- Aptostichus barackobamai, a species of wafer trapdoor spiders
- Baracktrema obamai is a species of blood fluke, found in Malaysian freshwater turtles
- Etheostoma obama, a darter species
- Lasioglossum obamai, a Cuban bee
- Obamadon gracilis, an extinct lizard fossilized in Hell Creek, MT
- Paragordius obamai, a helminths from phylum Nematomorpha
- Nystalus obamai (Western Striolated-Puffbird), a puffbird from the Amazon
- Tosanoides obama, a fish discovered in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
- Teleogramma obamaorum, a cichlid, honoring Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
- Caloplaca obamae, a lichen species
- Barack Obama Charter School – Compton, California – Qued Charter Elementary School renamed after Barack Obama in January 2009
- Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy – Los Angeles – Built in mid 2010
- Barack Obama Academy – Oakland, California – Alternative Learning Community renamed after Barack Obama in March 2009
- Barack Obama Elementary School – Upper Marlboro, Maryland – named after Barack Obama in June 2009 while under construction
- Barack Obama Elementary School – Pine Lawn, Missouri – dedicated as Barack Obama Elementary School in August 2011
- Barack Obama Academy – Plainfield, New Jersey – Plainfield Academy for Academic & Civic Development renamed to Barack Obama Academy.
- Barack Obama Green Charter High School – Plainfield, New Jersey – Charter high school scheduled to open in September 2010
- Barack Obama Elementary School – Hempstead, New York – Ludlum Elementary School renamed to Barack Obama Elementary School
- Barack Obama Drive – A road in the Tanzanian capital of Dodoma was renamed in honor of Obama’s visit to the country. The road, located by the Indian Ocean, leads to the Tanzanian president’s residence.
California, United States
- Obama Way – Seaside, California – Seaside City Council approved the commemorative designation of Broadway Avenue as Obama Way
Florida, United States
- Barack Obama Avenue – Opa-locka, Florida – City commission approved the renaming of Perviz Avenue effective Presidents’ Day, February 2009.
- Barack Obama Boulevard – West Park, Florida – City commission approved the renaming of SW 40th Ave, Effective July 2009.
- President Barack Obama Parkway – Orlando, Florida – approx. 1½ miles in length; includes sidewalks and bike lanes.
- Barack Obama Boulevard – Pahokee, Florida
- President Barack Obama Highway within the limits of Riviera Beach, Florida
Illinois, United States
- Barack Obama Avenue – East St. Louis, Illinois – City council approved the renaming of a half mile section of 4th street to Barack Obama Avenue in August, 2012.
Missouri, United States
- President Barack Obama Boulevard – St. Louis, Missouri
- Obama Plaza – Moneygall, Offaly, Ireland – President Barack Obama Visitor Centre opened on July 4, 2014 is located off junction 23 on the M7 motorway linking Dublin and Limerick
Antigua and Barbuda
- Mount Obama in Antigua and Barbuda – renamed from Boggy Peak on Obama’s birthday, 4 August 2009
For more Barack Obama namings
City of Presidents
The Parade of Presidents. A bicentennial project in 1976 Commemorating our nation’s 200th birthday.
Forty-four patriotic shields with each president’s name, silhouette, term in office and birth state, still line the city’s Main Street. Flags fly high over each shield from Memorial Day through Veteran’s Day for everyone to enjoy.
Toasting the President
Just when I thought I had seen and heard everything, I met a guy with 4,234 pieces of toast and a grand vision.
Yes, that’s me with a portrait of President Obama (center) and Wellington artist Maurice Bennett (right).
Maurice’s favored medium is bread. He has toasted an array of political figures such as Prime Minister John Key and former Prime Minister Helen Clark, as well as cultural icons such as Elvis and the Mona Lisa. He once sold a billboard-sized portrait of Dame Edna Everage to a bread company for $15,000. He also does abstract works in toast. A Renaissance man not confined to one medium, he has rendered Eminem in … (come on, take a guess) … M& M’s.
Our ceilings in the Embassy are not high enough or I would have twisted Maurice’s arm to leave President Obama’s portrait with us for awhile. The portrait is now on display at the Walrus Gallery on Taranaki Street, Wellington.
When my colleague Janine suggested that I make time to view the portrait, I thought the idea was half-baked. It turned out Janine was right … fully baked and well worth the time.
Ambassador Hartog Levin accepts portrait of President Obama by Dutch artist Diederick Kraaijeveld
January 20, 2010 thehague.usembassy.gov
The portrait, previously exhibited in Washington on inauguration day 2009, was presented to the Embassy by Derick Maarleveld, who raised funds from supporters of President Obama in the Netherlands to acquire the work.
Kraaijeveld uses salvaged wood from around the world to create his works. The blue wood he used for the President’s tie in this portrait is from Mombasa, Kenya.
Dutch village creates portrait of President Obama with hyacinth
May 11, 2009 hehague.usembassy.gov
40 volunteers worked on a 2 x 3 meter mosaic of President Obama, composed of millions of hyacinth flowers.
It is one of the items on display during the annual flower days (bloemendagen) in the village of Limmen near Alkmaar in the month of May. People living there make mosaics with the flowers of the Hycinthus Orientalis and set up the mosaics in front of their house.
The Obama portrait was created out of admiration of the American President.