Etsako Names and meanings

Etsako Names and meanings

There is something in a name that is why God changed Abram’s name to Abraham and Jacob to Israel. The meaning of one’s name depicts how the person’s life goes, so it is important to know the meaning of one’s name. The vernacular name of a person easily identifies the origin of the bearer or where he/she was born. The three big tribes in Nigeria proudly name their children in their local language as a symbol of identity, their origin.

When a child is born, he/she is normally given a name. This is sometimes done immediately or after a certain number of days depending on the culture, believe system and traditions of the people. The baby’s name and the meaning of the name reflects the believe system of the people. This is the same for Etsako names.

The good people of Etsako, like many other Nigeria tribes, commonly bear Islamic and Christian names. However, it is a very common practice among the Etsako people to bear names that are native to Etsako either as their main names or in combination with their religious or western names.

Minority tribes like Afemai and some others shy away from naming children in their mother tongue. Because these names are no longer popular has cause many not to know the meaning of names in our mother tongue. To motivate Afemai people in naming their children/wards meaningfully in our mother tongue, these names are published. From this publication many who wish to name their children/wards in our mother tongue now have a source. This book is produced to encourage an Afemai person not to throw away Afemai/Etsako names that is our identity (There are books)

Etsako language is developed to be comprehensive to take care of every aspect of life. The centre is acting on the word of God in Genesis two verse nineteen, to name whatever God or man created. After all, whatever name is a subject matter today was given by man and not an Angels. Our forefathers who were illiterate gave names, developed the language we use today before now, so we should advance our mother tongue beyond where they stopped. Start to learn the developed Etsako language today.

The autonomous clans/kingdoms in Afemai land are currently administratively arranged as follows under the current six local government areas:

Etsako East LGA, Agenebode:

Agenebode, Emokweme, Ekwothor,Iviukhua, Okpella, Okpekpe, Iviukhua, Ibie, Weppa, Uzanu

Etsako Central LGA, Fugar:

Fugar, Ekperi, Ogbona, Anegbette, Udochi

Estako West LGA, Auchi:

Auchi, Agbede,Jattu, Afashio, Aviele

Owan East LGA, Afuze

Afuze, Ihevbe

Owan West LGA, Sabogidda Ora:

Sabongidda Ora,Luleha Clan

Akoko Edo LGA, Igarra

Igarra, Ososo, Somorika,

Some of the most important towns/clans in Afemai land are Agenebode(Weppa-Wanno), Weppa, Emokweme, Auchi, Afuze, Iviukwe, Agbede, sabongidda-Ora, Igarra, Ekperi, Jattu, Fugar, Aviele, Okpella, Iviukhua, Ososo, Uzanu, Uzebba, Iviukhua, Weppa, Okpella, Somorika etc.

 

Male Names           Meaning

  1. Aanemhe None is greater than me
  2. Abiabekha None reject success
  3. Achakhobo Acha is a whiteman
  4. Adenomo A child cannot be changed
  5. Adoghie Chieftaincy is not purchased
  6. Adonoghie A ruler should not be changed
  7. Afegbua Family will not kill one
  8. Agbaunosi No one goes against the wish of God
  9. Azemoobo Let us leave each other
  10. Aziku Leave me alone
  11. Azimeye Let me live
  12. Dokpesi (Idokpesi) Secretly close to my angel
  13. Ebiade As I did not fall
  14. Idaewo I do not listen to gossip
  15. Ide             I won’t fall
  16. Idodo Flower
  17. Idonije I will not err before rulers
  18. Ife I am famous
  19. Igbiti I am stoic
  20. Oboareye Hand is used for living
  21. Obofe Hand produces fame
  22. Obozokha Hand creates success
  23. Oduwa Carrier of wealth
  24. Osiano From God we ask
  25. Osikhuemhe God sanctified me
  26. Osirenua God is the giver
  27. Umodumhe Foreigners cannot move me
  28. Unuevho Decision of the town
  29. Uwaoghena Wealth of God
  30. Vhazemeye You people should let me live

