Appendix:Ghanaian given names

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Traditional names in Ghana vary by ethnic group.

There are many ethnic groups in Ghana, West Africa. Most of them name their newly born children depending on the day of the week on which the child had been born. The following are some of them.


Kosi/Akwasi/Kwasi/Kwesi/Sisi — a boy born on Sunday

Akosua/Esi/Asi — a girl born on Sunday

Kwadwo/Kojo/Jojo/Kudjoe/Kwadzo/Kwedzo — a boy born on Monday

Adwoa/Adjoa/Ajoba/Adjo/Adzoa/Edzoa — a girl born on Monday

Kwabena/Ebo/Kobina/Kobby/Kobla — a boy born on Tuesday

Abena/Araba/Abla — a girl born on Tuesday

Kwaku/Kweku/Kuuku — a boy born on Wednesday

Akua/Ekua/Akuba/Aku/Kukua — a girl born on Wednesday

Ekow — a boy born on Thursday

Yaw/Yao/Yawo — a boy born on Thursday

Yaa/Aba/Yawa/Yaba/Yaayaa — a girl born on Thursday

Kofi/Fiifi/Yoofi — a boy born on Friday

Afua/Efua/Efie/Afia/Afi — a girl born on Friday

Kwame/Kwami/Ato/Atoapem/Kwamena — a boy born on Saturday

Ama/Amma/Awo — a girl born on Saturday