Obi - boys name

Obi name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 80%

Obi name meaning:

The name Obi is of Nigerian origin and has a rich cultural significance. In Igbo, one of Nigeria's major ethnic groups, Obi means "heart" or "one who is at peace." The name carries a sense of calmness and serenity, depicting a person with a gentle and peaceful nature. It reflects the idea of a balanced individual who possesses inner harmony and tranquility.

In addition to its literal meaning, Obi holds spiritual connotations in Igbo culture. The Obi is considered a sacred place within traditional Igbo homes, serving as a shrine for ancestral spirits. It symbolizes the heart of the family, representing unity, love, and respect. The name Obi, therefore, carries a sense of connection to one's heritage and ancestral roots.

Choosing the name Obi for a boy signifies the desire for him to grow into a person who embodies peace, harmony, and a strong connection to his family and cultural background. It represents the hope that he will carry the values of serenity and unity throughout his life, fostering positive relationships and promoting a sense of inner balance.


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Overall UK ranking: 963 out of 4789

31 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Obi

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