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Kofi (Fiifi)
Word/nameAkan people
Meaningborn on a Friday
Other names
Related names

Kofi is an Akan day name given name for a male child born on a Friday, originating in Ghana. The name and its variations including Koffi are also common in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo.

Kofi may refer to:

Given name or day name[edit]

  • Osei Kofi Tutu I (reigned c. 1675 / c. 1680 – c. 1717), one of the co-founders of the Empire of Ashanti
  • John Kufuor (born 1938), second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana (2001–2009)
  • Kofi Abrefa Busia (1913–1978), Prime Minister of Ghana
  • Kofi Adu (born 1969), Ghanaian comedian and actor
  • Kofi Amichia (born 1994), American football player
  • Kofi Annan (1938–2018), United Nations Secretary General
  • Kofi Asante Ofori-Atta (1912–1978), Ghanaian politician
  • Kofi Amoah Prah (born 1974) Ghanaian-born retired German long jumper
  • Kofi Burbridge (born 1961), American musician
  • Koffi Amponsah (born 1978), Ghanaian footballer
  • Kofi Esaw, Togolese politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and Minister of Justice since 2013
  • Kofi Jantuah (born 1974), Ghanaian professional boxer
  • Kofi Kingston (born 1981), Ghanaian-American professional wrestler
  • Kofi Karikari (c. 1837–1884), ninth Ashanti king (1867–1874)
  • Kofi Sarkodie (born 1991), American Major League Soccer player
  • Kofi Siriboe (born 1994), American Actor and Model


Stage or ring name[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Kofi (album) an album by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd
  • KOFI, an AM radio station licensed to serve Kalispell, Montana, United States

See also[edit]

  • Cuffee or Cuffey, an African-American variant of the name