500+ Beautiful Traditional Ijaw Names and Their Meanings

Hello, there! We have come up with this fascinating article to promote our beautiful Nigerian culture. Here’s a comprehensive list of lovely traditional Ijaw names and their meanings for your baby.

The Ijaw People and Language

Haaa Izon!

According to Ijaw History, The Ijaw people are the most populous indigenous inhabitants of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The Ijaws constitute ten percent (10 %) (19.8 million) of the national population of Nigeria and are the fourth largest ethnicity within the borders of Nigeria.

Because of the abundance of crude oil in their territory, the Ijaw are one of the key players in the Niger Delta.

Ijaw is an anglicised version of Ijo or Ejo.

The Ijaws have significant population clusters in Nigeria’s Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers states. They can also be found in other Nigerian states such as Ondo, Akwa Ibom, and Edo.

As migrant fishermen, many can be found in camps as far west as Sierra Leone and as far east as Gabon.

The Ijaws are proud of their rich cultural heritage as well as their popular local delicacies such as roasted plantain and fish. Their regional delicacies allude to the fact that farming and fishing are the area’s primary occupations.

The Ijaws speak nine Niger-Congo languages that are all related to the Ijoid branch of the Niger-Congo tree.

The primary distinction between Ijo languages is that between Eastern Ijo and Western Ijo, with Izon being the most important of the former group, spoken by approximately five million people.

The Ijaw language is divided into two distinct groups. The first group, known as Western or Central Izon (Ijaw), consists of Tuomo Clan, Egbema, Ekeremor, Sagbama (Mein), Bassan, Apoi, Arogbo, Boma (Bumo), Kabo (Kabuowei), Ogboin, Tarakiri, and Kolokuma-Opokuma speakers.

Southeast Ijo dialects include Nembe, Brass, and Akassa (Akaha) (Izon). Inland Ijo dialects include Biseni and Okordia.

In the 1980s, it was discovered that a now-extinct Berbice Creole Dutch spoken in Guyana is partly based on the Ijo lexicon and grammar. Eastern Ijo, most likely Kalabari, appears to be its closest relative.

Ijaw Names and Their Meanings

The events or circumstances surrounding a child’s birth affect the names Ijaw parents choose for their children, much like in other Nigerian tribes. God is also credited for most names because more than 70% of Ijaws identify as Christians.

European names are prevalent in several Ijaw clans, such as Kalabari. Their early interactions with European commerce traders and slave traders led to this.

In order to introduce prospective parents to the rich culture of the Ijaw, our list concentrates on native Ijaw names and their meanings.

We have taken the time to give a separate list of native Ijaw names and their meanings for boys and girls.

Native Ijaw Names and Their Meanings (For Boys)

Comprehensive list of Ijaw names and their meanings for your boy child:

