Top 20 Igede Names And English Meaning- More Facts About Igede.

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Igede Names And English Meaning- Have you ever wondered about the spellings, pronunciation of Igede names and their meaning?  If yes you are at the right place. Having a name and knowing what it means is an essential part of self identification.

Igede Names And English Meaning

A name is a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing. It is also a  word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known .

Through my conscious mind to some extent of reasoning remembering experiences and mostly in African culture, Names and their meaning is understood to have impact in individuals life.

Some culture believe a child name speaks for him or her in the future, which means the name of a person sometimes determined the destiny as it is strongly believed in some African culture.

However, talking about Igede names which is our subject matter in this article, there are thousands of Igede names  but School Drillers have  mentioned the top 20 Igede names and their english meaning including the commonly used Igede names to be precise.

Igede Names and English Meaning  selection is culturally based. One of the most commonly naming practice in Igede is  Namesake pattern.  It’s always a sign of love to name your little one after someone in both the father and mothers family.

But choosing a baby name this way can cause a few headaches, too. This system is practically part of Igede culture over the years since i was born.

For example, If your father’s name was Paul, and you have a male child as your first born,  It is culturally based that  you would name your firstborn son Paul. And when your second son on his way arrived, you are expected naming him after your wife father’s name respectively. This system is applicable to all female child too. If at the end of the day you end up having four children’s, each, the children must at least share a name from both fathers and mothers family.

Concerning Igede names, people care less about   the literary meaning of the names in most cases. Some few names could be Ochim, Ogbodo, Enyungwo, Adoga, Ire and Onyeriya. There are also inscriptive names,  they have several groups of names. The ones we have provided here are not sorted  into their respective group( Traditional and Modern ).  IGEDE people name themselves after Supreme or Gods work , nature,  some objects, strong animals or plants.

What is the Meaning of Igede:

The Igede people are a Nigerian ethnic group in Lower Benue State of Nigeria. They are native to the Oju and Obi local government areas of Nigeria, where 2006 population figures stand at an estimated 267,198 people.

However, many Igede people are dispersed across the state and the Nation.

Apart from the Tivs and the Idomas, the Igede people are also a large ethnic group in Benue State. The people are found in two Local Government Areas of the state which are Oju and Obi Local Government Areas.

The total population of the people is over 2 million which are dispersed across the state and the nation. Apart from Benue State which is their home, they are also found in parts of Cross River, Osun, and Ogun States.

Igede is the main language spoken and they are also related to other ethnic groups such as Tiv, Idoma, and Etulo. The people practice Christian and traditional religion.

List of Local Government In Igede:

There are two local government in Igede tribe of Benue State Nigeria. Oju and Obi local government are the dominant ethnic group in Igede tribe and the people speak Igede dialect. The Igede people are accommodating and tolerant of visitors.

They people make the non indigenous tribes in the locality feel very welcomed and at home. Igede people at home lehave a rich culture that is a totality of the people’s way of life, heritage, language, history, geography and belief system. The list are:

1. Oju Local Government Area-

Oju was one of the pioneer local governments among the Three Hundred and One (301) local government areas created as a product of the progressive and revolutionary local government reform of 1976 in Nigeria.

Oju land is very fertile and about 80% of the inhabitants are farmers. Its rich and diverse agricultural endowment include: yam, rice, beni seed, guinea corn, palm, soya beans, cassava, millet, maize, groundnut, and palm oil. Read more..

Oju currently has five market days, namely:

      • Ihigile
      • Ihio
      • Ihiobila
      • Ihiejwo
      • Ihiokwu

2. Obi Local Government Area-

Obi local government is predominantly inhabited by Igede people of Ito descent. However, it hosts residents from across the country. It is made of twelve (12) council wards.

Obi local government Nigeria was created on the 1st October 1996. It was carved from the former Oju local government and derives its name from River Obi, which runs through the length and breadth of the local government area. Read more…

Top 20 Igede Names And English Meaning

The list below are the top 20 Igede names and their english meaning. This list is structured in two category, both Male and Female Category, the list of names in 1-10 belong to female category while 11-20 are for the male category respectively.

