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Gender: Male Meaning of Obi: "heart" Origin of Obi: African, Nigerian-Ibo

The name Obi is a boy's name of African origin meaning "heart". Obi and is often added to lists like 145 Baby Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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"Return of the Jedi": strongly linked to the complex "Star Wars" character, Obi Wan Kenobi.

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Pop Culture References for the name Obi

Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Star Wars" character
Obi, Japanese for a sash worn around the waist, normally with a kimono
Obi, anime character in "Snow White with the Red Hair"

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