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Gender: Male Pronunciation: UH-sheen Meaning of Ossian: "little deer" Origin of Ossian: Old Irish

The name Ossian is a boy's name meaning "little deer". Ossian and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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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.

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EW314 Says:

2016-02-05T11:07:53

I think the association with Macpherson's hero is a great one, and this is a nice alternative to popular Oscar and rising Cassian (I've heard this pronounced "OSS-ee-uhn", and the adjective Ossianic "oss-ee-ANN-ick"). Nickname Oz or Ozzie would be super cute.