Ghanan Names

  1. Kofi
    • Origin:

      Ghanaian, Akan, Twi
    • Meaning:

      "born on Friday"
    • Description:

      This Akan day name is very much associated with Kofi Annan, the seventh secretary general of the United Nations. 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.
  2. Akosua
    • Origin:

      Twi, Ewe, Ghanaian
    • Meaning:

      "born on Sunday"
    • Description:

      Akosua means "born on a Sunday," which relates the name to the sun and thus to fire.
  3. Kwaku
    • Origin:

      Ghanaian, Akan, Twi
    • Meaning:

      "Born on a Wednesday"
    • 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).
  4. Amma
    • Origin:

      Tamil, Akan
    • Meaning:

      "mother, or born on a Saturday"
    • Description:

      An anagram of Mama, in tune with its Tamil meaning.
  5. Kwabena
    • Origin:

      Ghanaian, Akan, Twi
    • Meaning:

      "Born on a Tuesday"
    • 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. Efia
    • Origin:

      Akan
    • Meaning:

      "born on Friday"
    • 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). Efia (also Afua) is the name for girls born on a Friday. (The male variant is Kofi)
  7. Adwoa
    • Origin:

      Akan, Ghanaian
    • Meaning:

      "born on Monday"
    • Description:

      Adwoa is a given name used for women born on Monday in Western Africa, particularly Ghana and some parts of Togo and Ivory Coast. The male equivalent is Kwadwo.
  8. 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).
  9. Atu
    • Origin:

      Ghanan
    • Meaning:

      "born on Saturday"
    • Description:

      Typical African day-of-the-week name.
  10. Kwadwo
    • Origin:

      Twi
    • Meaning:

      "Born on a Monday"
    • Description:

      Kwadwo is a name given to men born on Monday in Western Africa, particularly Ghana and some parts of Togo and Ivory Coast. The female variant is Adwoa.
  11. Akuba
    • Origin:

      Twi
    • Meaning:

      "Born on a Wednesday"
    • 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).
  12. Abenaa
    • Origin:

      Twi
    • Meaning:

      "Born on a Tuesday"
    • 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).
  13. 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).
  14. Abeeku
    • Origin:

      Ghanan
    • Meaning:

      "born on Wednesday"
    • Description:

      Classic African day name, with rhythm and energy.