Akan Dog Names

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Introduction

In West Africa, there is a group of individuals who are known as Akans. This unique group of people live along the Ivory Coastline in Ghana in the western part of Africa. They are the most widespread and largest group of people in Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, and Ghana. The Akan arrived in Ghana between the 11th and 18th centuries and lived in small villages divided into different wards of families. They believe in tribal unity, morality, and a supreme deity who they believe created the universe. Although the Akan are a bit primitive, they often use dogs such as the Basenji, Africanis, and the Rhodesian Ridgeback for hunting.

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Akan Dog Name Considerations

The Akans of Ghana often name their babies and pets for the day of the week that they were born on or the order of which they were born. This type of tradition is actually common in the African diaspora and West Africa as well. Similarly, others have been known to name their children for their family names or a special circumstance when they were born. There are over 250 known Akan family names with some strictly for males and some for females. There are also many African names, which are Akan as well, such as Amrah, which means unique, Jabari, which means brave, and Damisi, which means cheerful. 

Some other cute Akan names for your furry family member include Mina, which means delight, Kali, which means energetic, Sanura, which means intelligent, and Oringo, which means hunter and is perfect for a hunting doggo. It is a good idea to get to know your canine kid before making the final decision on your pup’s moniker. You may see some kind of quirk or habit that your doggo has that gives you an idea for a perfect name. Whichever title you pick, make sure you like it because you will likely be using it for a long time to come. 

Male Akan Dog Names

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Kwasi
Born on a Sunday
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Kwadwó
Born on a Monday
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Kwabená
Born on a Tuesday
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Kwakú
Born on a Wednesday
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Yaw
Born on a Thursday
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Kofí
Born on a Friday
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Kwámè
Born on a Saturday
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Píèsíe
First born
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Mǎnu
Second born
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Meńsã́
Third born
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Anan
Fourth born
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Núm
Fifth born
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Nsĩã́
Sixth born
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Asón
Seventh born
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Bótwe
Eighth born
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Ákron
Ninth born
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Boboto
Means peaceful in Akan
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Gahiji
Akan word for hunter and great for a hunting dog
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Amrah
Means unique in Akan
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Oringo
Great name for a hunting pup
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Afuom
For those born in the field or meadow
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Kwán
For those who are born on the road
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Aza
Means strong or powerful in Akan
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Adofo
Means the special warrior from God
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Kumi
For those who are born with force
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Bodua
Means protector or leader in Akan
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Pereko
Akan for fearless or firm
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Natonni
Means hero in Akan
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Duma
The Akan word for lightning and great for a fast dog
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Enyi
Means friend in Akan and is a cute name for any pooch

Female Akan Dog Names

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Akosua
Born on a Sunday
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Adwoa
Born on a Monday
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Abenaa
Born on a Tuesday
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Akuba
Born on a Wednesday
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Yaa
Born on a Thursday
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Afua
Born on a Friday
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Amma
Born on a Saturday
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Dede
First born
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Máanu
Second born
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Mánsã
Third born
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Anané
Fourth born
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Anúm
Fifth born
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Essien
Sixth born
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Ashon
Seventh born
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Awotwe
Eighth born
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Nkróma
Ninth born
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Bedu
Tenth born
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Kurkyire
Last born
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Ashanti
Means great African female in Akan
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Hekima
Akan for clever and knowledgeable
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Jabari
Means brave and fearless in Akan
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Damisi
Akan for cheerful personality
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Mina
The Akan word for full of delight
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Kali
Means energetic in Akan, for that hyper pooch
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Sanura
In Akan, this name means intelligent
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Asha
Akan for lively and great for a pup full of energy
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Agyenim
Means the great one from God
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Okoto
Akan for calm and humble
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Kyekyeku
Means twin in Akan
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Okyin
Akan for adventurer

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