Usage Medieval English
Other Forms FormsOsgith, Osith, Ositha, Othith, Sythe, Osgyth
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Contributor Contrib.namebug on 6/21/2009
Medieval form of the Old English name Ósgýð, derived from the elements ós "god" and gyð "war" (perhaps meaning "divine war"). Saint Osyth was a martyr of the 7th century, an Anglian princess who founded a monastery at the village Chich in Essex, which was renamed St Osyth. It is occasionally used as a given name in modern times, especially in the early 20th century.