Obama (surname)

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Language(s)Fang and Luo, Japanese
MeaningLittle beach (Japanese)
Region of originAfrican Great Lakes, Middle Africa, Japan

Obama is a surname. It most commonly refers to Barack Obama (born 1961), the 44th President of the United States.


  • Obama is a common Fang surname in western Central Africa.
  • Obama is a common Luo surname. The Luo word Obam means "to lean or bend".[1]
  • Obama (小浜 or 小濱) is a Japanese surname literally meaning "little beach"

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  1. ^ "What do the words "Barack" and "Obama" literally mean?". Dictionary.com. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2016.