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Origin and Meaning of Bambara

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  1. A West-African people.
  2. A language spoken mainly in Mali by as many as six million people, and by smaller numbers of people in Senegal Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Gambia.
  3. A member of that people.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bambara

Toni Cade Bambara was a writer. Toni was given the name Miltona Mirkin Cade on March 25th, 1939 in New York City. She left this life on December 9th, 1995.


Narcisse Bambara is a soccer player for the FC Universitatea Cluj, Étoile Filante de Ouagadougou, CS Concordia Chiajna, and Burkina Faso national football team. Narcisse was born on June 23rd, 1989 in Ouagadougou.


Moïse Bambara is a soccer player for the ASV Cham, FC Bad Kötzting, SSV Jahn Regensburg, FC Ingolstadt 04, FSV Frankfurt, and Burkina Faso national football team. Moïse was born on November 10th, 1984 in Ouagadougou.


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Popularity of Bambara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bambara U.S.
  White 71.26% 64.26%
  African American 20.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bambara

People with the last name Bambara are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bambara

  • How Popular is the name Bambara? As a last name Bambara was the 103,181st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Bambara? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bambara was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bambara: Your name in reverse order is Arabmab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Baambar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bambara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 174 people with the last name Bambara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bambara? Bambara is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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