Nigerian Baby Names: 230 Ijaw Names For Girls And Their Meanings

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Looking for beautiful traditional Ijaw female names? We’ve got you covered.

The Ijaw people, historically referred to as Ijo or Izon people, make up the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria.

With a teeming population of over 15 million people, they are the most populous indigenous inhabitants of the oil-rich Niger Delta. They are spread across Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Ondo, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State.

The Ijaws take pride in their rich cultural heritage, and also their highly sought after roasted plantain and fish. Their famous local delicacies are made possible by the fact that farming and fishing are the predominant occupation in the area.

In terms of language, the Ijaws speak 9 distinct Niger-Congo languages, all of which belong to the Ijoid branch of the Niger–Congo tree.

Izon is more predominant and is spoken in the eastern part by about 5 million people, while Kalabari is spoken in the western part.

Just like other Nigerian tribes, the events or circumstances surrounding a child’s birth influence the names parents choose for the child. Most names are also attributed to God, as over 70% of Ijaws are professed christians.

In some Ijaw tribes such as Kalabari, European names are a common feature. This is as a result of their early interaction with the European merchant traders and slave traders.

Our list focuses on native Ijaw names. View our list below:


AbiyeWhat I want or need/ my desire
AdenbofaThere is no one greater than her
Adibobouigbe/ AdiboHead turner/ Whoever takes a look at her hits the bush
Agake-ereA woman's character makes her a wife
AkpotutariLet the people of the world love me
AkumoereThe only woman amongst women
AlaereQueen/ A woman of substance
AlakereRoyalty makes a woman
AlayingiRoyal mother
Amafini-ere A woman who opens up the glory of a town/ community
AnitorufaNone like her
AyakpoNew life
AyawariNew house
BekearaEnglish woman
BeleuziFirst born
BeriyaiRejoice/ jubilate
BibinideiI have been accepted
BiobeleHappiness/ joy
BirakumoDon't forget me
BobolayefaNothing can be compared to my own
BobomieghaI didn't do it on my own
BodisereA woman who likes to come into the world
BoyelayefaNothing like your own
BuboupakumoDon't grow alone
Dabota / DataFather's beloved/ Father's wife / Daddy's girl
DedeloliaMorning Star
Dirimoebi Black beauty/ African beauty
DiseiinPeace, tranquillity
DisemiGod's work / I like it
EbeleakpoSweet life
Ebiakpo Good life
EbiaredeMy eyes have seen good
EbiarereGood gain
EbiasuodeI have come into goodness
EbibaniGood water
Ebidein-ereBest woman/ Most beautiful lady
EbideseghabofaThere's no one who doesn't like good/ good things
EbidisebofaEverybody likes a good thing
EbidomereA woman who wants or likes good things
EbidouereA woman in search of good things
EbiereA beautiful woman/ Good woman
EbierediseghakimifaEveryone loves/ craves for a good woman
EbierelayefaThere's nothing better than a good woman or wife
Ebieridei I have seen good
EbieyaYours is good
EbikakeAccept good things
EbilamobofaMost beautiful / There will be none more beautiful than you
EbimeiseghaDoing good is not bad
EbimieDo good
EbiminiIt is well
EbimoboereWoman born with blessings/ A Woman who has brought good
Ebimotimi Good stays with me
EbipadeGoodness/good fortune has happened to me
EbipateiGoodness/ good fortune has happened to me
EbisinkumorDon't praise beauty
EbisuodeGood has come in
EbitareLove is good
EbitariGood love
EbiwouGood road/ path
EbiyeA good thing
EbiyopreyeIt is well with you
EbrakumoDon't forget me
EdubamoHonour me
Egbesopiriye/ SopririyeEgbesu's gift/ Divine gift
Egbesupiriala/ SupirialaEgbesu has given me wealth/ Divine wealth
ElayokonTake what reaches you
EmeleakpoGood life
EmomoemiStay with me
EmomotimiStay with me
EndiseimokomorDo not look down on who I am today
