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Gender: Male Meaning of Oz: "strength, powerful, courageous" Origin of Oz: Hebrew

The name Oz is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "strength, powerful, courageous". Oz and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

From the experts:

This may be a legitimate Hebrew name denoting power, but to any American kid, it will evoke ruby slippers and a yellow brick road. The full Hebrew name is Ozni, who was a grandson of Jacob in the Bible.

As full names such as Ozias, Osgood, and Osmond start to sound more cool and less grandpa, the short form Oz will feel like a more modern possibility.

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Pop Culture References for the name Oz

Ozzy, Ozzie, Ozi, Ozzi

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mill1020 Says:

2017-05-18T04:48:46

I could see Oslo "Oz" becoming a thing.

EW314 Says:

2016-02-03T08:14:11

I like just Oz. It's short, but far less nicknamey/cutesy than Freddie, Alfie, Archie, Charlie and the like, which are all sitting up near the top of the rankings here in the UK.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-12-04T16:49:25

I like this as a nn for Oslo.

faithnamer Says:

2014-12-20T19:54:46

I think that this would be more suitable as a nickname..

alexandramae Says:

2014-07-21T00:04:48

My ex and I discussed the name Ozma for a boy or girl, so I think that's pretty acceptable. Oz is too short for me but I do know women with the surname Osbourn that go by Oz/Os. I think anything that's not inappropriate or damaging is acceptable. If you like the name, go for it.

Hydra Says:

2014-07-20T23:29:38

Would Oz be acceptable for a girl? It might be the way my accent makes me say it, but I always thought it sounded feminine-or it might be because I think of Ozma.....