OBATALAmAfrican 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... [more]
OBI-WANmPopular Culture Obi is the Japanese word for the sash used to tie a kimono; it may connote the Jedi knight's status as a martial arts master. Similarly, Wan sounds like the Japanese honorific suffix san... [more]
OBIZZOmItalian Of Germanic origin, though the meaning is unknown. Possibly from the roots aud "wealth" or hug "mind, thought, heart, spirit".
OBSIDIANmAmerican (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]
OCCYmEnglish (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.
OCEFIfHaiti "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.
OCHAm & fPet From Japanese ocha, a type of Japanese green tea.
OCHAKOfPopular Culture In the case of the character Ochako (Ochaco) Uraraka (麗日 お茶子) from 'My Hero Academia', her name is made up of お茶 (ocha), the honorific form of 茶 (cha) meaning "tea," and 子 (ko) meaning "child."
OCHANmNivkh From Nivkh otgan meaning "garbage, waste".
OCHILAfUzbek Derived from ochil- meaning "to relax, cheer up", "flower, blossom", "light up" or "to get bright, lighten".
OCHILGULfUzbek Derived from ochil- meaning "to relax, cheer up", "flower, blossom", "light up" or "to get bright, lighten" and gul meaning "rose, flower".
OCHILOYfUzbek Derived from ochil- meaning "to relax, cheer up", "flower, blossom", "light up" or "to get bright, lighten" and oy meaning "moon".
OCHIMOSmGreek 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]
OCTOBERm & fLiterature, 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.
ODALYSISfAmerican (Hispanic) A variant of ODALYS or ODALIS influenced by the French word for lily, which is lys. The meaning of Odalis being "fatherland" or "wealth, fortune," the meaning of Odalysis could be interpreted as "lily of the fatherland" or "wealth of lilies."
ODERISIUSmLate 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.