 

Female Names       Meaning

  1. Abakhue How else could one be clean
  2. Aghumeilei I only know my mind
  3. Akhagboke If we ask the world to distribute
  4. Ofe Grace
  5. Ojo First born of twins
  6. Omo Second born of twins
  7. Omone Child is greater

 

  1. Iguelaezo I don not Judge them
  2. Ezolomhe They are not biased to me
  3. Obomeigie Is my hand i send – implies, I work and achieve with my hand
  4. Anavherokha You can take refuge in the hand of a hero
  5. Ayegbeni People do not wish each other to survive
  6. Izelakhu I am beyond my enemies
  7. Arugbele Foundation, what you achieve upon
  8. Oshione God is the greatest
  9. Ogiato Literally means thief but it’s actually given to children that are believed to have re – incarnated
  10. Anakhuagbo They do not run after life
  11. Oshiomole God is the owner
  12. Oshiorenua It is God that gives
  13. Oshioke It is God that shares
  14. Oyaoze Its because of somebody
  15. Oyarebu Its somebody that makes a people grow in number
  16. Afebu For Family to grow
  17. Okhuliaghue It is up (God) they look upon
  18. Oyaighua It is sorrow i forbid
  19. Oshiobugie It is God that creates way
  20. Izuagbe They cannot kill me
  21. Izuagie They cannot laugh at me
  22. Ibinoze I checked very well before choosing
  23. Ochuwa Somebody that brings wealth
  24. Omuwa A child of wealth
  25. Enaikele These are what i want
  26. Ekelebe I do not want enemies
  27. Eleta They do not know how to talk
  28. Emike   What i want
  29. Emake What people want
  30. Otse Beauty
  31. Orotseko Somebody that plants beauty
  32. Onotse The good one
  33. Osikhena It is God i am worried about
  34. Osilama It is God i am begging
  35. Etosteme They do not say good about me
  36. Imoinegame I have those that worship me
  37. Igezunia I have stopped complaining
  38. Igenegbai Men are complete
  39. Agbomeire It is my life i came to
  40. Omokhomo A child is a child
  41. Amanosi Nobody dictates to God

41A.Amhanesi           Nobody dictates to God

 

  1. Amiosino You do not see God to ask
  2. ALIMIKHENA It is heaven i am worried about
  3. Amiemikhena I am not worried about anything
  4. Efua Light
  5. Imonikhe I have somebody i am waiting for
  6. Imoagene I have a man
  7. Anogbikpe They do not ask about insult
  8. Iyokpa Oso Brother/Sister is good
  9. Emeso Something that is good
  10. Odufua Somebody that brings wealth
  11. Imo-ochi I have a confidant
  12. Onariame The one that is given to me
  13. Erhikhumi Father of medicine
  14. Ethokhana I bear witness to your been a hero
  15. Omokhefue It is child that is wealth
  16. Uki Moon
  17. Oduaki Somebody that brings sales
  18. Agbodebama Life do not always go according to plan
  19. Aigbonoga You cannot kill somebody that worships
  20. Udo Stone
  21. Igiekhume Kings do not reject me
  22. Igienekhume I am laughing at those that are after me.
  23. Imoietseme I have those that wishes me well
  24. Urhekhia You are welcome
  25. Emagede The next thing to be bought
  26. Emikharu What i will have done
  27. Emunorarura What mouth will do to them
  28. Emyitsera They do not see theirs
  29. Imho urogome I have my crowd
  30. Ariakhue Nobody knows tomorrow.
  31. Okhai Hero
  32. Okhaiemo Hero, Heroic achievers
  33. Ikharo I wont get tired
  34. Okhumeode It is my pursuer that will fall
  35. Oshiogieme It is God that sent me
  36. Egbomeade They are boasting about me
  37. Itebalume I do not talk about what they do to me
  38. Igbafe I do not fight my home
  39. Oyaregba It is somebody that makes a gathering/people complete
  40. Ainoghena Nothing is greater than God
  41. Osigbheme God, Join me
  42. Oshiole It is God that knows
  43. Osigwe It is God that i am looking
  44. Oyakhamho It is somebody we should have
  45. Onotue The expensive one
  46. Abirhekhokho What they taught
  47. Arhomhe-ika It is my own i am looking at
  48. Erhesominoghorho The day should be good throughout
  49. Oshiotarhe It is God that says
  50. Avbuenegbe They should keep each other secrets
  51. Irhekpita I will use this to make proverbs
  52. Onoshovhagbe The one that God spares his/her life
  53. Obano It is king that they ask
  54. Oshiokalo It is God that leads
  55. Agbodesi You cannot block ones destiny
  56. Ughiesomi The road is good
  57. Aizegbeobo People do not leave each others to their destiny
  58. Aloaye Progress
  59. Osighwemhe God look at me

