What does Ashanti mean?
Ashanti [ashan-ti] as a girls' 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.
Related girl name: Shaneika.Creative forms:
(female) Ashanat, Ashanda, ..
(male) Ashanan, Ashanby, .. Middle name pairings:
Ashanti Mackenna (A.M.), ..
How popular is Ashanti?
Ashanti is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3282 out of 4276, Top 77%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Ashanti entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #115 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is currently at #1473. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular related form of Ashanti (#1473 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 is Ashante. These forms of Ashanti reached the apex of their popularity a decade ago (average #686) and are now much less conventional (#1736, ▼97%), with the form Ashanti becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Ailani, Aishatu, Alani▲, Amandi, Amani▲, Anani, Aonani, Armani▲, Asha, Ashah, Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashelei, Ashlan, Ashlei, Ashli▼, Ashni, Asianne, Assunta, Asti, Atlanta, Atlante, Avani and Ishani. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ashanti.See names in meaning and etymology.