Ghana

First Name
<100
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ghana

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gha"na
A country in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, with Burkina Faso bordering on the north, with a population of 17,698,271 (July 1996 est), and a total area of 238,540 sq km. The government is a constitutional democracy, and the capital city is Accra.

Note: It has a tropical climate, being warm and comparatively dry along the southeast coast, hot and humid in southwest and hot and dry in the north. Its terrain is mostly low plains with a dissected plateau in the south-central area. The official language is English, and several African languages are spoken, including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga. The population is comprised 99.8% of black Africans and 0.2% European and other nationalities. The major tribes are: Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, and Ga 8%. The religious composition is 38% indigenous beliefs, 30% Muslim, 24% Christian and 8% others. The unit of currency is the new cedi; 1 new cedi (C) = 100 pesewas. The exchange rates for the cedi were: new cedis per US$1 - 1,246.11 (September 1995), 956.71 (1994), 649.06 (1993), 437.09 (1992), 367.83 (1991). Navigable waterways include the Volta, Ankobra, and Tano Rivers, providing 168 km of perennial navigation for launches and lighters.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea ("Ghana was colonized as the Gold Coast by the British")
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  1. (music) A style of Maltese folk singing

Fun Facts about the name Ghana

  • How Popular is the name Ghana? Ghana is the 69,505th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ghana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12 babies born with the first name Ghana in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ghana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ghana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ghana is Monday, September 1st, 1958.
  • What year had the most people named Ghana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ghana was in 1969 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ghana: Your name in reverse order is Anahg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hagan. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ghana born Jul 16, 2017

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1475. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.