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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Asante

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  1. 2 submissions from Kenya and South Africa agree the name Asante means "Thank you" and is of Swahili origin.
  2. A user from South Africa says the name Asante is of Swahili origin and means "Thank You Lord".
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From Omani Arabic [script needed] (aḥsant, “thank you”), from Arabic أَحْسَنْتَ‎ (ʾaḥsanta, “well done”).

  1. thanks, gratitude

Notable Persons Named Asante

Notable Persons Named Asante

Asante Samuel

Asante Samuel is a football player. Asante was born on January 6th, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Asante Cleveland

Asante Cleveland is a football player for the San Diego Chargers. Asante was born on March 21st, 1992 in Sacramento, California.

Asante Kotoko SC

Asante Kotoko SC is a sports team member for the Asante Kotoko SC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Asante

Notable Persons With the Last Name Asante

Molefi Kete Asante

Molefi Kete Asante is a professor, philosopher, author, and scholar. Molefi was given the name Arthur Lee Smith, Jr. on August 14th, 1942 in Valdosta, Georgia.

Amma Asante

Amma Asante is a screenwriter, film director, and actress. Amma was born on September 13th, 1969 in Lambeth.

MK Asante

MK Asante is a memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, hip-hop, african-american literature, documentary, and hip hop writer. MK was born in Harare.

Akwasi Asante

Akwasi Asante is a soccer player for the Solihull Moors F.C., Blauw-Wit Amsterdam, HFC Haarlem, Birmingham City F.C., Northampton Town F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., and Kidderminster Harriers F.C. Akwasi was born on September 6th, 1992 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Gyearbuor Asante

Gyearbuor Asante was an actor. Gyearbuor was given the name Frederick Christopher Kwabena Gyearbuor Asante on November 4th, 1941 in Accra. He left this life on August 2nd, 2000.

Ernest Asante

Ernest Asante is a soccer player for the Stabæk Fotball, West African Football Academy, K.S.K. Beveren, and IK Start. Ernest was born on November 6th, 1988 in Sunyani.

  • Larry Asante
    Football Player
  • Anita Asante
    Soccer Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Asante U.S.
  White 1.75% 64.26%
  African American 94.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Asante

People with the last name Asante are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Asante

  • How Popular is the name Asante? Asante is the 9,560th most popular name of all time. As a last name Asante was the 17,605th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Asante have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,223 babies born with the first name Asante in the United States. That's more than enough people named Asante to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Asante? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Asante first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Asante is Sunday, March 22nd, 1964.
  • What year had the most people named Asante born? The highest recorded use of the first name Asante was in 1997 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Asante Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Asante is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Asante: The name spelled backwards is Etnasa. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Teasna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Asante? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,596 people with the last name Asante.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Asante? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Asante as their last name since less than 1 person in 185k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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