Over 50 Ewe Names, Meanings and Their Roots for your consideration || Credit to Nana Kwabena Osei Aka Kongo Wattu

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The Ewe or Evè people are scattered across Ghana with their home region being the Volta Region. Researchers also submit there is a formidable Ewe presence in Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon.

Presented below is over 50 Ewe names, meanings and their roots for your consideration. It should be noted that some Ewe names are unisex, applicable to males as well as females.

The Ewes acknowledge the presence of a Supreme Divine referring to that force as Mawu Sogbolisa, Mawu Kitikata, Mawu Adanuwotor etc.

Name — Meaning

Afefa — Peaceful/Calm house

Afeke — Root of the house

Afelete — Established home

Afetsi — Home pillar

Agbe — Life

Agbeko — If only there is life

Agbemabiase — Life can’t question destiny

Agbemafle — Life can’t be bought/life is priceless

Agbenyefia — Life is King

Agbenyega — Life is the greatest

Agbenyo — Life is good

Agbesi — In the hands of life

Akorfa — Comfort/Peaceful heart

Akorfala — Consoler/Comforter

Akpe — Thanks

Akpenamawu — Thank God

Akpene — Thank Thee

Amenyo — Human is good

Ametefe — Replacement (a son whose father died before his birth)

Amewu/Amewuga — Human is more precious than money

Asiwome — In Thy hands

Aseye — Praises

Awoe — He (God) will do it

Blewu — Patient/Slow

Bubune — Honor unto Him (God)

Butsorme — Think of tomorrow

Butsormekpor — Think of tomorrow and see

Dela — Saviour/Redeemer

Deladem — The Saviour has redeemed me

Delali — The Saviour lives

Delanya — The Saviour knows

Delanyo – The Saviour is good

Delasi — In the Saviour’s hands/the Saviour has heard

Desiadenyo — All is good

Dodzi — Fortitude

Dogbeda — Pray

Domenyo — Kindness

Dzidedi — Comfort

Dzidudu — Dzidula

Dzidula — Conqueror

Dzidzeme — Peaceful heart

Dzidzor — Joy/Happiness

Dzidzorm — Dzidzorm

Dziedzorm — Glad I am

Dzifa — Comfort/Peace at heart

Dzigbordi — Patience

Dzordzoe — Righteous/Just

Dzorgbenyui — Good luck

Edem — He (God) has saved/delivered me

Edemi — He (God) has saved/delivered us

Edudzi — He (God) has vanquished

Edotom — He (God) has heeded me

Edotomi — He (God) has heard us

Edemi — He (God) has saved/delivered us

Edrorlali — The judge lives

Edinam — Am lucky

Edinami — We are lucky

Edzordzi — It makes happinness

Edzordzinam — It made me happy

Edzordzinami — It made us happy

Edzordzinawo — It made them happy

Efakor/Efakornam — He (God) has made comforted me

Egavakpor — Not sure if will stay (born after lost babies/chn)

Ehenyuive — Has brought joy/Bringer of joy

Ekplorm — He (God) leads me

Eleagbe — He (God) is alive

Eli — He (God) lives

Elinam — He (God) lives for me

Elinami — He (god) lives for us

Elivava — He (God) truly live

Elikplim — He (God) is with me

Elikplimi — He (God) is with us

Elike — Rooted in solid ground/well established

Elikem — He (God) has established/fortified me

Elikemi — He (God) has established/fortified us

Elemawusi — It is in the hands of God

Elolo — He (God) is great

Etriakor — He (God) is mighty

Elorm — He (God) loves me

Elormi — He (God) loves us

Emefa — It is calm

Ena — He (God) has given

Enam — He (God) gives me

Enami — He (God) gives us

Enya — He (God) knows

Enyam — He (God) knows me

Enyami — He (God) knows us

Enyo — He (God) is good

Enyonam — He (God) is good for me

Ese — He (God) hears

Esenam — He (God) has listened to me

Esene — He (God) listens

Eselali — The Hearer (God) lives

Eselase (or Eselasi) — The Hearer (God) has heard it

Esinu — Waiting upon the Lord (Him)

