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Boy Name: Kwame

Name: Kwame
Pronunciation: \k-wame, kwa-me\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: born on Saturday
Origin: Ghanaian
Sounds Like: Kam, Cam, Kaimi, Kim, Kimo
Variant forms: Kwami, Kwamina


Kwame \k-wame, kwa-me\ as a boy's name is of Ghanaian origin, and the meaning of Kwame is "born on Saturday". Akan name. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, led his people to independence from Great Britain in 1957, and is considered by many as one of the greatest African statesmen.

Kwame has 2 variant forms: Kwami and Kwamina.

Baby names that sound like Kwame are Kam, Cam, Kaimi, Kim and Kimo.


Kwame is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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