 

  1. The Lord has blessed me with this gift”-OSHIOKE
  2. I am Gods treasure”- EMETOGHENAEGBE
  3. Evidence of Gods love”-UYEMHITSOGHENA
  4. God deserves all the glory-OSHIAKPEMI
  5. God’s loving arms are always around me – OZIMEDE
  6. Nothing is too much for God – AIMIEMENOGHENA
  7. The wealth of God- EPUEOGHENA
  8. Ainoghena= no one is greater than God
  9. Omokhepe= child is respect
  10. Amanosi= no one can decide for God
  11. Amhanesi = No one plans or decide for God
  12. Ashiobugie=God makes way
  13. Onoshiokhue=whom God has blessed
  14. Ochuwa=one who brings blessing/wealth
  15. Omuwa=child of wealth/riches/blessing
  16. Aivuodoya= u can’t take someone’s blessing (literarily=u can’t fetch someone’s river/water)
  17. Osime= My God
  18. Osikhotse – God is witness
  19. Olere – the one who arrives at the right time
  20. Ikhianosimhe – moving according to the dictates of God.
  21. Itsoya – someone’s own
  22. Itsoghena – God’s own
  23. Aimiemenoghena means nothing is above God.
  24. Uwaiyo- living in abundance.
  25. Eshiekpabo(m)- our help is in God.
  26. Elogie(f) -Day of the Lord
  27. Igbevhomhe (m )-i will not debase my compatriots
  28. Omoarefe(us) – A good child brings fame.
  29. Oshomogie (m)-God gives leadership
  30. Esiro(f)-I look unto God
  31. Oshiomah – God makes the plans or God’s plan
  32. Oshioke = It is God that shares
  33. Emike = What I desire or want
  34. Some Etsako names & Meanings.
    1. Anavheokha – You can take refuge in the hand of a hero.
    2. Ayegbeni – People do not wish each other to survive.
    3. Izelakhu – I am beyond my enemies.
    4. Arugbele – Foundation, what you achieve upon.
    5. Oshione – God is the greatest.
    6. Ogiator- Literally means thief but its actually given to children that are believed to have re – incarnated.
    7. Anakhuagbo – They do not run after life.
    8. Oshiomhole – God is the owner.
    9. Oshiorenua – It is God that gives.
    10. Oshioke – It is God that shares.
    11. Oyaoze – Its because of somebody.
    12. Oyarebu – Its somebody that makes a people grow in number.
    13. Apebu – For Family to grow.
    14. Okhuilaghue – It is up (God) they look upon.
    15. Oyaighua – It is sorrow i forbid.
    16. Oshiobughie – It is God that creates way.
    17. Izuagbe – They cannot kill me.
    18. Izuagie – They cannot laugh at me.
    19. Ibinoze – I checked very well before choosing.
    20. Ochuwa – Somebody that brings wealth.
    21. Omuwa – A child of wealth.
    22. Enaikele – These are what i want.
    23. Ikiebe – I do not want enemies.
    24. Eleta – They do not know how to talk.
    25. Emike – What i want.
    26. Emake – What people want.
    27. Otse – Beauty.
    28. Orotseko – Somebody that plants beauty.
    29. Onotse – The good one.
    30. Osikhena – It is God i am worried about.
    31. Osilama – It is God i am begging.
    32. Etotsemhe – They do not say good about me.
    33. Imhonegamhe – I have those that worship me.
    34. Igezunia – I have stopped complaining.
    35. Igenegbai – Men are complete.
    36. Agbomhere – It is my life i came to.
    37. Omokhomo – A child is a child.
    38. Amhanosi – Nobody dictates to God.
    39. Amiosinor – You do not see God to ask.
    40. Alimhikhena – It is d dead i am worried about.
    41. Amiemikhena – I am not worried about anything.
    42. Efua – Light.
    43. Imhonikhe – I have somebody i am waiting for.
    44. Imhoagene – I have a man.
    45. Anogbikphe – They do not ask about insult.
    46. Iyokpa Oso – Brother/Sister is good.
    47. Emeso – Something that is good.
    48. Odufua – Somebody that brings wealth.
    49. Imo-ochi – I have a confidant.
    50. Onariamhe – The one that is given to me.
    51. Erhikhumhi- Father of medicine.
    52. Etokhana – I bear witness to your been a hero.
    53. Omokhepue – It is child that is wealth.
    54. Uki – Moon
    55. Oduaki – Somebody that brings sales.
    56. Agboyebamha – Life do not always go according to plan.
    57. Aigbonoga – You cannot kill somebody that worships.
    58. Udo- Stone.
    59. Igiekhumhe – Kings do not reject me.
    60. Igienekhumhe – I am laughing at those that are after me.
    61. Imhoitsemhe – I have my own.
    62. Ulekhia – You are welcome.
    63. Emagede – The next thing to be bought.
    64. Emikhalu – What i will have done.
    65. Emunolalula – What mouth will do to them.
    66. Emietsela – They do not see theirs.
    67. Imhouloghomhe – I have my crowd.
    68. Aleakhue – Nobody knows tomorrow.
    69. Okhai – Hero.
    70. Okhaemho – Hero, Heroic achievers.
    71. Ikhalo – …

