117 Ghana Baby Names With Meanings

When a baby is born in Ghana, a lot of thinking goes into the naming, just like in cultures all around the world. The Ghanaians believe that a name not just accompanies a person for the rest of his or her life, but is also a critical rite of passage. Hence, they pick a meaningful name for their children.

Besides the meaning, Ghanaian names are also derived from their ethnic Akan names. According to the rules of this ethnic group, baby names should be based on the day the child was born. They believe that a child born on a particular day has certain exclusive traits, which should be reflected in their names. The other factors considered by Ghanaians include the time and circumstance surrounding the birth, the religious views, ancestors, and the father’s name.

Even the naming convention in Ghana is unique and quite unlike other systems in the world. When a baby is born, he’s kept indoors for at least seven days. The mother can come out, but the baby cannot unless it’s an emergency. The baby is named on the eighth day.

If you’re looking for a beautiful Ghanaian name for your child, look no further. MomJunction has got you an extensive list of Ghana names with meanings.

AbigailFather in rejoicingGirl
AndrewA born warrior who is manly and braveBoy
AngelaAn angel sent from heaven to spread peace and loveGirl
CharlesVariant of Karl; braveBoy
DanielA ProphetBoy
Ericever or eternal ruler.Boy
Evansgod is good.Boy
FeliciaOne blessed with luckGirl
IsaacHe will laugh, he will rejoiceBoy
JenniferOld Welsh - White; Fair; Blessed; Holy; Smooth; Soft; A variant spelling is JeniferGirl
JessicaHebrew - God Beholds; Foresight; God's Gift; God's Grace; A variant form is JessiGirl
JoeGod will increase,nickname for Joseph,the ultimate good guyBoy
JohnEldest son of Saul,God is Benevolent,merciful and graciousBoy
MaryHebrew - Wished for child; Sea of bitterness; To Swell; A variant form of Marilyn; As Mary;Girl
MichaelOne of the seven archangels of the GodBoy
MiriamHebrew - Sea of Bitternes; Rebelliousness; Wished for child; To swell; A variant form of MaryGirl
PortiaA Latin name meaning pig or a hogGirl
TracyFrom the Irish word 'treasach', meaning fighter, higher, more powerful or superiorGirl
AbabioChild that keeps coming.Unisex
AbamThe second child after twins.Boy
AbeekuOne who is born on WednesdayBoy
AbinaOne born on a TuesdayGirl
AboagyeOne who is powerful and complete.Boy
AcheampongOne that gave birth to the king.Boy
AddaeThe morning sun.Boy
AdjoOne who is born on a Monday.Boy
AdjuaThe one born on Monday.Girl
AdomHelp from Go; (Akan Origin)Boy
Adricone who is a blessed rulerBoy
AdwenpaOne who gives good ideas.Boy
AdwoaOne born on a Monday.Girl
AdzoThe one born on Monday.Girl
AfafaThe first child of the second husband.Girl
AfryeaThe born during good times.Girl
AfuomOn the field.Unisex
AgyeiMessenger From God.Boy
AgyenimThe great one from God.Boy
AgymahOne who leaves his community.Boy
AjobaOne who is born on Monday.Girl
AkubaOne who is born on WednesdayGirl
AkweteElder of the twins.Girl
AntobamThe posthumous child.Girl
ArabaThe one who is born on a Tuesday.Girl
AwusiThe one who is born on a Sunday.Girl
BediakoOne who is in war.Boy
BoahinmaaThe one who has left her community.Girl
BotweThe 8th born.Boy
BubuneHonor to HimBoy
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