OdeyafHebrew 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, yah "Yahweh"... [more]
OduduwamAfrican 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]
OdysseasmGreek Modern Greek form of Odysseus (see also Odyssefs). Known bearers of this name include Odysseas Androutsos (a hero of the Greek War of Independence) and Odysseas Elytis (winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1979).
Odysseyf & mEnglish (American, Rare) English word meaning "an adventurous voyage" and "a spiritual quest", derived from Greek Ὀδύσσεια (Odýsseia). This is the name of the epic poem written by Greek poet Homer around 8th century BC.
Oelem & fWest Frisian (Rare) West Frisian short form of Germanic given names that contain the element od (or aud) meaning "wealth, fortune, property" or the element odal meaning "heritage, fatherland".
Oellaf & mAmerican, English, Norwegian It is the name of a small historic mill town in Maryland founded in 1808 that inspired generations of women's name in one family.... [more]
OenanthefAncient Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of Oinanthe. A known bearer of this name was the Egyptian Greek noblewoman Oenanthe of Egypt (3rd century BC), who was a prominent member of the Ptolemaic court.
OenemWest Frisian West Frisian variant form of One. This given name is not be confused with Dutch oen, which is a slang term for a dumb and foolish person.
OeneusmGreek Mythology In Greek mythology he was a Calydonian king. He sent his son, the hero Meleager, out to find heroes to kill the Calydonian Boar, which was ravaging Calydon because Oeneus had forgotten to honor Artemis at the harvest ceremonies... [more]
OericmAnglo-Saxon (Germanized, Archaic) Derived from the Old English element æsc "ash tree", this was the birth name of 'Oisc of Kent', a 5th-century king of Kent. Oisc (also Aesc or Esc) ruled for twenty-four years, from 488 to 516 AD... [more]
OffredfLiterature, Popular Culture The main protagonist in 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood. Her name is derived from the phrase of Fred because she belongs to man named Fred. The puns to the words offered (as a sacrifice) and off-red (because of her red dress) are intended.
ÖgedeimMedieval Mongolian Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Turkish ok "arrow" and tay "colt". This name was borne by Ögedei Khan (1186–1241), the second khagan of the Mongol Empire and a son of Genghis Khan.
OgiermDutch, French French and Dutch form of Odger, a Germanic cognate of the Old English name Eadgar (see Edgar). In medieval legend Ogier the Dane (known as Holger in Danish) was a knight in the army of Charlemagne... [more]
O'g'ilboymUzbek Derived from the Uzbek o'g'il meaning "boy, son" and boy meaning "rich, wealthy".