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Meaning & History

Means "god, spiritual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god (as opposed to the omnipresent Chukwu, though the names are used synonymously in some contexts). This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.

Related Names

VariantsAmaka, Chinwe(Igbo)
DiminutiveChichi(Igbo)
Same SpellingChi 1, Chí
User SubmissionChi

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Entry updated April 5, 2022