African, Igbo

Obi Origin and Meaning

The name Obi is a boy's name of African origin meaning "heart".

Strongly linked in the US to the complex "Star Wars" character, Obi Wan Kenobi, but also popular in Nigeria as a short form of names containing the element Obi "heart".

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Obi in Pop Culture

  • ObiWan Kenobi, "Star Wars" character
  • ObiJapanese for a sash worn around the waist, normally with a kimono
  • Obianime character in "Snow White with the Red Hair"