What Are the Names Of God In Igbo Language?

The names of God in the Igbo language is a topic that has received a whole lot of attention in recent times. Besides the fact that the primary word that translates to God in Igbo is Chukwu or Chi, many other names are used to describe God.

Even though some of these names are taken from happenings in the bible, they are often used in application to current real-life situations. Moreso, many of these names stem from personal experiences that people have had based on things God has done for them or delivered them from.

Given the above, these names can be used for various purposes. They can be used for praise, worship, adoration, Thanksgiving, or to invite God into a situation.

Names of God in the Igbo Language

1. Chinasa Okwu

  • Meaning: The God that answers me. It could also mean the God that responds.
  • Commonly Used: This is most commonly used in situations where naysayers are making negative comments about a person, and the person chooses not to respond to them but rather to let God show his greatness through their situation.

2. Uta Gbawar’íni

  • Meaning: The arrow that pierced the grave, reference to the rising of Jesus from the dead after three days.
  • Commonly Used: To hail God, especially when inviting him into situations that are very difficult for man. The reason it is so used is the thought that anyone who can break open a grave from within it can do things that are impossible for man to do.

3. Ikuku Ama na onya

  • Meaning: The wind that cannot be caught or trapped.
  • Commonly Used: This is commonly used in praise of God, but the logic of the name is that God is like wind, and even though wind can be trapped using specific devices, God cannot be caught in any machination of man. You can neither see nor trap him.

4. Ebube Dike

  • Meaning: The mighty and glorious one.
  • Commonly Used: In adoration, acknowledging God as the glorious one who cannot be defeated. It is also used to invite God to war on your behalf.

5. Chi Ka Dibia

Names Of God In Igbo

  • Meaning: The God that is more capable and powerful than any native doctor.
  • Commonly Used: Used to praise, worship, and acknowledge God’s supremacy above native doctors that people flock to in times of trouble or desperation. Witch/native doctors are not his match at all.

6. Abum Ihe m bu

  • Meaning: l am that l am. Taken from God’s discussion with Moses.
  • Commonly Used: The name depicts the ability of God to defend his name and person just as he did for Moses with Pharoah from where the name originated.

7. Okechi

  • Meaning: The great God. This is attributing greatness to God in all spheres of life.
  • Commonly Used: In prayer, praise, and worship to extol God for his greatness and the mighty things he does.

8. O Ji Nkata Kuru Mmiri

  • Meaning: He who fetches water in a basket. This basically shows God’s ability to do the impossible. This also means that no situation is too much for him to deal with.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and prayer, especially when you want God to fix things or do the seemingly impossible things that man cannot do.

9. Agbakwuru Ezurike

  • Meaning: The God whom you run to and find rest. It also implies that he is the giver of peace/rest from all troubles.
  • Commonly Used: Used in praise and worship, acknowledging God as the originator of calm. You find peace with him every time.

10. Osimiri Ata-ata

  • Meaning: The ocean that can never dry up.
  • Commonly Used: This is a reference to God’s abundance. It is most commonly used to praise his ability to always provide for his people.

11. Chi N’ádighi Ada

  • Meaning: The God that does not fail.
  • Commonly Used: Used in praise of God’s ability to come through in every situation. Based on the scriptural reference that no one runs to God and is put to shame.

12. Ogbajiri Igwe Kpo Ya Nku

  • Meaning: He that is capable of breaking iron with bare hands like it is wood.
  • Commonly Used: Mostly used in warfare prayers when inviting God to come and do the impossible and break down a difficult situation like mere wood.

13. Chi Na Edobe Ogbugba Ndu

  • Meaning: The God that keeps the covenant/The Covenant Keeping God/covenant keeper
  • Commonly Used: This is used to hold God to his promises or words in the bible. It is based on the scriptural story of Abraham and the covenant he made with God that made him the father of nations.

14. Ebube Ndi Nso

  • Meaning: The glory of a holy people. He clothes his people with his glory.
  • Commonly Used: In adoration, prayer, or worship to ask for God’s covering of favor.

15. Eze Ndi Eze

  • Meaning: The King of Kings. It depicts God’s reign over all other kings on earth. All power in every earthly kingdom submits to his authority.
  • Commonly Used: This name is used to praise and acknowledge God’s sovereignty. It is taken from the biblical verse that says all power in heaven and on earth was given to Jesus. Mathew 28:18

16. Chiemezie

  • Meaning: The God who repairs and restores what was broken or lost. Deuteronomy 30:3
  • Commonly Used: Used in praise to especially acknowledge that God can restore whatever we have lost according to his word.

