Gender: Female Pronunciation: ah-KOO-bah Meaning of Akuba: "Born on a Wednesday" Origin of Akuba: Twi

Akuba Origin and Meaning

The name Akuba is a girl's name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning "Born on a Wednesday".

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).

Akuba (and also Akua) is the female name for babies born on a Wednesday (the male variant is Kwaku).

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tencolorpen Says:


the more common version of this name is akua

NaomiNY Says:


Looks an awful lot like Akuma, which means "demon", or something like that, in Japanese.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


In Xhosa this apparently means 'thieves'. And in Japanese this can translate to "mean old woman" and "cursed". Not a particularly positive name, methinks...