What does Osman mean?
Osman [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.
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(female) Osmani, Osmanna, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Osman?
Osman is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5329 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name history of Osman for boys. Osman entered the list in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #1430 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #1613 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aman, Arman, Aslan, Ayman, Daman, Eaman, Elman, Eman, Erman, Heman, Hyman▼, Iman, Inman, Loman, Naman, Odran, Ogdan, Omar, Oran▼, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Ormand, Orran, Oscar▼, Oskar, Osmar, Ossian, Ossin, Osten, Ostin, Ostyn, Osvin, Oswin, Oswyn, Othman, Roman▲, Suman, Tasman, Teman and Wyman. These names tend to be more commonly used than Osman.See names in meaning and etymology.