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What does Osborne mean?

Osborne Pronunciation of Osborne [os-borne] as a boys' name is an Old Norse name, and Osborne means "bear god". Osborne is a variant form of Osborn (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, bear.


Osborne has 4 variants: Osbourn, Osbourne, Osburn and Osburne.

Creative forms:
(male) Osboran, Taborne, ..

(female) Osborna, Osborri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Osborne Frankie (O.F.), ..

How popular is Osborne?

Osborne is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#457 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Osborne reached its top position of #998 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Osborne is Osborn. Adoption of these relations of Osborne was more pronounced during 1910-1919.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Osborne, Osborn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Osborne and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Osborne is alike in pronunciation to Esbern. Other suggested similar names are Bjorne, Borne, Coburne (see Coburn), Lorne, Milborne (see Milburn), Osbert, Osmond, Osmonde (see Osman), Osmont (see Osman), Ottone, Radborne, Raeborne (see Rayburn), Sanborne (see Sanborn), Thorne and Welborne. Like Osborne, these names are not commonly used.

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