    [6:11 PM, 2/3/2018] David Orbih: 101. Ukimholua- It is my moon this is shining or it is my time.

    1. Oshiolene- God knows best.
    2. Osizemhete- God allow me to live long.
    3. Oghieaga ‘ It is king we are serving .
    4. Aliemhe – You can not frighten me.
    5. Eghuekhor – It only goats that fight.
    6. Osiozoya – It is God that chooses a man .
    7. Igwuezor – I am not complaining.

    109.Osiazarue – It from God we get our blessings.

    1. Izuagbe – They can not kill me.
    2. Udukhomoh – It is patience that makes a man
    3. Imhoenegamhe – I have those who are serving me.

    ETSAKO NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS

    1. Uyemhe……..my Love
    2. Otse…………….beauty
    3. Oshiobughie……….God maketh a way
    4. Uduimho…………..Am all in patience
    5. Ojoh and Omoh…….. Senior $ junior
    6. Oshiomha……..God plans
    7. Osiror………Looking unto God
    8. Ofua………..lucky
    9. Aboshiogwe…………As God said
    10. Okhakwuobomhe……….It will not fail in my hand
    11. Imhoikpeh………I have respect
    12. Abosebemhe………….. my enemies surprise
    13. Omoayena…………You live for your child (the essence of amassing wealth is because of your offspring)
    14. Etsekhume………..am not under any curse.
    15. Osikhuemhe…………God wash /bathe me .
    16. Oshiokha………….God has done well
    17. Osizimhete………..God let me live long
    18. Ewea………Lucky
    19. Oghenakhoghie………..God is the king
    20. Oshioreamhe……..GOD has given me
    21. Oshiomhokha…….Its GOD that maketh d king
    22. Imhodibie…………..I have bold traditional tatoo.
    23. Asekhamhe………..My goodwill or generosity have be heard
    24. Eragah……………..Fatherh is to be worshipped
    25. Oshiomhogho…….God is the owner of d day

    26.Odufua ….. Lucky child.

