Submitted Names Starting with O
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OAJÁ f Sami
Feminine Sami name of unknown etymology.
OAK m Popular Culture, EnglishEnglish
named for the oak tree, a symbol of strength and endurance which has many mythological associations.
OAKLAND m & f English (Rare)
This name is derived from the place name and surname of the same name. The place name & surname is derived from Old English āc
and it, obviously, means "oak land."
OAKLEY m & f English
From the traditionally English habitational surname meaning "oak clearing". From the Old English oak
'oak' and leah
OBAMA m English
Obama is given to honor the Forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama.
OBATALA m African Mythology
In the religion of the Yoruba people, Obàtálá is the creator of human bodies, which were supposedly brought to life by Olorun
's breath. Obàtálá is also the owner of all ori or heads. Any orisha may lay claim to an individual, but until that individual is initiated into the priesthood of that orisha, Obàtálá still owns that head... [more]
OBBE m Frisian, Old Swedish, Swedish
Frisian short form of Germanic names containing the first element AUD
and a last element beginning with -b...
or an Old Swedish and Swedish form of Ubbi
OBE m Frisian
A short form of names with the first element WULF
"wulf" or OD
"wealth" and a second element starting in b-
OBÉLINE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare, Archaic)
Means "spit, nail, rod, pointed pillar, horizontal line". From the Greek obelos
(ὀβελός) with the French diminutive ending of -ine
, or -ia
OBEY m & f English (Puritan)
Meaning, "behave in accordance with (a general principle, natural law, etc.)." Referring to fearing and obeying God.
OBIANUJU f Igbo
Allegedly means "born at the time of plenty" in Igbo.
OBIL m Biblical
Obil was an Ishmaelite, a keeper of camels in the time of David
, according to 1 Chronicles 27:30.
OBINNA m Igbo, Nigerian
Means "dear to my father", literally "father's heart" from Igbo obi
"heart" (compare Obi
) combined with nna
"father" (compare Ikenna
). This name is usually given to the first son in a family.
OBIORA m Igbo
Igbo name meaning "The mind of the People".
OBI-WAN m Popular Culture
The name of a character from George Lucas's Star Wars movie series. Originally the master of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan went into hiding after his apprentice became evil, adopting the name Ben.
OBIZZO m Italian
Of Germanic origin, though the meaning is unknown. Possibly from the roots aud "wealth" or hug "mind, thought, heart, spirit".
OBSIDIAN m American (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Derived from obsidian
, the English name for a specific type of volcanic glass. The name is ultimately derived from Latin obsidianus
meaning "of Obsidius", after the Roman (also called Obsius in some instances) who supposedly was the first to discover this type of volcanic glass... [more]
OBULOR m Ogba
The name Obulor mean "Peace filled mind" or "I am now relaxed" from all worries.... [more]
OCCY m English (Australian)
Given in honour of surfer Mark
Occhilupo, whose nickname is "Occy", short for his Italian
surname, which means "eyes of the wolf". At the same time it is a play on the word "occy straps", short for "octopus straps" - used by surfers to tie their surfboards to a car roof.
OCEFI f Haiti
"Asefi," meaning "enough daughters" is a given name sometimes given when the parents were hoping for a son, but had a girl instead. The name stems from the comparatively greater value placed on sons in traditionally conservative Haitian culture.
OCELOT m Popular Culture
The name of Revolver Ocelot, a character in Metal Gear Solid. He becomes Liquid Ocelot after being injected with Liquid Snake's genes in MGS2: Sons of Liberty.
OCHA m & f Pet
From Japanese ocha, which is a type of Japanese green tea.
OCHAN m Nivkh
From Nivkh otgan
meaning "garbage, waste".
OCHIMOS m Greek Mythology
Probably derived from the Greek verb ὀχέω (ocheo)
meaning "to bear, to carry, to hold fast, to sustain", which is closely related to the Greek verb ἔχω (echo)
meaning "to have, to hold, to possess"... [more]
OCHOPINTRE m Georgian Mythology
Combination of ოჭო (ocho)
which is related to the name of the god Bochi
and პინტრე (pintre)
which is related to the Greek god Pan
. Ochopintre is the spirit of the forest and protector of wild animals... [more]
OCHRE m & f English (Rare, Archaic)
Named for the naturally coloured clay, used for art and decoration since prehistoric times. The word comes from ancient Greek, and means "pale yellow" (although ochre can come in several earth shades).
