OBAMA Eastern African, Luo
From a rare Luo given name meaning "crooked, bent"
. It was possibly originally given to a baby who had an arm or leg that looked slightly bent immediately after birth or who was born in the breech position.
PRETORIUS Southern African, Afrikaans
From Latin praetor
. This name was adopted in the 17th century by Wesselius Praetorius as a Latin translation of his previous surname Schulte
. It is now common in South Africa.