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Gender: M Pronunciation: oh-SHEEN Meaning of Oisin: "little deer" Origin of Oisin: Irish

Oisin, also spelled as the phonetic Osheen and still a popular name in Ireland today, was the mythological son of Finn McCool and Sadb, the goddess who was changed into a deer. A legendary war hero and poet, Oisin had a name that is also reminiscent in sound of the ocean. Pronounced correctly, this name has an attractive sheen.

Ossian is another version, reflected in the eighteenth century Ossianic poems of James Macpherson, which transformed him into a Scottish hero and also popularized the names Oscar, Fingal, Selma and Malvina.

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(wrong pronunciation, it's actually uh-SHEEN or ih-SHEEN)
Son of Finn mac Cumhaill (not McCool), pronounced MacCool.

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