17. Ife’anyi Chukwu

  • Meaning: There is nothing impossible for God to do. In pidgin English, it translates to “Nothing pass God.”
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge that there’s no impossibility with God, especially when facing a rather difficult situation. Beyond its being a praise name for God, it’s a comfort to people in difficulties.

18. Agu Bata Ohia Mgbada Awara Oso

Names Of God In Igbo

  • Meaning: This means God is the lion that dominates the jungle and causes other animals to flee. This is based on the biblical reference to God as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. It also implies that God is to be feared and reverenced. Revelation 5:5
  • Commonly Used: This is used in warfare prayers to praise the feats God has achieved or is about to accomplish.

19. Ahihia Nwuru Oku Ma Ahiha Ereghi Oku

  • Meaning: The burning bush that is never consumed.
  • Commonly Used: Used in adoration of God’s might and ability to do things that are beyond man’s comprehension.

20. Odogwu Akataka

  • Meaning: The powerful and fearless deity/warrior. It depicts God’s winning personality over any kind of war or battle.
  • Commonly Used: Used to invoke the warrior personality of God into a situation perceived as a battle.

21. Chineke Mara Ihe Nile

Meaning: The God to whom nothing is hidden. The All-Knowing God

Commonly Used: Used to allude to God’s power of knowing the end of a situation from its beginning. This is a name used to commit situations into God’s hands with the belief that he knows best how it is going to turn out.

22. Oke Mmuo

  • Meaning: The great spirit. The Igbos have a strong belief in spirits and especially ones who are known for being very powerful. Oke Mmuo refers to God as the greatest of all spirits.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in Worship and warfare situations.

23. Nna Ndi N’enweyi Nna

  • Meaning: The father to the fatherless. It also alludes to God as the one who cares for orphans. Psalm 68:5.
  • Commonly Used: It is common knowledge in Igboland that fathers are the breadwinners of the family; hence, the fatherless are often considered in need of provision and defense. So This name is used to remind God of his promise to care for the fatherless.

24. Dike Na’gha

  • Meaning: The mighty man of war.
  • Commonly Used: To hail the power/might of God and his ability to win any war no matter how difficult.

25. Chukwu

  • Meaning: This is the most basic Igbo word that simply translates to God. Notice that a whole lot of Igbo Christian names often begin with Chi which is a short form of Chukwu. Chukwu also means the source of everything.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in praise and worship to adore God’s might as the creator.

26. Chi bu ike

  • Meaning: God is my strength. The name originates from the credit given to God as the source of all strength.
  • Commonly Used: In adoration, acknowledging God as your strength.

27. Chi Dera

  • Meaning: literally translated as when God has written. This means that what God has written must surely come to pass.
  • Commonly Used: This is used to acknowledge God’s word as the final say in any matter.

28. Obata Obie

  • Meaning: The God that ends every dispute.
  • Commonly Used: to acknowledge God as the power that even the storms respond to.

29. Ikem Ji Aba

  • Meaning: My authority. It could closely translate to my source
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God as the strength you can take into a battle and be sure of victory.

30. Eze Ebere

  • Meaning: The king whose nature is always to have mercy.
  • Commonly Used: This is used in prayers of supplication to entreat God, especially when a person has done things that God frowns upon. Also used to entreat God to step into a situation and deliver a person from a foe mightier than them.

31. Chim Amaka

  • Meaning: My God is the most beautiful
  • Commonly Used: Used in praise and adulation to God.

32. Ejide Obi Esike

  • Meaning: The source of courage. The God with whom my heart is strong
  • Commonly Used: This is mostly used to refer to the ability of Christians to not lose hope, especially because they have God on their side.

33. Chi Nékwurum Onum

  • Meaning: The God who speaks on my behalf. It also closely translates to the God who answers my enemies.
  • Commonly Used: In situations where one would rather hold their peace than try to justify themselves, this is used to invite God to answer one’s detractors.

34. Chi bi N’elu Igwe Ogodo Ya N’akpu Na Ala

  • Meaning: The God who lives in heaven, but the train of his robes touches down on the earth.
  • Commonly Used: This is used in praise to describe how impossibly big and mighty God is.

