Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse elements áss "god" and valdr "ruler" (a cognate of Oswald).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOsweald(Anglo-Saxon) Osvald(Danish) Oswald, Ossie, Oz, Ozzie, Ozzy(English) Oswald(German) Ansoald(Germanic) Osvaldo, Ansaldo(Italian) Osvald(Norwegian) Ansuwaldaz(Old Germanic) Osvaldo, Oswaldo(Portuguese) Ožbalt, Ožbej(Slovene) Osvaldo, Oswaldo(Spanish) Osvald(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022