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Efik/Ibibio Names

 

The Efik/Ibibio people are found on in the south eastern part of Nigeria.  They have very rich cultural heritage.  They have beautiful and colorful masquerades dances and festivals.  Below are some of the common names.

 

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Name

Gender

Meaning

Alias

1

Adiaba

F

First female child

Adi

2

Afiah

M

Fourth born son

Afi

3

Akpan

M

First male son

Akpan

4

Aniamaowo

F

Who likes you

Ania

5

Aniekanabasi

F

Who is greater than God

Anieka

6

Edem

M

Back

Edem

7

Edetobo

M

Market day

Edet

8

Edidem

M

Chief

Edidem

9

Efem

F

Troubled

Efem

10

Ekong

M

War

Ekong

11

Emaobong

F

Love of God

Ema

12

Emekan

F

Endurance supercedes everything

Emekan

13

Ememabasi

M/F

Peace of the Lord

Eme

14

Ememobong

M/F

Peace of the Lord

Eme

15

Eno-Obong

M/F

Gift from God

Eno

16

Essien

M

Outside

Essien

17

Etido

F

Good character

Etido

18

Etok

M

small

Etok

19

Etoro

F

Praise

Etoro

20

Idaramfon

F

Happiness is free

Idara

21

Idorenyin

F

Hope

Idore

22

Imaabasi

M

God's love

Ima

23

Imeh/Idobe

M/F

endurance

Imeh /Idobe

24

Mfoniso

M

Goodluck

Mfon

25

Nduesoh

F

What have I done wrong

Nduesoh

26

Nkanta

M

You conquer and eat

Nkanta

27

Nmosohwo

M

What have I done to you people

Nmo

28

Nse

M

I am looking

Nse

29

Nsikak-Abasi

M

Nothing is too heavy for God

Nsikak

30

Nsikan-Obong

M

Nothing is more than God

Nsikan

31

Nwaha

F

Second female child

Nwa

32

Nwah-Nwah

F

Third female child

Nwah

33

Obong

M

Title

Obong

34

Oto-Obong

F

From God

Obong

35

Otuekongabasi

F

Warrior or war bearer

Otuek

36

Ubong

M/F

my glory

Ubong

37

Udemeobong

M

My share from God

Udeme

38

Udofia

M

Fourth born son

Udo

39

Udofot

M

Fourth born son

Udo

40

Udoh

M

second Male son

Udoh

41

Udoh-Udoh

M

Third born son

Udoh

42

Udom

M

Right

Udom

43

Ufot

M

Third born son

Ufot

44

Unwanaabasi

M

God's light

Unwana

45

Usen

M

The day

Usen

46

Usoro

M

festial period

Usoro

47

Uwem

F

(Life is enjoyment

Uwem

48

Uwemediemoh

M/F

Health is wealth

Uwe

 

 

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