Old Irish
"little deer"

Ossian Origin and Meaning

The name Ossian is a boy's name meaning "little deer".
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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