Akan Submitted Names

Akan names are used by the Akan people of Ghana and Ivory Coast.
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ABA f Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
ABAKA f Akan
Means "first born" in Akan.
ABAYIE m & f Akan
Means "has come well" in Akan.
ABEIKU m Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
ADWIN m Akan
Means "creative" in Akan.
AFIRÍYIE f Akan
Means "happy circumstances" in Akan.
AFRIYIE m & f Akan
Means "has appeared well" in Akan.
AGYEGYESΕM m & f Akan
Means "trouble making" in Akan.
AGYEMAN m Akan
Means "saviour of the nation" in Akan.
AKISSI f Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
AKÚ f Akan
Means "Wednesday" in Akan.
AKÚÁ f Akan
Variant of AKUA.
AMEYO f Akan
Means "Saturday" in Akan.
ANANÉ m Akan
Means "fourth born" in Akan.
ANKOMA m Western African, Akan
Means "last born of parents" in Akan.
ANNAN m Akan
Variant of ANAN (1).
ANTOBAM f Akan
Means "posthumous child" in Fante. It is typically given to a child whose father died before they were born.
ASAASEASA m & f Akan
Means "the land is finished" in Akan. The implication of this name is that there is no more land for the dead to be buried - so the child is encouraged to live as there will be no more space for his/her burial.
ASHON m Akan
Means "seventh born son" in Akan.
ATA m Western African, Akan, Fante
Means "one of twins" in Fante, dialect of Akan.
ATTA m Akan
Means "twin" in Fante, an Akan language.
AWOTWE m Akan
Means "eighth born" in Akan.
BADÚWAA f Akan
Means "tenth born" in Akan.
BEDIAKO m Akan
Means "came to engage in wars" in Akan.
BEKOE m Akan
Means "war time" in Akan, typically used for a child born in war.
BÓTWE m & f Akan
Means "eighth born" in Akan.
BURONYA m & f Akan
Means "Christmas" in Akan. This may be given to children born around this time of year.
DINKYENE m & f Akan
Derived from di meaning "eat" and nkyene meaning "salt". In Akan culture, the idea of 'eating salt' symbolises being alive, and this name acts as a mean of encouraging the child to live.
DISAAKA m & f Akan
Means "you deserve saying it" in Akan.
DÚKŨ m & f Akan
Means "eleventh born" in Akan.
EFFIA f Akan, Literature
Meaning, “girl born on Friday.”
ESSIEN f Akan
Variant of NSIA.
KAAKYIRE m Akan
Means "last born" in Akan.
KAEDABI m & f Akan
Means "remember the past" in Akan.
KAFFE m & f Western African, Akan
Variant of KOFI.
KAKU m Akan
Variant of AKUA.
KATAKYIE m Akan
Means "the strong man" in Akan.
KOBINAH m Akan
handsome/precious boy born on tuesday
KOKU m Akan
Variant of AKUA.
KOMLAN m Akan
Means "Tuesday" in Akan.
KOUASSI m Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
KUUKU m Akan
Variant of AKUA.
KUWAME m Akan
Means "Saturday" in Akan.
MAFAMADI m & f Akan
Means "I have taken it for free" in Akan.
MAMA f Western African, Akan, Fante
Means "born on Saturday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
MATEMASIE m & f Akan
Means "I have heard and concealed the fact" in Akan.
MOROWA f Akan
Means "queen" in Akan.
NANA m & f Akan
From an Akan word used as a title of a monarch (similar to "king" or "queen").
NANTWI m & f Akan
Means "bull" or "cow" in Akan.
NKAEGUO m & f Akan
Means "saying it for nothing" in Akan.
NSṌWAA f Akan
Means "seventh born" in Akan.
NYAMÉAMA f Akan
Means "premature" in Akan.
NYAMEKYΕ m & f Akan
Means "God's gift" in Akan.
NYAMEWA f Akan
Means "creation" in Akan.
NYANKOMAGO m & f Akan
The name traditionally given to the child born after TAWIA.
OKWAN m Akan
Means "on the road" in Akan.
OSIKANI m Akan
Means "rich man" in Akan.
OWURA m Akan
Means "mister" or "man" in Akan.
PIESIE m & f Akan
Traditionally given to the first born child - the name literally means "erupting from an anthill", from pie "erupt from a place", and sie meaning "anthill".
SAARABI m & f Akan
Means "just like that" in Akan.
SEREBA m & f Akan
Means "silver" in Akan.
TABI m Akan
Meaning unknown.
TEAWA m & f Akan
Means "the slim one" in Akan.
TENABAABI m & f Akan
Means "just stay at a place" in Akan.
YAWO m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan. It is tipically given to a boy born this day.
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