Obama (surname)

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

Obama is a surname.


  • 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"
  • Obama is a common Fang surname in western Central Africa.

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