An anagram of Mama, in tune with its Hindi meaning. Amma is also a Ghanan name. The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born. Most Ghanans have a name using this system (think Kofi Annan, whose name means born on a Friday). Amma is the name for girls born on a Saturday. (The name for girls born on a Saturday is Kwame).