Obed

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
218
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Obed

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Connecticut, United States, the name Obed is of Hebrew origin and means "God worshipper".
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Notable Persons Named Obed

Obed Malolo is a soccer player for the Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, AC Allianssi, Klubi-04, and Finland national under-17 football team. Obed was born on April 18th, 1997 in Helsinki, Finland.

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Obed was born in 1936. Obed is also known as Yao.

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Obed Sullivan is a boxer. Obed was born on January 17th, 1968.

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Obed Mlaba is a South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mayor eThekwini, High Commission of South Africa, and London. Obed was born in 1943 in Estcourt.

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Obed Ariri is a gridiron football player. Obed was born on April 4th, 1956 in Owerri.

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Obed Gómez is an artist in the field of painting. Obed was born Obed Gómez in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Obed

Rhema Obed is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., Geylang International FC, Sektzia Nes Tziona F.C., Serres F.C., FC Rapid București, Sheffield F.C., NK Krško, and England national under-16 football team. Rhema was born on September 11th, 1991 in London, England. Rhema is also known as Chuka.

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Elisha was born on February 21st, 1952.

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Samson was born in 1981.

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Simpson was born on September 17th, 1989.

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Joseph Obed is an athlete for the Westtan Broncos F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Obed in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1912 6 0 6
1914 11 0 11
1915 10 0 10
1916 17 0 17
1917 10 0 10
1918 16 0 16
1919 15 0 15
1920 15 0 15
1921 12 0 12
1922 18 0 18
1923 17 0 17
1924 18 0 18
1925 9 0 9
1926 12 0 12
1927 18 0 18
1928 8 0 8
1929 9 0 9
1930 9 0 9
1931 8 0 8
1932 11 0 11
1933 5 0 5
1934 13 0 13
1935 11 0 11
1936 9 0 9
1937 6 0 6
1938 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1941 10 0 10
1942 5 0 5
1943 10 0 10
1945 6 0 6
1946 10 0 10
1947 6 0 6
1948 8 0 8
1949 8 0 8
1950 8 0 8
1951 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1954 5 0 5
1955 9 0 9
1956 8 0 8
1957 6 0 6
1958 12 0 12
1959 14 0 14
1960 10 0 10
1961 10 0 10
1962 7 0 7
1963 12 0 12
1964 21 0 21
1965 5 0 5
1966 7 0 7
1967 15 0 15
1968 15 0 15
1969 12 0 12
1970 14 0 14
1971 13 0 13
1972 10 0 10
1973 25 0 25
1974 18 0 18
1975 15 0 15
1976 21 0 21
1977 17 0 17
1978 20 0 20
1979 31 0 31
1980 29 0 29
1981 33 0 33
1982 31 0 31
1983 28 0 28
1984 28 0 28
1985 33 0 33
1986 26 0 26
1987 37 0 37
1988 40 0 40
1989 41 0 41
1990 46 0 46
1991 64 0 64
1992 41 0 41
1993 62 0 62
1994 58 0 58
1995 58 0 58
1996 77 0 77
1997 63 0 63
1998 59 0 59
1999 71 0 71
2000 111 0 111
2001 87 0 87
2002 96 0 96
2003 94 0 94
2004 98 0 98
2005 137 0 137
2006 114 0 114
2007 118 0 118
2008 110 0 110
2009 117 0 117
2010 114 0 114
2011 100 0 100
2012 93 0 93
2013 99 0 99
2014 93 0 93
2015 88 0 88
2016 97 0 97
2017 62 0 62

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Popularity of Obed as a first name

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Popularity of Obed as a last name

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Common last names for Obed

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Olson
  • Johnson
  • Larson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Obed U.S.
  White 42.66% 64.26%
  African American 16.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Obed

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

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Fun Facts about the name Obed

  • How Popular is the name Obed? Obed is the 4,726th most popular name of all time. As a last name Obed was the 85,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Obed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,519 babies born with the first name Obed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Obed to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Obed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Obed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Obed is Tuesday, July 27th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Obed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Obed was in 2005 with a total of 137 babies.
  • Random Obed Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Obed is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Obed: Your name in reverse order is Debo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Deob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Obed? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 218 people with the last name Obed.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Obed? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Obed as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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