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Okoye is a family name ( surname) originating in Nigeria. It is an Anambra dialect derived from the central Igbo name Okorie (meaning someone born on orie market day).

Notable people with the name Okoye include:

  • Amobi Okoye, Nigerian-American National Football League defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears
  • Christian Okoye, Nigerian-American former National Football League running back for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Ebele Okoye, Nigerian painter
  • Kelechi Okoye, Nigerian professional football player
  • Lawrence Okoye, British record holder in men's discus and National Football League defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Oge Okoye, Nigerian actress
  • Sam Okoye, Nigerian former professional football player
  • Samuel Okoye, Nigerian astrophysicist
  • Stan Okoye, Nigerian-American basketball player
  • Ugo Okoye, Nigerian former professional football player