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What does Osburne mean?

Osburne Pronunciation of Osburne [os-burne] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of the name Osburne is "bear god". Osburne is a version of Osborn (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, bear.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Oberne, Osburon, ..

(female) Osburna, Osburon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Osburne Allen (O.A.), ..

How popular is Osburne?

Osburne is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#73412 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Osburne (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Osborn and Osborne. Other variants, like Osbourne, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Osburne was more pronounced among parents during 1910-1919 (average #1404). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Osburne is pronounced similarly to Esbern. Other recommended names are Bourne, Burne, Coburne (see Coburn), Osbert, Osmund, Osmunde (see Osman), Radburne, Rayburne (see Rayburn), Sanburne (see Sanborn) and Washburne. Like Osburne, these names are not frequently used.

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