Africa with Suriname Flavor

Ghanaian / West African Names

Below is an overview of the names as they are given to new born children in Ghana, West Africa. For instance: if a boy was born on a monday, he will be named Kojo or Kwadzo. An interesting thing is that in Suriname a similar habit exists under the descendants of slaves. Descendants of slaves who had run away use similar names. This is no big surprise, because the former slaves of Suriname were imported from West - Africa. See also the page with the names of children in Suriname to compare the given names.

Day of the week Possible names to give to a boy Possible names to give to a girl
Sunday Kwesi, Kwasi Esi
Monday Kojo, Kwadzo Adjo, Adjua, Adzo
Tuesday Kwabla, Kwebena Abena
Wednesday Abla, Kweku, Kwaku Akua
Thursday Yao, Yawo Abba
Friday Kofi Afi
Saturday Kwame, Kwami Ami, Ama

See also the page about West-African names and in particular the Ghanaian names.

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