Other Origin(s):Ghanaian
Meaning:Water; Born on Saturday
Ama, a feminine name of mixed origins. In the Ghanaian origin, it means "born on a Saturday." Naming children after days of the week is a prevalent cultural practice among the Akan people, who live primarily in the West of Africa. They believe each day has particular characteristics and qualities that are reflected in babies born on that day. If baby is born on a Saturday and you're looking for a beautiful name that celebrates their heritage and culture, Ama is an excellent option. However, in the Cherokee Native American origin, it means "water," giving baby the fluidity and strength to become whoever they hope to be. Water in Native culture and myths are representative of the origin of life, abundance, and fertility.
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