  • Abadi-ingobo means ⇒ Riches from overseas
  • Abalagha means ⇒ I am not worried
  • Abarasi-Tamunopiri means ⇒I leave all for God
  • Abbey means ⇒ Fine boy
  • Aberebieghameans ⇒ I do not want trouble
  • Aberemangigha means ⇒ I face my problems/ I do not run away from problems
  • Abiddekari means ⇒ Ask them before you say anything
  • Abosimagha means ⇒ My coming was not wrong
  • Adaere means ⇒ Father’s name
  • Adagogo means ⇒ Grand father’s resemblance
  • Adango means ⇒ Father’s wealth
  • Adaobu means ⇒ A child born after the death of the father
  • Adawari means ⇒ Grandfather’s house
  • Adonye means ⇒ My wish
  • Afini means ⇒ The fire of God
  • Agunoyie means ⇒ Heavenly
  • Ajubonyanagha means ⇒ I have none other than God
  • Akaderi means ⇒ Laughter is not love
  • Ake means ⇒ To receive
  • Akede means ⇒ Received
  • Akokari means ⇒ Fruitful
  • Akpo-otupeikumo means ⇒ Do not listen to the people of the world
  • Akpodigha means ⇒ Live life carefully
  • Akpoebi means ⇒ Life is good
  • Akpofemowei means ⇒ A man who will enjoy life
  • Akpotutari means ⇒ May the people of the world love me.
  • Alali means ⇒ Happiness
  • Alamieyeseigha means ⇒ Whatever the king does is right
  • Alawei means ⇒ Chief
  • Amabara means ⇒ Right hand
  • Amabipi means ⇒ The voice of the people
  • Amaibi means ⇒ The good of the land
  • Amaitara means ⇒ The town loves me
  • Amakedi means ⇒ Look upon the town
  • Amaso means ⇒ The God of the land
  • Amiesimanyeofori means ⇒ Innocent (I have done nothing wrong)
  • Anetorufa means ⇒ Excellent
  • Anju means ⇒ My life
  • Apamor means ⇒ Volunteer
  • Aparabiegha means ⇒ I shall not seek revenge
  • Apawaribim means ⇒ I come from a good home
  • Asitogha means ⇒ I have no evil intentions
  • Atili means ⇒ Precious
  • Atoni means ⇒ Riches
  • Atonye means ⇒ God’s plan
  • Ayibabomote means ⇒ God’s praise
  • Ayibadeinyefa means ⇒  Nothing is greater than God
  • Ayibaemomoemi means ⇒ God is with me
  • Ayibaeninidetei means ⇒ God has shown mercy
  • Ayibaidobamo means ⇒ God has made me great
  • Ayibainakarimanate means ⇒ God has answered my prayers
  • Ayibaseighe means ⇒ God is not bad
  • Ayibatari means ⇒ God’s love
  • Ayibatonbra means ⇒ God’s plan
  • Ayibawomoemi means ⇒ God is with us
  • Ayitamaranbrakemi Life is in God’s hands
  • Ayibaebi means ⇒ God’s goodness
  • Ayibaefie means ⇒ God’s time
  • Ayibaemi means ⇒ The goodness of God
  • Ayibanengiyefa means ⇒ Nothing is greater than God
  • Ayibaseinghe means ⇒ God is awake
  • Ayibatonye idumobiemie means ⇒ Let the will of God be done in my life
  • Baafuro means ⇒ Tomorrow is pregnant (Nobody knows tomorrow)
  • Balafama means ⇒ Do not be afraid
  • Banimiboofori means ⇒ Nobody knows tomorrow
  • Baratuipre means ⇒ Helping hands
  • Basoene means ⇒ Tomorrow is another day
  • Beinmonyo means ⇒ I am fulfilled
  • Biedima means ⇒ I am comforted
  • Biedimanye means ⇒ A thing of comfort
  • Bieobuma means ⇒ Don’t be offended
  • Bietonye means ⇒ What I expected
  • Bietonyegha means ⇒ What I did not expect
  • Binalayefa means ⇒ There is nothing like relatives (family)
  • Binatu means ⇒ Family
  • Bitegeragha means ⇒ Cloth does not speak (a child is worth more than material things)
  • Boboye/Bubuye means ⇒ One’s own
  • Bolouapamoyenemogha means ⇒ Nobody knows tomorrow.
  • Boloupudigha means ⇒ No one knows the heart of a person
