Name Entry

Onígbógi



Meaning of Onígbógi

The skillful, dexterous, one (in a particular field).



Extended Meaning

'My grandmother and uncles generally understand the name to mean "akikanju eniyan" (i.e. a very brave person). This semantic interpretation might be partly hinged on the fact that my great-great-great (don't know the exact one, really) was a "great" warrior. They also argue that the full stretch of our own name is: Olugbogi-Aran ("aran", being a kind of highly valued fabric, serves in this context as an extended metaphor for a sophisticated person (whether as a hunter or as a wealthy fellow)). Taken together, these ethnographic sources suggest to me that the name Gbogi may roughly mean "a very brave and/or sophisticated person" or put differently “a person of high status in a town”. Compare Yoruba “Gboogi” which roughly translates as “important.” ' - Tósìn Gbógi (via email)



Morphology

oní-ìgbógi



Gloss

oní - the owner of
ìgbógi - education, skill


Geolocation

Common in:
ONDO



Famous Persons



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Variants

Gbógi



See also