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What does Ashanti mean?

Ashanti Pronunciation of Ashanti 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH 17th century, mind (intelligent), victory, surname, black


VARIANTS Asante, Ashanta, Ashantae, Ashantay, Ashante, Ashantee, Ashaunta, Ashaunte, Ashauntee, Ashaunti, Ashuntae, Shantee, Shanti, Shauntae, Shauntee

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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 #1385. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular related form of Ashanti (#1385 FROM RECENT DATA) rated in the Top 2000 is Ashante. These forms of Ashanti reached the apex of their popularity 2 decades ago (AVERAGE #686) and are now much less conventional (#1692, 94%), with the form Ashanti becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashanti, Ashante in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.