Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. aw-SHEEN(Irish)
o-SHEEN(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "little deer", derived from Old Irish oss "deer, stag" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend Oisín was a warrior hero and a poet, the son of Fionn mac Cumhaill and the narrator in many of his tales.

Related Names

VariantsOsheen(Irish) Oissíne(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesOssian(Literature) Oissíne(Old Irish)
User SubmissionOisin

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Entry updated January 21, 2022