  • Boma means ⇒ Praise
  • Boubini means ⇒ Destiny
  • Brakemi means ⇒ It’s in your hands
  • Brasin means ⇒ Leave it to God
  • Bubaraye means ⇒ My personal thing
  • Bulakakotua means ⇒ Hope
  • Chekirifagha means ⇒ The land with water cannot get lost
  • Dabara means ⇒ The father’s hand
  • Dagogo means ⇒ Father’s resemblance
  • Damieibi means ⇒ The good deeds of the father
  • Damiesimagha My father has not done wrong
  • Daminabo means ⇒ The father’s friend / related to God
  • Daobomate means ⇒ God bless us
  • Daomuna means ⇒ God is awake
  • Daopunye means ⇒ The father’s hope
  • Daowanate means ⇒ God has heard us
  • Daowaninami means ⇒ God is with us
  • Datonye means ⇒ God’s plan
  • Datubo means ⇒ The father’s child
  • Dauebi means ⇒ Father’s good
  • Daulayefa means ⇒ Nothing can be compared to a father
  • Dawari means ⇒ My father’s house
  • Debakedoumene means ⇒ l desire to be great
  • Degbe means ⇒ Thanks
  • Deinabo means ⇒ Comes with peace
  • Deinmo means ⇒ To be victorious
  • Demezoukumor means ⇒ Don’t be in a hurry to insult me
  • Derioteidou means ⇒ Free from ridicule/laughter
  • Dibiobuma means ⇒ Do not take offence
  • Diepreye means ⇒ Personal gift
  • Dimbainimiobofa means ⇒ Nobody knows tomorrow
  • Dimien means ⇒ God’s work
  • Ditorusin means ⇒ Mind your business
  • Douere means ⇒ Patience
  • Doukpolagha means ⇒ Beyond discovery
  • Douye means ⇒ Desire
  • Ebi means ⇒ Good
  • Ebi-egberi means ⇒ Good news
  • Ebiaga means ⇒ Good character
  • Ebiakpo means ⇒ Good life
  • Ebiarede means ⇒ My eyes have seen good
  • Ebiasuode means ⇒ I have come into goodness
  • Ebiboseineyagha means ⇒ The blessings are mine
  • Ebide means ⇒ I am now successful
  • Ebidisebofa means ⇒ Who doesn’t like good things?
  • Ebidougha means ⇒ Doing good never ends
  • Ebieya means ⇒ Yours is good
  • Ebigba means ⇒ Speak good (Talk good)
  • Ebikabowei means ⇒ Goodluck (Comes with good)
  • Ebikeme means ⇒ Handsome man
  • Ebikemefa means ⇒ No one is good
  • Ebikemie means ⇒ Do good
  • Ebikeneye means ⇒ Good things are my portion
  • Ebiketon means ⇒ Plan good
  • Ebikewenimo means ⇒ Moving to glory
  • Ebikiseye means ⇒ A rich man has many brothers
  • Ebikonbowei means ⇒ He who comes with good
  • Ebilayefa means ⇒ Nothing is greater than a good thing
  • Ebimie means ⇒ Do Good
  • Ebimini means ⇒ It shall be well
  • Ebimunu means ⇒ It shall be well
  • Ebiotu means ⇒ Good people
  • Ebiowei means ⇒ Handsome man or Goodman or kind man
  • Ebiowou means ⇒ Good way
  • Ebipade means ⇒ Good has come or Good luck or Something good has happened.
  • Ebipamor-owei means ⇒ Good will always follow you
  • Ebipere means ⇒ Good wealth
  • Ebiperemene means ⇒ It will be good for me
  • Ebisdor means ⇒ Everything is good
  • Ebisenbofa means ⇒ Nobody is perfect
  • Ebisuode means ⇒ Good has come
  • Ebitari means ⇒ Good love
  • Ebitimi means ⇒ Remain blessed
  • Ebiundu means ⇒ Good life
  • Ebiye means ⇒ Good thing
  • Ebiyerin means ⇒ Goodness
  • Ebiyopreye means ⇒ It is well with you
  • Ebiziimo means ⇒ Born into glory, goodness or fortune
  • Edisemorkrumor means ⇒ Do not look down on me
  • Egirigi means ⇒ Great person
  • Ekankumo means ⇒ Don’t plan bad against me
  • Ekiodieyegha means ⇒ Wisdom cannot be shared
  • Ekiofegha means ⇒ Wisdom cannot be bought
