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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



  1. Deekor George

    August 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Meaning of God in ogoni is bari

  2. Ironsi Meela

    January 17, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Yamba names of God in Tangale

  3. Amacah

    November 17, 2019 at 12:13 am

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

  4. Wankari yusuf

    November 16, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Iju in margi Language people of askira /uba LG

  5. gor

    November 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

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

  6. Eugene

    November 2, 2019 at 9:29 pm

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

  7. Remi Okeyele

    November 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm


  8. Martha

    October 23, 2019 at 9:17 am

    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.

  9. Robogokwuwe Samson

    October 18, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    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.

  10. ogba Usman Samuel

    October 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm

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

  11. Simeon Tamunosetima

    October 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    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

  12. princess albert

    October 16, 2019 at 3:17 pm

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

  13. lucky james

    October 16, 2019 at 8:30 am

    i love this one

  14. Onimisi Samuel

    October 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    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.

  15. Enoch nagoro

    October 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

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

  16. @m gadabs

    October 15, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Name of God in Gade shigapa

  17. Dawuda Bitrus

    October 14, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Names of God in Jukun,Shidowantor meaning supreme God.

  18. Abraham nongo

    October 14, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    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.

  19. Adeyi Victoria ojodomo

    October 13, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    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

    • Emmanuelumar ojonugwa

      October 15, 2019 at 8:18 am

      Thank you igala man we have our own meaning

    • Abah

      October 16, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks bros you represent

  20. Cyril Ezemah Ezemah

    October 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Chinese onye okike

  21. Otaru John Peter

    October 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    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.

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