Etor — It belongs to Him (God); He has answered

Etornam — He (God) has answered me

Etornami — He (God) has answered us

Etorna — He (God) listens

Eyra — He (God) blesses

Eyram — He (God) blessed me/Am blessed

Eyrami — He (God) blesses us/We are blessed

Eyrae — He (God) has blessed him/her

Ewoe — He (God) has done it

Ewoenam — He (God) has done it for me

Ewoenami — He (God) has done it for us

Exornam — He (God) has saved/rescued me

Fafa — Peace/Calmness

Fafali — There is peace/calmness

Fiavi — Prince/Princess

Foli — First son

Gameli — There is time

Ganyo — Money is good

Galevo — Money is different

Ganyebusu — Money is evil

Gayra — Bless again

Gayram — Bless me again

Gayrami — Bless us again

Kafui — Praise Him (God)

Kekeli — Light/Brightness

Kekle — Light/Brightness

Kle — Shine/Brighten

Klenam — Shine for me

Klenami — Shine for us

Kplom — Lead me

Kplorla — Shepherd/Leader

Lebenam – Take good care of me

Lebene — Take good care of him/her

Lorm — Adore/Love me

Lolornyo — It is good to love

Lolor — Love

Lorne — Agree for him/her

Mawuenyega — God is great

Mawufemor — God’s way

Mawuli — God lives

Mawuko — Only God/Except God

Mawunyo — God is good

Mawusi — In God’s hands

Mawuli — God lives

Mawulinam — God lives for me

Mawulorm — God loves me

Mawuena — It’s God who gave

Mawuenam — It’s God who gave me

Mawunya — God knows/God’s word

Mawulikplim — God is with me

Mawulikplimi — God is with us

Mawuenyega — God is greatest

Mawuse — God hears

Mawulolo — God is great

Mawutor — Belongs to God

Mawueyram — It’s God who blessed me

Mawuworge — God will do it

Mawuwoe — God has done it

Makafui — I will praise Him (God)

Mazinkpi — I’ll be silent

Morkporkpor — Hope

Namilkem — Establish/Fortify me

Nuna — Gift

Nunana — Gift/Talent

Nunya — Knowledge/Wisdom

Nunyati — Tree of wisdom/knowledge

Nukunu/Nkunu — Miracle

Nyuitor — Best/Perfect

Se — Law/Destiny/Fate

Sedem — Destiny/Fate has saved/delivered me

Sedemi — Destiny/Fate has saved/delivered us

Sedinam — Destiny/Fate is my luck/has made me lucky

Sedotom — Destiny/Fate has listened to me

Sedufia — Destiny/Fate is crowned king

Sedudzi — Destiny/Fate has triumphed

Sefakor — Destiny/Fate has comforted me

Sefadzi — Destiny/Fate has given me solace

Seli — Destiny/Fate lives

Selinam — Destiny/Fate lives for me

Sena — Destiny/Fate Gives/has given

Senyega — Destiny is great

Seyram — Destiny/Fate has blessed me

Seyrami — Destiny/fate has blessed us

Selorm — Destiny/Fate loves me

Sesi/Seshi — In the hands of destiny/fate

Sese — Destiny/fate hears

Senam — Destiny gives me/Destiny’s gift to me

Senya — Destiny Knows

Selasie/Selase — The hearer/God has heard

Senyo — Destiny/Fate is good

Sedotom — Destiny/Fate has listened to me

Setor — Belongs to destiny/Destiny has answered

Suboe — Worship him

Sitso/Sitsofe — Salvation

Tsodzine — Give Him your heart

Tsoenamawu — Give it to God

Tsoeke — Forgive

Tsoekewo — Forgive them

Vadem — Come and save me

Valikem – Come and establish me

Vayram — Come and bless me

Vormawu — Fear God

Woedem — You (God) have saved me

Woelorm — You (God) have loved me

Worlasi — In the hands of the maker

Worlawoe — The Lord has done it

Xoese — Believe

Xorse — Faith

Xornam — Save me

Yra — Bless

Yram — Bless me

Yrami — Bless us

Yayra — Blessing
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