What does Osborn mean?
Osborn [os-born] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Osborn is "bear god". Anglo-Saxon name revived in the 19th century. Singer Ozzy Osbourne.
(male) Doborn, Eiborn, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Osborn Duncan (O.D.), ..
How popular is Osborn?
Osborn is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#991 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Osborn entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1233 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Osborn are Ozzy, Ozzie and Osborne. These forms of Osborn were favored as birth names 115 years ago.
Osborn is pronounced similarly to Esbern. Other suggested similar names are Albern, Asbjorn, Ashburn, Auburn, Bjorn, Born, Coburn, Esbjorn, Gjorn, Jorn, Lorn, Melborn (see Melbourne), Milborn, Oberon, Obert, Odon, Oeberon, Ogdon, Orford, Orion▲, Oron, Orson, Orton, Oryon, Osbert, Oscar▼, Osgood, Osher, Osier, Oskar, Osker, Osman, Osmar, Osmin, Osmond, Osmont (see Osman), Ossian, Ossin, Osten, Ostin, Ostyn, Ostynn, Osvin, Oswin, Oswinn, Oswyn, Oswynn, Oxford, Radborn (see Radburn), Raeborn (see Rayburn), Rayborn, Sanborn, Thorn, Washborn (see Washburn), Welborn and Xidorn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Osborn.See names in meaning and etymology.