Ashanti: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ashanti

Ashanti

Pronunciation: ah-SHAHN-tee (key)

An overnight sensation in 2002, singer Ashanti followed Aaliyah straight from the pop charts to the name charts. The name's a natural, with its jazzy sound and echoes of African history. To some, though, it will sound like an ethnicity rather than a name.

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Ashanti is an a former kingdom (later a British colony) in western Africa, in what is now a region of Ghana.

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