Gender: Female Pronunciation: ah-ma Meaning of Ama: "born on a Saturday" Origin of Ama: African

Ama Origin and Meaning

The name Ama is a girl's name of African origin meaning "born on a Saturday".

Ama is a day name used by the Akan people of Ghana for girls born on Saturday. Names that reference a baby's birth by day of the week, time of day, or season of the year are common in many African cultures. Ama is one that can be used happily by parents who live in English-speaking countries. While there are many girls' names that contain Ama as an element and might use it as a short form -- from Amalia to Amaryllis to Samara -- there were only a handful of girls named Ama in the US in a recent year.

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GenEric Says:


It also means he/she/it loves in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

pam Says:


Yes! Sorry we didn't see this earlier.

Yara Says:


Can Nameberry please update the description to add that this is also a Akan (people of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire) name that means "born on a Saturday"?

emsky Says:


Ama is also a day name in Ghanaian (Akan) culture, meaning "born on Saturday" (girl). I spent several months there and went by this name since i was born on a Saturday. It felt just right too, since my name in Spanish class in school was always Amalia. Anyway, I think an Ama would fit in well in the US. :)