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Edo and Nigerian Names and Meaning common in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

 

This page is dedicated to people who want to give their children or give themselves an African or Edo name. These names are Edo baby names, Edo girl names, and Edo boy names, but adults can also bear them (adults were once babies, girls, and boys too....Gosh!).  Edo baby names, Edo girl names, and Edo boy names are usually a blessing or prayer for the bearer throughout life. The meaning of each of the Edo baby names, Edo girl names, and Edo boy names is provided.  Understanding Edo baby names, Edo girl names, and Edo boy names will be useful while giving the right name to your child.  Enjoy our Edo baby names, Edo girl names, and Edo boy names. To understand how to read the Edo names below, you must also understand the Edo alphabet structure.  In the Edo language of Nigeria, there are 32 alphabets.  It consists of 7 vowels, 17 single consonants, and 8 double consonants Two of the vowels (E & O)  usually have a dot underneath them, but they are underlined on this site.

7 Vowels   17 Single Consonants   8 Double Consonants
A sounds like the first letter of Apple   B sounds like the first letter of Bell   GB sounds like the first two letters of GBig
E sounds like the first letter of Able   D sounds like the first letter of Dark   GH sounds like the first two letters of GHail
E sounds like the first letter of Egg   F sounds like the first letter of Fell   KH sounds like the first letter of Kin
I sounds like the first letter of Eve   G sounds like the first letter of Gear   KP sounds like the first two letters of KPiano
O sounds like the first letter of Over   H sounds like the first letter of Hello   MW sounds like the first  letter of Vim
O sounds like the first letter of Organ   K sounds like the first letter of Kettle   RH sounds like the first two letters of Roof
U sounds like the first letter of Who   L sounds like the first letter of Lake   RR sounds like RR
        M sounds like the first letter of Me   VB sounds like the first letter of Vote
        N sounds like the first letter of Neck        
        P sounds like the first letter of Pear        
        R sounds like the first letter of Ran        
        S sounds like the first letter of So        
        T sounds like the first letter of Tune        
        V sounds like the first letter of Vent        
        W sounds like the first letter of Well        
        Y sounds like the first letter of You        
Z sounds like the first letter of Zenith
Name Short  Gender Meaning & Occasion
 Abieyuwa  Yuwa, Uwa Unisex Born into prosperity
 Adesuwa  Ade Usually Female In the center or midst of progress, prosperity
 Akugbe   Usually Female Togetherness, unity, oneness
 Amenaghawon  Amen Unisex The water you shall drink (Destiny)
 Amenze  Amen Usually Female River Water, always calm and brings order into a chaotic situation
       
iEdosa   Unisex The day of God
iEfe   Unisex Wealth
iEfosa iEfe Usually Male God's wealth
iEghosa iEghe Unisex God's time or Time of God
iEhigiator iEhi Usually Male The spirit allows us to live long or to last
iEhimwenma iEhi Unisex My spirit or guardian angel is good
iEhiosu iEhi Unisex The spirit or angel protects or leads
iEhizogie iEhi, Zogie Unisex The spirit or angel installs titles or status
iEkinadoese iEki, Nadoese Unisex One who does good deeds
iEkiuwa iEki, Uwa Unisex The deed that brings or leads to prosperity
 Emwinghare  Ghare Unisex End of situations appear to be in doubt (have faith & be prepared)
 Erharuyi  Uyi Usually Male Respect of a father, or your father is lifted high
iEsohe   Usually Female A free gift
iEsomo   Usually Female A gift of a child
iEsosa   Usually Female God's gift
       
 Idehen   Usually Male I have fallen on solid or very secured foundation
 Idemudia  Mudia Male Stability (I came standing - usually for sons who came out of the womb with their feet)
 Ifueko   Usually Female Gentle, moderation, careful
 Ighayezomo  Ezomo Unisex I will still celebrate the birth of a child
 Imadeyunuagbon  Imade Unisex I did not enter the world by mistake (I have a purpose in life)
 Imudiase  Mudia Male Stability (I stood well)
 Isiuwa  Uwa Unisex The center of prosperity
 Isoken   Usually Female Satisfaction
 Itohan   Usually Female Mercy
 Ivie   Female Precious, precious beads 
 Iyekoetin  Iyeke Unisex The back or support group is strength 
 Iziegbe   Usually Female Patience
 Izoduwa  Oduwa Unisex I have chosen the path of prosperity
 Izogie   Unisex Laughter (Isaac), I choose laughter
       
 Jesuobo   Usually Male Jesus is the magician or miracle worker

 

 Nekpen   Unisex Gentle
 Nosakhare  Nosa Usually Male What God has said
       
 Oghogho   Unisex Joy
iOmoragbon iOmo Usually Male  
iOmoregbe iOmo Usually Male  
iOmoruyi   Uyi Usually Male  
iOmosefe iOmo, Efe Unisex  
iOmosigho iOmo Unisex A child is life or continuity of life, existence or humanity
iOmoyemwen iOmo Usually Female A child is family, Children make up a family
iOmozuwa  Zuwa Usually Male A child lifted on high or respected
 Osadebamwen  Deba Unisex A child is greater than wealth
 Osagiemwenagbon  Osagie Usually Male God sent me into the world
 Osarenmwindamwen  Osarenmwinda Usually Male God knows what I lack or fervently desire/seek
 Osaretin   Usually Male God is my strength, or God is strength
 Osariemen   Unisex God gave to me
 Osarobo   Usually Female God is the magician or a miracle worker
 Osarodion   Usually Male God is the senior or is supreme
 Osarumwense   Male God treated or treats me well
 Osasere   Usually Female God is supreme
 Osasumwen  Sumwen Unisex God escorts me, God protects me, God is with me
 Osatohanmwen  Osato Unisex God has or had mercy on me
 Osawe   Usually Male Gods says or decides
 Osayemwenre   Usually Female God remembers me
 Osayimwense  Yimwen Male God made or created me well
 Osayomore   Usually Male God remembers a child or children
 Osayuware  Yuwa, Yuware Unisex God remembered or remembers us
 Osaze   Usually Male God Chooses
 Osazuwa  Zuwa Usually Male God chooses prosperity, progress
 Osemwengie   Usually Male It is describable, like a title
 Otasowie  Ota, Owie Unisex There is always a new beginning for the better (evening to morning)
       
 Usiosefe  Usi, Efe Male Good name is superior to or better than riches/wealth
 Uyiosa  Uyi Usually Male Respect of God, or God be praised or lifted high


 

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