Names That Mean Thursday

  1. Yao
    • Origin:

      Ewe
    • Meaning:

      "born on Thursday"
    • Description:

      Among the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo, Yao is the name for babies born on Thursday.
  2. Yaw
    • Origin:

      Ghanaian, Akan, Twi
    • Meaning:

      "Born on a Thursday"
    • Description:

      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 Ghanaians have a name using this system (think Kofi Annan, whose name means born on a Friday).
  3. Aba
    • Origin:

      Akan, Fante, Ghanaian
    • Meaning:

      "born on Thursday"
    • Description:

      The traditional West African name for a daughter born on a Thursday.
  4. Khamisi
    • Origin:

      Swahili
    • Meaning:

      "born on Thursday"
    • Description:

      In many African cultures, it is traditional to name children based on the day of the week they were born. For the Swahili people of eastern Africa, Khamisi is used for boys born on Thursday.
  5. Yaba
    • Origin:

      Twi
    • Meaning:

      "Born on a Thursday"
    • Description:

      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 Ghanaians have a name using this system (think Kofi Annan, whose name means born on a Friday).
  6. Quao
    • Origin:

      American variation of Yaw, Ghanaian, Akan
    • Meaning:

      "born on Thursday"
    • Description:

      Borne by early enslaved people in America and the Caribbean who were born on Thursday. This follows the traditional West African day naming tradition.
  7. Yao
    • Origin:

      Ewe
    • Meaning:

      "born on Thursday"
  8. Yaa
    • Origin:

      Arican, Akan
    • Meaning:

      "born on a Thursday"
    • Description:

      A traditional day name used by Akan speakers in Ghana.