Luo; Japanese
"bending or leaning; little beach"

Obama Origin and Meaning

The name Obama is boy's name of Japanese, African origin meaning "bending or leaning; little beach".
The surname of the 44th US 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 Obama44th President of the United States

Obama in Pop Culture

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