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Origin and Meaning of Obando

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Alt. Meaning

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

A is for artistic, adding beauty to the world

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

O is for observant, nothing gets by you!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Obando

José María Obando was a President of the Republic of the New Granada, Member of the Colombian Chamber of Representatives, Vice President of the Republic of the New Granada, Ministry of National Defence Secretary of War, Navy, Member of theColombian Chamber of Representatives, an. He was most active from 1853 to 1854. José was given the name José María Ramón Iragorri de Lemos Crespo on August 8th, 1795 in Miranda, Cauca. He passed away on April 29th, 1861.


César Obando is a soccer player for the C.D. Motagua, Club Universitario de Deportes, Correcaminos UAT, C.D. Victoria, C.D.S. Vida, Pumas UNAH, Real C.D. España, C.S. Cartaginés, and Honduras national football team. César was born on October 26th, 1969 in Tegucigalpa.


Sherman Obando is an athlete. Sherman was born on January 23rd, 1970 in Bocas del Toro Province.


He holds the title Count of Santiago de Calimaya and Marquis of Salinas del Rio Pisuegra. José was given the name José María Gómez de Cervantes y Altamirano de Velasco Padilla y Obando in 1785. José is also known as Cervantes y Velasco, José María (Spanish); Gómez de Cervantes y Altamirano de Velasco Padilla y Obando, and José María (Spanish). He died in 1856.


Marvin Obando is a soccer player for the Club Sport Herediano, A.D. San Carlos, C.S. Cartaginés, Deportivo Saprissa, A.D. Turrialba, Asociación Deportiva Ramonense, Puntarenas F.C., and Costa Rica national football team. Marvin was born on April 4th, 1960 in Palmar Sur.


He holds the title National Master and Chess title. Trotzky was born on January 17th, 1940 in San Gabriel, Ecuador. He passed away on August 2nd, 2010.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Obando U.S.
  White 5.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 89.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Obando

People with the last name Obando are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Obando

  • How Popular is the name Obando? As a last name Obando was the 9,551st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Obando? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Obando was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Obando: Your name in reverse order is Odnabo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dnbooa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Obando? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,404 people with the last name Obando.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Obando? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Obando as their last name.

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