Top 10 Funny Ebira Names And Their Meaning


Sometimes when you hear some peoples name, you begin to dey wonder if that is that persons real name example is my Neighbor, my land ladies daughter in Ado-Ekiti : at the mention of her name I always laugh.

1. Itutu (Pit): you will wonder if people wanted to be called that kind of name but the meaning is unique.

Every pregnant woman when in labor they feel like going to toilet; so in the old days when things like this happen and eventually the woman gave birth in the pit; automatically the child’s name is Itutu (pit) in English language. 

2. Okekere: A child born with rounded in shape head.

3. Anusoze (Traveler): when you a pregnant woman is traveling an gave birth on her way the child is automatically given Anusoze (Traveler).

4. Ajoze: Similar in meaning to Anusoze but these one is more or less a woman that gave birth on just the way without traveling. May be she just stroll out to get something for her self in the market and on her way back gave birth the child is automatically named.

5. Onyi Ohu and Ada Ohu (Mother or Father of Market): This child is suppose to become a Banker or a marketer lols, the child that mother gave birth to in the Market is called Oyhi Ohu (Mother of Market)

6. Ogwanchi. A child born in the bush.

7. Ihiampe – Smallest in the family, or the last born.

8. Anate (the hidden). – The child born without knowing the mother was pregnant.

9. Onuya (the wretched). – The child born while the parent were suffering. Be careful cause the child may become poor in future.

10. Omelukwo
– A child born when the parent has no money to buy the child soap for bathing.

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  1. Itutu: translated here as pit may not very appropriate. 'Usi' would rather earn the 'pit' translation in my opinion. The concept of pit latrine may have influenced the author. More appropriate which applies in this case is the 'dump site'. ITUTU is The refuse dump site; serves the purpose of convenience along with disposal of household, human and other wastes. It becomes more reasonable as babies delivered in above circumstances as explained in the text stand higher chance of survival as against if the venue I'd indeed a pit. The pit latrines is better translated in Ebira as 'USI IHERE'


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