235 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with O

In this section of the site we have data on the most common Black last names beginning with O in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with O in America is Owusu, with a total count of 2,938 people who have the surname. The surname Owusu occurs roughly 1 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with O with statistics on the heritage and ancestry of those with the surname.

This list has been compiled using the most recent Census data and we have included only names where at least 60% of people with the name self-identified as "Black".

Click any of the names in the table below to find out more about the origin, meaning, and ancestry of each last name.

Rank Name Count White Black API AIAN 2+ Races Hispanic
10837 OWUSU 2,938 1.26% 95.95% 0.20% 0.20% 1.33% 1.06%
15194 OKAFOR 1,939 1.24% 96.60% (S) (S) 1.24% 0.77%
15639 OSEI 1,868 1.61% 96.63% (S) (S) 0.96% 0.59%
17798 OSBY 1,573 11.82% 81.56% (S) (S) 4.13% 2.03%
18910 OKEKE 1,444 1.66% 95.29% (S) (S) 1.80% 0.69%
19296 OBI 1,403 7.84% 85.17% 0.93% 3.35% 1.35% 1.35%
19581 OJO 1,378 1.81% 94.12% (S) (S) 2.25% 1.52%
20227 OKORO 1,317 1.29% 95.75% (S) (S) 1.59% 0.91%
20926 ODOMS 1,259 8.82% 86.42% (S) (S) 2.46% 1.91%
21330 OPOKU 1,228 1.95% 96.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.98% 0.57%
21583 OLLIE 1,209 20.43% 73.95% (S) (S) 2.65% 2.40%
22069 OFFORD 1,174 30.83% 62.95% 1.11% 0.60% 2.64% 1.87%
22924 OKOYE 1,116 1.43% 95.07% (S) (S) 2.33% 0.81%
23084 OFORI 1,107 1.81% 94.58% (S) (S) 2.08% 0.99%
23500 OKONKWO 1,081 1.67% 94.91% (S) (S) 2.59% 0.74%
24352 OLLISON 1,029 12.63% 81.15% (S) (S) 3.89% 1.94%
25486 OATIS 970 18.97% 75.57% (S) (S) 3.30% 1.96%
29768 OKE 790 32.28% 61.27% 4.30% 0.00% 1.52% 0.63%
29822 OBENG 788 1.78% 96.45% (S) 0.00% 0.76% (S)
30420 OPPONG 768 1.56% 95.05% 1.30% 0.00% 1.30% 0.78%
31412 OPARA 737 4.61% 93.62% (S) (S) 0.68% (S)
33941 OGBONNA 670 1.04% 97.16% (S) (S) 0.75% 0.75%
35147 ONUOHA 641 0.94% 96.26% (S) 0.00% 2.18% (S)
40016 OGARRO 548 2.01% 89.05% 0.00% 0.00% 4.01% 4.93%
41359 OUTLEY 526 9.51% 82.51% (S) (S) 3.99% 3.04%
42511 OREE 510 10.00% 84.90% 1.57% 0.00% 1.96% 1.57%
42858 ODURO 505 1.39% 94.85% (S) (S) 1.78% 1.39%
43006 OUEDRAOGO 503 3.58% 93.84% 0.00% 0.00% 1.59% 0.99%
43206 OKOLO 500 4.00% 94.40% (S) 0.00% 1.00% (S)
43584 OSUJI 495 1.62% 96.16% 0.00% 0.00% 1.21% 1.01%
43651 ONI 494 4.05% 91.09% 2.02% 0.00% 1.01% 1.82%
43969 OKEREKE 490 1.02% 97.14% (S) 0.00% 1.22% (S)
43969 OKOLI 490 2.24% 96.12% (S) 0.00% 1.22% (S)
44653 OKYERE 481 1.66% 92.31% (S) (S) 2.91% 1.66%
45189 OBANNER 474 1.90% 94.30% 0.00% 0.00% 2.53% 1.27%
46138 OTIENO 462 2.60% 93.72% (S) (S) 1.73% 1.30%
46219 OLLIVIERRE 461 6.07% 77.44% (S) (S) 6.51% 8.46%
46314 OBAS 460 1.52% 86.30% 3.26% 0.00% 2.61% 6.30%
46811 ORJI 454 (S) 96.70% (S) 0.00% 1.76% (S)
47186 ODUMS 450 1.33% 92.67% (S) (S) 3.78% 2.00%
47272 OCEAN 449 30.96% 60.36% (S) (S) 2.45% 4.45%
47521 OKORIE 446 1.35% 95.07% (S) 0.00% 3.36% (S)
48800 OWOLABI 432 (S) 95.14% (S) 0.00% 1.62% 1.85%
49636 OUATTARA 423 2.84% 92.67% (S) (S) 1.89% 1.89%
50362 OUTING 415 2.89% 93.01% (S) (S) 2.65% 1.20%
52037 OKOH 399 3.76% 92.48% (S) 0.00% 3.51% (S)
52267 OUTERBRIDGE 397 27.96% 63.22% (S) (S) 2.77% 3.53%
52970 OGUNLEYE 391 1.79% 96.16% (S) 0.00% 1.79% (S)
53419 OSAGIE 387 2.33% 94.57% 0.00% 0.00% 1.81% 1.29%
54178 ONYANGO 381 2.89% 95.01% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
54864 OLATUNJI 375 (S) 92.80% (S) 0.00% 2.67% 3.47%
56972 OCHIENG 358 5.87% 87.99% (S) 0.00% 4.19% (S)
56972 OCTAVE 358 11.73% 84.36% 0.00% 0.00% 2.23% 1.68%
58876 OLALEYE 344 (S) 96.51% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 1.74%
59603 OKERE 339 1.47% 93.81% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.54%
59901 ORELUS 337 (S) 94.36% 0.00% (S) (S) 2.97%
60790 OSBEY 331 3.02% 88.52% (S) (S) 4.83% 2.42%
61123 ODHIAMBO 329 4.56% 90.27% (S) 0.00% 3.95% (S)
61436 OLADIPO 327 (S) 96.64% (S) (S) 1.53% (S)
63373 OBASI 315 (S) 97.78% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
65244 OMEALLY 304 14.14% 81.58% (S) (S) 1.97% 1.97%
65593 OKAI 302 9.27% 73.84% 12.91% (S) 3.31% (S)
66931 OTOO 295 2.03% 95.93% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
67318 OLANIYAN 293 1.71% 94.20% 0.00% 0.00% 2.39% 1.71%
67943 OWUSUANSAH 290 (S) 97.93% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
68345 ONWUKA 288 (S) 96.53% 0.00% 0.00% 1.74% (S)
68547 OFFICE 287 14.63% 81.88% (S) 0.00% 3.14% (S)
