OSMOND
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AHZ-mÉ™nd   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protector". During the Anglo-Saxon period a Norse cognate Ásmundr was also used in England, and another version was imported by the Normans. Saint Osmund was an 11th-century Norman nobleman who became an English bishop. Though it eventually became rare, it was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ásmundr (Ancient Scandinavian), Osmund (Anglo-Saxon), Åsmund (Danish), Ásmundur (Icelandic), Åsmund (Norwegian)
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