Topic: Does the name "Boba" mean anything?

You know how Mando names usually mean something?
             Well I was just wonder'n if the name "Boba" actually means someth'n or if it's just some random thing?
   let me know if anyone knows...

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Re: Does the name "Boba" mean anything?

Its the name of a sauce at a chinese resturaunt in Oklahoma...

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From http://bobafett.com/manual/faq/:

Does the name "Boba Fett" mean anything in another language?

Spanish

From Babel Fish
boba - foolish, stupid

German

From German Slang
Fett: cool, awesome

Submitted by Gerhard Brandt
In german slang "fett" is a synonym for cool, or voluminous. Normally applied especially to hip-hop beats but nowadays everything is "fett" if its not whack.

From Langensceidts German-English Dictionary (1970)
fett - [fet] 1. adj. fat; fleshy; voice; oily; land, etc.: rich; 2. fat; grease; drunk typ. m bold type; fleck m grease-spot;~ig adj. hair, skin, etc.: greasy, oily; fingers, etc.: greasy; substance: fatty.

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In one piece of fan fiction I read a couple of years back "Boba" meant one who seeks justice.

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Uhhh... cool thanks yal

" Everyone dies, but since nobody's paid me to kill you...sleep well."
     -Boba Fett-

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BFFC Admin wrote:

From http://bobafett.com/manual/faq/:

Does the name "Boba Fett" mean anything in another language?

Spanish

From Babel Fish
boba - foolish, stupid

German

From German Slang
Fett: cool, awesome

Submitted by Gerhard Brandt
In german slang "fett" is a synonym for cool, or voluminous. Normally applied especially to hip-hop beats but nowadays everything is "fett" if its not whack.

From Langensceidts German-English Dictionary (1970)
fett - [fet] 1. adj. fat; fleshy; voice; oily; land, etc.: rich; 2. fat; grease; drunk typ. m bold type; fleck m grease-spot;~ig adj. hair, skin, etc.: greasy, oily; fingers, etc.: greasy; substance: fatty.

In German, fett spelled with a lower-case "f" means fat.

"I swear by the soul I don't have, I am going to kill you."
―Boba Fett

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Mandalore Hunter wrote:
BFFC Admin wrote:

From Langensceidts German-English Dictionary (1970)
fett - [fet] 1. adj. fat; fleshy; voice; oily; land, etc.: rich; 2. fat; grease; drunk typ. m bold type; fleck m grease-spot;~ig adj. hair, skin, etc.: greasy, oily; fingers, etc.: greasy; substance: fatty.

In German, fett spelled with a lower-case "f" means fat.

Yup. What I said. wink

Also, in Portuguese, "Boba" means "silly."

None of these may be relevant or considered when the name Boba Fett was chosen.

As some of you know, Harrison "Han Solo" Ford's semi-mysterious character in George Lucas' 1973 (pre-Star Wars) film, American Graffiti, was "Officer Bob A. Falfa." Some quotes:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0011509/quotes

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Also Fett could be short for fetter, which means a cage or restrainer.

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Re: Does the name "Boba" mean anything?

"Boba" in Asiatic culture refers to a tapioca pearl, usually found in a type of milky tea drink that originated in Taiwan (the original Taiwanese slang for "boba" referred to large breasts, so in Taiwan the drink is referred to as "zen zu" instead). I doubt that it has anything to do with Boba Fett, though. tongue

It's also the name of a city in Hungary. I don't know what the Hungarian translation would be, since it's likely from the old language.

And like the others said, "boba" means "silly/stupid/dumb/idiot" in Spanish and Portuguese. It has the same meaning and use as the French word "bête".

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MossNoth wrote:

"Boba" in Asiatic culture refers to a tapioca pearl, usually found in a type of milky tea drink that originated in Taiwan (the original Taiwanese slang for "boba" referred to large breasts, so in Taiwan the drink is referred to as "zen zu" instead). I doubt that it has anything to do with Boba Fett, though. tongue

So Boba are the tapioca pearls in Bubble Tea?  That's pretty cool.  Bubble Tea seems to be the 'fad' drink at school.  It's an acquired taste but I enjoy it.

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11 (edited by Miba Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:28 pm)

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And of course there's Fettuccine. wink

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Boba I think did stand for justice. Which is why i wonder why he did not wear black Armor. Stands for Justice.  But I guess the Green fits with the job he does. The Duty of it all.

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Boba Fett = One awesome dude

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To "Fetter" also means to shackle/imprison

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Boba (pronounced "Vova") is a Russian boy's name.

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Fett_II wrote:

Boba (pronounced "Vova") is a Russian boy's name.

Everything means something in someone's language.

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I have such a warped sense of humour, I think it should mean "prepare to wet your pants" sorry I just had to say it tongue

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It's a good thing you did. It gave me a good laugh for the day, Mel.

A man's worst enemy can't wish on him what he can think up himself. Yiddish saying