Greek variant of Ramesses

Ozymandias Origin and Meaning

The name Ozymandias is boy's name .
Percy Bysshe Shelley got the name for one of his most famous poems -- a sonnet about the insignificance of man's labors in the vastness of time -- from the Greek name for Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. Ozymandias has seldom been used as a first name for baby boys, and it's not hard to see why. Five ponderous syllables are a lot to bear.

But literary names and ancient names are both hot categories, and Oz is quickly becoming trendy, so we can easily imagine some parents gravitating toward this impressive-sounding name.

TV fans may recognize Ozymandias as the title of the third-to-last episode of "Breaking Bad," which many consider the best of the entire series.

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Ozymandias in Pop Culture

  • Ozymandias ''Oz'' MayfairRichards, character in the seventh season of American Horror Story.