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Some AKAN names and their meanings

Jmahama
By Jmahama | self meida writer
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A name is the basic identity of an individual. This is why naming ceremony is the first ritual done on a new born child. To the Akans, names have very great influence on their bearers. A child is named according to the day one was born, the circumstances in which one was born, and what we wish for the child.

The following are some Akan names and their meanings.

1. Agyemang- deliverer

2. Adiyia- experienced sorrow

3. Abayie- has come well

4. Antobre- not came to meet suffering

5. Agyei- messenger of God

6. Donkor- slave

7. Kakra- junior twin

8. Abebrese- suffering

9. Atta- twin

10. Panin- senior twin

11. Tawiah- born after twins

12. Nkrumah- 9th born

13. Odeneho- independent

14. Badu- 10th born

15. Bediako- a fighter

16. Nsiah- 6th born

17. Osei- Noble one

18. Piesie- first born

19. Adom- grace

20. Nyamekye- God's gift

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