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35. Ochiri Ozuo

  • Meaning: The God who Provides for multitudes
  • Commonly Used: This alludes to God’s ability to provide for everyone. So it is used for prayer of supplication, especially when asking for our daily bread.

36. Echeta Echezo Mkpa

  • Meaning: The God with whom there are no worries and troubles.
  • Commonly Used: Use for prayers of praise and adoration of God’s ability to take away our worries when we focus on him.

37. Chi Na Zo

  • Meaning: God saves. It can also mean God, my savior.
  • Commonly Used: Used in thanksgiving, especially when God has delivered you from a rather difficult corner.

38. Chi Nécherem

  • Meaning: The God who has me in Mind. The God with whom there are no worries.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God’s ability to show up for us, especially at times when we have not called on him to intervene.

39. Anya m Ji Ahu Uzo

  • Meaning: The eyes I see with.
  • Commonly Used: In praise of God’s mighty works. It is also used in thanksgiving in situations where God led you to see something you would not have seen on your own.

40. Di Nwanyi Isi Mkpe

  • Meaning: Husband to the widow.
  • Commonly Used: Used to acknowledge God as the provider and protector of widows.

41. Chi Mara Obim

  • Meaning: The God that knows the intentions of my heart.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in praise and adoration to acknowledge God’s omniscient ability, especially when we are going through things we cannot speak of.

42. Onye Nzoputam

  • Meaning: My Saviour/Deliverer
  • Commonly Used: Best used in praise to acknowledge the mighty deliverance of God in a person’s life.

43. Amama Amasi Amasi

  • Meaning: The God who you can never know everything about.
  • Commonly Used: This is used to acknowledge how deep and big God is so that we can only know a part of him per time. One can never know or understand God completely.

44. Chinaza Ekpere

  • Meaning: The God who answers prayers.
  • Commonly Used: Used in praise and thanksgiving to tell of God’s Constance in hearing us when we call on him.

45. Otigburu Dibia N’obi ya

  • Meaning: This loosely means he who kills a witch doctor at the altar of his God. It means conqueror.
  • Commonly Used: Used to hail God’s might and superiority over all other gods.

46. Chi N’enye Ndu

  • Meaning: The life-giver. This comes from the biblical story in Genesis when God breathed the breath of life into man.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God as the source of all life on earth. It is also used when praying for the sick to call God into the situation.
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47. Chimmeri

  • Meaning: The Winner God. It alludes to the idea that God has never lost any battle.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God’s ability to come through victorious in every situation.

48. Chi N’enye Nwa

  • Meaning: The God who gives children.
  • Commonly Used: Best used In prayers of supplication, especially by barren women or expectant mothers.

49. Osu Ofia Ukwu

  • Meaning: The God who solves mysterious problems. It also loosely translates to the God who can clear a mighty forest.
  • Commonly Used: Used in adoration of God’s mighty abilities, particularly in extremely difficult situations. It is often also used in war chants to invite God to handle a difficult situation.

50. Chioma

  • Meaning: The good God.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in praise, thanksgiving, and adoration to show how good God has been to a person.

51. Ebube Mbekumbe

  • Meaning: The God whose glory is for eternity.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in praise and adoration of God’s unending glory.

52. Chi Ka Chi Nile

  • Meaning: The Greatest God on all the earth. It can also mean the God above all gods.
  • Commonly Used: Used in exaltation and praise of God’s supremacy.

53. Chukwuemeka

  • Meaning: God has done well.
  • Commonly Used: Used in thanksgiving and to acknowledge God’s goodness.

54. Ojena Mmuo

  • Meaning: The God who walks in spirit or the one who undertakes battles in the spirit realm.
  • Commonly Used: Best used when inviting God into a battle that is bigger than one.

55. Anya Na Ele Uwa

  • Meaning: The God who oversees the universe. The Igbos believe that a man’s Chi sees whatever he does, even on dark nights. So this means that nothing is hidden from God.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in adoration of God’s omnipresence.

56. Gaga N’ogwu

  • Meaning: The God who walks on thorns. Probably taken from the fact that he wore a crown of thorns at his crucifixion.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in praise and worship to acknowledge God’s ability to do the impossible.

57. Obata Ulo Adi Mma

  • Meaning: The God whose presence restores peace to the home or a situation.
  • Commonly Used: In praise of God’s ability to calm troubled hearts, give joy, and restore what was lost.

