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58 Powerful Names Of God In Igbo Language And Their Meanings



The Bible uses different names of God to convey specific, personal meaning and identity. The Igbo language also have powerful ways to refer to God. These names of God in Igbo languages are used in thanksgiving, worship songs, prayer and praises.

Other smaller Igbo gods like Amadioha which is seen as Arusi (god of thunder and lightning) is used mostly by traditional worshipers of Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria and he isn’t God, as every religious belief points to the supremacy of an eternal supreme being who created all things and by which everything has their form and being.

What then do Igbo people call God? This post lists out the unique names of God in Igbo language and their meanings respectively.

Names of God in Igbo Language And Their Meaning

1. Chukwu
The first force and being that proceeds every other existing force

2. Odogwu Akataka
Fearless warrior

3. Eze Ndi Eze
King of kings

4. Echeta Scherzo
He that takes away every pains and worry

5. Ejide Obi Esike
My confidence

6. Obata Obie
He that ends every trouble

7. Di Nwanyi Isi Mpe
Husband of the widow

8. Ikuku Amanoyo
Unquenchable fire

9. Dike Na’gha
Mighty warrior

10. Chi ne cherem
The God that thinks for me

11. Oke Mmiri N’ebu Ogwe
Great water that carries fearful storm

12. Chukwu ma mkpam
God who knows all my problems

13. Eze ifeoma
King of Fortune or good things

14. Ifunanya chukwu
The love of God

15. Chukwu na eme ihe niile
God that does everything

16. Chineke na-enye ndụ
God that gives life

17. Chineke nke maara ihe niile
God that knows everything

18. Chukwu nke mara obi m
God that knows my heart

19. Olu ebube
Glorious God

20. Nnukwu Chi
Big God

21. Chinaza ekpere
God that answers prayers

22. Aka chineke di ya or Akachukwu di ya
The hand of God is there

23. Okwu chi
God’s love

24. Ifunanyachukwu
God’s love

25. Chukwu ma m
God that knows me

26. Odinakachi
It is in the hands of God

27. Uzo chukwu
The way of God

28. Chioma
Good God

29. Chukwuemeka
God has done it well

30. Eze ebere
King of mercy

31. Nkume mgbe ebighi ebi
My firm foundation

32. Ikuku ama na onya
Air that can never be caught by trap

33. Amama amasi amasi
God that knows all

34. Ojena mmuo
God that walk in the spirit realm

35. Gaga n’ogwu
God that walks on thorns

36. Onye mmanwu n’eti one ya
The masquerade that flaunt itself

37. Oku N’ere Ere
Consuming fire

38. Chibuike m na-ekwupụta nkwupụta m
God is the authority upon which I make my declaration

39. Oje na Mmuo
He that walks in spirit realm

40. Ebube Mbekumbe
Glorious forever

41. Nkume Mgbe Ebighi
Firm foundation

42. Igwe

43. Ekwueme
He does what he says

44. Okechi
Great God

45. Ogaranya Nga
The wealthiest

46. Obata Ulo di nma
The peacemaker

47. Agubata Ohia Mgbada aware Oso
The most feared God

48. Chi Eluigwe Oga do ya anu akpu n’ala
God that sits in heaven and uses earth as his footstool

49. Ebighiebi Eluigwe
Everlasting in heaven

50. Onye ukwu n’ogba agha
The great warrior

51. Ogbajiri igwe kpo ya nku
He that breaks iron with his hands like an ordinary firewood

52. Oloro
Ihe Very very big God that is bigger than all things

53. Otigburu agbara n’ihu mmuo ya
He that kills a native doctor on his shrine

54. Oke mmuo
Great spirit

55. Chineke
God creates or God the creator

56. Gi Obara akpu nwa n’afo
He that forms a child with blood

57. Oke mmiri n’ebu ogwe
Great water that carries the bridge

58. O’gbara nkiti Okwu biri n’onu ya
He that has the final say keeps silent

While there are other names by which God is referred to in Igbo tradition, the above is unique and has been often used as names for boys and girls in naming ceremonies. You can’t deny the fact that Igbo people are very religious and this is seen in their lifestyle anywhere you find these tribe in the world.

Which other names do you call almighty God in Igbo language? We would like to hear from you using the comment section below.



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