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What does Osbourne mean?

Osbourne Pronunciation of Osbourne [os-bourne] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the name Osbourne means "bear god". Osbourne is an alternate form of Osborn (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, bear.


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

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Osbourne Jaydin (O.J.), ..

How popular is Osbourne?

Osbourne is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#14658 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Osborne and Osborn are the popular varying forms of Osbourne (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Osbourne was at its highest during 1910-1919. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bjorne, Borne, Bourne, Burne, Claibourne, Claybourne, Coburne (see Coburn), Colbourne, Klaibourne (see Clayborne), Lorne, Melbourne, Milborne (see Milburn), Milbourne, Millbourne, Onofre, Osbert, Osmond, Osmonde (see Osman), Osmont (see Osman), Osmund, Osmunde (see Osman), Ottone, Radborne, Radbourne (see Radburn), Radburne, Raeborne (see Rayburn), Raybourne, Rayburne (see Rayburn), Sanborne (see Sanborn), Sanburne (see Sanborn), Sandbourne (see Sanborn), Swinbourne (see Swinburne), Thorne, Washbourne (see Washburn), Washburne, Welborne and Welbourne. Like Osbourne, these names are not commonly used.

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