Ghanaian, Akan, Twi
"born on Friday"

Kofi Origin and Meaning

The name Kofi is boy's name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning "born on Friday".
This Akan day name is very much associated with 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 Ghanaians have a name using this system.

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

Kofi Popularity

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Famous People Named Kofi

  • Kofi Annanwinner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • NanaKofi Siriboe (b. 1994) American Actor
  • Kofi Streatfield Baker (b. 1969) son of drummer Ginger Baker

Kofi in Pop Culture

  • Kofi is a minor character in the cartoon Steven Universe