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Gender: Female Meaning of Amma: "born on a Saturday" Origin of Amma: Hindi

The name Amma is a girl's name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning "born on a Saturday". Amma and is often added to lists like Day Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Renesmee Name Game".

From the experts:

An anagram of Mama, in tune with its Hindi meaning. Amma is also a Ghanaian name. 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). Amma is the name for girls born on a Saturday. (The name for boys born on a Saturday is Kwame).

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Famous People Named Amma

Amma ("Mother") aka Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (born Sudhamani Idamannel), the hugging saint, Hindu spiritual leader
Amma Sri Karunamayi, Hindu spiritual leader
Amma Asante, British filmmaker

Pop Culture References for the name Amma

Amity "Amma" Crellin, character in Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects


Ziraleet Says:


Would not work with the basic 'American accent' (essentially having no accent). That 'a' sound. Ugh.

abirami Says:


This is not a name in Hindi. But it does mean mother in many Indian languages.

indiefendi2 Says:


If Amma had even an ounce of the popular that Emma has... I wouldn't mind a bit.

Yara Says:


If Nameberry is using the Ghanian definition of this name, then they should acknowledge the origin of this name as being Ghanian, not Hindi, where it has a different meaning.

Yara Says:


How is this destroying a classic name? It said in the description that this is a traditional name in both Akan and Hindi culture.

Brynie Says:


This this is what you call your grandma in Iceland.

Mona Says:


Why do people revel in distroying classic names?