Old Irish
"little deer"

Ossian Origin and Meaning

The name Ossian is a boy's name meaning "little deer".

Ossian, or Osian, from the Old Irish name Oisin, was the son of Finn in Irish legend that was transformed into a Scottish hero in the Ossianic poems of James Macpherson in the eighteenth century--which also popularlized Oscar, Fingal, Selma and Malvina.

Downside: could be confused with Ocean.

Ossian Popularity

Famous People Named Ossian

  • Ossian BrownEnglish musician and artist
  • Ossian ShineEnglish sports editor and author
  • Ossian Skarsgårdb. 2009, son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård

Ossian in Pop Culture

  • Related: Osheen