Ghanan Names for Girls

  1. 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.
  2. Amma
    • Origin:

      Tamil, Akan
    • Meaning:

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

      An anagram of Mama, in tune with its Tamil meaning.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).