68547 OJI 287 3.48% 80.14% 10.10% 0.00% 4.18% 2.09%
69996 OKORONKWO 280 (S) 96.07% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 3.21%
70403 OKPALA 278 0.00% 98.92% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
71042 OBY 275 29.09% 69.45% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
71265 OWES 274 10.58% 83.94% 0.00% 0.00% 3.65% 1.82%
71886 OGUNDIPE 271 (S) 95.57% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 1.85%
72771 ODEMS 267 4.12% 89.51% 0.00% (S) 4.87% (S)
74375 OKPARA 260 3.85% 91.54% (S) 0.00% 3.46% (S)
75799 OFOSU 254 (S) 96.85% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
77788 OLADAPO 246 (S) 98.37% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
78316 OYEWOLE 244 2.46% 93.44% (S) 0.00% 2.87% (S)
78567 OTCHERE 243 (S) 96.71% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
78821 OJUKWU 242 2.07% 94.21% (S) 0.00% 2.89% (S)
78821 OKOJIE 242 (S) 97.11% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
79846 ONYIA 238 (S) 98.74% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
80419 ODIE 236 10.17% 84.32% 3.81% (S) (S) (S)
81181 OPHER 233 6.44% 91.85% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
81458 OGU 232 2.16% 91.38% (S) (S) 2.16% 3.45%
82613 OSENI 228 (S) 96.05% (S) (S) 0.00% (S)
82613 OSHODI 228 (S) 97.81% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
83226 OLAJIDE 226 (S) 97.79% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
84748 ORELIEN 221 0.00% 94.12% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.98%
85049 OLOYEDE 220 (S) 96.82% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
85357 OLUWOLE 219 (S) 94.06% (S) 0.00% 2.28% 2.28%
86005 OLANREWAJU 217 3.23% 93.09% (S) 0.00% 2.76% (S)
86314 OLIBRICE 216 (S) 91.67% (S) 0.00% 2.78% 4.17%
86645 OMOREGIE 215 (S) 95.35% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
86981 OKELLO 214 4.67% 87.38% (S) 0.00% 6.07% (S)
87663 OCCEAN 212 0.00% 93.40% 0.00% (S) (S) 5.19%
88020 OKOCHA 211 (S) 95.73% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
89069 OSEITUTU 208 (S) 95.19% (S) 0.00% 2.88% 0.00%
89069 OTI 208 10.10% 65.87% 3.37% (S) (S) 18.75%
89753 OKOLIE 206 2.43% 96.12% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
90113 ONYEKWERE 205 (S) 95.61% (S) 0.00% 2.93% 0.00%
90495 OFFOR 204 (S) 95.10% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 3.92%
90853 OMORUYI 203 (S) 98.03% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
91221 OBOT 202 16.83% 76.24% (S) (S) 5.45% (S)
92719 OBIOHA 198 (S) 94.44% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
94730 OGBEIDE 193 (S) 96.37% (S) (S) (S) (S)
94730 OMOTOSHO 193 (S) 97.41% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
95115 ODIGIE 192 2.60% 89.58% (S) (S) 2.60% 4.69%
95115 OGANS 192 21.35% 67.71% 0.00% (S) 7.81% (S)
95115 OLAYINKA 192 0.00% 97.40% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
95545 OSAFO 191 (S) 95.81% 0.00% 0.00% 2.62% (S)
96368 OCRAN 189 (S) 91.53% (S) (S) 2.65% (S)
97210 OSHO 187 0.00% 99.47% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
98553 OMOLE 184 (S) 96.20% 0.00% 2.72% 0.00% (S)
98982 OFOEGBU 183 0.00% 98.91% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
99378 OKECHUKWU 182 (S) 96.15% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
100791 OGUN 179 12.85% 86.03% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
101247 OKINE 178 (S) 88.76% 8.43% 0.00% (S) (S)
102197 OLABODE 176 (S) 93.18% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.41%
102688 OGUNYEMI 175 (S) 97.14% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
102688 OMONDI 175 5.71% 90.29% 0.00% 0.00% 4.00% 0.00%
103655 ORPHEY 173 23.70% 73.99% (S) (S) 0.00% (S)
104156 OLADELE 172 (S) 98.26% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
104156 OSUAGWU 172 (S) 97.09% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
104602 OLOWU 171 (S) 96.49% 0.00% 0.00% 2.92% (S)
104602 ONUORAH 171 0.00% 98.83% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
107669 OGBEBOR 165 0.00% 96.36% (S) 0.00% 3.03% (S)
107669 ONLY 165 19.39% 72.12% (S) (S) 4.24% (S)
107669 OSEIBONSU 165 6.06% 90.91% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
108199 OGBU 164 (S) 97.56% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
109258 OGUNSANYA 162 (S) 96.91% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
110286 OLANIYI 160 (S) 93.13% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
110286 OLVERSON 160 15.63% 78.75% (S) 0.00% (S) 5.00%
