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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Asante

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Asante means "Thank you".
Other origins: African

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Asante

Asante Samuel is a football player. Asante was born on January 6th, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Asante Cleveland is a football player for the San Diego Chargers. Asante was born on March 21st, 1992 in Sacramento, California.


Asante Kotoko SC is a sports team member for the Asante Kotoko SC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Asante

Molefi Kete Asante is a professor, philosopher, author, and scholar. Molefi was given the name Arthur Lee Smith, Jr. on August 14th, 1942 in Valdosta, Georgia.


Amma Asante is a screenwriter, film director, and actress. Amma was born on September 13th, 1969 in Lambeth.


MK Asante is a memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, hip-hop, african-american literature, documentary, and hip hop writer. MK was born in Harare.


Akwasi Asante is a soccer player for the Solihull Moors F.C., Blauw-Wit Amsterdam, HFC Haarlem, Birmingham City F.C., Northampton Town F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., and Kidderminster Harriers F.C. Akwasi was born on September 6th, 1992 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Gyearbuor Asante was an actor. Gyearbuor was given the name Frederick Christopher Kwabena Gyearbuor Asante on November 4th, 1941 in Accra. He left this life on August 2nd, 2000.


Ernest Asante is a soccer player for the Stabæk Fotball, West African Football Academy, K.S.K. Beveren, and IK Start. Ernest was born on November 6th, 1988 in Sunyani.


How popular is the baby name Asante in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 5 0 5
1976 5 0 5
1978 6 0 6
1982 5 0 5
1983 6 0 6
1985 7 7 0
1986 10 0 10
1988 5 0 5
1989 8 0 8
1990 19 9 10
1991 19 6 13
1992 24 8 16
1993 34 6 28
1994 40 8 32
1995 39 10 29
1996 91 26 65
1997 101 18 83
1998 53 14 39
1999 59 15 44
2000 39 9 30
2001 47 10 37
2002 34 13 21
2003 27 11 16
2004 16 9 7
2005 30 8 22
2006 24 6 18
2007 48 10 38
2008 50 0 50
2009 47 9 38
2010 53 0 53
2011 43 0 43
2012 38 0 38
2013 35 0 35
2014 38 6 32
2015 22 5 17
2016 15 0 15
2017 15 0 15
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Asante

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Asante as a first name

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Popularity of Asante as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Asante U.S.
  White 1.75% 64.26%
  African American 94.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Asante

People with the last name Asante are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Asante

  • How Popular is the name Asante? Asante is the 9,607th most popular name of all time. As a last name Asante was the 17,605th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Asante have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,157 babies born with the first name Asante in the United States. That's more than enough people named Asante to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Asante? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Asante first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Asante is Sunday, March 22nd, 1964.
  • What year had the most people named Asante born? The highest recorded use of the first name Asante was in 1997 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Asante Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Asante is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Asante: Your name in reverse order is Etnasa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atnsae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Asante? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,596 people with the last name Asante.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Asante? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Asante as their last name since less than 1 person in 185k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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