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Oisin meaning and name origin
Oisin \o(i)-sin\ as a boy's 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 Jasmes 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.
Oisin has 2 variant forms: Ossian and Ossin.
Baby names that sound like Oisin are Jasin and Oswin.
Popularity of Oisin
Oisin is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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