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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kwame

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  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Kwame means "Born on Saturday" and is of African origin.
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Kwame means "Means Saturday born" and is of African origin.

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Wiktionary

From an Akan word meaning "born on Saturday".

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Kwame

Kwame Brown is a basketball player for the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, and Philadelphia 76ers. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2013. Kwame was born on March 10th, 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Kwame Nkrumah was a 1st President of Ghana, 3rd Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana, and 1st Prime Minister of the Gold Coast. Kwame was born on September 18th, 1909 in Nkroful. He passed away on April 27th, 1972.

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Kwame Kilpatrick is a Mayor of Detroit, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 9th district, and Member of theMichigan House of Representativesfrom the 9th district. Kwame was given the name Kwame Malik Kilpatrick on June 8th, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Kwame Anthony Appiah is a philosopher. Kwame was born on May 8th, 1954.

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Kwame Thomas is a soccer player for the Derby County F.C., Notts County F.C., Blackpool F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and England national under-20 football team. Kwame was born on September 28th, 1995 in Nottingham, England.

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Kwame Raoul is an office holder. Kwame was born on September 30th, 1964 in Chicago.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kwame

Kwamé is a hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and pop music rapper, producer, and rapping. He was most prominent from 1988 to 1994. Kwamé was given the name Kwamé Holland . Kwamé is also known as K-1 Million and K1 Mil.

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Okyeame Kwame is a hiplife, hip hop music, and african popular music musician. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Okyeame was given the name Kwame Nsiah Apau on April 17th, 1976 in Nsuta. Okyeame is also known as Okyeame KwameRap Doctor, Okyeame Kwame, Rap Doctor, Apau, and Kwame Nsiah.

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Frank Adu Kwame is a soccer player for the Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała, Berekum Chelsea F.C., Tanta FC, CAPS United F.C., and Piast Gliwice. Frank was born on May 16th, 1985 in Ghana.

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Koffi Kwame is an athlete for the CO Korhogo.

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Kusi Kwame is a sports team member for the SC Fortuna Köln.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1960 6 0 6
1961 11 0 11
1962 6 0 6
1963 9 0 9
1964 9 0 9
1965 13 0 13
1966 11 0 11
1967 8 0 8
1968 11 0 11
1969 25 0 25
1970 44 0 44
1971 85 9 76
1972 111 6 105
1973 91 0 91
1974 75 0 75
1975 64 0 64
1976 66 5 61
1977 64 5 59
1978 48 5 43
1979 61 0 61
1980 60 0 60
1981 52 0 52
1982 63 0 63
1983 52 0 52
1984 48 0 48
1985 38 0 38
1986 40 0 40
1987 35 0 35
1988 39 0 39
1989 230 0 230
1990 307 8 299
1991 196 0 196
1992 129 0 129
1993 111 0 111
1994 123 0 123
1995 86 0 86
1996 84 0 84
1997 60 0 60
1998 57 0 57
1999 59 0 59
2000 54 0 54
2001 79 0 79
2002 84 0 84
2003 50 0 50
2004 62 0 62
2005 57 0 57
2006 47 0 47
2007 40 0 40
2008 65 0 65
2009 40 0 40
2010 47 0 47
2011 55 0 55
2012 51 0 51
2013 48 0 48
2014 39 0 39
2015 36 0 36
2016 51 0 51
2017 43 0 43

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Popularity of Kwame as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Kwame

  • How Popular is the name Kwame? Kwame is the 4,624th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kwame have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,635 babies born with the first name Kwame in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kwame to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kwame? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kwame first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kwame is Saturday, February 10th, 1917.
  • What year had the most people named Kwame born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kwame was in 1990 with a total of 299 babies.
  • Random Kwame Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kwame is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Kwame: Your name in reverse order is Emawk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aemwk. How do you pronounce that?

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