Obama - Meaning of Obama

What does Obama mean?

[ 3 syll. o-ba-ma, ob-ama ] The baby boy name Obama is pronounced ow-BAA-Maa- †. Obama is of African-Swahili origin and it is predominantly used in the African language. The name is of the meaning 'leaning'.

See also the related category swahili.

Obama is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Obama include the African and Igbo Ogbonna and the Yoruban Obafemi.

† English pronunciation for Obama: OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"



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