    1. Adiya -Meaning  a queen
    2.  Erima-  meaning “God heard my cry”
    3. Agbo – Meaning a powerful woman
    4. Ohiama – Meaning a beautiful damsel
    5.  Omeje – Meaning a royal woman
    6. Onwanyi -Meaning  a beautiful young lady
    7. Aladi – Meaning new beginning
    8. Ojobo – Meaning God is great
    9. Egbe -Meaning a fruitful woman
    10. Inori – Meaning a fine, smooth-skinned woman
    11. Agocha – a fearless person that fights his enemies.
    12. Adegwu, Ukenya – Community chief priest
    13. Oko/Odugbo – a bid that always perches on a riped palm fruits
    14. Onda – miracle, what one cannot explain
    15. Onah – leader of the family
    16. Adoga – one who everyone relies upon in the family
    17. Akwuma – one who can single-handedly defeat a crown of warriors
    18. Edor – good to invest in a child
    19. Edu/Edeh – one who fights for his people
    20. Ogbaji – a giant who is respected in the community

Igede Female Names and Meaning:

    •  Iyaji – Meaning fear for survival
    • Ogeyi – Meaning small statured but held in high esteem woman
    • Erima – a woman admired by all
    • Inori – Meaning a fine, smooth-skinned woman
    •  Odu – Meaning a wealthy woman
    • Eko – Meaning a call to duty
    • Uduma – Meaning a hardworking woman
    • Abeyi – Meaning a wise, clever and fine woman who keeps family secrets
    • Ocheri -Meaning  a neat woman
    •  Onwaji -Meaning  a baby girl born after a long period of childlessness
    •  Ugwodenyi (Ugwo) -Meaning  debt destroys friendship
    • Oganya – Meaning women leader
    • Onyeje – Meaning who knows tomorrow

Igede Male Names and Meaning:

    • Eje – Meaning a great hunter who kills a tiger
    • Ebah – Meaning a talented drummer
    • Egiri – Meaning one whose mother stays long in labour room before giving birth to.
    • Ode – Meaning  a medicine man, a herbalist
    • Ominyi -Meaning  one who kills an elephant
    • Akira -Meaning  a record keeper
    • Eworo -Meaning  a masquerade
    • Ajah – Meaning born during parents’ misunderstanding
    • Ahonye -Meaning  a lazy but neat man
    • Ajigo – Meaning born when mother is grinding on grinding stone
    • Ijeh – Meaning one on a journey
    • Abi – Meaning one with foresight
    • Ohiero – Meaning a great farmer
    • Ogireji – Meaning one who has too much yams and conquers famine in his household
    • Omiragi -Meaning one who kills a leopard
    • Onwakpo – Meaning one who kills a buffalo

More Igede Facts:

Commonly Used Igede Names:

    • Ogeyi – small stature woman but held in high esteem
    • Erima – A woman admired by all
    • Odu, Olodu- A wealthy woman
    •  Eko – A call
    • Uduma – A hardworking woman
    •  Egbe – A fruitful woman
    •  Abeyi – A wise, clever and fine woman who keeps family secrets
    • Ocheri – A neat woman
    • Uleko – A queen
    • Onwaji – A baby girl born after a long period of childlessness
    • Ohiama – A beautiful damsel
    • Omeje – A royal woman
    • Onwanyi – A beautiful young lady
    •  Ugwo – debt destroys friendship
    • Oganya – womens leader
    • Onyeje – who knows tomorrow
    • Aladi – new beginning
    • Olaje – A noble man
    • Eje – A great hunter who kills a tiger
    • Ebah – a talented drummer
    • Egiri – one whose mother stays long in labour room before giving birth to.
    • Ominyi – one who kills an elephant
    • Akira – a secretary/record keeper
    •  Eworo – a masquerade
    • Ajah – born during parents’ misunderstanding
    • Ahonye – a lazy but neat man
    • Ajigo – born when mother is grinding on grinding stone
    • Ijeh – one on a journey
    • Abi – one with foresight
    • Ohiero – a great farmer
    • Ogireji – one who has too much yams and conquers famine in his household
    • Omiragi – one who kills a leopard
    • Onwakpo – one who kills a buffalo
    • Udu– wealth
    • Agbo – powerful as a buffalo
    • Otor – need by all in the family
    • Egbere – he who provide food for others to eat
    • Edor – good to invest in a child
    • Edu/Edeh – one who fights for his people
    • Oluji – envied for his importance to the family
    • Onda – miracle, what one cannot explain
    • Onah – leader of the family
    • Adoga – one who everyone relies upon in the family
    • Akwuma – one who can single-handedly defeat a crown of warriors
    • Okwoche – an intelligent person who is also a good detector
    • Otumala – as a strong and clever as a tiger.
    • Iyaji – fear for survival
    • Ojobo – God’s gre

The Fact About The Name Igede: 

The name Igede occurs in Nigeria more than any other country or territory. For other potential pronunciation of Igede click here.

Igede is the 460,072nd most numerous family name globally. It is borne by approximately 1 in 9,968,720 people. The name occurs mostly in Africa, where 100 percent of Igede reside; 100 percent reside in West Africa and 100 percent reside in Nigeria.

This name is most commonly held in Nigeria, where it is borne by 728 people, or 1 in 243,308. In Nigeria Igede is most prevalent in: Benue, Edo,  Ebonyi, Cross River, and Delta. Excluding Nigeria the name Igede name occurs in 2 countries. It also occurs in Sweden, where 0 percent live and The United States, where 0 percent live.

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