Popular Itsekiri names and meaning

Popular Itsekiri names and meaning

Itsekiri names are the traditional Nigerian names of the Itsekiri people. Find out more about the Itsekiri names and meaning if you are looking for a name for your child or just want to learn something new about your culture. Here, you can find names for girls and boys, as well as unisex names.

Popular Itsekiri names and meaning

Itsekiri names for girls

For some reason, there are not that many Itsekiri names for girls out there. Nevertheless, here are the top seven names for girls in Itsekiri language. The names in the brackets signify the short forms of the names, if those are available.

  • Alero — Female firstborn
  • Besida (Besi) — As destiny dictates/decides
  • Dolor — Money
  • Ebeji — Twins
  • Orighomisan (Misan) — My head is good
  • Toritsefe (Tofe) — What God wants
  • Urowoli (Woli) — Softness has come in

Itsekiri names for boys

itsekiri men

If you are looking for a boy’s name in Itsekiri, there are slightly more options than for girls. Here they are:

  • Agbeyegbe — You do not live forever
  • Agboghoroma (Roma/Ogho) — You cannot buy a child with money
  • Arenyeka (Yeka) — You cannot walk the universe
  • Arueyingho (Eyingho) — Think about your future
  • Asorkpinmi (Aso) — I am tired of criticism
  • Atigbinolaye (Atigbin) — Remember who helped you
  • Atigbioritse (Itse) — Remember God
  • Atsegbaghan (Aghan) — Give them help
  • Edema — Gentleman
  • Edemadiden (Diden/Edema) — Gentleman with light skin
  • Edemadudun (Dudun/Edema) — Gentleman with dark skin
  • Edematie (Edema) — Small gentleman
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  • Edonmi (Edon) — This does not hurt me
  • Jirinrgho (Jirin) — Watch patiently
  • Mene — First
  • Ofoeghareno (Ofeno) — Our elders speak the words of wisdom
  • Ofortokun (Otokun) — Nobody listens to poor men
  • Okorodudun (Okoro/Dudun) — Black guy
  • Okorotie (Okotie) — Small guy
  • Omatseye (Tseye) — Child is life
  • Toghanranrose (Toghanro) — Our enemies’ plans have failed
  • Towuaghantse — You act the way you want
  • Ukuedojor (Ojor/Uku) — Death has no day
  • Ukuemene (Kumene) — Death knows nothing of us

Unisex Itsekiri names and meanings

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Most of the names in Itsekiri are unisex, so you can choose any of these names for your child, no matter what their gender is. Check them out:

