Luo Names & Their Meanings

Culture & Traditions
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  • Abuya/ Obuya- Born when the garden is invaded by weeds
  • Achieng/Ochieng- born at midday
  • Adongo/Odongo- 2nd born of twins
  • Akelo/ Okelo- born after twins
  • Akeyo/Okeyo- born at harvest time
  • Akinyi/Omondi/ Okinyi(not very popular) -born very early morning
  • Akoth/ Okoth- born during rainy season
  • Aluoch/ Oluoch- born in an overcast morning
  • Amondi/Omondi- born at dawn(morning)/ premature birth
  • Angweng- born during the time of white ants
  • Anindo- mother slept a lot during pregnancy
  • Anyango- born just before midday
  • Apiyo- first of twins
  • Arogo- mother nagged a lot during pregnancy
  • Adhiambo- born in the evening
  • Atieno- born at night
  • Awino- born with the cord around the neck/ when maize was about to pollinate….oduma golo wino/ born when corn is forming fruit. (sama bando golo wino).
  • Awiti- born after misfortune
  • Awuor- born in the mid morning
  • Jaramogi- courageous
  • Oduor- born after midnight
  • Ojwang- survived despite neglect
  • Auma- born facing downwards
  • Waga- the eldest died
  • Abungu- born in the forest
  • Abuto- mother’s pregnancy was hidden
  • Adede- born during grasshopper period
  • Abonyo- born during locust invasion
  • Ajuoga- parents were medicine men
  • Akech- born during famine
  • Amolo- born very very early morning
  • Fwaya- not serious
  • Raila – nettle sting, one who tickles with laughter

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