Kwame

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Kwame
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Akan people
Meaning born on a Saturday
Region of origin Empire of Ashanti, Ghana
Other names
Related names

Kwame or Kwamé is a Twi and Akan day name given to a boy born on a Saturday, originating in Ghana. People with this name include:

  • Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian-British philosopher of semantics and racism
  • Kwame Brown, an basketball player in the NBA
  • Kwamé Holland, an American rapper who enjoyed brief popularity during the golden age of hip hop; reemerged as a music producer named K1 Million
  • Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit, Michigan
  • Kwame Nkrumah (originally Francis Nwia Kofi Ngonloma), a Ghanaian politician (and for a time Life President) and one of the founders of Pan-Africanism
  • Kwame Raoul, a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 13th district since 2004
  • Kwame Somburu (Paul Boutelle), an American socialist political activist
  • Kwame Tucker, a Bermudan cricketers
  • Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), a Trinidadian-American black activist and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panther Party
  • Osei Kwame Panyin, an 18th-century leader of the Ashanti Confederacy, located in what is today southern and central Ghana

In addition:

  • Kwame (Captain Planet), a fictional character in the animated television series Captain Planet and the Planeteers