58. Nkume Mgbe Ebighi Ebi

  • Meaning: The rock of ages. It also means the solid rock that cannot sink.
  • Commonly Used: Best used to praise and exalt God’s ability to remain steadfast and the same through any situation. It shows God as the unchanging one.

59. Aka Ji Uwa

  • Meaning: The God who holds the universe in his hands.
  • Commonly Used: Used in adulation to show how much bigger God is than the earth and everything in it.

60. Nnukwu Mmanwu n’eti onwe ya

Names Of God In Igbo

  • Meaning: The great masquerade that runs alone. In the Igbo culture, a great masquerade never runs alone, and its presence is often announced by the presence of other smaller masquerades.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in adulation, especially when hailing God’s supremacy and divinity.

61. Ekwueme

  • Meaning: The God who fulfills his promises. In Nigerian Pidgin English, it translates to Talk and do God.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God’s steadfastness in doing what he says he will do. This is taken from the biblical point of view that heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s word will remain.

62. Olile Anya Ndi Nso

  • Meaning: The hope of the saints.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God’s ability to restore hope to Christians when they are going through hopeless situations.

63. Igwe

  • Meaning: King.
  • Commonly Used: This is the simplest form of acknowledgment for a king in Igbo land. In reference to God, it is used to enthrone him.

64. Eze Obioma

  • Meaning: The king of goodness. It also means the God whose heart is filled with goodness.
  • Commonly Used: In worship and praise to acknowledge God as the source of all goodness. Everything good comes from Him.

65. Ogaranya Ngadanga

  • Meaning: The richest God or the rich and generous God.
  • Commonly Used: in prayers of supplication to ask for daily bread. It attributes God as the giver of wealth.

66. Ebighebi Eligwe

  • Meaning: The everlasting God of heaven.
  • Commonly Used: In praise, worship, and exaltation of God as the being who can never die or pass away.

67. Onye Ukwu N’ogbo Agha

  • Meaning: The God who is mighty in battle or the mighty man of valor.
  • Commonly Used: The traditional Igbo society has a lot of respect for a man who does not shy away from any battle. So this name is used to hail God’s might in any kind of battle.

68. Nnukwu Chukwu

  • Meaning:  The big and great God.
  • Commonly Used: To attribute all greatness to God and enthrone him above other small gods.

69. O’gbara Nkiti Okwu Juru N’onu

  • Meaning: The God who speaks even in silence.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and worship to exalt God’s ability to speak and guide one through silence a d quiet nudging in the spirit.

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70. Chukwu Olu Ebube

  • Meaning: The God who does glorious things.
  • Commonly Used: In praise to acknowledge the glorious things God has done.

71. Oke Mmiri N’ebu Ogwe

  • Meaning: The great river that cannot be bridged. It also means the mighty flood that can uproot a bridge.
  • Commonly Used: In honor and adoration of how mighty God is, especially when he does things that beat human imagination.

72. Oloro Ihe Loro Enyi

  • Meaning: The God who swallows what can swallow an elephant. Naturally, there is no known animal that can swallow an elephant.
  • Commonly Used: To describe how big and mighty God is above anything we can see or imagine.

73. Chineke

  • Meaning: The God who creates or simply the creator God.
  • Commonly Used: Used in praise and worship to acknowledge God as the creator of the universe who no one created.

74. O Ji Obara Akpu Nwa N’afo Nne Ya

  • Meaning: The God who uses blood to mold a child in its mother’s womb.
  • Commonly Used: Since the traditional Igbo society had no real explanation for how a child grows in the womb, it acknowledges God as the giver of children. So this name is used in exaltation.

75. Chi Nedu

  • Meaning: The God who guides my path.
  • Commonly Used: In adoration and praise, especially when thanking God for watching over one and guiding them to safety from a troublesome situation.

76. Chi Som Aga 

  • Meaning: The God who goes with me. No matter where you go, God goes with you. This can also be given to as a full name – Chisomaga
  • Commonly Used: In worship, acknowledging God as one who is ever with you.

77. Chi Bu Okem

  • Meaning: God is my portion. Taken from Psalm 23.
  • Commonly Used: In acknowledging God as one’s portion, especially one you are content with.

78. Chi no Nso

  • Meaning: God who is always nearby or close to.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and worship, acknowledging God’s closeness to man wherever and in whatever situation.

79. Chi Nwe Ike

  • Meaning: The God who owns all power.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and worship, acknowledging God as the source of all power.

