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Meaning and name origin

Kwame \k-wame, kwa-me\ as a boy's name is of Ghanaian origin, and the meaning of Kwame is "born on Saturday". Akan name. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, led his people to independence from Great Britain in 1957, and is considered by many as one of the greatest African statesmen.


Kwame has 2 variant forms: Kwami and Kwamina.


Kwame is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kwame for boys. Kwame reached its highest rank of #583 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kwame name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kwame is also pronounced similarly to Kam. Other suggested similar baby names are Kane and Keane. Like Kwame, these names are not commonly used.