Ghanaian Names and Their Meanings. Complete List

If you need the complete list of all local Ghanaian names and their meanings, you landed on the right page. In Ghana, we are very particular about names. Our names carry meanings and therefore form an important part of our culture as a whole.

If you are looking for an amazing name to give your child, you can look through our list to get inspiration.

Structure of Ghanaian Names

  • Every Ghana has a day born name (kra da din). For example, Monday born males are called Kwadwo. Every Ghana has a first name, surname and other names.
  • Surnames are mostly that of the fathers given to him/her.
  • People from royal families are mostly referred to as Nana, Naana, etc.

In Ghana, the day you were born automatically has an assigned name. We call that “day names”. Aside that, there are other local names that carry meaning depending on the circumstances that occurred before, during or after childbirth.

Different tribes have different ways of naming their people. We are going to have a look at the names of the people of most of the tribes in Ghana: Ewes, Akans, Gas, and more.

Things to note

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Some names are specific to one gender only whiles others can be given to both genders. It all depends on the tribe and their naming culture.

Table of Contents

Ghanaian Names and Their Meanings

Akan Names
Name Meaning
Abrafi  
Osei  
Boateng  
Akomea  
Akese  
Akrasi  
Boakyewaa  
Busia  
Darbo  
Berko  
Bediako  
Otumi  
Akatayie  
Amoah  
Attigah  
Ababio  
Quainoo  
Apiesie  
Osam  
Frimpong  
Twum  
Yiadom  
Adaakwa  
Ewe Names
Mawuli  
Akuvi  
Setsofia  
Sesime  
Mawunyo  
Enyornam  
Elorm  
Klenam  
Amenuveve Grace
Kpodo  
Yayra  
Deladem  
Emefa  
Fafali  
Dogoli  
Agbesi  
Dziedzom  
Tampo  
Dzilla  
Mawuko  
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Ghanaian Day Names

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Name Day born
Kwadwo/Adwoa Monday
Kwabena/Abena Tuesday
Kwaku Wednesday
Yaw/Yaa Thursday
Kofi/Afia Friday
Kwame/Ama Saturday
Kwasi Sunday

ghana day names

Common English Names (First Name) Given to Ghanaians

  • Francis
  • Godfred
  • Michael
  • Divine
  • Phanuel
  • Emmanuel
  • Philip
  • Gloria
  • Gifty
  • Grace
  • Nicholas
  • William
  • Agnes
  • Angela
  • Princess
  • Rockson
  • Benjamin
  • Bernice
  • Bismark
  • Lincoln
  • Carlos
  • Cecilia
  • Celestine
  • Richard
  • Richmond
  • Christian
  • Joseph
  • Elvis
  • Priscilla
  • Deborah
  • Dennis
  • Godfred
  • Lawrence
  • Derrick
  • Godwin
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