Hoda Kotb

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jan 8 00:54:00 UTC 2009

>From Wacky-P. Note TV pronunciation of her surname:
Hoda Kotb (commonly pronounced HO-dah COT-bee; born August 9, 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma) is an American television news anchor.
Hoda Kotb is Egyptian-American and her name means "guidance" in Arabic. The name "Hoda" is very popular among Arab women. The last name "Kotb" is also popular among Egyptians, but it is properly pronounced KU-tub. It means "pole". Although her name was originally spelled Choda Kotb, on the Today show in 2000, producers decided to spell it Hoda."

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