EneyiMy own
EniyeMy child
Erebemoboyiama Specifically sent to me
ErebiThe beauty of womanhood
EredapaWomen household
ErefaghaMy name is not lost
ErekpodesiemiI love woman too
EremiemiMy name shall live on
EreminaWomen household
ErewarifaghaA house with women shall live on
Eyoroki-ebidein-emiWoman is the best
Faghafagha-ebiUnending beauty
FasinghaA name never dies
FiberesimaDeath is the end of everything
FimienyeWhat death has done
FunakpoBook life
FunebiKnowledge is good
FunereBook woman
FunwareA family full of knowledge
FuropanyeMy own blood
FuropanyekirimYour child is your child
IbiereBeautiful woman
IbifuroFruitful womb
IbigidoGood mother
IbimeI am good
IbiminaGood relative
IbinaboCame with good fortune
IbisoI am well
Ibumieghaye Not my making
IkaebinyoI will be good too
IneboloubelemereThe woman who makes my heart rejoice
InekidouLook for your own
Inemo/ InemoweriEndurance
IneyeMy own
InibrakemiYour destiny is in your hands
IniebiMy good
IsoGod's will
ItohanI don't wish you bad
ItorufaThere is none like you (refering to God)
IzibekienGod's gift
KalayaLittle grandmother
KariaraI prayed for her
KariebiThe blessing we prayed for
KemelayefaNothing can be compared to a human being
KorimodiHead turner/ Branch to take a look
LeleruHappiness/ joy
LuckereLucky woman
MakuereCute woman
NadenI understand
NengimoteAbove all
NgoebiMoney is good
OgbotuboChild of the soil
Okoba-ereGood woman
Okubo-ereMoney woman
Orubai-ereOld-fashioned woman
OrubibisiaThe Promise of the ancestral gods
OyabradeI have forgotten my sorrows
OyeinkeperemoGod's gift
Oyin-efiyeGod's time
OyinagonoemiGod is in heaven
OyinbodeiOur mother has returned
OyinbraGod's hands
OyinbrakemiIt's in the hands of God
OyinenadeGod has heard me
OyinenetaenaMay God hear my call
OyinkarebiThe reward/ beauty of serving God
OyinkenumuworimiOnly God knows
OyinkuroGod's power
OyinmeideGod has done it
Oyinmi-ebiGod is good
OyinprebiMy gift from God
OyinpreyeGod's gift
OyintariGod's love
OyintekeBeg God
OyintokoniPraise God
Pabura-ebiere A beautiful woman/ An endowed woman
Père Wealthy
Pere-ereWealthy woman/ Queen
PereasuodeiWealth has come to me
Peremobo-ereWoman that comes with riches
PinaereLightskinned woman
PówéìlaReceive happiness
SeiakumokumoDon't take me in a bad way
SobomaboThe one who praises heaven
SodienyeHeavenly gift
SotonyeHeaven's will / purpose
Suoton Just as planned
TakumeireMy pretty daughter or woman
Tamara-enikarinateGod has answered my prayer
TamarabrakemiIt's in the hands of God
TamaradenbofaThere is none greater than God
TamaradenyefaNothing is greater than God
TamaradoubraGod's will/ The way God wants it
TamaraefieGod's time
TamarakarenaGod has heard my prayers
TamarakarinateGod hears prayer
TamarakruGod is strong
TamaralayefaNothing is bigger than God
TamaramieminiGod will do it
TamaramieyeseighaGod never makes mistakes
TamarapreyeGod's gift
TamarataenaGod has heard my prayers
TamaratareGod's love
TamaratonyeGod's will
Tamarau diepriye God's gift
TamarauemiThere is God
TamarauifieGod's time
TamaraukarinaGod answered my prayer
TamarautonbraGod's will
TamunoibiGod is good
Tari Love
TariebiThe goodness of love
TariebiLove is good
TariemiThere is love
TariereBeloved woman
TarikebunaLove is relationship
TarilayefaNothing is like love
TarimoboereA woman who comes with love
TariperedeiLove has been given to me
TekenaHear my plea
TimiereLive to see
Timipamo-ere She who will survive
TobolayefaIncomparable child
Tokoni Praise
Woyengi-inetemonaGod answer my prayers
WoyengidiepeyeGod's gift
WoyengiemiGod is alive
WoyengifieGod's time
Woyengitonye God's will
WoyinbodeGod has come
YenimiereIntelligent woman
YinkeyeA mother is valuable/ great
YinlayefaNothing can be compared to a mother
YinlayefaghaMother is supreme
Yoriyori Sparkling/ shiny/ clean/ adorable thing
YoroakpoA Woman's life
ZiniebimieteGod has done another good/ great thing
ZiolaThe last born
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