Origin: West African: Twi, Akan

Meaning: “born on Friday”

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Cuffy, Koffi

Kofi TV and Movie Quotes:
“What’s the matter Kofi? You scared of the ball?” Hard Ball (2001)
“Who would you rather have dinner with, Richard Pryor in his prime, or UN President Kofi Annan?” Man of the Year (2006)

Famous people named Kofi or its variations

1. Kofi Siriboe (b. 1994), American actor
2. Kofi Kwarteng Frempong Sarkodie (b. 1991),
American soccer pro
3. Kofi Atta Annan (b. 1938), Ghanaian diplomat,
7th Secretary-General of the United Nations

More Twi and Akan Day Names
Monday – Kwadwó
Tuesday – Kwabená
Wednesday – Kwakú
Thursday – Yaw
Saturday – Kwámè
Sunday – Kwasi

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