Ashanti

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12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ashanti mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ashanti

"Ashanti" is a name of African origin, and it means "African Tribe Name". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A member of a nation and ethnic group of Akan origin, found mainly in Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Notable Persons Named Ashanti

Ashanti is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, hip hop soul, and pop music singing, songwriter, record producer, dance, and actor. She plays Vocals. She holds the title Foolish". Her ongoing career started in 1998. Ashanti was given the name Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas on October 13th, 1980. Ashanti is also known as Ashanti.

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Ashanti was born in 1954.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ashanti

Ashanti is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, hip hop soul, and pop music singing, songwriter, record producer, dance, and actor. She plays Vocals. She holds the title Foolish". Her ongoing career started in 1998. Ashanti was given the name Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas on October 13th, 1980. Ashanti is also known as Ashanti.

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Kahlil Ashanti is an actor and writer. Kahlil was born on November 3rd, 1973 in Landstuhl, Germany.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 28 14 14
1971 29 21 8
1972 40 21 19
1973 48 30 18
1974 62 30 32
1975 48 29 19
1976 50 31 19
1977 69 44 25
1978 79 53 26
1979 215 175 40
1980 212 191 21
1981 105 89 16
1982 117 101 16
1983 103 91 12
1984 81 63 18
1985 66 59 7
1986 65 56 9
1987 74 60 14
1988 83 68 15
1989 228 206 22
1990 130 113 17
1991 143 123 20
1992 195 172 23
1993 257 219 38
1994 259 225 34
1995 279 242 37
1996 348 313 35
1997 289 267 22
1998 284 256 28
1999 270 243 27
2000 226 206 20
2001 305 281 24
2002 2,968 2,945 23
2003 968 962 6
2004 542 532 10
2005 397 397 0
2006 302 302 0
2007 306 297 9
2008 292 292 0
2009 272 263 9
2010 233 233 0
2011 240 235 5
2012 200 200 0
2013 207 207 0
2014 183 183 0
2015 161 156 5
2016 161 161 0
2017 140 140 0

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Popularity of Ashanti as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ashanti U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 87.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ashanti

People with the last name Ashanti are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ashanti

  • How Popular is the name Ashanti? Ashanti is the 2,222nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ashanti was the 140,157th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ashanti have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,359 babies born with the first name Ashanti in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ashanti to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ashanti? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Ashanti first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ashanti is Saturday, December 28th, 1946.
  • What year had the most people named Ashanti born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ashanti was in 2002 with a total of 2,945 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ashanti!
  • Random Ashanti Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ashanti ranks 45th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 58 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Ashanti: Your name in reverse order is Itnahsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hatiasn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ashanti? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 119 people with the last name Ashanti.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ashanti? Ashanti is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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