Its source is an Akan expression meaning "Girl born on Thursday."
This girl's name is used in Akan and Ewe.
This name, like many other day names found across the west coast of Africa, may have originated from the historical contact of the Akan people with various tribes (the Agni and Baule of the Ivory Coast and Ghana, and the Ewe of Ghana, Togo and Benin Republic) in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Ashanti of Ghana speak various related dialects called Akan, a language in which children are named after their day of birth. The Ashanti may have imposed this practice on the people they conquered.