  • Ekiye means ⇒ Remember me
  • Ekiyor means ⇒ Clever man (Wisdom)
  • Ekpoblokemi means ⇒ I am ahead too
  • Ekpöebi-ölamenemeans ⇒  I shall be as good as you people
  • Ekpolayun means ⇒ It will reach you too
  • Embeleakpo means ⇒ Sweet life
  • Emomotimi means ⇒ Stay with me
  • Enai means ⇒ My own
  • Enemo means ⇒ Endurance (Perseverance)
  • Eneteghena means ⇒ Hear my prayer
  • Eneyi means ⇒ My own
  • Enibra means ⇒ My hand
  • Enibraye means ⇒ Mine
  • Enietinkumo means ⇒ Don’t ask for what is destined to be mine
  • Enieyekeye means ⇒ Self-appointed
  • Eremiemi means ⇒ My name shall live on
  • Esikumo means ⇒ Don’t be afraid
  • Ewoyengipasisei-inetemona means ⇒ Please God hear my prayers
  • Eyerinmene means ⇒ Lively
  • Ezoukumor means ⇒ Be steady/ Do not be in a hurry
  • Fasingha means ⇒ A name never dies
  • Finidi means ⇒ Open and see
  • Fundudiyegha means ⇒ One’s education cannot be inherited
  • Funkuromeans ⇒  Knowledge is power
  • Funpere means ⇒ Education is wealth
  • Gbanaibolou means ⇒ Faith
  • Gesikeme means ⇒ Truthful man, honest man or upright man
  • Gesiye means ⇒ Truth
  • Ibiama means ⇒ Good land
  • Ibiaso means ⇒ Good path
  • Ibibama means ⇒ My kindness will not backfire or kill me
  • Ibibo means ⇒ Nice fellow
  • Ibienebo means ⇒ Born on a good day
  • Ibiere means ⇒ Good name
  • Ibierefagha means ⇒ Good name lasts forever (is never lost)
  • Ibifagha means ⇒ A good deed is never lost
  • Ibifubara means ⇒ Good luck
  • Ibikisi means ⇒ Good health
  • Ibim means ⇒ I am good
  • Ibima means ⇒ It will be good
  • Ibimina means ⇒ Good relations
  • Ibiminapa means ⇒ Wealth attracts many friends
  • Ibinye means ⇒ Good thing
  • Ibisa means ⇒ Good time
  • Ibiso means ⇒ God is good
  • Ibitamuno means ⇒ Good God
  • Ibitoru means ⇒ Good sight
  • Ibiwangi means ⇒ Good journey
  • Ibiwari means ⇒ Good household
  • Ibiye means ⇒ A Good Thing
  • Ibumieghaye means ⇒ Not my making
  • Ibunimi means ⇒ Know yourself
  • Idaere means ⇒ My father’s name
  • Idah means ⇒ My father
  • Idakari means ⇒ My father’s decree
  • Idala means ⇒ My father’s wealth
  • Idasenibo means ⇒ My father is a house elder
  • Idawari means ⇒ My father’s house
  • Idawarifagha means ⇒ My father’s house is not lost
  • Iderima means ⇒ Do not ridicule me
  • Igbiegeragha means ⇒ Money does not speak
  • Igunikeme means ⇒ Stranger
  • Ikio-tonye means ⇒ What I thought of in my heart or mind (Heart’s desire)
  • Ikiomoyemi means ⇒ There is hope
  • Ikomiemiphobia means ⇒ Say no more (No more talks)
  • Ikubienemibo-Ofori means ⇒ Nobody knows my heart
  • Imomoemi means ⇒ Abide in me
  • Imomotimi means ⇒ Stay with me
  • Inakposeimokumo means ⇒ Don’t destroy my life
  • Inango means ⇒ My wealth
  • Inemo means ⇒ Endurance
  • Inemoweri means ⇒ Endurance
  • Ingofegha means ⇒ Poverty is not bought
  • Inibrayekedoh means ⇒ Find your own
  • Inyanaboimieari means ⇒ My God is not done with me
  • Inyingiala means ⇒ Wealth
  • Ituaton means ⇒ Remember me
  • Iyeala means ⇒ My children are my wealth
  • Iyeopu means ⇒ My greatest possession
  • Jesumiyen means ⇒ Jesus has done it
  • Karibi means ⇒ Blessing
  • Kariebi means ⇒ The blessing we prayed for
  • Kemeke-emienebibragha means ⇒ I will never forget the good works of people
  • Kemelayefa means ⇒ Nothing is greater than a human being
  • Kenisuomein means ⇒ Unity
