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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.


Obama has 1 feminine form: Bama.

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

(female) Obada, Obara, ..

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)

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Obama for boys. 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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