Names of God in different languages in Nigeria and their meanings

Names of God in different languages in Nigeria and their meanings

As a multi-ethnic nation with over five hundred dialects across the country, every native language will have their own way of calling God. We have compiled some of the names of God in different Nigerian languages and their meaning in English.

Names of God in Hausa

  • Ubangiji – It means the Supreme Being.
  • Sariki n Salama – It means Prince of Peace.
  • Ubanjidi n Dunia – It means Master of the World.
  • Mai Taimako – It means the Helper.
  • Ruhun Hikima – It means Spirit of Wisdom.
  • Allah Mai Iko – It means Powerful God.
  • Allah Mai Girma – It means Great God.
  • Tushen Rai – It means the author of Life.
  • Uba Madu Kaki – Meaning the Father of Glory.

Names of God in Igbo

  • Chineke – It means the creator of the world.
  • Ebube dike – It means strong and powerful God.
  • Oje na Mmuo – It means the God that works in the Spirit.
  • Oputa Obie – It means one who is the beginning and the end.
  • Odogwu Akataka – This name means fearless warrior.
  • Ejide obi esike – It means God is my confidence.
  • Echeta Echezo nkpa – This name means “he that takes away pain and worries”.
  • Di nwanyi isi mpe – The meaning of this name – God is the husband of the widow.
  • Dike na’ gba – This name means mighty man in battle.
  • Onye gara ije na enu mmiri- It means he that walked upon the sea.
  • Obata obie – It means the God that put ends every trouble.
  • Akwakwuru – Akwakwuru means the unmovable God.
  • Agu n’eche mba – It means the Lion that guards the city.
  • Odu ebo Judea – It means the lion of the tribe of Judah.
  • Dike na’gha – It means mighty Warrior.
  • Chi ne cherem –
  • The God that thinks for me.
  • Eze ndi Eze – It means the King of kings.
  • Oku n’ere ere – It means God is a consuming fire.
  • Ebube mbekumbe – Forever glorious.

Names of God in Yoruba

  • Oluwa – One of the common of Names of God in Yoruba meaning Lord.
  • Olorun – It also means Lord.
  • Olodumare or Eledumare – It means the Almighty.
  • Adagba ma paaro oye – It means that the God who does not change no matter how old he is.
  • Alagbawi Eda – The defender of man.
  • Atorise – It means the God who can turn bad situations to good.
  • Atererekariaye – It means the one that spreads out across the earth.
  • Atofarati – It means the God you can lean on.
  • Awimayehun – The one that speaks and does not change his words.
  • Asoromaye – The God that speaks and does not fail to bring it to pass.
  • Awamaridi – It means the unsearchable God.
  • Arugbo ojo – it means the Ancient of Days.
  • Atogbojule – The one that is dependable.
  • Kabiyeesi – It means King.
  • Metalokan – It means the three in one God (Trinity).
  • Oba awon Oba – This name means the Kings of Kings.
  • Ologojulo – It means the most glorious God.
  • Olorun Awon Olorun – It means the Lords of Lords.
  • Olugbala – It means the Saviour.
  • Oludariji – It means the one that forgives our sins.

Names of God in other Nigerian tribes

Names of God in Ibibio

  • Abasi – It means the director of the universe.
  • Abasi Afid Abuk – It means God of All Flesh.
  • Abasi Mbom Mmi – Meaning God of my Mercy.
  • Osa Nudazi – It means the impregnable.

Name of God in Ijaw

  • Woyengi-momoemi – God is with me
  • Tamarapreye – God’s gift
  • Ayiba tari – God’s Love
  • Beinmonyo – Fulfilled
  • Ayebatari – God’s love
  • Ayebabomote – God’s praise
  • Ayebaidobamo – God has made me great
  • Nengimote – Above all

Name of God in Edo
Osanobwa – It means the one who carries and sustains the world.

Name of God in Nupe
Soko – It means “the creator or supreme deity that resides in heaven”

Name of God in Birom
Dagwi – It means the source of being.

Name of God in Urhobo
Oghene – The almighty God

These are the names of God in Nigerian languages we have been able to gather. We hope to bring you more


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    Ironsi Meela 4 months ago

    Yamba names of God in Tangale

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    Amacah 6 months ago

    Please, what is “God help us” in Nupe?

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    Wankari yusuf 6 months ago

    Iju in margi Language people of askira /uba LG

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    name of God in TIV
    Nensha, , mean. look unto God

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    Eugene 7 months ago

    Name of God in chamba language is Su’u gang’wari

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    Remi Okeyele 7 months ago


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    Martha 7 months ago

    Names of God in Igala(Ibaji) language. Ojo meaning God.
    Oundu meaning Lord.
    Ojo achemachiola meaning God that does things and does not cause trouble.
    Ojo achemachetu meaning God that does and does not fail.

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    Robogokwuwe Samson 7 months ago

    Name of God in Atte,1,Eshi mean God 2 Eshinegbi-ita meaning God they father,3 Eshinegbi-nomekhemukuri meaning God who create heaven and earth.

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    ogba Usman Samuel 8 months ago

    name of God in Afo language is ukpo edego meaning God Almighty

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    Simeon Tamunosetima 8 months ago

    in Abuloma kingdom names of God, 1)obe aradim means awesome God 2)elikam aradim means gods gift 3) aradim omumo means God that owns me

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    princess albert 8 months ago

    nanawei….owner of everything
    temewei….my creator
    Ebimeidouw….doer of good things

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    lucky james 8 months ago

    i love this one

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    Onimisi Samuel 8 months ago

    Thanks Otaru you are on track. Anayev’avabi’saa means the knower’s of fact beyond the imagination of men
    Onoza esiri onoza esichi means the one not enthroned and will not dethroned.

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    Enoch nagoro 8 months ago

    Name’s of God in mumuye language gwantillah meaning king of kings. Dayere meaning ancient God

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    @m gadabs 8 months ago

    Name of God in Gade shigapa

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    Dawuda Bitrus 8 months ago

    Names of God in Jukun,Shidowantor meaning supreme God.

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    Abraham nongo 8 months ago

    Names of God in Tiv language and meaning.
    1. Aondo- General name of God in Tiv.
    2. Aondo u gban sha man tar. meaning the creator of the universe both heaven and earth.
    3.Ter u tor- the father of kings.

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    Adeyi Victoria ojodomo 8 months ago

    Names of God in igala : ucha kimahienwu etu meaning the pot that never cook undone meal,

    Ubioko kialiogane aji meaning the ship that sees the bottom part of the sea

    Ata akata akata meaning big God ojo eneokpakpa meaning the righteous God

    Agbohimini manukpachi meaning the one who pack water from the sea without a container be

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    Cyril Ezemah Ezemah 8 months ago

    Chinese onye okike

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    Otaru John Peter 8 months ago

    Names of God in Ebira:
    Ohomorihi ochetegwu_ the almighty God.
    Ochiji me okareyi- the silent judge.
    Ogodogodo oni uvo oza oyimetu- the one that sit on a high throne that no one can reach.
    Onyi aji nyi uhwo- the owner of today and tomorrow.
    Onyi eyi oza nyi usupa- one that own both human and animals.
    Oka Ana ge- the one that predict the future.
    Eneyimavara- the unchangeable.