  • Kromor means ⇒ Energetic
  • Kurokagha means ⇒ I didn’t take it by force
  • Kurokeme means ⇒ Strong man
  • Ndukari means ⇒ Pray for long life
  • Nengimote means ⇒ Above all
  • Ngoebi means ⇒ Money is good
  • Ngoebiye means ⇒ Wealth is good
  • Ngowari means ⇒ Wealthy house
  • Nimi means ⇒ Knowledge
  • Nsanawaji means ⇒ God’s mercy
  • Nye-Igbaribiya means ⇒ My own shall not miss/ pass me by
  • Odounkakpo means ⇒ Long life
  • Ogbotubo means ⇒ Child of the soil
  • Ogola means ⇒ Judgement
  • Oifie means ⇒ This is our season
  • Okubhatobofegha means ⇒ Money cannot buy a child
  • Okubo means ⇒ Money
  • Olobofa means ⇒ There’s none like him
  • Olotu means ⇒ Champion
  • Ondotimi means ⇒ Stay alive
  • Ondoukari means ⇒ Pray for long life
  • Ondoware means ⇒ Old House or The family shall live long in the house
  • Opukimi means ⇒ Big man
  • Opukiri means ⇒ Big land
  • Opuowei means ⇒ Great person
  • Orotonyopagha means ⇒ Not as they wish
  • Ovie means ⇒ Goodness
  • Owei means ⇒ Man
  • Oweipa means ⇒ Man enough
  • Oweipare means ⇒ A man has arrived
  • Owoturufa means ⇒ Unique
  • Owoufimiuowei means ⇒ A man who opens the way
  • Oyakemederekumor means ⇒ Do not make fun of the poor
  • Oyinagonoemi means ⇒ God is in heaven
  • Oyinbiamotimi means ⇒ May all God’s blessings be with me
  • Oyinbrakemi means ⇒ It’s in the hands of God
  • Oyindeinmode means ⇒ God is the greatest or God supersedes
  • Oyinenade means ⇒ God has heard me
  • Oyinketonperemunu means ⇒ God will plan for me
  • Oyinkuro means ⇒ God’s power
  • Oyinmeide means ⇒ God has done it
  • Oyinmiebi means ⇒ The good deeds of God
  • Oyintare means ⇒ God’s love
  • Padaboughayefa means ⇒ All things shall pass
  • Paebi means ⇒ Prosper
  • Paibi means ⇒ Progress or Success
  • Peibolou means ⇒ Faith
  • Pelleghedi means ⇒Indestructible
  • Père means ⇒ Wealth or Riches or King
  • Pere dieyeagha means ⇒ Wealth is not shared (You can only become wealthy from your own efforts.
  • Pereama means ⇒ Wealthy community
  • Perebowei means ⇒ A man who comes with wealth
  • Perekebena means ⇒ Wealth brings relationships
  • Perekeme means ⇒ Wealthy person
  • Perekemebinaoyagha means ⇒ A rich man doesn’t lack relatives
  • Perelayefa means ⇒ The richest
  • Peremobo-owei means ⇒ A man born with wealth and riches (comes with wealth)
  • Peremoboere means ⇒ Good fortune
  • Pereotu means ⇒ Wealthy people
  • Pereozoukumo means ⇒ Don’t rush for riches
  • Perepakerekere means ⇒There are different types of wealth
  • Peresuotei means ⇒ King or wealth has come into the home
  • Perewari-perefa means ⇒ The rich man’s house will always be rich
  • Pereyei means ⇒ Wealthy husband
  • Preye means ⇒ Good Gift
  • Seigha means ⇒ Nothing is spoilt or bad
  • Seikemefa means ⇒ No one is bad
  • Seimieghan Do no harm
  • Seimobofa means ⇒ No one can destroy me
  • Seipaleyagha means ⇒ Stainless
  • Seiyefa means ⇒ Nothing is bad
  • Sele means ⇒ Money
  • Selefirimogha means ⇒ They don’t send money on an errand
  • Seriake means ⇒ Chosen one
  • Songo means ⇒ Heavenly wealth
  • Suala means ⇒ Warlord
  • Suoyo means ⇒ Gain
  • Tamara-brakemi means ⇒ It’s in the hands of God
  • Tamara-denbofa means ⇒ There is none greater than God
  • Tamara-doubra Gmeans ⇒ od’s will
  • Tamara-ebi means ⇒ God bless
  • Tamara-ebielare means ⇒ God’s goodness is mine
