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Akpan is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:


  • Andre Akpan (born 1987), American soccer player
  • Bassey Akpan (born 1984), Nigerian footballer
  • Hope Akpan (born 1991), English footballer
  • Ime Akpan (born 1972), Nigerian hurdler
  • Rita Akpan (born 1944), Nigerian politician
  • Uwem Akpan (born 1971), Nigerian Jesuit priest and writer

Given name:

  • Akpan Isemin (1939–2009), Nigerian politician
  • Akpan Okon, 18th-century African ruler