110286 OSAKWE 160 0.00% 97.50% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
111426 ODIGE 158 (S) 94.94% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 3.16%
111426 OGBONNAYA 158 0.00% 99.37% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
112568 ODIASE 156 (S) 96.15% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
113155 OBASUYI 155 (S) 96.13% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
113791 OKOTH 154 4.55% 93.51% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
113791 OLADIMEJI 154 (S) 98.70% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
113791 OPARE 154 (S) 93.51% 0.00% 0.00% 3.90% (S)
115034 ODEYEMI 152 (S) 95.39% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
115034 OGUNSOLA 152 3.29% 93.42% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
115034 OSHIN 152 32.89% 62.50% (S) (S) (S) (S)
115639 OVERSHOWN 151 3.31% 93.38% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
115639 OWINO 151 3.97% 89.40% (S) 0.00% 5.30% (S)
116201 OFILI 150 0.00% 98.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
116201 OGUNDELE 150 (S) 98.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00% (S)
117480 OCANSEY 148 (S) 87.16% (S) 0.00% 4.73% 3.38%
117480 OLAOYE 148 (S) 99.32% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
118185 ODUSANYA 147 (S) 93.88% (S) 0.00% 3.40% 0.00%
118185 OKEZIE 147 (S) 89.80% (S) 0.00% (S) 7.48%
120901 ODUNSI 143 (S) 90.91% (S) 0.00% 3.50% (S)
120901 OUMA 143 (S) 91.61% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
121590 OULDS 142 16.90% 76.06% 0.00% (S) (S) 3.52%
123064 ONU 140 10.71% 87.14% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
123064 ORCEL 140 15.00% 78.57% (S) 0.00% 3.57% (S)
124548 OGGS 138 23.19% 65.94% 0.00% 0.00% 5.07% 5.80%
126765 OLAYIWOLA 135 0.00% 96.30% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
126765 OUTTERBRIDGE 135 (S) 91.85% 0.00% 0.00% 4.44% (S)
127494 OSIFO 134 (S) 98.51% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
128249 OKWARA 133 (S) 96.24% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
128249 OSAZUWA 133 (S) 92.48% 0.00% 0.00% 3.76% (S)
129047 OPONG 132 (S) 94.70% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
129047 OTEN 132 19.70% 72.73% (S) 0.00% (S) 5.30%
129825 ODU 131 (S) 95.42% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
130610 OBOH 130 (S) 97.69% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
130610 OLISON 130 6.92% 85.38% (S) 0.00% 6.15% (S)
131379 ODOI 129 (S) 88.37% 5.43% 0.00% (S) (S)
131379 OKUNDAYE 129 (S) 90.70% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.65%
131379 OLAGUNJU 129 (S) 93.80% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
131379 OMISORE 129 (S) 89.92% 0.00% (S) 3.88% (S)
132206 OGBE 128 4.69% 94.53% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
132206 OKOROAFOR 128 (S) 96.88% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
132206 OSAYANDE 128 (S) 89.84% (S) 0.00% (S) 7.03%
132206 OSUNDE 128 (S) 96.09% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
132206 OTENG 128 (S) 96.88% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
133048 OSTINE 127 5.51% 92.13% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
133863 OVIDE 126 11.11% 71.43% (S) 0.00% (S) 15.87%
134712 OLUSANYA 125 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
134712 OSINOWO 125 0.00% 98.40% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
135593 OGUNLANA 124 0.00% 95.97% 0.00% (S) 0.00% (S)
136449 OBIORA 123 (S) 95.93% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
136449 ONYEMA 123 (S) 98.37% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
137327 OTU 122 (S) 86.89% 4.92% (S) (S) (S)
138304 OCTOBER 121 7.44% 78.51% (S) (S) (S) 9.09%
138304 ONOCHIE 121 (S) 96.69% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
139228 OKUMU 120 (S) 88.33% 0.00% (S) 5.83% 0.00%
139228 OLADOKUN 120 (S) 95.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
139228 OWUOR 120 4.17% 91.67% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
140157 OGUNDARE 119 (S) 98.32% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
141140 ODAME 118 (S) 95.76% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
142108 ODOOM 117 4.27% 89.74% 0.00% 0.00% 5.98% 0.00%
144141 OBASEKI 115 (S) 95.65% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
144141 OGBOGU 115 4.35% 93.91% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
144141 OGUNBIYI 115 0.00% 96.52% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
