are used by the Akan people of Ghana and Ivory Coast.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABA f Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
ABEIKU m Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
AKÚ f Akan
Means "Wednesday" in Akan.
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.
ATTA m Akan
Means "twin" in Fante, an Akan language.
BEKOE m Akan
Means "war time" in Akan, typically used for a child born in war.
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.
MAFAMADI m & f Akan
Means "I have taken it for free" in Akan.
MATEMASIE m & f Akan
Means "I have heard and concealed the fact" in Akan.
NANA m & f Akan
From an Akan word used as a title of a monarch (similar to "king" or "queen").
NKAEGUO m & f Akan
Means "saying it for nothing" 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
TEAWA m & f Akan
Means "the slim one" in Akan.