    27.Oshiokomo….. God gives child

    28.Ailenoghena..You can’t know more than God.

    29.Unoakhaiasor.We only hear d voice of leader

    30.Egbalenamhe…. They teaching me sense.

    31.Udukhomo… Patience makes a man.

    32.Osiregbhemhe. God be with me.

    33.Amhanesi ….. You can’t dictate for God.

    34.Osikpemhi….. I am thanking God.

    35.Onoshiokhue… The one God has made clean.

    36.Esimheinor…… I ask from my God.

    37.Oshioneh…….. God is most supreme.

    38.Eghiemheiyor…… I am in my Kingship

    39.Odufa……..Child that brings luck

    40.Aleakhue….No one knows tomorrow

    41.Itsemhe…..My own

    42.Imhodu…..I have endure/patience

    43.Ochuwa……Child that brings wealth

    44.Oshiokhua…God is great

    45.Oshioze…..GOD chooses

    46.Esimheror…Am looking unto my GOD

    47.Onotseake…We want Goodness

    48.Imhoagene….I have a man

    49.Omosike…..I need a girl

    50.Egbhareye..we live by sense.

    51.Imhoitsemhe .. I have my own

    52.Eghogho … happiness.

    53.Osiovueyamhe- God hascover up for me.

    1. Iragboghie- I’m born as a king .

    55.Eghiemheyor ——– I’m on my throne.

    1. Oshioghimeyor…GOD is with me

    57.Osiremuza….I stand by GOD

    58.Onoshioagbe..The one GOD has not killed

    59.Onoshiorena,..The one GOD gives

    60.Aboghenaoke..How GOD wants.

    Iroboudu….. patience

    Imhomho…. I have a man.

    Aigbodesi ….. no one can block God.

    Oyanumhe…. some who is sweet as salt.

    Otseakhade…. a beautiful thing worth buying.

    Okhumeode….. my enemies will fall.

    Ileghieuma….. I have been made a king in a foreign land.

    Idode…..I can never miss my way

    Elogie =The day of king

    2) Esiekpabor=  Our help comes from God

    3) Irobesi=I look into God

    4) Abinotsenwu=lets behold beauty

    5)Igbeovhome= I will not debase my compatriot

    6)Olere= pleasant arrival

    7)Omoarefe=child brings fame

    8)Erelumhe=you cannot undermine me

    9)Etsemheyo=i am on my beat

    10)Emobolu=i boast in my prowess

    1.Osikhortsai  God Is witness

    2.Emuezofu Anger is provoked

    3.Erasor.    Father is known or heard

    4.Osilama. Am pleading with God.

    5.Aghumhele. I can only vouch for myself

    6.Oyase. Man is the ladder to greater heights

    7.Oshiomeado. Only God sees the secret place

  35. 101. Ukimholua- It is my moon this is shining or it is my time.
    102. Oshiolene- God knows best.
    103. Osizemhete- God allow me to live long.
    104. Oghieaga ‘ It is king we are serving .
    105. Aliemhe – You can not frighten me.
    106. Eghuekhor – It only goats that fight.
    107. Osiozoya – It is God that chooses a man .
    108. Igwuezor – I am not complaining.
    109.Osiazarue – It from God we get our blessings.
    110. Izuagbe – They can not kill me.
    111. Udukhomoh – It is patience that makes a man
    112. Imhoenegamhe – I have those who are serving me.

