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What does Osburn mean?

Osburn Pronunciation of Osburn [os-burn] as a name for boys is an Old Norse name, and Osburn means "bear god". Osburn is an alternate spelling of Osborn (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, bear.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Doburn, Eiburn, ..


Middle name pairings:
Osburn Monroe (O.M.), ..

How popular is Osburn?

Osburn is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#4274 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Osborn and Osborne are the popular varying forms of Osburn (not ranked). Other variants, like Osbourne, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Osburn reached its most widespread during 1910-1919 (average #1404). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Osburn is pronounced similarly to Esbern. Other recommended names are Albern, Asbjorn, Ashburn, Auburn, Bourn, Burn, Coburn, Colburn, Esbjorn, Melburn, Milburn, Oberon, Obert, Oeberon, Osbert, Oscar, Osher, Osier, Oskar, Osker, Osman, Osmar, Osmin, Osmund, Ossian, Ossin, Osten, Ostin, Ostyn, Ostynn, Osvin, Oswin, Oswinn, Oswyn, Oswynn, Radburn, Raeburn, Rayburn, Sanburn, Washburn, Welburn and Wilburn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Osburn.

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