Oswald Origin and Meaning
The name Oswald is a boy's name of English origin meaning "divine power".
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
- Saint OswaldKing of Northumbria
- Oswald Ernald Mosley6th Baronet of Ancoats, founder of the British Union of Fascists
- Oswald Arnold Gottfried SpenglerGerman historian
- Oswald ChambersScottish evangelist and teacher
- Oswald BoelckeGerman WWI flying ace
- Oswald of WorcesterArchbishop of York
- Oswald VeblenAmerican mathematician
- Oswald Theodore Avery Jr.Canadian,American physician and DNA researcher
- Lee Harvey Oswaldassassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy
Oswald in Pop Culture
- Oswald the Lucky Rabbitearly Disney character
- Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot aka The Penguinvillain in the Batman series
- Oswald Hamleycharacter in "Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Oswald Sydenhamcharacter in "Joan and Peter" by H.G. Wells
- Oswald Lee Harveycharacter on "The Drew Carey Show"
- Oswald Bastablecharacter in novels by E. Nesbit
- OswaldGoneril's steward in Shakespeare's King Lear
- "Oswald" animated series about an octopus
- Oswald Alvingcharacter in Henrik Ibsen’s 1881 play “Ghosts”
- Oswald StandishLord Chiltern, character in Anthony Trollope's "Palliser" series
- Oswald "Otto" Rocketcharacter from animated series "Rocket Power"
- Oswaldcharacter from TV series "Warehouse 13"
- Oswaldcharacter in the video game "Odin Sphere" (2007)
- Oswald Forstermain character in G. A. Henty's "Both Sides the Border"
- Oswald Mandusmain character in video game ''Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs''
- Oswin Oswaldcharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
- Clara Oswaldcharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"