OCTOBER m & f Literature, Popular Culture, English
Derived from Latin octo
, meaning eight. It was the name of the eighth month, and is now our tenth month. Ray Bradbury wrote a group of stories called "Octoberland." One of the characters is named October.
ODALFRID m Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic odal
"heritage, fatherland" (also see Odalric
) combined with the Old High Germanic element fridu
ODAR m Irish
Irish masculine name meaning "dark, grey-brown".
ODAV m Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, Sinhalese
Name: Odav ओडव ... [more]
ODDBJØRG f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr
"point of a sword" combined with Old Norse björg
ODDGERÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian name with the combination of oddr
"point (of a weapon)" and garðr
ODDGUNN f Norwegian
New combination of oddr
"point of a weapon" and gunnr
ODDONE m Italian
Diminutive form of ODDO
. Oddone of Savoy, son of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, and the Cardinal Oddone di Monferrato were two well-known bearers of this name.
ODDSTEINN m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of oddr
'point of a weapon' and steinn
ODDVALDUR m Faroese
Faroese name with the combination of oddr
"spear" and valdr
"ruler, mighty one, powerful one".
ODDVARD m Norwegian
Norwegian combination of oddr
"point" (of a weapon) and vǫrðr
ODDVEIG f Norwegian
A relatively modern Scandinavian name, it is derived from Old Norse oddr
"point of a sword" combined with Old Norse veig
ODELIA f Hebrew
Variant transcription of the Hebrew feminine name Odeliah
, which is derived from a Hebrew phrase that means "I will thank God", which is said to consist of Hebrew ode
"I will thank, praise" combined with Hebrew leya
meaning "to God" (also compare Elyah
, which is a variant of Eliyyahu
ODEM f Hebrew
Means "ruby" in Hebrew. (see Ruby
), or "red". Making it relative to Adam
or Shani (1)
. In the Modern Hebrew it means "lipstick".
ODERA m & f Nigerian
Nigerian name meaning "fate, fortune, destiny".
ODERISIUS m Late Roman
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a Benedictine abbot of Monte Cassino who is venerated as a saint; Abbot Oderisius I (not to be confused with his relative Abbot Oderisius II), born at Marsi, Italy, acted as mediator between the Crusaders and the Greek emperor Alexicus
ODETA f Albanian
Possibly derived from Albanian deti
"the sea; the ocean".
ODEYA f Hebrew
Derived from a Hebrew phrase meaning "I will thank God", which is said to consist of Hebrew ode
"I will thank, praise" (compare the Hebrew name Odelia
) combined with Hebrew ya
ODIE m & f English
Diminutive of names such as Otis, Odell, Odessa, and Oda.
ODIEL m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
In the case of male bearers, this name is a Dutch form of Odilo
via its French form Odile
. In the case of female bearers, this name is a Dutch variant form of Odilia
. A known bearer of this name was the Belgian road racing cyclist Odiel Defraeye (1888-1965), whose name was also frequently written as Odile Defraye
ODINAKACHUKWU m & f Igbo
Means "it's in the hand of God" in Igbo, from o
"hand" (compare Akachi
) and Chukwu
ODOMIR m Ancient Germanic
Variant spelling of Odomar
. But with this spelling it is also possible that the second element is derived from Slavic mir
O-DORI- f Japanese
From Japanese 鳳 (o-dori-) meaning "male phoenix" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way. ... [more]
ODUDUWA m African Mythology
Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, Emperor and First Suzerain of the Yoruba, was the Oba of Ile-Ife. His name is generally ascribed to the ancestral dynasty of Yorubaland due to the fact that he is held by the Yoruba to have been the ancestor of their numerous crowned kings... [more]
ÖDÜL m Turkish
Turkish masculine name meaning "reward, prize".