  • Tamara-emi means ⇒ There is God
  • Tamara-emoemi means ⇒ God is with me (Emmanuel)
  • Tamara-etuemi means ⇒ God has my back/ God is behind me
  • Tamara-karena means ⇒ Serve God
  • Tamara-pere means ⇒ The riches of God (God is king)
  • Tamarakpo means ⇒ God owns the world
  • Tamarakro means ⇒ God is strong
  • Tamaralayefa means ⇒ There’s none like God (Nothing is bigger than God)
  • Tamaramiebi means ⇒ God’s gift
  • Tamaramiyene means ⇒ God has done it
  • Tamarataena means ⇒ God heard my prayers
  • Tamaratare means ⇒ Love God
  • Tamaraudoubra means ⇒ God’s will
  • Tamaraukro means ⇒ God’s power
  • Tamaraumieyeiseigha means ⇒ The works of God cannot be faulted
  • Tamarautare means ⇒ Love God
  • Tamuno-idah means ⇒ God is my father
  • Tamuno-iyeowuna means ⇒ God heard my cry
  • Tamuno-ogonoemi means ⇒ God is above
  • Tamuno-omi/ Tamuno-emi means ⇒ There is God
  • Tamunobarabinye means ⇒ What I requested from God
  • Tamunobarasua means ⇒ Commit it into God’s hands
  • Tamunobeinimiboofori means ⇒ Nobody knows the mind of God
  • Tamunobesa means ⇒ God’s time
  • Tamunobiekirim means ⇒ God’s mind is different
  • Tamunodenyefa means ⇒ Nothing is too big for God
  • Tamunogobofagha means ⇒ He who believes in God is safe
  • Tamunoibiekpomam means ⇒ God has increased my hope
  • Tamunoinyeonwa means ⇒ God has answered my prayer or cry
  • Tamunoitekena means ⇒ God answered my prayer
  • Tamunomiebaka means ⇒ God has done much (God has done well)
  • Tamunonengiyeofori means ⇒ Nothing is greater than God
  • Tamunoprinye means ⇒ God’s gift
  • Tamunosa means ⇒ God’s time
  • Tamunosaki means ⇒ God’s time is the best
  • Tamunosiki means ⇒ God’s time
  • Tamunotonye/Tonye means ⇒ God’s will/God’s desire.
  • Tamunoyemiepiriyabo-ofori means ⇒ There’s no one that God doesn’t do something for.
  • Tari means ⇒ Love
  • Tari-emi means ⇒ There is love
  • Tarikebulou means ⇒ Love first
  • Tarilayefa means ⇒ Love is the greatest (there is nothing greater than love)
  • Tarimoboewei means ⇒ The one who comes with blessings
  • Teinane means ⇒ God has answered
  • Tekena means ⇒ Listen to my plea
  • Tibikaemi means ⇒ Destiny
  • Timadi means ⇒ Let them watch and see what I will become.
  • Timiebi means ⇒ Have patience, and wealth will come
  • Timiebibo means ⇒ The joy of living
  • Timieri means ⇒ Live to see
  • Timilaemi means ⇒ It’s worth staying put
  • Timioyeinkedi means ⇒ Stay and look up to God
  • Timipamene means ⇒ You Will Live Long/You Will Not Die Young/You will stay till you are out
  • Timipre means ⇒ Stay for me
  • Tokini means ⇒ Praise
  • Tokoni means ⇒ Praise
  • Tolumu means ⇒ Counselling
  • Torukro means ⇒ Be strong
  • Tubokebima means ⇒ The good child
  • Tubolayefa means ⇒ There is nothing like a child
  • Tuboukëyei means ⇒ The child is the husband/ A child is a husband
  • Wariebi means ⇒ Good family (progressive family)
  • Wengibunugha means ⇒ God does not sleep
  • Woyengi-Momoemi means ⇒ God is with me
  • Woyengidengimokuronipre means ⇒ God give me power to conquer.
  • Woyengiemi means ⇒ God is alive.
  • Woyengikurotimi means ⇒ May the power of the almighty God stay with you
  • Woyinpreye means ⇒ God’s gift
  • Youbaitongha means ⇒ There is no forbidden day for travelling
  • Ziola means ⇒ The last born
  • Zuo means ⇒ Protection
  • Züöböömö-iye means ⇒ Salvation

