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Given Name OSBORN
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: AHZ-born   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorn "bear". During the Anglo-Saxon period there was also a Norse cognate Ásbjörn used in England, and after the Norman conquest the Norman cognate Osbern was introduced. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Oz, Ozzie, Ozzy
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ásbjörn, Bjarni (Ancient Scandinavian), Osbeorn (Anglo-Saxon), Asbjørn, Esben, Bjarne, Ebbe, Espen (Danish), Ásbjörn, Bjarni (Icelandic), Asbjørn, Espen, Bjarne, Ebbe, Esben (Norwegian), Asbjörn, Esbjörn, Bjarne, Ebbe (Swedish)
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