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Origin and Meaning of Yobe

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  • According to a user from Zambia, the name Yobe is of African origin and means "Zambian local translation of Job from the bible".
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y- (3rd person object prefix) + -ó- (“directed at”, combining form of yíní- in the 3rd person) + -Ø- (classifier) + -bé (repetitive imperfective stem of root -BĮ́Į́ʼ, “to pick plural objects”).

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yobe

Dominic Yobe is a soccer player for the Örgryte IS, AC Oulu, and Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi. Dominic was born on August 4th, 1986 in Lusaka.


Donewell Yobe is a soccer player for the Lusaka Dynamos F.C., ZESCO United F.C., AC Oulu, and Zambia national football team. Donewell was born on August 24th, 1983 in Lusaka, Zambia.


Mcdonald was born on September 11th, 1981.


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Fun Facts about the name Yobe

  • How unique is the name Yobe? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Yobe was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Yobe: Your name in reverse order is Eboy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oeyb. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Yobe born Jul 10, 1957

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 Yukon approximately on 1800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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