US Popularity:7791
Origin:African
Meaning:Crooked, somewhat bent
Obama is a fabulous boy's name of mainly Fang and Luo origin and a common surname in western Central Africa. Although it's said to signify something "crooked" or "somewhat bent," it has headed straight for the stars since Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the United States. The name Obama may still resound in political conversations, but there's no harm in letting that powerful legacy live on through your little one, too.

Famous People Named Obama

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Barack Obama
    United States President
  • Michelle Obama
    United States First Lady

Obama Name Popularity Data

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2009
#12748
in 2009
+ 1258
from 2008
In comparison to the previous year's data
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