  • Abidemi (Demi) — A child that was born before the arrival of grandparents or the father
  • Aboyowa (Oyo) — Child that brings joy
  • Abugewa — The one that came with exuberance
  • Ajemigbitse (Ogbitse) — Bless me
  • Ajuremisan (Misan) — The light of my stars
  • Amajuoritse (Ama/Amaju) — We cannot know more than God
  • Amejuma (Ama) — No one knows tomorrow
  • Amorighoye (Amoris) — Nobody knows who will be wearing the crown
  • Aninoritse (Ani) — God’s compassion
  • Anirejuoritse (Ani) — You cannot be wiser than the Lord
girl in corals
  • Anomuoghanran (Anomu) — My enemies are shamed
  • Ariegbeomah (Oma) — A unique child
  • Ayirioritse (Ayiri) — You should praise God
  • Ayonuwe (Ayo) — The blessing of today
  • Babaludewa (Oludewa) — The reincarnation of Our Father
  • Bioritsegiowatse (Watse) — It will be the way God has said
  • Ebiekutan (Ebietan) — You will always have your family
  • Ebieshuwa (Shuwa) — Family is fortune
  • Ebisanjuwa (Ebisan) — Family is more than fortune
  • Ebitomi (Tomi/Ebito) — I have a good relationship with my family
  • Ebiyon (Ebi) — It is a pleasure to have a family
  • Eburajolomisan (Jolomi) — Our ancient gods made me good
  • Ejueyetsegbemi (Ejuaye) — Do me a favour
people in traditional clothes
  • Ejueyitchiegbemi (Ejuetchi) — Leave it to me
  • Ereofooluwa (Ofoluwa) — God’s word is fulfilling
  • Esigbone (Gbone) — The law of the people
  • Esijolomisan (Misan/Jolomi) — I am moving in the direction of prosperity
  • Eworitsemogha (Ewos) — I am in Lord’s hands
  • Eyeoyibo (Oyibo) — European life
  • Eyewumi (Eyewu/Wumi) — I love life
  • Eyimofe (Mofe) — This is what I want
  • Eyituoyo (Tuoyo) — This is enough to be happy
  • Fregene — Unstained, clean
  • Gbeneniabichie (Echie/Nebi) — Make me a part of your family
  • Kenekueyero (Kene/Eyero) — Each one has their own life
  • Madamedon (Edon) — Do not let me be scared
  • Megbuliofor (Megbuli) — Do not hold on to words
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  • Mogbeyitsereje (Mogbeyi) — I will take it as my reward
  • Monoyo (Oyo/Noyo) — I am full of happiness
  • Monoyooritse (Oyo/Noyo/Oritse) — I am full of God’s joy
  • Nnoli (Noli) — Homey
  • Nobioritse (Nobi) — In the presence of the Lord
  • Nonekone (Kone/None) — Anyone
  • Odeli — Home guard
  • Ofeoritse (Ofe) — The gift from the Lord
  • Ofoluwafo (Ofo/Oluwa/Wafo) — God’s words
  • Oforitseno (Ofor/Eno) — Lord’s word will definitely happen
  • Oforkpimi (Ofor) — I am tired of complaining
  • Ofosanren (Osan/Ofosan) — We have reached an agreement
  • Ogbaghankomi (Ogban/Komi) — They have taught me to be smart
children
  • Ogharaerumi (Ara/Rumi) — I make my enemies jealous
  • Ogharandukun (Ukun) — From now on, we are friends
  • Ogungbemi (Ogbemi/Ogun) — Protected by the God of War
  • Ojobon (Obon) – Name for a child born on Market day
  • Okan — First
  • Okpetoritse (Toritse/Okpe) — Glory belongs to the Lord
  • Oludewa (Olude) — Lord came back
  • Olumagin (Olu) — The king knows
  • Omademi (Ode/Odemi/Demi) — A child born upon father’s return
  • Omadoye (Odoye) — A child that has become royalty
  • Omaejemite (Majemite) — Do not bring dishonour upon me
  • Omagbemi (Ogbemi) — My child protects me
children
  • Omaghomi (Ghomi) — My child is going to look after me
  • Omamara — I am used to it
  • Omamofe (Mofe) — It is the child I have been looking for
  • Omasan — Good child
  • Omatsola (Tsola) — This child is life
  • Omatsuli (Tsuli) — The child is what makes a home
  • Omawumi (Owumi/Wumi) — I love children
  • Omereyon (Oyon/Omere) — Brotherly love
  • Ometie (TieTie) — A small child
  • Onetoritsebawoete (Ete/Bawo) — Who goes with the Lord cannot be shamed
  • Oritsebemigho (Bemigho) — God watch over them
  • Oritsedere (Dere) — Lord’s rest
  • Oritsedumi (Dumi) — God has healed me
small kids
  • Oritsegbegbemi (Oris/Egbegbe/Gbemi) — God has not forsaken me
  • Oritsegbeyiwa (Ogbeyi) — Lord brought this
  • Oritsegbubemi (Gbubemi) — Lord answered my prayers
  • Oritsejafor (Oritseje) — Lord let us speak
  • Oritsejedeoneyor (Eneyor/Oneyor/Oritseje) — Lord has granted us exultation
  • Oritsejemibobale (Jemi/Obale) — May the lord let me reach old age
  • Oritsejeminetemi (Temi/Jemine/Mine) — May the lord give me what is mine
  • Oritsejolomi (Jolomi) — God fixed me
  • Oritsejolomisan (Misan/Jolomi) — God made me better
  • Oritsejurenmisan (Uremisan) — Lord let my star shine
  • Oritsematosan (Tosan) — Lord knows best
  • Oritsemaundede (Oritsema/Dede) — Lord knows all
yoruba kids
  • Oritsemeyiwa (Meyiwa) — Brought by the Lord
  • Oritsemodupe (Dupe) — God I am grateful
  • Oritsemoyowa (Oyowa/Moyo) — Joy from the Lord
  • Oritseretseoluwa (Sowa/Seoluwa) — God is my king
  • Oritsetimeyin (Timeyin/Oti) — God has my back
  • Oritsetsemaye (Tsemaye) — I am in God’s favour
  • Oritsetsolaye (Laye/Sola/Oritselaye) — Lord grants us favours
  • Oritseweyinmi (Weyinmi) — God is with me
  • Oritsewinor (Winor) — There is the Lord
  • Oritsuwa (Suwa) — God of Wealth
  • Osandatuwa (Uwa/Osan) — Return of the favour
  • Otokuefor — Poor men’s words are worthless
  • Otone (One) — Someone’s child
tiny kids
  • Otumara — It calms me down
  • Oyomere (Omere) — Love between brothers
  • Temisanren (Misan/Temi) — I have earned a favour
  • Temituoyo (Tuoyo/Temi) — What I have is enough to be happy
  • Toritseju (Toju) — The will of God is supreme
  • Toritsemotse (Toritse/Motse/Itse) — I am from God
  • Tosanwumi (Wumi/Tosan) — I have a love for nice things
  • Tunokanrin (Tunoka) — Different one
  • Ukuebami (Uku/Ebami) — Death could not get to me
  • Ukumakpene (Ene/Uku) — Death cannot kill me
  • Utseoritselaju (Laju) — Lord’s work is incredible
  • Utseoritsenere (Nere) — Lord’s work brings gain

Obviously, these are not all of the Itsekiri names that exist. If you want to learn about the other names or contribute a name that you know, visit the website ngr.ng/itsekiri-names for more information. We hope you have found what you were looking for. Have a nice day!

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Source: Naij.com

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