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Gender: Male Meaning of Obama: "bending or leaning; little beach" Origin of Obama: Luo; Japanese

The name Obama is a boy's name of Japanese, African origin meaning "bending or leaning; little beach". Obama and is often added to lists like American Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

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The surname of our new president has been been adopted as a first, for girls as well as boys, by admiring parents around the world. And the O beginning even makes it fashionable. Though Barack Obama's name derives from the Luo people of Kenya, Obama is also a Japanese place name and a surname that means "little beach."

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Famous People Named Obama

Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the name Obama

Obama-care, common terminology for the Affordable Care Act, a US federal statute signed into law by Barack Obama in March 2010