Ijaw Names and Their Meanings – For Girls

The Ijaw people have beautiful names for females. The Ijaw girl is not only beautiful but has outstanding names. Check the comprehensive list of female Ijaw names and their meanings below:

  • Abinla – Princess
  • Abiye – What I want or need (my desire)
  • Adenbofa – There is no one greater than her
  • Adibobouigbe/Adibo – Head turner/Whoever takes a look at her hits the bush
  • Agake-ere – A woman’s character makes her a wife
  • Akpotutari – Let the people of the world love me
  • Akumoere – The only woman amongst women
  • Alaere – Queen or A woman of substance
  • Alakere – Royalty makes a woman
  • Alali – Happiness
  • Alayingi – Royal mother
  • Amafini-ere – A woman who opens up the glory of a town or community
  • Anitorufa – None like her
  • Ayakpo – New life
  • Ayawari – New House
  • Bekeara – English woman
  • Beleuzi – Firstborn
  • Beredugo – Judgement
  • Beriyai – Rejoice (jubilate)
  • Bibinidei – I have been accepted
  • Bibobra – Destiny
  • Biboye – Destiny
  • Biobele – Happiness (joy)
  • Birakumo – Don’t forget me
  • Bobolayefa – Nothing can be compared to my own
  • Bobomiegha – I didn’t do it on my own
  • Bodisere – A woman who likes to come into the world
  • Boma – Praise
  • Boyelayefa – Nothing like your own
  • Braibi – Victory
  • Buboupakumo – Don’t grow alone
  • Dabota – Father’s beloved (Father’s wife) 
  • Data – Daddy’s girl
  • Dedelolia – Morning Star
  • Deina – Peace
  • Dirimoebi – Black beauty (African beauty)
  • Diseiin – Peace (tranquillity)
  • Disemi – God’s work (I like it)
  • Diseye – Desired
  • Doubra – Desire
  • Douye – Desire
  • Ebeleakpo – Sweet life
  • Ebi – Good
  • Ebiakpo – Good life
  • Ebiarede – My eyes have seen good
  • Ebiarere – Good gain
  • Ebiasuode – I have come into goodness
  • Ebibani – Good water
  • Ebidein-ere – Best woman (Most beautiful lady)
  • Ebideseghabofa – There’s no one who doesn’t like good things
  • Ebidisebofa – Everybody likes a good thing
  • Ebidomere – A woman who wants or likes good things
  • Ebidouere – A woman in search of good things
  • Ebiere – A beautiful woman (Good woman)
  • Ebierediseghakimifa – Everyone loves and craves for a good woman
  • Ebierelayefa – There’s nothing better than a good woman or wife
  • Ebieridei – I have seen good
  • Ebieya – Yours is good
  • Ebikake – Accept good things
  • Ebilamobofa – Most beautiful (There will be none more beautiful than you)
  • Ebimeisegha – Doing good is not bad
  • Ebimie – Do good
  • Ebimini – It is well
  • Ebimoboere – Woman born with blessings (A Woman who has brought good)
  • Ebimotimi – Good stays with me
  • Ebipade – Goodness or good fortune has happened to me
  • Ebipatei – Goodness or good fortune has happened to me
  • Ebisinkumor – Don’t praise beauty
  • Ebisuode – Good has come in
  • Ebitare – Love is good
  • Ebitari – Good love
  • Ebiwou – Good road/path
  • Ebiye – A good thing
  • Ebiyopreye – It is well with you
  • Ebrakumo – Don’t forget me
  • Edubamo – Honour me
  • Egbesopiriye/Sopririye Egbesu – Divine gift
  • Egbesupiriala/Supiriala – Divine wealth
  • Ekiyor – Wisdom
  • Elayokon – Take what reaches you
  • Emeleakpo – Good life
  • Emomoemi – Stay with me
  • Emomotimi – Stay with me
  • Enai – Mine
  • Endiseimokomor – Do not look down on who I am today
  • Enemo – Endurance
  • Eneyi – My own
  • Enibraye – Mine
  • Eniye – My child
  • Erebemoboyiama – Specifically sent to me
  • Erebi – The beauty of womanhood
  • Eredapa – Women household
  • Erefagha – My name is not lost
  • Erekpodesiemi – I love women too
  • Eremiemi – My name shall live on
  • Eremina – Women household
  • Erewarifagha – A house with women shall live on
  • Eyerin-ama – Life
  • Eyoroki-ebidein-emi – Woman is the best
  • Faghafagha-ebi – Unending beauty
  • Fasingha – A name never dies
  • Fiberesima – Death is the end of everything
  • Fila – Blessing
  • Fimienye – What death has done
  • Funakpo – Book of life
  • Funebi – Knowledge is good
  • Funere – Book woman
  • Funware – A family full of knowledge
  • Furopanye – My own blood
  • Furopanyekirim – Your child is your child
  • Ibiere – Beautiful woman
  • Ibifuro – Fruitful womb
  • Ibigido – Good mother
  • Ibime – I am good
  • Ibimina – Good relative
