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FAQ: Miscellaneuos

Last edited: 2003-08-08

Meaning of Ghanaian Names


Question
In Ghana, what do the names "JOJO" and "KOFFI" mean?

Answer
- Jojo is the Fanti (tribe) name for a male child born on Monday. Jojo is refered to as Kojo by other tribes.

- Kofi (nor Koffi) is a Friday born male child

Complete List:
Sunday: Kwesi & Akosua/Esi
Monday: Kojo & Adjoa
Tuesday: Kwabena & Abena
Wednesday: Kweku & Akua
Thursday: Yaw & Yaa
Friday: Kofi/Fifi & Afua
Saturday: Kwame & Ama