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Gender: Male Meaning of Osman: "son of snake" Origin of Osman: Arabic

The name Osman is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "son of snake". Osman and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

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Its most famous bearer was Prince Osman the First, founder of the Ottoman Empire.

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Famous People Named Osman

Osman I-III, Ottoman Sultans
Osman I and II, Sultans of the Maldives
Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, last ruler of Hyderabad, India; formerly the world's richest man
Osman Dikic, Bosnian romantic poet & dramatist
Osman Dziho, Bosnian comic
Osman Gradascevic, Bosnian nobleman & war general
Osman Hadzic, Bosnian singer
Osman Karabegovic, Bosnian communist politician
Osman Kulenovic, Bosnian-Croatian politician
Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, 1st President of Somalia
Austin Osman Spare, English painter and occultist

Pop Culture References for the name Osman

Sultan Osman, character in Turkish television series "Magnificent Century: Kösem"


elifsu Says:


Founder of Ottoman Empire was actually named Otman not Osman, a Turkic name related to Ataman, his name was later changed to a similar Arabic name as an adult to emphasize his Muslim identity.

uchey kobes Says:


othman/uthman sounds better