80. Ugwu Nyiri Onye Oso

  • Meaning: The mountain that cannot be climbed. It also means that God is beyond understanding.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and worship, acknowledging God as being unbeatable no matter what the situation or circumstance is.

81. Onye Nwem

  • Meaning: The God who owns me. In the traditional Igbo society, a woman calls her husband my owner; hence, the reference is given to God.
  • Commonly Used: In worship and as a way of acknowledging God as the owner and creator of man and the universe he inhabits.

82. Agu N’eche Mba

  • Meaning: The lion that protects the tribe or a people.
  • Commonly Used: As a way of acknowledging God as one who watches over and protects his people.

83. Oku N’ere Ere

  •  Meaning: The consuming fire
  • Commonly Used: In worship to acknowledge God’s might as the consuming fire especially when it comes to our adversaries.

84. Obi N’igwe

  • Meaning: The God who inhabits heaven. The Igbos believe God’s dwelling is not with man on earth but with his angels in heaven.
  • Commonly Used: In adoration and worship to show that God is too big for the earth to contain him.

85. Nwanne Otu Onye

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  • Meaning: Brother to the lonely.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God as one who does not abandon the lonely. This means that with God, a man is never alone or lonely.

86. Onye Ike Nile di N’aka ya

  • Meaning: The one who has all the power in his hands. The all-powerful God.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and worship, to ascribe all power to God and to hail him as the one to whom every other power is subject.

87. Isi Iyi Nke Ndu

  • Meaning: The head fountain of life. This means that even though the Igbos regard water as a source of life, they still acknowledge God as the source of all life, hence the head of all fountains that give life.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God as the source of life. During prayers, it is used to entreat him to restore life and health to the sick and dying.

88. Ike ka Ike

  • Meaning: The God whose power is greater than all other powers.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God’s power and might to be the greatest.

89. Oke Osisi N’enye Ndu

  • Meaning: The tree of life or the great life-giving tree. It also means the source of all life on earth.
  • Commonly Used: To acknowledge God as the giver of life.

90. Agbanwe Agbanwe

  • Meaning: The God who does not change. Unchangeable God.
  • Commonly Used: Because humans are fickle and are often liable to change, this name is used to acknowledge the unchanging nature of God.

91. Aka Na Agwo Oria

  • Meaning: The hand that heals.
  • Commonly Used: In prayer to ask for healing, especially for the dying or the sick in the hospital.

92. Okaka

  • Meaning: The Greatest one.
  • Commonly Used: Best used in times when one needs God’s deliverance from a troublesome or persistent situation.

93. Chi di Omimi

  • Meaning: The God who has depth. It also means the God whose depth cannot be comprehended.
  • Commonly Used: Because this name is borne out of the idea that God is too deep for man to understand all of him, the name is used in praise and worship of God.

94. Chi di Ukwu

  •  Meaning: The great God.
  • Commonly Used: Igbo people have great regard for whatever is great, so it goes to say that it will be a descri[tion for God. It is best used in praise and worship.

95. Chima Obi

  • Meaning: The God who knows the heart.
  • Commonly Used: Taken from the context that nothing is hidden from God, this name is used to acknowledge God as all-knowing to the extent of knowing what is in the heart of a man even before he says it out.

96. Akwa Akwuru

  • Meaning: The unmovable and unshakable God.
  • Commonly Used: Taken from the reference that God is like a mountain or a rock; hence, he cannot be taken down by the ordinary things that can shake man. Therefore it is mostly used in prayers of warfare to invite God to fight a battle.

97. Akpo Aza

  • Meaning: The God who answers when he is called.
  • Commonly Used: Traditional Igbo society values the quality of answering when one is called. In reference to God, it describes his ability to hear us or come to our rescue when we call, irrespective of the situation. Therefore, it is used to hail or exalt God.

98. O di Mma na Emere Umu ya Mma

  • Meaning: The God who is good and extends his goodness to his children.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and worship to acknowledge God as good while entreating him for provision.

99. Nne Ndi N’enweyi Nne

  • Meaning: The mother to the motherless. It means God is a nurturer, just like a mother.
  • Commonly Used: It is best used in helpless situations or by the motherless to call out to God for help.

100. Otu Aka N’eru Mba

  • Meaning: The hand that sustains a people, a tribe, or even the universe.
  • Commonly Used: In praise and worship, acknowledging God as the provider whose source can never run out no matter how many people he supplies.

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