US Popularity:6154
Meaning:Born on Friday
Kofi is a boy’s name of Ghanian origin. This name translates from the Akan language to “born on Friday”, which clues you in on its origins. It is traditionally a name popular among the Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Baby’s Akan day name would usually be given during their Outdooring, the naming ceremony that takes place eight days after birth. Aligning with this tradition, Akan day names usually match up with certain attributes. Kofi is said to have the characteristics of an adventurer and traveler, which could set baby up for a globe-trotting future.

Kofi Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kofi is currently #2269 on The Bump
Boy:Kofi is currently #1277 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kofi is currently #6154 in U.S. births
Boy:Kofi is currently #3140 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 246
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • The Sociolinguistic of Akan Personal Names by Kofi Kofi Agyekum, pg 213-215

  • Behind the Name, Kofi, January 2013

  • Britannica, Akan, people, March 2024

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