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

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Origin and Meaning of Oben

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Alt. Meaning

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Oben

Roman Oben is a football player for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Diego Chargers. He was most active from 1996 to 2007. Roman was born on October 9th, 1972 in Cameroon.


Crispin was born on January 7th, 1876. They left this life on August 29th, 1947.


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Popularity of Oben as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oben U.S.
  White 48.78% 64.26%
  African American 36.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oben

People with the last name Oben are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Oben

  • How Popular is the name Oben? As a last name Oben was the 77,788th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Oben first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Oben is Friday, February 10th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Oben? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Oben. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Oben: Your name in reverse order is Nebo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nobe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oben? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 246 people with the last name Oben.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oben? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Oben as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Obens Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Oben born Aug 13, 1937

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 Southern Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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