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Gender: M Pronunciation: Qua-meh Meaning of Kwame: "born on Saturday" Origin of Kwame: Akan

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). Kwame is the name for boys born on a Saturday. (The name for girls born on a Saturday is Amma).

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Famous People Named Kwame

Kwame Nkrumah, 1st President of Ghana
Kwame James Brown, American basketball player
Kwame Ayew, Ghanaian footballer
Kwame Watson-Siriboe, American soccer player
Kwame Harris, Jamaican NFL football player
Kwame Anthony Appiah, British novelist and philosopher
Kwame Holland, American rapper and producer
Kwame Kwei-Armah (born Ian Roberts), British actor and playwright
Kwame Touré (born Stokely Carmichael), Trinidadian-American civil rights leader
Kwame Alexander, author (who was actually born on a Wednesday)

Pop Culture References for the name Kwame

Kwame O'Rielly, character on British TV series "Metrosexuality"
Kwame, one of the Planeteers on animated series "Captain Planet"