The name Ashanti ranked 413th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 3282nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This is a modern-day surname used among the Akan people of Ghana. It is derived from the name of one of the most powerful empires on the west coast of Africa.
The Ashanti empire flourished from the 17th century to the early 20th century. Today, names associated with the empire bring to mind images of power and victory.