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Gender: Male Pronunciation: Ko-fee Meaning of Kofi: "born on Friday" Origin of Kofi: Twi

The name Kofi is a boy's name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning "born on Friday". Kofi and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

This Akan day name is very much associated with Ghanan Kofi Annan, the seventh secretary general of the United Nations. 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.

Kofi is the male name for babies born on a Friday (the female variant is Afua/Efua).

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Famous People Named Kofi

Kofi Annan, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Nana-Kofi Siriboe (b. 1994) American Actor

Pop Culture References for the name Kofi

Kofi is a minor character in the cartoon Steven Universe