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African Names From Ghana West Africa

Ghana is located in West Africa near the equator and on the Greenwich meridian. It is bounded on the north and north west by Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), on the east by Togo, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by La Cote D'Ivoire (known as the Ivory Coast).
Ghana's total area is 238,537 sq. km (92,100 sq. miles) its capital city is Accra. Other cities are Kumasi, Tema, Tamale and Sekondi-Takoradi. The terrain is composed of plains and scrubland, rain forest and savanna. Ghana has a tropical climate and has a population of about 17.7 million (estimated in 1997).

There are ten regions namely the Northern, Upper West, Upper East, Volta, Ashanti, Western, Eastern, Central, Brong - Ahafo and Greater Accra.

Ghananian Names

The Ghanaians popularly name their children with Names for the day of the week the child is born. Some popular names from Ghana include:


Boys born on Monday

  • Kojo
  • Kwadz
  • Komnan- Boy's Name in Ghana Fante dialect means born on Monday.

Boys born on Tuesday

  • Kwabla
  • Kweben

Boys born on Wednesday

  • Abla,
  • Kweku,
  • Kwak

Boys born on Thursday

  • Yao
  • Yawo

Boys born on Friday

  • Kofi


Boys born on Saturday

  • Kwame
  • Kwami

Boys born on Sunday

  • Kwesi,
  • Kwasi

Girls born on Monday

  • Adjo
  • Adjua
  • Adzo

Girls born on Tuesday

  • Abena



Girls born on Friday

  • Afi



Girls born on Saturday

  • Ami
  • Ama
  • Ameyo - from the Ewe dialect of Ghana, meaning a girl born on Saturday

Girls born on Sunday

  • Esi

Ghanaian Names whose meanings are not known:

  • Annan





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