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What does Oisin mean?

Oisin Pronunciation of Oisin [oisin] as a boys' name is pronounced OH-sheen. It is of Gaelic origin. In Irish history, the name of the son of a legendary Gaelic poet, Fionn mac Cumhaill. Oisin mac Cumhaill was a warrior and bard too. The anglicized form Ossian was revived in the 18th century by James Macpherson as the name of the supposed author of some ancient Gaelic poetry which Macpherson claimed to have translated. It turned out that Macpherson had written much of the poetry himself.

Associated with: gaelic, legendary (mythology), warrior, 18th century, ancient (old), poetry (literary).


Oisin has 2 variants: Ossian and Ossin.

Creative forms:
(male) Odisin, Oison, ..

(female) Oisia, Oisini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oisin Atlas (O.A.), ..

How popular is Oisin?

Oisin is an uncommon first name for men. Oisin is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Oisin reached its apex rank of #13 in Ireland in the year 2014, and is at #13 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oisin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oisin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Oisin is pronounced similarly to Aeson, Ahsan, Asen, Aswin, Ehsan, Ihsan, Oswin, Oswinn and Oswyn. Other suggested similar names are Aikin, Ailin, Jasin, Odin, Olin, Orin, Orlin, Orrin, Orsen, Orsin, Orsini, Orsino, Orsis, Orson, Orvin, Orwin, Osip, Osmin, Ossie, Ostin, Osvin, Owain and Owin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Oisin.