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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Odom

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Alt. Meaning

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Odom

She has been prominent since 2007. Khloé was given the name Khloé Alexandra Kardashian by her parents Kris Jenner, Robert Kardashian, and Caitlyn Jenner on June 27th, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Lamar Odom is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. His career lasted from 1999 to 2014. Lamar was born on November 6th, 1979 in Queens.


Leslie Odom Jr. is an actor and singer. They were most active from 2003 to present. Leslie was born Leslie Odom Jr. on August 6th, 1981 in Queens.


Barry was born on November 26th, 1976 in Lawton, Oklahoma.


Dave Odom is a college coach. Dave was born on October 9th, 1942 in Goldsboro, North Carolina.


Blue Moon Odom is a baseball player. Blue was born on May 29th, 1945 in Macon, Georgia.


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Popularity of Odom as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Odom U.S.
  White 69.03% 64.26%
  African American 25.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Odom

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

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Fun Facts about the name Odom

  • How Popular is the name Odom? Odom is the 51,868th most popular name of all time. As a last name Odom was the 996th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Odom have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37 babies born with the first name Odom in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Odom? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Odom first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Odom is Wednesday, April 26th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Odom born? The highest recorded use of the first name Odom was in 1917 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Odom: Your name in reverse order is Modo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Omod. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Odom? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,020 people with the last name Odom.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Odom? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Odom as their last name.

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