  • Ibinabo – Came with good fortune
  • Ibiso – I am well
  • Ibumieghaye – Not my making
  • Ikaebinyo – I will be good too
  • Ineboloubelemere – The woman who makes my heart rejoice
  • Inekidou – Look for your own
  • Inemo – Patience or Endurance
  • Inemoweri – Endurance
  • Ineye – My own
  • Inibrakemi – Your destiny is in your hands
  • Iniebi – My good
  • Iniye – Mine
  • Iso – God’s will
  • Itohan – I don’t wish you bad
  • Itorufa – There is none like you (referring to God)
  • Izibekien – God’s gift
  • Kalaya – Little grandmother
  • Kariara – I prayed for her
  • Kariebi – The blessing we prayed for
  • Kemelayefa-  Nothing can be compared to a human being
  • Korimodi – Head turner (Stop to take a look)
  • Leleru – Happiness or joy
  • Lolia – Star
  • Luckere – Lucky woman
  • Makuere – Cute woman
  • Naden-  I understand
  • Nengimote – Above all
  • Ngoebi – Money is good
  • Nimi – Knowledge
  • Ogbotubo – Child of the soil
  • Ogola – Judgement
  • Okoba-ere – Good woman
  • Okubo-ere – Money woman
  • Orubai-ere – Old-fashioned woman
  • Orubibisia – The Promise of the ancestral gods
  • Oyabrade – I have forgotten my sorrows
  • Oyeinkeperemo – God’s gift
  • Oyin-efiye – God’s time
  • Oyinagonoemi – God is in heaven
  • Oyinbodei – Our mother has returned
  • Oyinbra – God’s hands
  • Oyinbrakemi – It’s in the hands of God
  • Oyinenade – God has heard me
  • Oyinenetaena – May God hear my call
  • Oyinkarebi – The reward (the beauty of serving God)
  • Oyinkenumuworimi – Only God knows
  • Oyinkuro – God’s power
  • Oyinmeide – God has done it
  • Oyinmi-ebi – God is good
  • Oyinprebi – My gift from God
  • Oyinpreye – God’s gift
  • Oyintari – God’s love
  • Oyinteke – Beg God
  • Oyintokoni – Praise God
  • Pabura-ebiere – A beautiful woman (An endowed woman)
  • Paebi – Prosper
  • Père – Wealthy
  • Pere-ere – Wealthy woman or Queen
  • Pereasuodei – Wealth has come to me
  • Perede – Freed
  • Peremobo-ere – Woman that comes with riches
  • Pinaere – Lightskinned woman
  • Powei – Happiness
  • Pówéìla – Receive happiness
  • Seiakumokumo – Don’t take me in a bad way
  • Sobomabo – The one who praises heaven
  • Sodienye – Heavenly gift
  • Sotonye – Heaven’s will (purpose)
  • Suoton – Just as planned
  • Suoyo – Gain
  • Takumeire – My pretty daughter or woman
  • Tamara – God
  • Tamara-enikarinate – God has answered my prayer
  • Tamarabrakemi – It’s in the hands of God
  • Tamaradenbofa – There is none greater than God
  • Tamaradenyefa – Nothing is greater than God
  • Tamaradoubra – God’s will (The way God wants it)
  • Tamaraefie – God’s time
  • Tamarakarena – God has heard my prayers
  • Tamarakarinate – God hears prayer
  • Tamarakru – God is strong
  • Tamaralayefa – Nothing is bigger than God
  • Tamaramiemini – God will do it
  • Tamaramieyeseigha – God never makes mistakes
  • Tamarapreye – God’s gift
  • Tamarataena – God has heard my prayers
  • Tamaratare – God’s love
  • Tamaratonye – God’s will
  • Tamarau diepriye – God’s gift
  • Tamarauemi – There is God
  • Tamarauifie – God’s time
  • Tamaraukarina – God answered my prayer
  • Tamarautonbra – God’s will
  • Tamunoibi – God is good
  • Tare – Love
  • Tari – Love
  • Tariebi – The goodness of love
  • Tariebi – Love is good
  • Tariemi – There is love
  • Tariere – Beloved woman
  • Tarikebuna – Love is relationship
  • Tarila – Lovely
  • Tarilayefa – Nothing is like love
  • Tarimoboere – A woman who comes with love
  • Tariperedei – Love has been given to me
  • Tekena – Hear my plea
  • Timiere – Live to see
  • Timipamo-ere – She who will survive
  • Tobolayefa – Incomparable child
  • Tokoni – Praise
  • Toruagbei – Admirable
  • Woyengi-inetemona – God answer my prayers
  • Woyengidiepeye – God’s gift
  • Woyengiemi – God is alive
  • Woyengifie – God’s time
  • Woyengitonye – God’s will
  • Woyinbode – God has come
  • Yenimiere – Intelligent woman
  • Yinkeye – A mother is valuable or great
  • Yinlayefa – Nothing can be compared to a mother
  • Yinlayefagha – Mother is supreme
  • Yoriyori – Sparkling (shiny, clean, adorable thing)
  • Yoroakpo – A Woman’s life
  • Ziniebimiete – God has done another good and great thing
  • Ziola – The last born
  • Zuo – Protection

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