Barack just sounds ugly...
Anders1234  12/19/2020
Moving away from Obama, it also means apricot in Hungarian.
Hushpuppy  7/3/2020
I hated Obama. My brother's name is Brock, and he was born in 2005 before he was ever elected. People always confused his name with Barack. (I don't like Brock either)

Michelle, how dare you get rid of sherbert in school lunches?!
― Anonymous User  5/17/2020
Not very attractive, and it's too associated with Obama.
someone-  5/5/2020
It's a good name and while I'm not American I think Obama did a good job. But I wouldn't use it because it is strongly and only associated with Obama (also because I'm not Arabian or Muslim). I wouldn't use Kennedy or Reagan either (I don't like the president Reagan although the name is kind of okay. Kennedy was fine but the name should only be a last name) as some people have said, but they're in use more partly because they're common last names in the English speaking world and people can associate them with many things, but even looking at the comments for this name you don't see any action until Obama was a candidate.
picajay  9/21/2019
History is going to treat this name well, I suspect. Adding to our list.
DefensorPacis  8/7/2019
I am a big Obama fan, but even I can agree that this name is not very nice.
Theatrenamelover  5/6/2019
Although I like Mr Obama, you probably shouldn't use this name, at least not in America. Too close of an association. It is a pretty cool name nonetheless.
edg0123  3/5/2019
There are a lot of names in history that become absorbed by one person and that kind of ruins them for everyone. Barack was the name of a biblical character, but everyone is going to think that you're named after Barack Obama and his name has to come up constantly. It gets grating and awkward after some time.
revoLucian1776  2/8/2019
At least it's Obama and not Osama.
Hushpuppy  2/9/2019
It makes me think of barracks, and it is too associated with Barack Obama. But it's a really handsome name.
kayisforkeen  9/25/2018
I really didn’t like Barack Obama as president, but this name isn’t too bad. I will also let this pass seeing as I let Reagan pass and honestly, dropping personal associations aside, I do actually think this name isn’t that bad. I think this could rise within a couple of years like how Reagan did.
DanielRivera  8/17/2018
The name Barack is almost as horrible as its most famous bearer.
Prime Meridian  6/12/2018
Why does everyone here hate Obama? This name is in no way as bad as Reagan, it is much better actually. Obama did much more in one month for the benefit of the country in a month then Reagan did in total, but Reagan is popular and no one can use Barack.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2018
It certainly does mean 'blessing' if you're American. Something to be quite proud of. I don't think it matters that he's black, so people are making these silly comments over nothing.
Hushpuppy  2/22/2018
It doesn't matter if this name is strongly associated with Obama, and his namesake does not devalue this name as a usable name. It's still just a name, and if a parent happens to like it, they're free to name their kid whatever they want. It's their choice.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2017
I can't wait to see whether this name sees a boost in popularity, in the vein of the names Kennedy and Reagan. President Obama did an excellent job as President, and I could especially see this name being embraced in the black community.
S-Genesis  12/28/2016
Why would you want to name your kid after Barack Obama? The parents of this kid must have ridiculous aspirations.
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/4/2015
TyrannosaurusRegina, you are so right.
Kidwins9  10/15/2015
Obviously, this name is now associated with President Obama. If it becomes more popular, this association will gradually be weakened until it becomes just a "normal" name. That's exactly what happened with Ingrid, which probably only became common outside Scandinavia because of actress Ingrid Bergman. (Incidentally, I like President Obama.)
Kosta  7/6/2015
If you used this name, Republicans would throw a fit. It also implies that you're a little too obsessed with Barack Obama. It's not a good idea to use names that everyone will associate with one person.
Lolth  4/28/2013
This name is one of those names that you cannot shake yourself from association with Barack Obama. I say don't name your child this. It makes you look like an Obama drone.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2011
An awful name, mainly because of the association with Barack Obama, a very negative association, if you ask me.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2009
O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara, there's no one as Irish as Barack Obama!
― Anonymous User  6/21/2009
In 2008, Barack did not enter the top 1000 baby names in the United States, but moved up 10 000 names in popularity to the 2049th spot.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2009
To me, when you say it fast, it sounds like a chicken clucking. No offense to the president, of course. But that is my opinion and I know there are cruel kids out there who would think of something terrible to say.

On the other hand, it is not a name you hear every day.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2009
Might come from 'Mubarak' which means "good wishes" in Arabic, or 'Barak' (pronounced bur-raq) which means lightning. Regardless of origin, I personally like this name very much, Obama or no Obama. It's sleek, cool, strong-sounding and exotic. Very nice name.
1m4n  1/29/2009
I really like this name because of Barack Obama, but that's the reason why it will cause teasing by people who rudely assume that Obama is a Muslim because his name sounds Arabic.
bananarama  11/28/2008
Why would it be rude to assume that someone is a Muslim? Seriously, think before you say something.
gimmeaname  1/24/2009
What I think the OP means by 'rudely assume that Obama is a Muslim' is people think he is a Muslim and therefore rudely assume he's affiliated with terrorists or something of the sort.

While being a part of any religion is never a bad thing, it still goes to say that it's a bit rude if someone assumes you're a part of something you're not, whether it's a good or bad association. I wouldn't be mortally offended, but I would consider it a bit rude for someone to assume I was Christian just because I'm a White middle-class American.

Although I admit that the OP's comment was ambiguous, I still think you're setting focus on the wrong part of that statement.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2009
It sounds like "rock" with a long "bur" sound. Bur-rock. It sounds ugly and don't like the name at all no offense to the president-elect. Don't gush, please. It's not so great.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2008
I don't really like this name. It has an ugly sort of sound to it.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2008
Barack is a tremendous name simply by its association with the incoming president. It's one we're likely to see a lot more of, particularly if he proves to be a successful president.
marauder34  11/10/2008
No offense to those by this name, and especially to the President-elect, but I do not like this name and I especially don't like the mockery.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2008
I actually really like it, it's different, and I like the look and sound.
tigerlilly  11/6/2008
Barack happens to be spelled exactly like the Hungarian word for "apricot" (pronounced "baw-rawtsk").
Kosta  7/17/2008
Famous bearer is Barack Obama, Democrat senator from Illinois and 2008 presidential hopeful.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  7/2/2008
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He is also the first African-American president in the history of our nation.
rory  11/9/2008

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