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Ashanti 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. Ashanti has 15 variant forms: Asante, Ashanta, Ashantae, Ashantay, Ashante, Ashantee, Ashaunta, Ashaunte, Ashauntee, Ashaunti, Ashuntae, Shantee, Shanti, Shauntae and Shauntee.
For more information, see also the related name Shaneika.
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Popularity of Ashanti
Ashanti is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3282 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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