List of Akan(Twi, Asante) Names



Names for Days of the Week

Male

Kwasi/Kwesi (Sunday)
Kwadwo (Monday)
Kwabena(Tuesday) 
Kwaku(Wednesday)
Kwao/Yao(Thursday)
Kwafi/Kofi(Friday)
Kwame/Kwamena(Saturday)

Female

Akosua/Esi(Sunday)
Adwoa(Monday)
Abena(Tuesday) 
Akua(Wednesday)
Yaa(Thursday)
Afia/Afua(Friday)
Amma(Saturday)

Praise Names

Bodua (protector, leader)
Okoto (calm, humble)
Ogyam (good, humane)
Ntonni (advocate, hero)
Pereko (fearless, firm)
Okyin (adventurer, itinerant)
Atoapem (ancient, heroic)

Order of Birth

Male/Female

Píèsíe(First born) 
Mǎnu/Máanu(Second born)
Meńsã́/Mánsã(Third born)
Anan/Anané(Fourth born)
Núm/Anúm(Fifth born)
Nsĩã́(Sixth born)
Asón/Nsṍwaa(Seventh born)
Bótwe(Eight born) 
Ákron/Nkróma(Ninth born)
Badú/Badúwaa(Tenth born )
Dúkũ(Eleventh born)
Dúnu(Twelfth born)
Kaakyire(Last born) 

Special Circumstances.

Circumstance                 Male/Female name     Translation
           
on the field                        Afúom                             "on the farm"
on the road                       Ɔkwán                             "the road"
in war                                 Bekṍe, Bedíàkṍ            "war time"
happy circumstances       Afiríyie                            "good year"
after death of father          Antó                               "it didn't meet him"
after long childlessness   Nyamékyε                      "gift from God"
premature or sickly           Nyaméama                   "what God has given (no man can take away)"
father refuses                    Obím̀pέ                          "nobodywants"
responsibility                     Yεmpέw                         "we don't want you"



Surnames

Acheampong
Appiah 
Boateng 
Essien