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What does Obama mean?

Obama Pronunciation of Obama [oba-ma] as a boys' name is of African origin, means "crooked, somewhat bent". Made famous by American President Barack Obama. Obama was originally his grandfather's given name.

Associated with: famous.


1 feminine form: Bama.

Creative forms:
(male) Obima, Orama, ..

(female) Obada, Obara, ..

Middle name pairings:
Obama Kaedyn (O.K.), ..

How popular is Obama?

Obama is an uncommonly occurring first name for men and an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Obama has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Obama name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Obama outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Obadya and Rama. Like Obama, these names are not frequently used.

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