Pronounced Pron. 'Ch' as in Cheek / 'I' as in bin/ 'E' as in bet/ 'M' as in Maize/ 'EE' same as in EH but drawn out 'LA' as in 'La'st [key]
Other Forms FormsChiemela, the removal of the third e from the spelling may change the meaning for some dialects of Igbo becoming 'God let it not happen again' #emela-dont do# instead of #Emeela-you have done well#
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Meaning & History
This is a name that is given among the Igbos usually it has a celebratory undertone to it. It is formed by joining two words "CHI-EMEELA" - "God thank you" Chi-God and Emeela-thank you/well done Usually it is given to baby boys when the parents are satisfied or do not wish to have more children, especially if the gender of the child was sought after.