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Short form of Obinna. As a very loose/literal translation, I would take this to mean something like 'heart of the father' or 'father's heart.' (Obi=heart; nna=father).
-- nne999  3/27/2005
Obi wan-Kenobi is Luke Skywalker's mentor in "Star Wars."
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
The name of Luke Skywalker's mentor is Obi-Wan Kenobi, not Obi wan-Kenobi.
-- Eruanna_Meldiriel  7/25/2006
In Saw 2, Obi is a character who burns to death in a furnace-like device. His name is pronounced AH-bee.
-- Mithos514  7/5/2006
I love this name, especially with the meaning "heart". I wish the Star Wars connection wasn't so strong.
-- glaucous  9/5/2006
One O away from Oobi, the title character from the Noggin show for preschoolers.
-- Kerules  4/14/2009
An obi is a sash you tie a kimono with.
-- Ailis  2/15/2010
In addition to meaning "heart" or "heart of the father," it's also what the central home of a man's compound is called. This can be seen in many works of African literature such as Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart.
-- Broomy  8/17/2011
Besides "Obi" in Japanese and all other separate meanings, specifically for the name "Obi Wan Kanobi", used by George Lucas, I believe it to be a little more simple, although much more ingenious...
Every airplane has two devices used as a short-range radio navigation system, enabling the aircraft to determine their position and stay on course by receiving radio signals. These devices are named "Omni-Bearing Indicator", and you select the frequency by turning a knob. Select the "origin" frequency in the first unit, and the "destination" frequency in the second unit. When in flight, these devices make sure your aircraft is on the right course.
So, you have "Omni-Bearing Indicator 1 knob" and "Omni-Bearing Indicator 2 knob". Then, just imagine the pronunciation of the first one...
"OBI 1 Knob"...
-- Rubens Sayegh  1/7/2013
Wan kenobi.
-- SEC908  2/8/2013

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