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Born Day Names - August 4, 2011

“Born Day” names
The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born.
This tradition is shared throughout West Africa due to Akan Influence, from Benin/Dahomey (Fon) and Togo (Ewe), to the Ga, to other West Africans and throughout the African diaspora. For example, in Jamaica the following “day names” have been recorded:

Day:                Male  Names             Female Names            Meaning

Sunday:           Quashy                       Quashiba                     Universe        
                         Kwesi, Siisi, Akwasi;    Akosi, Akosiwa, Así, Esi, Kwasiba

Monday:          Quaco                          Juba                             Peace
                         Kodjó, Kojo, Jojo;        Adjua, Ajwoba, Adjoa

Tuesday:         Cubena                        Cuba                            Ocean
                        Komlá, Kobi, Ebo;         Ablá, Ablã, Abena, Abrema

Wednesday:    Cudjo                          Bennie                         Spider
                        Koku, Kweku, Kaku;     Akú, Ekua

Thursday:        Quaw                           Abba                           Earth
                        Yao, Yaba, Ekow;        Araba, Ayawa, Baaba, Yaaba, Aba

Friday:             Cuffy                           Pheba                          Fertility
                        Koffi, Fiifi, Yoofi;          Afí, Afua, Efia, Efua

Saturday:        Quamin                         Bennaba                      God
                        Ato, Kwame, Komi;       Ame, Ama, Amba, Ameyo

4 comments:

  1. Let me know what you find on True! i was born on a Wednesday!

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  2. I am so proud of you. Look-a-here, go-on with ya' bad self! Outta the closet and got me riffing in the vernacular of the Hood! Whew you bad!

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    1. I am trying!! Thanks for your support

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