  1. Onochie >>>>>>>>>> A male child who replaces a dead relative
  2. Okwudilichukwu >>>>>>>>>> Leave your fight to God
  3. Azikiwe >>>>>>>>>> Better to be Angry than hateful
  4. Ifesinachi >>>>>>>>>> A gift from God.
  5. chisonari… >>>>>>>>>> God is sweeter


    Igbo Names for a Baby boy

`16. chikamso.. >>>>>>>>>>.Am following God

  1. chinonye… >>>>>>>>>> God be with me
  2. chidubem.. >>>>>>>>>>.God guide me
  3. chigozie.. >>>>>>>>>>. God bless
  4. chidumeje. >>>>>>>>>>..God is leading me
  5. chikaima. >>>>>>>>>>.. only God we know
  6. fesochukwu… >>>>>>>>>> serve God only
  7. naetochukwu.. >>>>>>>>>>. keep praising God
  8. Chikasinma.. >>>>>>>>>>. God is the best
  9. chisomebi… >>>>>>>>>> God dwells with me
  10. chisonari.. >>>>>>>>>>.God is sweeter
  11. chikamso… >>>>>>>>>> Am following God
  12. chinonye.. >>>>>>>>>>.God be with me
  13. chidubem… >>>>>>>>>> God guide me
  14. chigozie.. >>>>>>>>>>. God bless
  15. chidumeje.. >>>>>>>>>>.God is leading me
  16. chikaima… >>>>>>>>>> only God we know
  17. fesochukwu… >>>>>>>>>> serve God only
  18. naetochukwu.. >>>>>>>>>>. keep praising God
  19. Chikasinma… >>>>>>>>>> God is the best
  20. chisomebi… >>>>>>>>>> God dwells with me
  21. Ifechukwu (Ifeh)- >>>>>>>>>> -Light of God/Love of God
  22. Zeluwa (Zel)- >>>>>>>>>> -Be cautious of the world
  23. Raluchukwu (Ral)– >>>>>>>>>> Leave all to God
  24. Iyorachukwu (Yora)– >>>>>>>>>> Ask God for all
  25. Kosidinna/Kosisochukwu)– >>>>>>>>>> – As it pleases the lord.
  26. Tasiobi (Tasie)– >>>>>>>>>> Be strong of heart
  27. Kasiobi (Kassie)– >>>>>>>>>> Strong of heart
  28. Nwakego (Kego)- >>>>>>>>>> -A child is priceless
  29. Nkemdilim (Kemdy)— >>>>>>>>>> Let mine be precious to me
  30. Chidumeje (Dumeje, CJ, Chidum)– >>>>>>>>>> The lord leads me
  31. Kenechukwu (Kenny, KC) >>>>>>>>>> Thank the Lord
  32. Jayamma (Jaya, Jay, Mma)—- >>>>>>>>>> Give praises to God
  33. Zinachi )—- >>>>>>>>>> Show that my God is alive
  34. Jachike >>>>>>>>>>  Give praise to God/ Hail God

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Do you have a favourite among the listed Igbo Names for a Baby boy? or Do you have any other Igbo names for a Baby boy that is not listed above? Please share them in the comment section.