Meaning and name origin
Ashanti \a-shan-ti, ash(a)-nti\ as a girl's name is of Ghanaian origin. From the name of a powerful African empire (17th to early 20th century). Today, names associated with the empire bring to mind power and victory. The name is used as a surname by the Akan people of Ghana, and also in modern American black families as a link to the African past.
For more information, see also the related girl name Shaneika.
Ashanti is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3282 out of 4276, Top 77%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ashanti for girls. Ashanti reached its highest rank of #115 in the U.S. in 2002. (2014 statistics).