Given Name OSMOND

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AHZ-mənd  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protection". 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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ásmundr (Ancient Scandinavian), Osmund (Anglo-Saxon), Åsmund (Danish), Ásmundur (Icelandic), Åsmund (Norwegian)
Entry updated December 3, 2014