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Oswald

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Gender: Male Meaning of Oswald: "divine power" Origin of Oswald: English

The name Oswald is a boy's name of English origin meaning "divine power". Oswald and is often added to lists like Bold Bohemian Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Favorite nickname for full name?".

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Despite the success of so many O-starting boys names--Oliver, Owen, Otis, Oscar--Oswald has not yet shown any signs of resurrection, though he does have the animating nicknames Ozzie/Ozzy and Oz. The name has some literary cred--in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare's King Lear and a novel by H. G.Wells--and there was early cartoon character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

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Famous People Named Oswald

Pop Culture References for the name Oswald

Waldo, Ossie, Oswell, Oswaldo, Ox, Oswold, Ozzie, Oswall

Oswald's International Variations

Osvald (Scandinavian) Osvaldo (Spanish) Osvaldo (Portuguese)

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paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-18T23:46:13

I really like this name.

littlepenelope Says:

2016-05-12T21:12:40

I have also been hunting for a formal name for Ozzy! Unfortunately, my husband hates Oscar. So I've considered all these other Os/Oz names on nameberry, but I like Oswald the best. I just worry that my child would think it were cruel to saddle him with such a name.

Yara Says:

2016-04-27T03:19:56

Or Lee Harvey Oswald

aaronburrsir Says:

2016-04-24T20:41:04

Cute, but I wouldn't use it for a human. Reminds me of the fascist, the assassin or the blue octopus.

justlookinaround Says:

2016-03-25T14:11:01

Reminds me of the assassin

Madelyn Says:

2016-03-09T17:20:17

I'm on the hunt for a formal name for Ozzy, and Oswald would be the obvious choice. I'm starting to think it's one of those "old man" names that might have a chance for a comeback. But maybe that's just wishful thinking.

esita Says:

2015-06-08T06:03:39

Too reminiscent of the Fascist Oswald Mosley.

Catastroffy Says:

2015-01-13T13:14:07

I quite like Oswald, actually. It's cute without being childish, and would be quite a distinct choice nowadays.