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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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  1. The branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
  2. A major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea

From Latin ob, abbreviation of obulus.

  1. (historical) A halfpenny.


  1. (archaic) An objection.
  2. (genetics) The obese gene.

    ob was also found in the following language(s): German, Latin, Luxembourgish, Novial, Old Irish, Volapük, and White Hmong

    Fun Facts about the name Ob

    • When was the first name Ob first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ob is Thursday, February 23rd, 1893.
    • How unique is the name Ob? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ob. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Ob: Your name in reverse order is Bo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ob. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Ob born Nov 3, 1959

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1725. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

    Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.