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Appiah is an Ashanti surname. Notable people with the Ashanti surname include:

  • Dennis Appiah (born 1992), French professional footballer
  • Jackie Aygemang (born 1983), Ghanaian actress popularly known by her maiden name Jackie Appiah
  • James Kwesi Appiah, Ghanaian footballer and manager
  • Joe Appiah (1918–1990), Ghanaian lawyer and politician, a direct descendant of Osei Tutu, the warrior emperor of pre-colonial Ghana whose reigning successor, the Asantehene, is a distant relative of the Appiah family
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah (born 1954), Ghanaian–British–American philosopher, son of Joe Appiah
  • Kwesi Appiah (born 1990), English professional footballer
  • Peggy Appiah, British writer
  • Stephen Appiah (born 1980), Ghanaian professional footballer
  • Ofosu Appiah (born 1989), Ghanaian professional footballer
  • Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (born 1948, British Gold Coast) is a Ghanaian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

As a given name, Appiah means "Prince" or "First" in Ashanti language

Category:Surnames of Ashanti origin