Tamil, Akan
"mother, or born on a Saturday"

Amma Origin and Meaning

The name Amma is girl's name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning "mother, or born on a Saturday".
An anagram of Mama, in tune with its Tamil 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.

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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 KarunamayiHindu spiritual leader
  • Amma AsanteBritish filmmaker

Amma in Pop Culture

  • Amity "Amma" Crellincharacter in Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects