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NAMES & MEANING OF ISOKO ETHNIC NATIONALITY

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By Oyagiri Chime-emele

What’s in a name (?), you may ask, but to Africans, there’s so much in a name.

Names sometimes, reveal circumstance of birth, it points to family background of the bearer, it reveals one’s ethnic origin amongst others.

Our names are unique, beautiful, meaningful and significant.

This edition will showcase names from Isoko Ethnic Nationality of Delta State, Nigeria.

Happy reading:

  1. Ajiroghene – Let’s praise God
  2. Efena – This is wealth
  3. Ejiroghene – Praise God
  4. Eloghene – Light of God
  5. Ewoma – Goodness
  6. Ogagaoghene – God’s power
  7. Oghala – Blessing
  8. Oghenemaro – God is the greatest
  9. Oghenerukevwe – God has done well for me
  10. Oghenekome – God has given me
  11. Oghenefegor – God is good to serve
  12. Oghenovo – God only
  13. Okeoghene – God’s gift
  14. Okemena – This is my gift
  15. Oghogho – Joy
  16. Omonigho – Child is greater than money
  17. Onome – My own
  18. Onoriode – Who knows tomorrow
  19. Orevba-Oghene – God’s will
  20. Ovie – King
  21. Ovuigweyen – Everyone has his/her destiny
  22. Ufuoma – Peace
  23. Uzemeh-efe – Truth is wealth
  24. Uzezi – Good head

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