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What does Ama mean?

Ama /ama/ as a girls' name is pronounced AH-ma. It is of Ghanaian origin, and the meaning of Ama is "born on Saturday". Akan name.


Ama has 1 variant: Amma.

Affiliated girl names: Amabel and Amapola.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Alma, Amme, ..

(male) Aer, Amat, ..

How popular is Ama?

Ama is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#74398 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Ama for girls. Ama reached its highest rank of #1690 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ama name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ama outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the girl name Ama and affiliated names. The only other prominent related form of Ama is Amma. These relations of Ama were at the height of their popularity in the 1880s.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ama, Amma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ama and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Ama is pronounced similarly to Aimee, Aimey, Aimy, Amaia, Amaya, Amee, Amey, Ami, Amiah, Amie, Amiee, Amiya, Amiyah, Ammie, Amy, Amye, Aymee, Aymi, Ema, Emma, Emmy, Oma, Ooma, Uma and Yuma. Other recommended names are Ada, Aja, Ala, Alma, Amal, Ame, Ana, Ara, Asa, Asma, Ava, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ama.