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Gender: Male Meaning of Osbert: "divinely brilliant" Origin of Osbert: English

The name Osbert is a boy's name of English origin meaning "divinely brilliant". Osbert and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Wise and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

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Some cutting-edge parents might revive Osbert as a substitute for Oscar. We like the "divinely brilliant" meaning. Cool or terminally nerdy? Your call.

Osbert Sitwell, born Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, was one of three notable English siblings--the others were Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell-- who devoted their lives to art and literature.

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Famous People Named Osbert

Osbert Salvin, English naturalist
Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet, English writer
Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist
Osbert Peake, 1st Viscount Ingleby, British minister of national insurance
Osbert Cecil Molyneux, 6th Earl of Sefton, British Master of the Horse
Osbert of Clare, 12th century prior of Westminster Abbey
Osbert Gadesden Mackie, English rugby union player and priest
Osbert de Bayeux, 12th century English archdeacon
Osbert fitzHervey, Anglo-Norman royal judge

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