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 "A Brother For Liam, A Sister For Emma".

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

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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