Meaning and Name Origin
Osman \o-sman, os-man\ as a boys' name is pronounced OZ-man. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Osman is "God's protection". Anglo-Saxon name revived in the 19th century. Henry James used this name for a sinister character Gilbert Osmond in "The Portrait of a Lady". Singer Michael Osmond; actor Haley Joel Osment.
Osman is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#9203 out of 88799, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Osman for boys. Osman has yet to be ranked in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)