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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bom

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Bom means "Life" and is of African origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bom
A large American serpent, so called from the sound it makes.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bom

Park Bom is a singing and singer. Park was born on March 24th, 1984 in Seoul.


Bim Bom is a circus comedian.


Lars was born on April 8th, 1961 in Søborg.


Christian Bom is a soccer player for the Panthère du Ndé, Akonangui FC, Dragón FC, Deportivo Mongomo, AS Saint-Étienne, AS Poissy, Racing Club de France football Colombes 92, and Equatorial Guinea national football team. Christian was born on August 25th, 1988 in Douala.


Djalmma was born on March 29th, 1939.


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Popularity of Bom as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bom U.S.
  White 70.00% 64.26%
  African American 12.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bom

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bom

  • How Popular is the name Bom? As a last name Bom was the 105,079th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bom first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bom is Thursday, October 3rd, 1918.
  • How unique is the name Bom? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bom. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bom: Your name in reverse order is Mob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Omb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bom? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 170 people with the last name Bom.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bom? Bom is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.