144141 OHENE 115 (S) 93.91% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
144141 OPARAH 115 (S) 95.65% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
145220 OMOTOSO 114 (S) 98.25% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
145220 OYEDELE 114 0.00% 99.12% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
145220 OYENUGA 114 (S) 92.11% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
146201 OLINEY 113 (S) 93.81% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
147253 ODUNLAMI 112 (S) 98.21% 0.00% (S) 0.00% 0.00%
147253 OLADIPUPO 112 (S) 95.54% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
147253 ORPHE 112 (S) 96.43% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
148347 OGBUEHI 111 (S) 97.30% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
148347 OLAWALE 111 (S) 99.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
149395 OCKIMEY 110 (S) 86.36% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 9.09%
150452 OCTAVIEN 109 (S) 97.25% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
150452 ODUTOLA 109 (S) 93.58% 0.00% 0.00% 4.59% (S)
150452 OGUTU 109 (S) 97.25% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
150452 OLADEJO 109 0.00% 99.08% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
150452 OWOEYE 109 0.00% 97.25% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
151532 OLATUNDE 108 0.00% 93.52% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
152628 OGUNLADE 107 (S) 99.07% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
152628 ORIENTAL 107 (S) 90.65% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
153769 OLUFEMI 106 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
153769 ONQUE 106 (S) 90.57% (S) 0.00% 4.72% (S)
154907 ODUOR 105 6.67% 80.00% (S) 0.00% 10.48% (S)
154907 ONYEJEKWE 105 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
154907 OPUTA 105 (S) 94.29% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
156044 OFORIATTA 104 (S) 96.15% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
157234 ODUWOLE 103 0.00% 98.06% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
157234 OYUGI 103 (S) 92.23% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
158432 OLLINS 102 18.63% 75.49% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
158432 ONDIEKI 102 5.88% 89.22% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
159712 ODUNZE 101 (S) 93.07% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
159712 OLADEJI 101 0.00% 97.03% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
159712 OLORUNFEMI 101 (S) 99.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
159712 OSSAI 101 (S) 95.05% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
160975 OGBODO 100 (S) 98.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
160975 OGUNNAIKE 100 (S) 91.00% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
160975 OMOT 100 6.00% 91.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
160975 ONIFADE 100 0.00% 93.00% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
160975 OSAGHAE 100 0.00% 95.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)

Table Key

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  • Rank - The official rank of the name according to the US Census Bureau.
  • Count. Number of occurrences: Estimate of the number of people with the surname in the United States. (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy.
  • White. Non-Hispanic White Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic white" (race)
  • Black. Non-Hispanic Black Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic black" (race)
  • API. Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander" (race)
  • AIAN. Non-Hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native" (race)
  • 2+ Races. Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic two or more races" (race)
  • Hispanic. Hispanic Origin: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "Hispanic origin" (race)

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  • "235 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with O". NameCensus.com. Accessed on July 4, 2022. https://namecensus.com/last-names/black-last-names-starting-with-o/.

  • "235 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with O". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/black-last-names-starting-with-o/. Accessed 4 July, 2022

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