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Boy Name: Obama

Name: Obama
Pronunciation: \o-ba-ma\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: crooked, somewhat bent
Origin: African
Similar Names: Obadiah, Obie, Obed, Obi


Obama \o-ba-ma\ as a boy's name is of African origin, has the meaning "crooked, somewhat bent". Made famous by American President Barack Obama. Obama was originally his grandfather's given name.

Similar baby names are Obadiah, Obie, Obed and Obi.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Obama.


Obama is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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