ETSAKO NAME. AND MEANING………………………. 1 Iguelaezo I don not Judge them
2. Ezolomhe They are not biased to me
3. Obomeigie Is my hand i send – implies, I work and achieve with my hand
4. Anavherokha You can take refuge in the hand of a hero
5. Ayegbeni People do not wish each other to survive
6. Izelakhu I am beyond my enemies
7. Arugbea Foundation, what you achieve upon
8. Oshione God is the greatest
9. Ogiato Literally means thief but its actually given to children that are believed to have re – incarnated
10. Anakhuagbo They do not run after life
11. Oshiomole God is the owner
12. Oshiorenua It is God that gives
13. Oshioke It is God that shares
14. Oyaoze Its because of somebody
15. Oyarebu Its somebody that makes a people grow in number
16. Afebu For Family to grow
17. Okhuliaghue It is up (God) they look upon
18. Oyaighua It is sorrow i forbid
19. Oshiobugie It is God that creates way
20. Izuagbe They cannot kill me
21. Izuagie They cannot laugh at me
22. Ibinoze I checked very well before choosing
23. Ochuwa Somebody that brings wealth
24. Omuwa A child of wealth
25. Enaikele These are what i want
26. Ekelebe I do not want enemies
27. Eleta They do not know how to talk
28. Emike What i want
29. Emake What people want
30. Otse Beauty
31. Orotseko Somebody that plants beauty
32. Onotse The good one
33. Osikhena It is God i am worried about
34. Osilama It is God i am begging
35. Etosteme They do not say good about me
36. Imoinegame I have those that worship me
37. Igezunia I have stopped complaining
38. Igenegbai Men are complete
39. Agbomeire It is my life i came to
40. Omokhomo A child is a child
41. Amanosi Nobody dictates to God
42. Amiosino You do not see God to ask
43. ALIMIKHENA It is heaven i am worried about
44. Amiemikhena I am not worried about anything
45. Efua Light
46. Imonikhe I have somebody i am waiting for
47. Imoagene I have a man
48. Anogbikpe They do not ask about insult
49. Iyokpa Oso Brother/Sister is good
50. Emeso Something that is good
51. Odufua Somebody that brings wealth
52. Imo-ochi I have a confidant
53. Onariame The one that is given to me
54. Erhikhumi Father of medicine
55. Ethokhana I bear witness to your been a hero
56. Omokhefue It is child that is wealth
57. Uki Moon
58. Oduaki Somebody that brings sales
59. Agbodebama Life do not always go according to plan
60. Aigbonoga You cannot kill somebody that worships
61. Udo Stone
62. Igiekhume Kings do not reject me
63. Igienekhume I am laughing at those that are after me.
64. Imoietseme I have those that wishes me well
65. Urhekhia You are welcome
66. Emagede The next thing to be bought
67. Emikharu What i will have done
68. Emunorarura What mouth will do to them
69. Emyitsera They do not see theirs
70. Imho urogome I have my crowd
71. Ariakhue Nobody knows tomorrow.
72. Okhai Hero
73. Okhaiemo Hero, Heroic achievers
74. Ikharo I wont get tired
75. Okhumeode It is my pursuer that will fall
76. Oshiogieme It is God that sent me
77. Egbomeade They are boasting about me
78. Itebalume I do not talk about what they do to me
79. Igbafe I do not fight my home
80. Oyaregba It is somebody that makes a gathering/people complete
81. Ainoghena Nothing is greater than God
82. Osigbheme God, Join me
83. Oshiole It is God that knows
84. Osigwe It is God that i am looking
85. Oyakhamho It is somebody we should have
86. Onotue The expensive one
87. Abirhekhokho What they taught
88. Arhomhe-ika It is my own i am looking at
89. Erhesominoghorho The day should be good throughout
90. Oshiotarhe It is God that says
91. Avbuenegbe They should keep each other secrets
92. Irhekpita I will use this to make proverbs
93. Onoshovhagbe The one that God spares his/her life
94. Obano It is king that they ask
95. Oshiokalo It is God that leads
96. Agbodesi You cannot block ones destiny
97. Ughiesomi The road is good
98. Aizegbeobo People do not leave each others to their destiny
99. Aloaye Progress
100. Osighwemhe God look at me
101. Iluobe. I don’t do evil
102. Eshemogie its God that creates kings
103. Ethasor its father we listen to
104. Akhayagboke if the world was to share
105. Osilama its God that am begging

The above list includes boy names, names for girls, as well as unisex names. This is not an exhaustive list so feel free to add to this list.

 



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