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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Oban

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Oban is of Gaelic origin and means "Little bay".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Oban is of Gaelic origin and means "Little Bay".
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  1. A town in Argyll, Scotland.
  2. The main settlement on Stewart Island, New Zealand.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Oban

Eduardo Oban Jr. is a 42nd Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Eduardo was born on December 13th, 1955 in Castilla, Sorsogon.


Erin was born on July 25th, 1982 in Ray, North Dakota.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Oban as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oban U.S.
  White 76.19% 64.26%
  African American 5.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oban

People with the last name Oban are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Oban

  • How Popular is the name Oban? Oban is the 83,962nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Oban was the 118,185th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Oban have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Oban in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oban? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2017 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Oban first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oban is Thursday, April 6th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Oban born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oban was in 2017 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Oban: Your name in reverse order is Nabo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oban? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 147 people with the last name Oban.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oban? Oban is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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