Origin:Ghanaian
Popularity:5965
Meaning:born on Friday
Kofi is a boy’s name of Ghanian origin. This name translates 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.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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