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

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