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  1. 44th President of the United States; first African-American President

From Luo.

  1. An African surname​.
  2. Barack Obama, 44thpresident of the United States of America.

From Japanese 小浜.

  1. A city in Fukui, Japan. See Wikipedia:Obama, Fukui.
  2. A Japanese surname​, literally meaning 'little beach'.
  3. A samurai clan of feudal Japan.

    Obama was also found in the following language(s): German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili

    Notable Persons Named Obama

    Obama is an athlete for the GD Bragança.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Obama

    Barack Obama is a 44th President of the United States. He holds the title President Obama on Osama bin Laden's Death. Barack was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.


    Michelle Obama is a First Lady of the United States. Michelle was born on January 17th, 1964 in Calumet Park, Illinois.


    Sr. Barack Obama was an economist. Sr. was given the name Baraka Obama by their parent Family of Barack Obama on June 18th, 1936 in Nyang'oma Kogelo. They breathed their last breath on November 24th, 1982.


    Florent Obama is a soccer player for the Moghreb Tétouan, Buriram United F.C., Chainat Hornbill F.C., Sukhothai F.C., and TOT S.C. Florent was born on December 15th, 1991 in Cameroon.


    Youssef Obama is a soccer player for the El Ittihad Alexandria and Zamalek SC. Youssef was born on May 26th, 1995 in Belqas.


    Fernando Obama is a soccer player for the Real Murcia, Real Murcia Imperial, Caravaca CF, Sangonera Atlético CF, CD Beniel, Moratalla CF, Jumilla CF, UD Horadada, Hércules CF B, and Equatorial Guinea national football team. Fernando was born on April 7th, 1985 in Murcia.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Obama U.S.
      White 18.87% 64.26%
      African American 36.48% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 14.47% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 18.87% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Obama

    People with the last name Obama are most frequently White, African American, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Obama

    • How Popular is the name Obama? Obama is the 55,242nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Obama was the 110,825th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Obama have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30 babies born with the first name Obama in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Obama? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2008 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
    • When was Obama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Obama is Wednesday, December 15th, 1937.
    • What year had the most people named Obama born? The highest recorded use of the first name Obama was in 2009 with a total of 16 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Obama: Your name in reverse order is Amabo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mobaa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Obama? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 159 people with the last name Obama.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Obama? Obama 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).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.