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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kofi

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  1. A male given name meaning "born on Friday".

Notable Persons Named Kofi

Kofi Annan is a Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations, and Arab League Envoy to Syria. Kofi was born on April 8th, 1938 in Kumasi.

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Kofi was born on August 14th, 1981 in Kumasi.

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Kofi Siriboe is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Kofi was given the name Nana-Kofi Siriboe on March 2nd, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, [U.S.].

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Kofi Abrefa Busia was an office holder. Kofi was born on July 11th, 1913 in Wenchi. He died on August 28th, 1978.

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Kofi Opare is a soccer player for the D.C. United, Michigan Wolverines men's soccer, Michigan Bucks, Detroit City FC, LA Galaxy, and LA Galaxy II. Kofi was born on October 12th, 1990 in Mampong, Ghana.

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Kofi N. Awoonor was a Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Kofi was born on March 13th, 1935 in Wheta. He died on September 21st, 2013.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kofi

Kofi is a lovers rock, reggae, soul, r&b, and contemporary r&b musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1976. Kofi was given the name Carol Simms in 1961 in Lambeth. Kofi is also known as Carol Vieira.

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Osei was born on June 3rd, 1942.

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Tony Kofi is a jazz musician. He plays Alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Soprano saxophone, and Flute. Tony was born in Nottingham.

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Rene was born on December 31st, 1991.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 14 0 14
1971 14 0 14
1972 14 0 14
1973 18 0 18
1974 18 0 18
1975 10 0 10
1976 17 5 12
1977 22 0 22
1978 25 0 25
1979 17 0 17
1980 18 0 18
1981 16 0 16
1982 16 0 16
1983 20 0 20
1984 11 0 11
1985 22 0 22
1986 21 0 21
1987 18 0 18
1988 32 0 32
1989 19 0 19
1990 23 0 23
1991 23 0 23
1992 20 0 20
1993 20 0 20
1994 21 0 21
1995 20 0 20
1996 27 0 27
1997 30 0 30
1998 37 0 37
1999 38 0 38
2000 35 0 35
2001 40 0 40
2002 35 0 35
2003 48 0 48
2004 55 0 55
2005 38 0 38
2006 33 0 33
2007 34 0 34
2008 37 0 37
2009 35 0 35
2010 19 0 19
2011 32 0 32
2012 24 0 24
2013 33 0 33
2014 24 0 24
2015 28 0 28
2016 22 0 22
2017 34 0 34

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Popularity of Kofi as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kofi U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 95.10% 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 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kofi

People with the last name Kofi are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kofi

  • How Popular is the name Kofi? Kofi is the 9,244th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kofi was the 158,432nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kofi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,227 babies born with the first name Kofi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kofi 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 Kofi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Kofi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kofi is Friday, February 10th, 1922.
  • What year had the most people named Kofi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kofi was in 2004 with a total of 55 babies.
  • Random Kofi Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kofi is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Kofi: Your name in reverse order is Ifok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fiok. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kofi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 102 people with the last name Kofi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kofi? Kofi 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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