Meaning:Born on Thursday; Linked to the earth
Yawa is a feminine name of Ewe origin. Following the Ghanaian and Akan people’s tradition of day names, it signifies “born on Thursday.” This can be a great choice if you want to always commemorate the day that your little one joined your family. Since it can come from names like Yaw or Yaa, Yawa can also mean “linked to the earth.” For a name that gives baby an earthy tone and keeps them grounded during any situation, Yawa can make for a great choice.
  • What is in a Name? Ghanaian Personal Names as Information Sources by Olive Akpebu Adjah, pg. 7, 8

  • Behind the Name, Yawa, May 2018

  • Name Doctor, Yaa

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